Advancement in technology and wide access to the internet allows for many alternatives to Invisalign braces for those seeking to find more cost-effective or faster treatment options.
When it comes to straightening your teeth, internet-based companies are becoming more popular alternatives to professional teeth straightening procedures. The quality of these subscriptions appears decent, the upfront price looks unbeatable. So why shouldn’t you use mail-order aligners?
Accuracy of Mail-Order Aligners
All internet-based companies supplying at-home aligner treatments depend on remote modeling techniques. This either entails you driving to a location to have your teeth scanned, or, more commonly, having to use old-fashioned molds to map the shape of your teeth.
Online suppliers may use lower-quality plastic in their aligners, which may not give the same results. Aligners made with less sophisticated methods will likely not fit your teeth as well and will probably cause significantly more irritation when worn.
At Petrie Advanced Dental, we make sure to use high-quality methods and technology to correctly take impressions of your teeth. Older methods, such as using synthetic molding, may be able to give an approximate model of your mouth, but these archaic methods lack the accuracy and reliability of modern methods.
High-Tech Invisalign® Treatment
We can create custom Invisalign aligner trays that fit perfectly against your teeth. This makes them much less noticeable when worn. To get such an accurate impression of your mouth, Invisalign aligners utilize:
- Advanced 3D mapping.
- Digital photography.
Invisalign aligners utilize high-quality, medical-grade plastic specially designed to align teeth. This plastic is strong enough for teeth adjustment and elastic enough to not crack under bite pressure.
Better Value for Your Money
People often use online alignment services because of the cost. The out-of-pocket costs of using an online dentist are significantly lower than those associated with a licensed one. This might mislead those seeking treatment from online providers.
Prices for online services advertise optimistically. Many times, they will not mention additional costs like treatment adjustments or difficult cases that may require a longer period than six months.
Poor Quality Aligners
Even with these added costs, quality issues still exist with the products used to realign the teeth. Cheaper products will result in lower-quality solutions. Many online alignment services use technology that is inferior to the quality of our alignment services.
The Petrie Advanced Difference
Our certified dental professionals will work with you to provide you with high-quality treatment. Most adjustments to your treatment are included in the price. This means that you won’t be surprised by extra costs if you have any problems with your Invisalign aligners.
Quality of Treatment
We use superior technology to tailor your treatment to your needs. Not only are scans more accurate but also treatment plans are more detailed and are consistently supervised by professionals.
You will have the advantage of in-person appointments with your dentists throughout your treatment to examine your teeth thoroughly and address any concerns. Online treatment is not capable of providing the same level of interaction as traditional therapies. Those who use online providers will have to rely on phone and email to resolve the problems they are having.
When it comes to your health, over-the-phone care is as good as no care at all. In-person visits can eliminate frustrating and complex problems that often arise when you try to resolve them through writing or over the phone.
Scope of Care
The inferior nature of products and the lack of care provided by online providers are incapable of addressing uncommon problems in teeth alignment.
Advanced methods to map your mouth and create a customized plan can address many of the problems people face when they want better smiles. Our certified professionals have the expertise to deal with less common problems in mouth alignment such as:
- Unexpected adjustments.
- Oral accidents.
- Severe malocclusions.
If you are having problems with your treatment, or if the current treatment plan does not address them, our dentists will be happy to help.
Why Petrie Advanced Dental Is Better for You
Petrie Advanced Dental will treat you in person so you can receive the high-quality results that you desire from your alignment treatment. Our professionals are trained to handle even complex alignment issues and work with patients to understand and meet their needs.
Our treatment plans are more transparent than online alignment services. We hope you will feel more secure knowing that you won’t be surprised by additional charges as your treatment progresses.
Seeing problems with your alignment treatment or want to switch to Invisalign orthodontics? Petrie Advanced Dental is happy to help. Contact our office today for a FREE Invisalign consultation.