In our busy and hectic lives, do-it-yourself (DIY) options have become increasingly popular. In fact, now you can even straighten your teeth on your own with options such as Smile Direct Club. Your dentist may also offer convenient options such as Invisalign in Orange Park to align your teeth. Since Invisalign is also able to straighten your teeth with discretion and efficiency, how do you know which is the best option for your needs? Read on to learn more!
What is Smile Direct Club?
Smile Direct Club uses clear aligner therapy similar to Invisalign to straighten your smile. The difference is you are not working directly with your dentist for treatment. Aligners are sent to your home, and there are no additional visits required to monitor your progress.
While this may seem like a more convenient or affordable option for aligning your smile, here are some things you should consider before moving forward with Smile Direct Club.
Pro: Smile Direct Club makes treatment convenient by having you choose between taking an impression of your own teeth with a kit that they send to your home, or by having you go to one of their locations for a scan of your teeth.
Things to Consider: Taking an impression on your own with a generic one-size-fits-all kit may not elicit an accurate impression of your teeth, which could affect the fit of your aligners.
Pro: Once your treatment plan is created, aligners are then sent directly to your home for the duration of your treatment.
Things to Consider: If you should have any issues or concerns during your treatment you are not under the supervision of the dentist who created your treatment plan.
Treatment with Invisalign
When you work with your dentist for Invisalign treatment, you can rely on the fact that they are a certified Invisalign provider, which means they’ve passed Invisalign’s strict qualifications to deliver exceptional results. You’ll be able to rely on the expected outcome of your treatment.
While you will be required to check in with your dentist throughout treatment, this is actually a good thing because it allows your dentist to ensure that your teeth are progressing as planned. Your dentist is also readily available if you should run into any concerns, such as a lost or broken aligner.
It is highly recommended that you consult with your dentist in Orange Park before starting any kind of orthodontic treatment so you can make the best decision for your needs.
About Kind Care Dentistry
Dr. Natasha Patel is passionate about dentistry as she follows in the footsteps of her father. She strives to provide high quality and compassionate dental care to her patients. If you have questions about Invisalign, or the best treatment to suit your needs, Dr. Patel is your greatest resource.
If you would like to contact Dr. Patel, she can be reached by calling 904-278-9011 or through her website.