Mail Order Aligners vs. Invisalign®

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When you hear “mail order aligners” or “mail order braces”, you may think these are a cheaper Invisalign alternative. We have some news for you… mail order aligners and DIY clear aligner treatment are actually risky and dangerous.

DIY orthodontics is not a safe alternative to Invisalign treatment, and here’s why:

At-Home Clear Aligner Brands Can Cause Irreparable Damage

Getting braces by mail is as risky as it sounds! The “DIY braces gone wrong” stories are unfortunately very real. Most DIY aligner companies don’t require a professional orthodontic exam before they create your treatment plan, which means problematic conditions can go undetected and untreated.

Because many orthodontic conditions stem from below the gumline or in the alignment of the jaw bones, conditions can go undetected with generic clear aligner brands. Treating the teeth without a professional assessment of potential underlying problems can worsen existing conditions or create new conditions.

Some of the brands that consider themselves the “cheaper Invisalign” option have been known to cause bleeding gums, loose teeth, difficulty chewing and swallowing, tooth loss and jaw pain. Some of these cases have been irreparable too!
Why risk this damage to you or your child’s health?

“Cheaper Invisalign” and “Braces By Mail” Aren’t So Cheap!

At-home clear aligner brands advertise themselves as the more affordable option, but undergoing treatment with these brands can actually end up costing you more than Invisalign treatment with a certified, experienced orthodontist!

DIY aligner companies are infamous for tacking on hidden fees and additional costs that aren’t included in the upfront treatment cost. Not only can your DIY treatment plan end up costing you more than professional Invisalign treatment, but if your at-home treatment damages your smile, you may end up requiring professional treatment on top of your at-home treatment.

When you choose a qualified orthodontist first, you won’t have to pay for the cost of treatment twice. You’ll get the results you desire in one efficient treatment.

Invisalign is Safe!

When we create your Invisalign treatment plan, it’ll be 100% personalized to you! One of our experienced orthodontists will examine your condition thoroughly, discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing and discuss your treatment goals.

We don’t create ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment plans like the DIY companies do. We’re all about providing highly personalized experiences for each patient, because we believe that’s how we achieve the greatest results.

When you start treatment with Cooper Orthodontics, you can rest assured that we’re looking out for your best interest, including your health, your happiness and your budget.

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We don’t want you to take risks on your smile! Your smile is too precious. If you’re considering Invisalign but you’re hesitant to start, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you and help you make the best decision for your smile.

Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation with our experienced orthodontists today.