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Mail-Order Teeth Straightening vs. Visiting an Experienced Orthodontist

April 21, 2023 10:27 pm

As the years go on, it seems like consumers have an ever-growing list of conveniences at their fingertips, such as Alexa and free fast shipping. And instead of going grocery shopping in person, you can order online and have your items brought to your trunk at the store or even your doorstep.

This desire for convenience has also spread into the dental world. Nowadays, it’s easy to find online companies offering teeth straightening kits you can use at home instead of ever having to visit a dentist’s office. Let’s take a look at how these at-home teeth straightening options compare to working with an experienced orthodontist.

Level of Professional Supervision

With a ship-to-your-home teeth straightening service, there is a dental professional creating your treatment plan behind the scenes. However, you won’t necessarily have any interaction with them. While you may view this as a plus, think of the bigger picture! It can make a significant difference to have a dental professional checking the progress of your teeth movement on a regular basis, giving personalized answers to your questions, and making sure everything is going according to your treatment plan. It’s hard to put a price on one-on-one time with a dental professional.

Effectiveness with Complex Cases

If you have a complex case, meaning your teeth require a lot more movement to get into their perfect positions, you might not even qualify for at-home teeth straightening. Severe misalignment, serious jaw issues, and other factors are best handled by a professional who can view and manage your treatment in person. You don’t want to end up doing more damage in the end just for the sake of convenience!

Visit Our Experienced Orthodontist!

Meeting with an experienced orthodontist will help you feel well-informed about your orthodontic needs and your available treatment options. Please contact Summit Family Orthodontics to schedule a consultation! We would love to welcome you into our Littleton practice and guide you on your smile journey.

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