Invisalign is a popular choice for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is an alternative to braces, and uses clean plastic aligners that are worn in a series over time to gently move teeth into place. Invisalign is extremely successful, and before you decide on what orthodontic treatment is right for you, definitely check out other options.
Keep in mind that Invisalign is a treatment that requires regular visits to your doctor to monitor your progress. Invisalign also allows you to work with your doctor to take impressions and ensure the proper fit. With many of the at-home alternatives, you are responsible for taking impressions and ordering your aligners.
Invisalign can also treat a larger scope of corrections, and some alternatives are limited to only certain corrections. Working directly with your doctor allows them to address any issues that may occur, as well as provide additional treatment if needed.
What Should I Consider When Searching for an Alternative to Invisalign?
- Length of treatment
- In-office monitoring versus at home
- Diagnostic process
What Are Some Alternatives?
SmileDirectClub offers a similar treatment to Invisalign where the clear aligners are customized to fit your teeth. The difference is that this product is at-home treatment only with no office visits required. If you choose an option like this your treatment will tend to be less expensive. In addition, sometimes home aligners are not as effective especially for severe correction cases.
SmileDirectClub has SmileShops in various convenient locations, and this allows the customer to skip the impression kit. SmileDirectClub also offers a night time treatment, and provides various financing options. Similar to other at-home treatments SmileDirectClub has a limited scope of correction, and can only treat mild to moderate cases for crowding or spacing.
Byte is a new alternative to Invisalign and seems to be gaining popularity for home aligners. Their treatment delivery is fast, and Byte averages a three month treatment time. They are known for their quality customer service.
Byte also offers a lifetime guarantee, and will always provide aligners to you if your bite shifts. Byte offers financing as well as other payment plan options, and not only has their normal treatment, but also offers a night time treatment.
Candid is another alternative to Invisalign that is effective and high quality. This company offers at-home treatment with a remote monitoring service. Each patient is assigned to a remote orthodontist, and this helps to keep track of your progress. Typically Candid’s treatment plans take around 6 months and costs less than Invisalign. Their aligners are high quality and made similarly to the Invisalign aligners.
What Treatment Is Best for Me?
Choosing the best orthodontic treatment is important, and a patient must consider the benefits of an in-office treatment versus a treatment that is done completely at home. When patients choose our Invisalign treatment we provide guidance and regular monitoring during treatment. Our patients have the convenience of treatment at home, but also have regular contact with our doctors to monitor progress and catch any issues.
Choosing an at-home treatment does come with risk, and problems may arise during your treatment. If you don’t end up with the results you desire, you may end up having to complete the treatment all over again.
If patients have mild or moderate correction needed, at-home aligners may be the best choice for you. For those that have severe correction it may be best to go through your doctor. Working with our office ensures your smile will look great, and you get the results you desire.
Looking To Schedule Your Consultation?
If you are interested in learning more about how Invisalign treatment can benefit you, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation. Our team will take a look at your teeth and mouth, and talk about your smile goals.
We will provide you with a customized treatment plan, and work directly with you to get you that smile you have always wanted. Designing smiles is what we do, and we always make our patients a priority.
To schedule your consultation with us please contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!