Posted on Aug 24, 2020
Society’s preference for straight smiles can make some people feel embarrassed about their smiles and wanting a change. Getting beautifully aligned teeth can sometimes seem like too significant an investment; in both money and time. This hesitancy is where mail-order aligners have gained popularity! But the promise of less money isn’t worth the risk that these aligners pose.
The appeal of mail-order aligners is their claim to offer straighter smiles without trips to the orthodontist’s office at a fraction of the cost! With this method, you go to a local location or use an at-home kit to create an impression of your teeth. Next, alignment trays are mailed to you based on the molds, and you wear them for a certain amount of time until you’ve achieved a straight smile.
This treatment is similar to Invisalign in that it also uses clear aligners based on a mold of the teeth. However, Invisalign is performed by a licensed orthodontist and adjusted according to your treatment plan. If you are interested in mail-order aligners, ask your orthodontist about Invisalign first.
As with most other things in life, you tend to get what you pay for. Mail-order teeth aligners are less expensive in the short run, but they come with some serious risks. Orthodontic braces are considered a healthcare procedure and should be handled by healthcare professionals.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920