4 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Over DIY Clear Aligners

Woman holding her Invisalign tray in her hand.

Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! These awesome clear aligners are able to straighten crooked teeth in an effective, convenient, and discreet manner, which has led to many patients hopping on the bandwagon to begin working towards their smile goals. That said, the popularity of Invisalign has also led to the presence of several “do-it-yourself” alternatives available on the market, many of which claim to offer the same results as Invisalign. But do they actually? Here are four reasons why Invisalign outperforms other DIY options and why it’s highly recommended for straightening your pearly whites.

Reason #1: Invisalign Starts with An In-Office Consultation

It’s wise to consult with your dentist before beginning any type of treatment, and Invisalign is no exception. The process starts with an in-office appointment that will allow your dentist to ensure that your mouth is healthy and able to benefit from wearing the aligners. While most people find the idea of DIY aligners appealing because they don’t have to visit the dentist beforehand, it’s very advantageous to have your dentist’s approval before kicking off treatment, as it ensures that your aligners will fit properly and feel comfortable to wear.

Reason #2: Your Dentist Will Supervise the Whole Process

On a related note, your dentist won’t just send you out into the world unsupervised with your aligners; they will be with you for every step of the Invisalign process! This means that as soon as a problem arises or you have any questions or concerns, your dentist will be able to step in and assist you. This also ensures an uninterrupted treatment process. Even though you’ll have to schedule regular check-ups with your dentist, this is a very minor inconvenience given that it will likely guarantee the success of your treatment.

Reason #3: Reputable Organizations Don’t Recommend Using DIY Clear Aligners

The American Dental Association, one of the most trusted of all professional dental organizations, has cleared and recommended Invisalign for safe use. However, along with many other professional organizations, they actively discourage the use of all DIY orthodontics, citing that these products do not meet adequate standards for safety or efficiency. Over the years there have also been several consumer warnings issues and complaints filed about various DIY products, so using them is certainly more of a gamble than opting for Invisalign.

Reason #4: Invisalign Is Trusted, Reliable, and Effective

The results speak for themselves; Invisalign has helped millions achieve a straighter smile, and this number only continues to grow. The reliability, efficacy, and subtlety of the aligners are difficult for competitors to beat; in fact, many DIY alternatives have mixed or poor reviews, and some patients even experienced worsened orthodontic issues after using them!

Your smile deserves the best treatment that modern dentistry has to offer, and Invisalign is the gold-standard for correcting crooked teeth. If you’re curious about straightening your smile, consider visiting your dentist and opting for Invisalign over other DIY alternatives.

About the Practice

Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson proudly serves patients and families in the surrounding area under the leadership of Dr. Ellis Shwarts. A native Texan himself, Dr. Shwarts received his dental doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His practice is pleased to offer a wide range of available services including Invisalign. If you have any questions about Invisalign or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact Dr. Shwarts through his website or over the phone: (972) 525-9283.