These days, orthodontic treatment is available at the click of a button. With mail-order aligners, anyone can receive the tools to get the smile of their dreams mailed to their doorstep. However, when it comes to realigning the bones in your jaw, you want to ensure that you receive the best possible orthodontic treatment. At Luv Braces, we take your smile seriously, which is why we want to make sure everyone makes an informed decision about their orthodontics.
What are mail-ordered orthodontics?
Mail-order orthodontics are essentially do-it-yourself braces you can order online. You send in a dental impression or digital scan of your teeth and receive a kit with everything you need to get started. While this may seem like a convenient option, there are several reasons why you should steer clear of mail-order orthodontics and seek out professional, in-person treatment.
Here are four reasons why in-person clinical orthodontics are better than mail-order:
A personalized treatment plan
Orthodontists thoroughly examine your mouth, gum line, jaw, and teeth to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically for you. Our experienced orthodontists, Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour can examine and evaluate your teeth, bite, and jaw structure using advanced technology and techniques. In return, you get a personalized plan for your specific orthodontic needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach with mail-order aligners.
With mail-order aligners, you, as the patient, take on more responsibility for your treatment. On the other hand, orthodontists are trained professionals who can spot potential issues or complications during treatment and address them immediately rather than leave you guessing while you play doctor. At Luv Braces, we offer complimentary orthodontic consultations to provide you with a clear picture of what your treatment will look like.
Access to experienced professionals
When you go to an in-person orthodontist, you’ll be able to consult with experienced professionals who can answer any questions and provide guidance throughout the entire process. On the other hand, with mail-order orthodontics, you’ll be dealing with customer service representatives who likely have little to no experience in the field.
Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour are orthodontic specialists who can monitor the progress of your braces and make necessary adjustments along the way.
You won’t know if your aligners are fitting as they should
Without regular check-ins with an orthodontist, it’s impossible to know if the aligners fit your teeth properly. The last thing you want to find out after years of wearing your orthodontics is that they have been giving you improper alignment all along! Improperly fitted aligners can also potentially damage your teeth and gums.
The American Association of Orthodontists warns against using mail-order aligners for orthodontic treatment. Instead, meet with a skilled orthodontist to ensure your treatment is doing what it should. Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour customize a treatment plan specifically for your needs and monitor progress along the way, providing better results and reducing the risk of harm.
You may end up spending more in the long run
Without consultation and supervision from an orthodontist, there is no guarantee that the aligners will adequately straighten your teeth. Improper use or poorly fitted aligners can even cause damage to your teeth and jaw. As with any orthodontic treatment, it is essential to seek the advice of a professional and have regular check-ups throughout the process.
At our family orthodontic practice, Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour ensure safe and effective results without the risks associated with mail-order aligners.
Treat your smile well – You only get one!
As you can see, mail-order orthodontics are not the best for your wallet or even your smile. After all, the only person changing the alignment of your jaw should be a certified professional. So if you’re looking for the best possible orthodontic treatment, visit one of our dedicated doctors at Luv Braces. Your smile will love you back!