Invisalign vs. At-Home Aligners

Invisalign vs. At-Home Aligners
Posted on 03/15/2020

When patients visit our Brampton and Burlington orthodontist’s office to learn about Invisalign, many have questions about at-home aligner systems. These “do-it-yourself” aligners purport to offer all the benefits of orthodontic treatment at a lower cost and with no office visits. Naturally, many people are skeptical. At Discover Orthodontics, we are dedicated to educating our patients. So, here is a little information on this comparison.

What Are Aligners?

First, it is important to understand exactly how aligners works. Whether you choose Invisalign or another product, the alignment trays are shaped molds that gently push your teeth into better alignment. When you come to Discover Orthodontics, we carefully design your aligners to fix spacing issues and other orthodontic problems.

Are At-Home Aligners Just as Good?

The biggest difference between at-home aligners and Invisalign is that you are responsible for your own care. You have to make your own molds and keep track of your own improvements. A dentist will create the aligners for you, but that is the extent of his or her involvement.

This is a problem for a lot of people. In fact, in the United States, the American Association of Orthodontics issued a warning on at-home systems. Many people are unsure if their treatment is going well, they don’t know if there is a problem and they have no one to ask. There is no replacing the value of an experienced expert guiding you through the process.

Treat Your Dental Malocclusions With Invisalign

At Discover Orthodontics, we strongly advise using Invisalign under proper supervision. The risks of at-home systems far outweigh the benefits. For Invisalign in Burlington, Brampton, and the surrounding areas, contact us today.