Dangers of mail order aligners
Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people looking to improve the appearance of their smile quickly and discreetly using options like clear braces and clear aligner therapy.
What are mail order aligners?
This may seem very similar to the process of teeth straightening through your dental surgery, but there are some very big differences.
The people making the decision as to whether you are suitable for aligners, will have very little if any formal dental training. The key aim is to make money selling people something and this is often achieved at the detriment to quality and standards. Dentists have years of training and they will identify and treat and serious oral health concerns before they even consider offering their patients’ teeth straightening treatments. Serious oral health problems, like gum disease and cavities can be overlooked with home kits because there’s not a lot that can be seen from a few photos or impressions. To complete any tooth movement without the supervision of a dentist or orthodontist is very risky.
2. No supervision
When you are treated by a dentist they will require you to attend for regular routine appointments, so that they can monitor how your teeth are moving and if necessary they will adjust your treatment plan to ensure your teeth move at the most safe and efficient rate. This is not something you will get with mail order teeth straightening, meaning your teeth may move slower or faster than anticipated.
3. Risk of teeth being worse
Moving teeth too fast or with poorly fitting aligners can result in serious problems. This can mean that having paid for your mail order aligners, you will then have to pay even more to see a dentist or orthodontist to repair the damage caused.
4. Aligners aren’t for everyone
If you would like to find out more about teeth straightening, call College Dental Surgeries today on 01622 752340 and book a consultation.