While some may think those online removable braces are a good idea, your dentist in Pasadena disagrees. Without supervision, you could cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums, but that’s not the only issue with mail order braces.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong with Mail Order Braces?
According to Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists, plenty.
Mail order braces are made from a photo and impression that you take yourself. Once you send the information to the clear braces company, your sets of aligners are made and sent directly to your home. Of course, you are probably saying that’s great, but in reality, it isn’t great at all. Firstly, there are no x-rays taken. Secondly, there is no consultation with a real doctor.
More Issues with Mail Order Braces
Your Pasadena dentist explains that clear braces move bones, not just teeth. While the cost of mail order braces may be enticing, doing it yourself could end up costing you far more than you had bargained for.
Any type of orthodontic treatment that isn’t carried out property could result in occlusion and even tooth loss, not to mention gum recession and root damage. Dr. Paul Shinto explains that orthodontic treatment is complicated and should only be carried out by a professional provider.
No Supervision with Mail Order Braces
Dr. Paul Shinto is a licensed and preferred provider of the Invisalign® clear braces system and while you won’t have to see him every two weeks as you would with conventional wires and brackets, you will still need to see him every month or so to make sure your Invisalign® treatment is going according to plan.
Don’t Risk Online Braces
Your smile is permanent; don’t risk damaging it with mail order braces and talk to your Pasadena dentist. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team will be able to determine if you are a good fit for Invisalign®.
Call for an Invisalign® consultation today.