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Posts for: December, 2020
Mail Order Braces Aren’t All That
Mail order braces are popping up everywhere. You see ads for clear braces on social media and all over the net. However, mail order braces aren’t all they are cracked up to be and could actually harm your smile.
The Problem with Braces on the Internet
Invisible braces will not suit everyone. People with severe under and over bites and people who have large spaces between teeth may not be eligible candidates for clear braces. However, those people can still order braces online.
All anyone has to do is send in some pictures and voila, your new clear braces will be shipped to you for use. It really is just like that.
With mail order braces, there is no consultation with a dentist or orthodontist, and no one to tell you that you shouldn’t wear clear braces.
Sadly, ill fitting braces, whether they are removable or not, can harm your smile by overcrowding or pushing your teeth into a position that they shouldn’t be in.
The Best Solution for Crooked Teeth
If you have mild to moderate tipped or crooked teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kyle Low is our Invisalign specialist. As Dr. Low is a licensed and preferred Gold Status Invisalign® provider, you know that you are getting the best care possible.
If you follow Dr. Shinto’s Blog, you will remember that Invisalign® is a clear braces prescription that is custom made to suit your smile. With Invisalign®, you are in the driver’s seat, as you will have x-rays, digital pictures and a doctor’s recommendation.
Worn 22 hours every day Invisalign® takes between 6 to 12 months to complete. You remove your clear aligners when you eat, drink, brush, and floss.
You will be prescribed between 11 and 31 sets of aligners that you swap out every 7 to 14 days. You will only need to see your Pasadena dentist every six weeks to make sure everything is going to plan.
Invisalign® for the Best Smile
Just like mail order braces, Invisalign® isn’t for everyone. Only a licensed and preferred clear braces provider can determine if you and Invisalign® are a good fit.
If you have been thinking about mail order braces, think again and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of dentists. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry because mail order braces could cause you more harm than good.
Call for a no obligation Invisalign® virtual consultation in Pasadena today.