Unhappy with Mail-Order Aligners?
As trained specialists in straightening teeth, we are concerned about the risks involved with mail-order aligners. When there isn’t a doctor to examine a patient beforehand or over-see the progress of treatment during, things can go awry. Many people who have used mail-order aligners come to our office complaining that the aligners caused their bite to feel “off”.
The Problems of Mail-Order Aligners
Mail-order teeth aligners, while offering convenience and affordability, pose several inherent problems. One of the primary concerns is the lack of professional oversight, as these services often operate without direct supervision from licensed orthodontists. This absence of in-person evaluation can result in misdiagnoses, overlooking underlying dental issues, or incorrect treatment plans. Furthermore, the ‘do-it-yourself’ nature of these aligners can lead to potential misalignments, discomfort, or even irreversible damage to the teeth and gums if not used properly.
Additionally, the absence of regular in-person check-ups throughout the treatment process can prevent necessary adjustments, potentially resulting in unsatisfactory outcomes or even compromising oral health. Overall, the convenience of mail-order aligners must be weighed against the significant risks associated with inadequate professional supervision and potential harm to one’s dental health.
Come to Walton & Maready Orthodontics for a Complimentary Evaluation
If you have been using Smile Direct, Candid Co., or other mail-order aligners and are unhappy with your results, we encourage you to come to see us for a complimentary evaluation. We know these aligners are expensive and in deference to the money you have already spent, we are happy to discuss a discount on the treatment fee.
You can learn more about the disadvantages of at-home aligner treatments in our blog Why You Should Choose an Orthodontist Over Mail-Order Aligners.
You should also check out the consumer alert issued by the American Association of Orthodontists for other valuable information to consider: https://www.aaoinfo.org/_/online-orthodontic-companies/.