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Invisalign Vs. Smile Direct Club

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Here at Smiles In Framingham we are dedicated to providing the best orthodontic treatment options for our patients located in or near Framingham, Southborough, and surrounding Massachusetts areas.

Dr. Himelhoch is a highly trained professional and wants to keep you knowledgable and aware of all available options to make sure you receive the care that best fits your personal needs.

How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are clear aligners engineered to make the orthodontic process easier and more enjoyable, much like the ones provided by Smile Direct Club. The difference with Invisalign is that the process is overseen and handled by a certified orthodontist that you know and trust. This ensures that the process is done smoothly and correctly. Upon follow up visits, you will receive new sets of aligners that will gradually move teeth to the desired position.

How Does Smile Direct Club Work?
Smile Direct Club is an at home service that allows you to receive orthodontic treatment without ever having to physically visit an orthodontist. Upon sign up, customers visit a SmileShop where a 3D image is captured, or if there is no such facility nearby, at-home impression kits are sent to you. After receiving your impressions back, a dental professional with Smile Direct Club will review and assess your treatment plan. On average, treatment plans last around 6 months.

Invisalign Vs. Smile Direct Club
Each treatment option offers its own set of benefits that can appeal to different personal preferences. The Smile Direct Club results can be just as effective as Invisalign results. The Smile Direct Club cost and Invisalign cost can also be comparable. However, Smile Direct Club does have some differences that may pose as an inconvenience for certain patients.

Disadvantages of Smile Direct Club:

  • Trying to find a SmileShop near you
  • Dealing with messy molds at home
  • Waiting on mail back and forth
  • Replacing dentist visits with post office visits
  • Anonymous professionals handling treatment
  • Additional equipment costs

If you or someone you know is curious about the differences of Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club or is in need of orthodontic care and located in Framingham, Southborough, Ashland, Wayland or the surrounding Massachusetts areas please contact us today to schedule a visit. Call now (508) 872-0555

Why Get Invisalign as an Adult?

Why Get Invisalign as an Adult?

For adults, metal braces may not be a treatment option. Braces are obvious, can be uncomfortable, and require conscientious care. Dr. Deborah Himelhoch of Smiles in Framingham in Framingham, MA knows that nearly twenty percent of people wearing braces today are adults, and not all of them are obvious braces wearers. For these patients, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. Invisalign offers these patients:

Comfort

Treatment with Invisalign is more comfortable than treatment with traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners can be removed by the wearer as often as necessary. This makes eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and cleaning the aligners much easier. Patients being treated with Invisalign also avoid any cuts or sores due to the absence wires and brackets.

Appearance

Traditional metal braces are associated with awkward teenage years. A smile full of metal may be considered charming on a teen, but they can be inhibiting to an adult wearer. Invisalign aligners are clear, not metal. They don’t have bands or wires attached to teeth. The aligner trays are made of a thin, clear plastic. They are virtually invisible when being worn. All the way, Invisalign is straightening your teeth in the same manner as .

Shortened Treatment Time

With Invisalign, the time that it will take for the teeth to move into their proper positions is greatly reduced. The course of treatment with Invisalign is typically one-and-a-half years. Metal braces can take up to five years to be effective.

Treatment

With Invisalign, a computer program analyzes the current position of your teeth and formulates a corrective treatment plan. A series of aligners are then manufactured to these specifications that will work to straighten teeth into their correct position.

Insurance Plans

Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatment options like metal braces. Speak to someone at the Smiles in Framingham team as well as your insurance provider to determine what financing and insurance options are available.

If you’re an adult looking to improve your smile without any of the discomfort or self-consciousness associated with , Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. Dr. Deborah Himelhoch of Smiles in Framingham can help; they are experts in treating their adult patients in Framingham, MA with Invisalign for adults. For more information about Invisalign and if it’s right for you, call: (508) 872-0555.