Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry offers Invisalign because it is one of the leading patient-preferred treatment plans for straightening teeth. Instead of metal brackets and wires, orthodontists prescribe a series of clear, removable inserts to correct teeth alignment.
Clear aligners are so popular, in fact, that new online smile services have entered the market. Through a series of mail-order services, patients can skip the doctor’s office and receive DIY teeth-straightening kits. While this cheaper option might sound more convenient, here are 4 reasons why professional care is critical for your oral health.
Credentials for Your Dental Needs
When it comes to your teeth, no one is more qualified than an orthodontist. In order to become a doctor, orthodontists spend 10 years in school, after which they must earn an additional certification for prescribing Invisalign.
When considering DIY straightening kits over Invisalign, many patients assume if they have the right tools, they will surely get the right results. So what’s all of the fuss about?
Planning & Attention to Detail
Moving teeth around is no easy task! For one thing, teeth are as unique as fingerprints. No two people have the same set. This means that developing a straightening treatment plan is never the same from one patient to the next and each patient has complex needs.
Secondly, teeth are extremely sensitive, so improper shifts in your straightening regimen can cause permanent damage to your teeth. That’s why Dr. Clifton works closely with Invisalign to ensure each insert is designed properly, applies even pressure to your teeth, and moves each tooth as safely and smoothly into your ideal alignment. Not only are orthodontists detail-oriented, we are also with you every step of the way.
Clifton & Mauney have regular hours and know you by name. If you lose or damage an Invisalign insert or have a question, you can call our office and have it taken care of right away! With something small and translucent, pre-teens and young adults alike run a high risk of losing correcting sets. If you do, we can you get you a replacement in no time so that you don’t fall too far off track from your treatment plan.
Also, having access to a doctor who knows you personally makes a world of difference when it comes to diagnosing any complications. Don’t settle – give your teeth the care and attention of a local doctor who can address your medical inquiries with precision.
The Perks of Invisalign
And finally, Invisalign is the orthodontist-trusted brand because the product is much more user-friendly!
Invisalign comes with special “eruption tabs” that hold open space for molars that haven’t fully grown in. With eruption tabs, our team at Clifton & Mauney can treat many more patients using Invisalign!
Additionally, Invisalign Teen comes with built-in “compliance indicators.” These tabs demonstrate whether or not the aligners are being worn enough so you know when it is time to move to the next set in your smile plan.
These advances make Invisalign more available, effective, and easy to read than ever before.
Your smile journey matters. Make it stress-free with a team of professionals. At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we provide the care and attention you deserve.
Contact Your Chapel Hill, NC Invisalign & Braces Experts
Ready to find out if Invisalign is right for you? We’re so excited to get started! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Chapel Hill, NC office. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with Invisalign!