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We know that your budget is always a consideration when choosing to straighten your teeth in Clermont. That’s why more people in Florida and nationwide are choosing “direct mail” clear aligner services like SmileDirectClub.
It may seem like SmileDirectClub is similar to ClearCorrect, and in a general sense, it is. But there are a few reasons why, despite being cheaper, SmileDirectClub may not be right for you. Read on as we explore ClearCorrect vs. SmileDirectClub in more detail in this blog from Clermont Family Dentistry.
Overall, ClearCorrect and SmileDirectClub are quite similar. Both treatments use clear, plastic “aligners” to move and straighten your teeth as an alternative to braces. These aligners exert pressure on your teeth, shifting them into the proper position over time.
By switching through multiple sets of aligners, you can completely change the alignment of your smile and your bite, and enjoy a set of straight, healthy teeth without the need for traditional braces.
They also share the advantages of being invisible when worn, being removable to eat and to brush your teeth, and being more comfortable than braces. So, why shouldn’t you choose SmileDirectClub? Read on, and find out.
While SmileDirectClub is delivered under the “guidance” of a certified dentist or orthodontist, you will not see a dentist in person. Usually, you will go to a “SmileShop” to have a 3D scan of your teeth taken, or you will take at-home dental impressions or send them to SmileDirectClub to have your treatment plan designed.
Then, you’ll check in remotely by taking pictures of your smile. Can you see the problem here? A dentist will not monitor the progression of your treatment directly. This means that you could get sub-par results, and there will be nobody to notice potentially serious oral health issues.
In the past, this business model has led to issues like nerve damage and broken teeth in SmileDirectClub patients, and it has also led to a lot of customer complaints, which are often quickly covered up by the company.
This also means that SmileDirectClub can’t be used to treat serious orthodontic alignment issues. While they are clear about these limitations on their website, this is still something to keep in mind.
Unlike SmileDirectClub, ClearCorrect must be delivered by a dental professional in a dental office. There are no mail-in aligners or virtual check-ins. You will work with a dentist like Dr. Mundi Buechele every step of the way.
This means that ClearCorrect is safer, provides better overall results, and can treat a larger variety of orthodontic issues. It may be more expensive than a mail-order treatment like SmileDirectClub, but these benefits are worth it.
When it comes to your oral health, it never pays to cut corners. And that’s why you should choose Clermont Family Dentistry for ClearCorrect treatment, rather than turning to SmileDirectClub. Your smile is worth the investment. Contact us online or give us a call at (352) 242-1763 to schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Buechele, and see if ClearCorrect in Port Orange is right for you.