Xceptional Dental in San Diego chooses Invisalign® and advises against ordering clear plastic braces online, as this type of do it yourself dentistry may cause damage to your teeth and gums.

It may cause damage because this and any other type of cosmetic dentistry should be overseen by a cosmetic dentist. If you don’t adhere to your doctor’s advice and attempt to do the job yourself, you run the risk of injuring your teeth, gums, and even your jaw.

Invisalign® for a Safe Experience

Mail order braces are clear plastic aligners that are made to fit your teeth. However, unlike Invisalign®, which is a professional way to straighten teeth, mail order braces only require a photo and an impression without an in-person consultation. In other words anyone can successfully order clear plastic braces online.

Patients should note that without a checkup, they may not be suitable for mail order braces. Those with severe teeth or jaw issues may be better off with conventional wires and brackets as well.

One of the main issues with mail order braces is that only a professional can determine if the braces are the wrong size. Even a millimeter off can cause permanent problems with your jaw.

Moreover, there is no doctor on hand to check on treatment. Unlike Invisalign® where patients get to see their doctor every six weeks to make sure everything is going as planned.

Invisalign® is the Clear Choice

Invisalign® aligners slowly move teeth into position and must be properly fitted to work effectively.  Only a doctor can prescribe the proper amount of clear plastic braces.

Before treatment begins, a thorough examination is conducted. This includes x-rays, digital photos, and impressions by your Point Loma cosmetic dentist. This ensures that you and clear removable braces are a good fit.

In addition and unlike DIY removable braces, patients get to see what their smile will look like after treatment before treatment starts.

Dr. Janette Larsen is an Invisalign® provider with the education and experience. The experience to give patients a straighter smile with clear aligners from Invisalign®.

Invisalign and Other Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

If you would like more information regarding Invisalign®, or any other type of cosmetic or restorative dentistry talk to Xceptional Dental in San Diego.

A straight and healthy smile is better for your oral and overall health. Schedule a no-obligation consultation for straighter teeth in San Diego today, and get your exceptional smile with Invisalign®.