Invisalign vs. Stay-at-home Straightening - Beacon Smiles Dental
|Dental Now Invisalign Lite Package||At-Home Teeth Straightening Brands|
|Who is it for?||Mild to Moderate Teens and Adults Cases||Mild to Moderate Teens and Adults Cases|
|Treatment Time?||Typically 3 to 6 Months||An average of 6 months, according to their website|
|Attachments to Allow Difficult Movements?||Yes*||No|
|3D Scan of Teeth?||Yes||Only at Their Facility ($95 extra for at home impression kit)|
|In-Person Dentist Supervision of Treatment?||Yes||No|
|Additional Touch-up / Refinement / Warranty to Correct Issues During Treatment?||Up to Two Refinements*||Up to One|
|Replacement Cost of a Lost Aligner||4 replacements at no charge, $15 for each additional||USD$50 per replacement aligner|
Price including 3 Sets of Retainers (apples-to-apples comparison)
Financed: $3051 ($2676 + 3 x $125)
Align Technology Supplies Non-Invisalign Clear Aligners to SmileDirectClub
The at-home teeth straightening systems you may have heard in the past are actually partnered with Invisalign to provide them with their products. They use Invisalign’s older/discontinued manufacturing and production lines to to manufacture the clear aligner.
When you get Invisalign from a dental office such as Beacon Smiles Dental, you rest assured the aligners made for you directly from Invisalign have incorporated many innovations that are not found in the older invisalign technologies.
Quality of Your End Result Is Important to Us
There are numerous other differences between Invisaling and the At-home Teeth Straightening Brands. These all can lead to potentially big differences in the quality of the end result you have.
Invisalign Attachments Are a Substantial Innovation
There are numerous other differences between Invisaling and the At-home Teeth Straightening Brands. These all can lead to potentially big differences in the quality of hte end result you have.
Invisalign Aligners Do Not Cover Your Gums
Invisalign no longer covers your gum. This is because it had been found that, in many cases, the gums would get irritated. This can result in recession of the gums and other gum problems. Many at-home systems are designed to cover the gums.
Refinements Can Help Steer Your Ship On Course
Many cases need touch-up after the initial set up of the aligners. The more touch up available, the more likely you would be happy with your end result.
When treated using at-home kits, you will be allowed one refinement (which some call “warranty”).
When you are treated at our office, our ultimate goal is the happiness of our patients. We will guide your progress and take any necessary step to refine your treatment results.