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Are Direct Consumer Clear Aligners Effective?

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Brandon Cooley
Are Direct Consumer Clear Aligners Effective?The number of dental products used at home to straighten or fix teeth has grown in the past few years. Such companies as direct-to-consumer often set up pharmacies or kiosks in malls where you can get your teeth scanned digitally. Digital scans can help you figure out where your teeth are and their shape, but they do not tell you everything you need to know about your oral health. A scan or impression of your teeth is not enough to make a beautiful smile.

Even though this technology can help figure out how a person's teeth and bites are set up and what shape they are, digital scans do not fully picture oral health. It takes more than a scan or mold of your teeth to make a beautiful smile.

During a Procedure

Long-term problems can happen when insufficient medical support and people are not sure what will happen during a procedure. Many consider ourselves patients when we go to a doctor or nurse for help. We trust our doctors and nurses to look out for all parts of our health when they make diagnoses and care plans. When we use the direct-to-consumer model, the business treats us like our customers. If you had the choice, would you instead go to your doctor if you had a medical problem or call customer service to solve something that could become serious? Because this is a business-to-consumer model, you might not get the care you need or the results you were hoping for.

Even though many of these products can move teeth, they save money because they do not need to be checked by a medical team. Diagnostic records, X-rays, and imaging help make plans that consider the health of the teeth, bones, gums, and jaw.

For safe and effective direct-customer clear aligner procedures, visit our offices today. Please schedule an appointment with our team of professionals for quality services.

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