While those mail order braces that you see all over social media may be tempting, don’t do it.

Invisalign®_dentist_BrentwoodIt seems easy. All you have to do is take a picture, send it into the mail order braces company and presto, you have a few sets of acrylic liners to straighten teeth. However, licensed and preferred Invisalign® providers tend to disagree.

Dr. Frankie Neman is a licensed and preferred Invisalign® provider who will make sure that your teeth are straightened the right way.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a professional tooth straightening system that has been around for decades. Using a series of clear plastic aligners, between 11 and 31, the professional clear braces system gradually moves your teeth into their proper position.

The Invisalign® Process

Patients will need to wear their aligners for 22 hours every day. The only time the aligners are removed is when you eat, brush, and floss. You will swap out your aligners every 7 to 14 days depending on your Invisalign® plan.

With Invisalign®, you will only need to see Dr. Neman every six weeks to make sure your blueprint is going according to plan. Unfortunately, mail order braces are not monitored, which could be a recipe for disaster.

How Long Does Invisalign® Take to Work?

On average, Invisalign® patients will see results in 12 to 18 months; however, some people have noticed a difference in just six months.

What is Invisalign® Used For?

While not everyone is a good candidate for clear braces, people who have mild to moderate crowding, tipping or tilting see great results with Invisalign®. Even people with slight under and over bites are fans of clear braces.

No Restrictions with Mail Order Braces

Patients who have extreme occlusions would probably be better off with conventional wires and brackets. Sadly, some people who aren’t candidates will go the mail order braces route because their dentist told them that clear braces weren’t a good fit.

Skip the mail order braces and schedule a no obligation Invisalign® consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Brentwood today.