There’s been a lot of buzz as of late about Smile Direct Club. You may have seen their ads pop up in your social media feed or heard about this service from a friend or family member.
But does all the hype make this do-it-yourself orthodontic treatment superior over Invisalign’s clear aligners in Aylmer? In this blog, I’ll compare these two smile-straightening options. At the end of the day, the decision is yours. But we want to help provide you with the information that will help you make a choice that is best for the results you desire – a more confident, healthy, long-lasting smile.
First, here’s some background on Smile Direct Club and Invisalign…
Invisalign has been the market leader in fabricating custom-fitted clear aligners that deliver excellent results. Under the supervision of their dentist, teens and adults around the globe have transformed their smiles – without everyone around them knowing it. Invisalign’s patents expired in 2017. That’s when other companies, like US-based Smile Direct Club, emerged with similar products.
With Smile Direct Club’s do-it-yourself solution, patients go to a “SmileShop” to scan their smile or use an at-home impression kit. This impression is reviewed by a dentist or orthodontist, however they aren’t with you, in-person, for this. With Invisalign in Aylmer, one of our dentists will review your dental and medical history before getting to this stage, and will be with you along the whole treatment journey.
Here’s a quick rundown of the key differences between Smile Direct Club and Invisalign …
- Depending on your unique smile situation, Invisalign cases are usually completed between 6 and 12 months.
- Smile Direct Club promises results in 6 months.
Facts On The Cost
- Invisalign treatment averages around $6,000 for a full case.
- Smile Direct Club is about $3,000.
What you need to consider: While Smile Direct Club is half the cost, it doesn’t come with in-person supervision from a dentist. Also, if you have any other dental concerns that need to be addressed, you’ll have to visit your dentist – not Smile Direct Club – before treatment can begin. This could be an inconvenience to you, but the true risk is undetected concerns that impact your oral health and the success of treatment. When you opt for Invisalign at our Aylmer office, you get unlimited dental visits during treatment. If you should have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- You can search Google to see what people have to say about their experiences with Smile Direct Club’s aligners. When it comes to Invisalign, what we can tell you is they are custom fabricated to fit snugly on your teeth and gums – and many of our clients are confidently showing off their smiles because of it.
Get the professional touch from your trusted family dentist … If you or a loved one is ready to achieve a straighter smile, we’d love to see you for a no-obligation consultation. We’ll discuss your options and answer any questions you have about Invisalign in Aylmer. When it comes to dental care, we encourage you to experience the difference a supervised experience makes. We look forward to being by your side.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Lindsay Louwagie, your family dentist in Aylmer