Benefits of an Invisalign Orthodontist vs. DIY At-Home Treatment

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At VanLaecken Orthodontics, we work exceedingly hard to provide top quality orthodontic care to every patient on an individual level. We believe that orthodontic treatment is important and requires the involvement of an orthodontic specialist to properly diagnose, monitor, and treat orthodontic issues. It is our mission to offer patients orthodontic care that meets their smile needs and straightens their teeth and bite effectively and efficiently. VanLaecken Orthodontics is confident that the best place for orthodontic treatment is in a professional orthodontist office.

Why an Orthodontist is Best

Today, there are many options for orthodontic care including some online companies that offer inexpensive care over the internet such as, mail order aligners. At VanLaecken Orthodontics, we understand that you have options and we encourage you to do your research prior to choosing your orthodontic care. However, we strongly believe that all orthodontic treatment should take place under the care of an orthodontist. Our orthodontists offer the following benefits:

  • Personalized, individual care to address your needs. There is no “one-size-fits-all” method or treatment. For example, many patients benefit from appliances such as expanders, or a combination of brackets and aligners, which a mail order aligner company can not offer.
  • Your progress will be monitored on a regular basis, and adjustments may be made periodically to keep your treatment on track. Effective treatment cannot be guaranteed when using DIY at-home treatments or mail order aligners. VanLaecken Orthodontics has recently seen these ineffective results from various online companies.
  • You will undergo a comprehensive orthodontic exam performed by an orthodontist and orthodontic team. This will include digital x-rays, 3D intra-oral scan and photographs, and a complete diagnosis and treatment plan. We would never limit ourselves or you to a picture of your teeth and a carbon copy treatment plan.
  • We understand that every mouth is different, that’s why we are flexible with treatment plans. Mail order aligners will not be able to provide you with the customization you need to achieve a great, functional smile.

If you are looking for comprehensive orthodontic treatment by a top-quality orthodontist, stop by VanLaecken Orthodontics. Our orthodontic team will be happy to walk you through our options and answer any questions you may have. Schedule your first appointment by contacting us directly or filling out our easy online form. We can’t wait to start your orthodontic journey!


Source: “Benefits Of An Orthodontist vs. DIY At-Home Treatments,” Tilghman Orthodontics