Invisalign is a customized series of clear plastic trays, designed to straighten misaligned teeth or an incorrect bite. The aligners are comfortable to wear and virtually invisible. They are easy to remove throughout the day when you eat meals or need to brush and floss. Each tray is designed to shift the teeth into the correct position and are securely locked-in. You dentist will schedule a check-in appointment around every 4-6 weeks throughout the process to ensure everything is going according to the scheduled treatment plan that was designed.
Smile Direct Club
Smile Direct Club is a lower-cost version of clear braces, the aligners look similar to Invisalign, but the technology and process are different. The treatment comes as a set of multiple aligners that will make slight adjustments to your teeth. You’ll begin wearing a new set of aligners as prescribed by the Smile Direct Team, advancing you to the next stage of your new smile by virtual check-ins. The aligners are shipped directly to you, making it convenient for the consumer.
Which Brand Should You Choose?
The answer is Invisalign.
The main difference between the two brands is that Invisalign aligners lock into place on the teeth with “buttons” that are temporarily attached to each tooth by your dentist prior to the beginning of the process. Smile Direct Club aligners do not lock into place. The importance of having an aligner that locks into place is so it can’t slide or shift around – if the aligner were to move, it could lead to tooth movements that are unfavorable or unpredictable.
No orthodontic case is ever “simple”. While there might only be a few perceived initial problems, it is always possible that unexpected tooth movement and shifting can occur that require course correction and developing an updated plan. Moving teeth can cause movement not only on the targeted teeth but on the surrounding teeth and even the bite.
If you want to achieve the smile of your dreams using a safe and effective process, Invisalign is the ultimate best choice!