The Top 5 Considerations When Choosing an Aligner Brand
Invisalign, Illusion Aligners, and Kiyoclear Aligners are the three leading brands of clear aligners that are available on the market today. All of them offer some unique features which are not offered by any other aligner brand. When it comes to choosing an aligner brand, there are a few important considerations that you need to take into account.
In this article, Dr Sameer Bhandari and Dr Sneha Bhandari of Bhandari Dental Clinic list the top five most important factors that you should keep in mind when choosing an aligner brand. These factors include:
1. Orthodontists or Lab Technicians?
2. The reputation of the Company as a Healthcare Provider
3. Is the Aligner Brand Offered by Many Dentists Around?
4. Is it Capable of delivering What is Shown in the Simulation?
5. Does it Offer Refinements?
Orthodontists or Lab Technicians?
The first important consideration when choosing an aligner brand is to understand who will be creating your treatment plan. A lot of times, patients will prefer a direct-to-home service to get clear aligners. In these cases, the treatment plan is created by a lab technician rather than by a dentist.
Dentists can thoroughly assess your oral health and dental condition and will develop a treatment plan that is specifically tailored for you.
On the other hand, lab technicians are not dental specialists. They use software to create treatment plans based on the dental impressions that are sent to them. While lab technicians may be able to create a treatment plan that gives you straight teeth, they may use incorrect techniques to achieve that result and in the process, there could be some damage to the teeth and tissues around.
Therefore, it is important to make sure that your treatment plan is being created by a dentist. This way, you can be sure that you are getting the best possible care and that your smile will be healthy and beautiful once your treatment is complete.
The reputation of the Company as a Healthcare Provider
Another important consideration when choosing an aligner brand is the reputation of the company as a healthcare provider. You want to make sure that you are choosing a reputable company and that has a history of providing high-quality care.
One more important consideration is to check if the product is backed by adequate research, Is the company investing in the research and development and if they come up with product upgrades periodically.
Is the Aligner Brand Offered by Many Dentists Around?
Another important consideration when choosing an aligner brand is whether or not the brand is offered by many dentists around. You want to make sure that you are choosing a brand that is offered by a lot of dentists so that you can be sure that you are getting the best possible care.
One way to research this is to ask your friends or family members if they know any dentists who offer clear aligners. You can also look online to find lists of dentists who offer clear aligners.
If you find that the brand you are considering is not offered by many dentists, you may want to consider another brand. This way, you can be sure that you are getting the best possible care from a reputable dentist.
Is it Capable of delivering What is Shown in the Simulation?
When you are considering an aligner brand, it is important to make sure that the brand is capable of delivering the results that are shown in the simulation. A lot of times, patients will choose an aligner brand based on the simulation that they see. However, not all brands are capable of achieving the results shown in their simulations.
To make sure that the brand you are considering is capable of achieving the results shown in their simulation, you should ask your orthodontist for their opinion. They will be able to tell you if the brand is capable of achieving the results shown in their simulation.
You should also ask your dentist about their experience with the brand.
Does it Offer Refinements?
One final consideration when choosing an aligner brand is whether or not the brand offers refinements. Many times some patient-specific factors do not allow tooth movement as planned and patients do need refinements to achieve the desired treatment results. If the aligner brand offers refinements at no additional costs you do not have to bear the unexpected increase in the treatment costs. This can give you peace of mind during the whole treatment process.