Invisalign vs Smile Direct Club

Looking to upgrade your smile but don’t know if you should go to your local dentist or try one of the at home aligner systems? At Smith Dental Care, we are here to make sure you are fully informed before you make any smile-altering decisions.

Even though Invisalign® and Smile Direct Club both use clear retainers to re-align and adjust your teeth, that’s honestly where the similarities end…

Price

Yes, Smile Direct Club is less expensive than Invisalign but that’s largely due to the fact that their services do not offer a licensed professional who can provide oversight and communication due to the fact that it is all online. Invisalign gives patients the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with their local Tyler dentist, providing a hands-on approach as you’re on your way to achieving a beautiful smile.

Alignment Trays

Trays and retainers are the most important part of the process since they are the tools used to adjust your teeth. While both Invisalign and Smile Direct Club both offer clear retainers that you replace every couple weeks, only Invisalign can offer retainers that guarantee the smile you want. Your Invisalign retainer snaps into place onto the tooth attachments, which are placed by your dentist, holding your aligners in place. These attachments help the dentist control how much your teeth shift and adjust, meanwhile the lack of tooth attachments with the Smile Direct Club retainer allows it to slide around your teeth, leading to incorrect shifting.

The Final Outcome

Since Smile Direct Club is solely based online and runs off a “do-it-yourself” method, offering no professional guidance, there’s a slim chance that you will have a better outcome than if you were to choose Invisalign. With Invisalign, your licensed professional dentist is able to adjust your smile plan as you go, working with you so you can achieve the best end result possible.

Be mindful when considering clear retainers because your dental history could have a huge effect on the outcome as well. Smith Direct doesn’t take dental history into account when creating your smile plans which could potentially cause problems during the process. Invisalign makes sure to take your dental history into account when creating your smile plan and keeps a close eye on your teeth as you go through the process.

Schedule An Invisalign Consultation Today!

Don’t take something this important into your own hands when your Smith Dental Care professionals are here to help! Contact us today to schedule your appointment so we can get you on your way to the smile you deserve!