Why Mail Order Braces Aren’t the Perfect Fit

Why Mail Order Braces Aren’t the Perfect Fit

Why Mail Order Braces Aren’t the Perfect Fit

f you have been tempted by those mail order braces ads, don’t be. According to your cosmetic dentist in Westlake, Village, mail order braces can actually damage your smile.

It may seem simple enough, take some pictures of your smile, and send them to a lab and presto, new braces. However, you won’t see a specialist with mail order aligners and you won’t be monitored during treatment.

What are Mail Order Braces?

Mail order braces are clear plastic aligners that are made to fit your teeth. Much like teeth whitening trays, the aligners are manufactured according to pictures that are sent to the company. With that being said, just like over the counter tooth whitening trays, mail order braces are not a one size fits all solution.

The Problem with Mail Order Braces

Because you aren’t consulting with an orthodontist or cosmetic dentist, you aren’t getting a true picture. It’s literally impossible to determine what corrections are needed from pictures.

It’s important to remember that not everyone is a good fit for removable braces; in fact, people with severe problems could actually damage their smile. Cosmetic dentists take digital images and x-rays, while thoroughly examining your teeth and gums for a perfect fit. You won’t receive any of that with mail order braces.

Invisalign® the Clear Choice

Invisalign® is a doctor prescribed tooth-straightening system that is monitored by your dentist. Dr. Steven Greenman is a licensed and preferred provider of the Invisalign® tooth straightening system and has the experience and training to give you a beautiful and healthy smile.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom made to fit your teeth. Your Westlake cosmetic dentist will prescribe 11 to 31 sets of clear plastic aligners that you will swap out every 7 to 14 days depending on your Invisalign® blueprint.

You will see Dr. Greenman every six weeks or so to make sure that your treatment is going to plan. You never get to see a doctor if you opt for mail order braces.

Your smile really is something worth protecting. Don’t be fooled by mail order braces. Call and schedule a no obligation Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Steven Greenman in Westlake today.

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Dear Patients,

I have made the decision to step back from my work as a clinical dentist due to past injuries. However, I will still be practicing dental sleep medicine downstairs in Suite 131 with Dr. Dave Kacker. He has been personally selected by me and is an excellent dentist, renowned for his skills in cosmetic dentistry. Your appointments and care will continue seamlessly with Dr. Kacker and our merged team. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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Best Regards,
Steven C. Greenman, D.D.S.