I keep seeing these advertisements for Smile Care Club. Does it work like Invisalign? Is it safe?
Invisalign and Smile Care Club have some similarities. They both use clear aligners which are designed to be worn for a certain period of time and then switch them out for the next pair. They will both work faster than traditional braces.
However, there are differences. With Invisalign, you are under the care of a dentist who is invested in the outcome of your case. They monitor you throughout your entire treatment. Smile Care Club is different. You submit pictures to see if you are a candidate and there isn’t any real monitoring during your treatment.
The big problem with that is two-fold. One being gum disease. If you have that starting out, it will only get worse. If it was bad when you started, you could end up losing your teeth. The second issue has to do with any complications. Sometimes the teeth don’t turn like they should or the sides of the teeth need to be shaved.
Bottom line. If you are an ideal, easy case and have healthy gums, it will likely turn out okay and you could save some money. Otherwise, I would go with Invisalign.
Teeth Whitening with Invisalign
One thing you may love about using Invisalign while you’re under the care of a dentist is a huge discount on teeth whitening. Your Invisalign aligners can double as teeth whitening trays. Ask your dentist for the whitening gel that goes inside the trays. This has minimal cost and allows you to straighten and whiten your teeth simultaneously. It’s like getting a mini smile makeover.
You’ll find the cost savings from Smile Care Club balances out this way while protecting you from the danger of untreated complications during your orthodontic treatment.
This blog is brought to you by Libertyville Dentist Dr. David Potts.