Here at Petrous Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing the best orthodontic treatment options for our patients in or near Sterling Heights, Hazel Park, Warren, Royal Oak, and surrounding Michigan areas.
Dr. Petrous is a highly trained orthodontist in Sterling Heights and wants to keep you knowledgeable and aware of all available options to ensure you receive the care that best fits your needs.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are clear aligners engineered to make the orthodontic process easier and more enjoyable, much like the ones provided by Smile Direct Club. The difference with Invisalign is that the process is overseen and handled by a certified orthodontist that you know and trust. This ensures that the process is done smoothly and correctly. Upon follow-up visits, you will receive new sets of aligners that will gradually move teeth to the desired position.
How Does Smile Direct Club Work?
Smile Direct Club is an at-home service that allows you to receive orthodontic treatment without ever having to visit an orthodontist physically. Upon sign-up, customers visit a SmileShop where a 3D image is captured, or if there is no such facility nearby, at-home impression kits are sent to you. After receiving your impressions, a Smile Direct Club dental professional will review and assess your treatment plan. On average, treatment plans last around 6 months.
Invisalign Vs. Smile Direct Club
Each treatment option offers its own set of benefits that can appeal to different personal preferences. The Smile Direct Club results can be just as effective as Invisalign results. The Smile Direct Club cost and Invisalign cost can also be comparable. However, Smile Direct Club does have some differences that may pose an inconvenience for certain patients.
Disadvantages of Smile Direct Club:
- Trying to find a SmileShop near you
- Dealing with messy molds at home
- Waiting on mail back and forth
- Replacing dentist visits with post office visits
- Anonymous professionals handling treatment
- Additional equipment costs
If you or someone you know needs orthodontic care and is located in Sterling Heights, Hazel Park, Warren, Royal Oak, or the surrounding Michigan areas, contact us today to schedule a visit. Call now at (248) 588-2020.