Invisalign Treatment vs. Other Brands
Ask College Avenue Family Dentistry if our services are right for youMake an Appointment
Invisalign® treatment is the most effective way to straighten your teeth. At-home DIY teeth straightening using direct-to-consumer aligners that can be purchased online may be convenient, but by using these methods instead of doctor-supervised Invisalign treatment, you are likely doing more damage to your smile, not fixing it.
Comfortable, Custom-Fit Aligners
At-home DIY aligners require you to take a mold of your teeth yourself without doctor supervision and send the mold in to have your aligners created. Invisalign aligners are custom made for your teeth using the iTero intraoral scanner. Your doctor will use this 3D image to create a customized treatment plan, and custom-fit aligners, to transform your smile.
Your Invisalign provider will create a customized treatment for you based on your specific smile needs, and answer any questions you may have about your treatment. With Invisalign treatment, you'll see your doctor every 4-8 weeks to see how your treatment is going and pick up a fresh set of aligners. With DIY at-home aligners, you won't have a knowledgeable, certified doctor monitoring your treatment and making sure that your teeth are aligning properly, which can cause permanent damage to your teeth that can be expensive to repair.
Quick, Effective Results
Invisalign aligners, if worn daily, can straighten your teeth in as little as 12-18 months. Custom-fit aligners are designed to gradually shift each of your teeth into proper alignment and let your doctor track your progress during appointments to make sure that you are on the right track with your treatment. With DIY at-home teeth straightening, you won't have peace of mind knowing that your Invisalign treatment is supported by 10 million+ smiles corrected with Invisalign aligners, and you won't be able to track your treatment progress with the help of a certified doctor.
Get Real, Lasting Results with Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign aligners are the most advanced clear aligners in the world. Made out of high-tech SmartTrack® material, and featuring precision wings to fix both minor and complex teeth issues, Invisalign aligners are designed to comfortably straighten your teeth quickly and effectively.
Depending on your situation, your doctor may recommend SmartForce® Attachments to attach to your aligners to help with more complex tooth movements. These attachments apply the right amount of force, to a specific area, in the right direction, to achieve dynamic results without braces.
After treatment, your Invisalign provider will give you four sets of Vivera® retainers to keep your smile straight and healthy. While other retainers are made out of cheap, non-durable materials, Vivera retainers are made out of flexible, durable, and comfortable materials so it's easy for you to use your retainers and keep the smile you love.
Get the smile you've been dreaming of - contact your doctor today at to see if Invisalign treatment in Alton, , is the right choice for you.