Affordable Invisalign Alternatives For At Home/DIY Orthodontics In Drury

Auckland Family Dental Drury is conveniently located at 217 Great South Road, Drury 2113 and welcomes patients from Karaka, Pukekohe, Papakura and Takanini. More information about their Invisalign clear aligner treatments can be found here and here

Dr Kavendra Naidoo of Auckland Family Dental Drury looks at at home Orthodontics and explains how they stack up against Invisalign.

Those interested in correcting the alignment of their teeth, but maybe don’t have the budget for the cost of Invisalign aligners, have other less expensive options.

What makes most of the Invisalign alternatives cheaper is the fact that there are less office visits with Invisalign, but the at-home or DIY aligners are just as they sound – at home. This means one do their check ins virtually to see how the teeth are progressing.

Impressions are taken by the patient, at home, with the kit that they are sent. The aligners are then custom created and mailed. Most people wear each set of aligners for one week, progressing to the next set.

According to Dr Naidoo, at home options can be $2-3,000 cheaper. Things can go wrong. People who don’t have strong healthy gums can lose their teeth and other things like this that a visit to an orthodontist or dentist would pick up on. He adds’ there is no right or wrong. Some people just cannot afford Invisalign and have no choice. For them, it is recommended a visit to a dentist prior to ordering at-home aligners. It is important to have a hygiene check because things can go south quickly for a patient without strong gums.’

Of course, there is more to consider than just the cost. For example, those still considering traditional braces, have to factor in the metal brackets permanently affixed to the teeth. They are very noticeable and can be uncomfortable. Invisalign is more discreet and the treatment time can be much shorter. Also, they aren’t worn while eating, whereas with braces patients have to take extra care when eating certain foods.

So, all in all there is much to consider when comparing affordable Invisalign alternatives, whether that is at-home/DIY orthodontics, or traditional braces.

Other clear aligner information about Auckland Family Dental Drury can be found here

Auckland Family Dental: Drury
Auckland Family Dental: Drury

217 Great South Road

New Zealand

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