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orthodontist laramieMany people desire a beautiful, straight smile, and clear aligners are a great way to discreetly straighten your teeth. Recently, clear aligner marketing campaigns have claimed to offer this treatment at an affordable price, delivered straight to your door. While this may seem appealing and convenient, this type of system can be risky and cause irreparable damage to the teeth and gums. Our orthodontist in Laramie outlines why patients should avoid these services if possible.

Mail-Order Aligner Plans

These plans are designed for convenience. The plan is presented in a way that makes orthodontic treatment sound easy, and like something you can do yourself. The person takes an imprint of their bite and a photo of their teeth, then mails these to the service to create their custom aligners. The imprint is reviewed to ensure they are a candidate for treatment and they then receive aligners via mail. They monitor their own progress and have a straight smile at the end of their treatment.

What’s The Problem?

While the system is set up to customize the aligners to your bite, there is no replacement for a thorough orthodontic exam and direct supervision during treatment. There are more things to take into consideration than what you can tell from one imprint and what your teeth look like superficially. It is crucial for an orthodontist to take X-rays, examine the tissues and gums, and evaluate the patient’s bite carefully.

What Can Happen?

If you choose a mail-order aligner plan and you have severe bite issues, you may end up moving your teeth to an even worse malocclusion position. There may be structural (bone) problems that you are unaware of, that an orthodontist can detect, but are not detectable by the mail-order service. Additionally, there may be dental problems lurking that should be taken care of before beginning orthodontic treatment. Gum disease and tooth loss can result from ill-maintained treatment.

It’s important that you have an orthodontist evaluate and oversee your bite all throughout treatment. Moving teeth into the desired position is a big task, and not one that should be done yourself!

Contact our orthodontist in Laramie today to schedule an evaluation!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this or other topics related to orthodontics, feel free to contact Ebert Orthodontics by clicking here or by calling 970.497.2439.

References:

https://www.aaoinfo.org/1/online-orthodontic-companies

 

“I’m 15 years old and have been coming to Ebert Orthodontics for the past 3 years. I love the staff, they are all really friendly and sweet! I am allergic to latex so I can’t have the colored bands, but last time I was in I was pleasantly surprised to see they had gotten me a special colored latex-free band! (It’s the little things that count!)”

- Diann P.
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“We want to thank you for the professional, compassionate care you’ve given our children on their orthodontic journeys. Your office achieves a wonderful blend of friendliness, warmth, and professionalism, as well as fun. It’s been a positive experience all along and we’re so pleased with the kids’ smiles.”

- Kevin & Graciela
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“My whole family has been impressed with the office of Dr. Ebert. I have 3 children for sure that will be getting braces, possibly four. Jennifer has been very helpful with information and Dr. Ebert’s explanation to the kids is awesome!! Highly recommend the office.”

- Stephanie C.
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“The staff is always friendly and I love the options for payment plans to make it affordable to have 2 children with braces. My children love going in for the appointments and the results of the treatments are fantastic!! Excellent all around!”

- Jamie C.
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“I have been going to Dr. Ebert forever!! She did my braces when I was in middle school/high school. Now both of my girls see Dr. Ebert! Dr. Ebert and her staff are so great! Very welcoming and make the visit fun for the patients!”

- Dixie W.
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“Dr. Ebert and her team have changed my life! Before my braces I was afraid to smile and show my teeth. After my braces got taken off I was confident and smiled showing my teeth. I cannot thank you enough for helping me.”

- Hannah M.
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“My experience with Dr. Ebert’s office was great! The care was affordable with the payment plan they set up for me. The staff was very professional, well informed, polite and caring. There were a lot of fun activities, perks, prizes, etc. that are fun for kids and adults alike!”

- Lexi D.
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“I’m 15 years old and have been coming to Ebert Orthodontics for the past 3 years. I love the staff, they are all really friendly and sweet! I am allergic to latex so I can’t have the colored bands, but last time I was in I was pleasantly surprised to see they had gotten me a special colored latex-free band! (It’s the little things that count!)”

- Diann P.
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“We want to thank you for the professional, compassionate care you’ve given our children on their orthodontic journeys. Your office achieves a wonderful blend of friendliness, warmth, and professionalism, as well as fun. It’s been a positive experience all along and we’re so pleased with the kids’ smiles.”

- Kevin & Graciela
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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Ebert Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Ebert Orthodontics
1028 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

970.497.2439

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed

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