Online orthodontic companies, such as Smile Direct Club, make orthodontic treatment sound simple and easy. Take a selfie, get a scan and your aligners will arrive in the mail. In a few weeks, your teeth will be straight. At Windermere Orthodontics, we strongly advise you to seek orthodontic care with an orthodontist.
The American Association of Orthodontists has also put out several warnings about the dangers of direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies. Many direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies do not offer in-person evaluations or supervision by an orthodontist. There is more involved to creating a healthy and beautiful smile than just the shifting of your teeth. AAO states that “orthodontic treatment involves the movement of biological material, which if not done correctly could lead to potentially irreversible and expensive damage such as tooth and gum loss, changed bites, and other issues”.
One wouldn’t undergo any transforming medical treatment without professional in-person medical supervision. So please don’t do it for orthodontics either! Trust only an orthodontist, a trained medical professional to take care of your orthodontic needs. Remember, orthodontic treatment is not a product, it is a professional medical service.
Contact us at Windermere Orthodontics for an orthodontic team that is professionally trained and who will work together to give you a healthy and beautiful smile. Our orthodontic offices are conveniently located in Suwanee and Cumming, Georgia.