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What Is the Difference between Clear Aligners and Invisalign®?

September 30, 2022
Posted By: Randolph Dental Associates LLC

If you are a teen or adult considering orthodontics, the question of Invisalign® has probably come up. Invisalign is a clear aligner system that eliminates the need for bracket-and-wire orthodontics. But did you know that Invisalign is not the only big player in the transparent aligner market? ClearCorrect® and Candid are other brands available from a dentist. 

The Dangers of DIY Orthodontics

Additionally, many DIY clear aligner options like BYTE and Smile Direct Club are on the market for those brave souls who want to play dentist or orthodontist without much professional contact from a qualified provider. For obvious reasons, we do not recommend orthodontics at home.

Orthodontics without supervision can lead to bite misalignment, bone loss, tooth loss, and undesirable changes to your facial structure.

Why Choose Invisalign over Other Brands

Invisalign was the trailblazer of clear aligner orthodontics. Since its inception in 1997 and FDA approval in 1998, Invisalign has dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to advancing the aligner system and the accompanying software used to predict orthodontic outcomes. 

Invisalign in our Randolph, NJ dental office under the care of Dr. Kaplan is the safest and most effective way to achieve a straight smile with clear aligner orthodontics.

Benefits of Invisalign

Choosing clear aligners in Randolph over traditional braces or DIY orthodontics has many benefits.

  • Evidence-based treatment planning
  • Advanced predictive software
  • Dentist-driven results
  • Comfort and convenience
  • Removable for eating and cleaning the teeth
  • Focus on health and aesthetics

Dr. Kaplan will perform a full exam, take x-rays and digital scans of the teeth, and discuss your orthodontic treatment with you. Invisalign is effective in most orthodontic situations.

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Protrusion

If you want a straight smile and are considering clear aligners, call our dental office for an Invisalign consultation.

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