Smile Direct Club vs Invisalign – Whats The Difference?
In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses the difference between Smile Direct Club and Invisalign® .
My name is Dr. O and this week I’m going to discuss the major difference between the Smile Direct Club and Invisalign.
Essentially, they are both clear plastic aligner systems that are custom designed to move teeth. The major point of differentiation is that Smile Direct Club takes a do-it-yourself approach. It gives consumers the ability to do orthodontic tooth movement under their own supervision.
The Invisalign treatment system, on the other hand, is completely controlled by a dentist or an orthodontist who has had extensive training in orthodontic tooth movement. They are Invisalign certified.
So, the big difference between the two is that one is supervised and one is unsupervised.
Both are clear aligner systems that move teeth. As a consumer, you must decide whether you are comfortable enough to do the work yourself, or have a highly trained, certified specialist – whom you know and trust – supervise every aspect of your treatment program.