Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club

Both Invisalign and Smile Direct Club use clear aligners to straighten teeth gradually, but there are some critical differences between the two. Invisalign is slightly more expensive because it is safer, with higher quality materials, a dentist guiding you in the process, and guaranteed results. 

Give our office a call today to learn more about Invisalign and whether it is right for you.


What Is Smile Direct Club?

Smile Direct Club is a company that offers clear aligners through the mail. 

Customers take their dental impressions home, and then SDC ships custom-made aligners directly to their door. The entire process is designed to be low-cost, quick, and hassle-free. However, you should be aware that there are risks associated with this type of treatment. 

Risks of Smile Direct Club

  • No in-person appointments with a dentist or orthodontist to ensure you are on track and your treatment is progressing correctly.
  • Hidden additional fees for things you will need like impressions and retainers
  • Results are not guaranteed. 
  • Materials such as the plastic used in the aligner trays are lower quality  
  • No attachments are possible, so SDC can only treat mild alignment issues. Invisalign can be used for almost all orthodontic issues, including very complex cases.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

There are several reasons to choose Invisalign treatment over Smile Direct Club.

  • Invisalign is more effective at correcting a more comprehensive range of dental problems, including cosmetic and more severe bite problems.
  • Invisalign trays are thinner and more comfortable than SDC’s. 
  • Invisalign’s success is guaranteed. 
  • Invisalign treatments are administered by a licensed dental professional, while Smile Direct Club offers only virtual guidance.

For all these reasons, Invisalign is the clear choice for patients looking for the best possible smile correction solution.

Clear Aligner FAQs

SDC aligner treatment typically takes 4-6 months, while Invisalign can take anywhere from 6 months to a year or more. Though rapid results may sound tempting, moving teeth too quickly can damage the underlying bone and cause your teeth to become loose.
Teeth whitening is safe when performed by a dental professional. With professional teeth whitening, you can achieve beautiful, white teeth without damaging your teeth or causing sensitivity.

Contact Us for Invisalign Aligners

All things considered, Invisalign is a more customizable and professional teeth straightening treatment for patients. Our practice is ready to help you get the smile of your dreams.

Contact our dental office today if you are interested in Invisalign clear aligners. Our team of experts will be happy to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted.