What’s the difference between Invisalign and Smile Direct Club? - August 7, 2018

What’s the difference between Invisalign and Smile Direct Club?

Just like any other industry where competition spurs product choices, there are other companies besides Invisalign now providing clear aligner therapy for orthodontics.

One name that often comes up is Smile Direct Club. While the company seeks to fill a need for a lower cost alternative, the quality of the result is sometimes questionable because dentist or orthodontist involvement is limited.

The product is basically a limited version of what Invisalign does. The company does not have unique software or unique manufacturing. It limits the number of aligners used to treat a case with no refinements or adjustments included. And more importantly, there is zero professional supervision or intervention.

My colleagues and I have noted that there are more than a few patients who come to us after they are disappointed with the results they got from Smile Direct Club. And by treating them with Invisalign, along with our expertise and the ability to customize the treatment plan and make refinements, the patients leave our office with healthier and happier smiles.