Candid Co. vs. Invisalign

If you’re unhappy about your crooked or misaligned teeth, you have probably done a lot of  research for possible solutions and have realized that there are several options to choose from.  Now with advancements in dental and orthodontic technology you don’t have to worry about the hassle and discomfort of metal braces. Clear aligners offer a convenient choice for patients.

A trusted option that you have probably heard of before is Invisalign. Invisalign treatment is completed in-office where a specialist will be able to guide and assist you through every step of the treatment. Candid Co. however, is a completely virtual option that is done in the comfort of your own home. This option is more dependent you completing the work yourself, such as creating the impressions of your teeth. Many questions or complications may arise with Candid Co. since the process is done completely on your own.

Clear aligners, also known as “invisible braces,” are custom made to fit your teeth and are designed to be nearly unnoticeable. To better understand how aligner therapy can benefit your smile, it is best to understand the differences and benefits of different options. Here is an overview of Candid Co. and Invisalign.  

How Does Invisalign Work

Invisalign is the perfect solution for multiple dental issues, such as overbite, underbite, overcrowded, or gapped teeth. Advanced technology and 3D imaging is used to design individual trays that fit your teeth perfectly. In order to straighten your teeth, slight pressure is applied that gradually and gently realign your teeth back into position. The clear aligners not only straighten you smile, they are comfortable and removable, making them more aesthetically pleasing compared to traditional metal braces.

Throughout the course of your treatment, you will be given several aligners. The aligners are to be changed every two weeks. Each aligner will make gradual changes to your teeth’s positioning. This process is mapped out prior to starting your treatment by the specialist so you are able to see the end results before you even begin!

How Does Candid Co. Work

Candid Co. requires no dental visit; it is strictly done virtually. To get started, you will be sent a modeling kit that will provide you with the proper materials to make impressions of your teeth. Your impressions are then sent to Candid Co. where an assigned orthodontists will review them and map out a treatment plan. The aligners are made of made of a BPA-free and phthalate-free plastic called Zendura.

Because the Candid Co. process is completely virtual, the impressions made at home will not be as precise as they would be done in a dental office. However, if your case is too severe to be done virtually, Candid Co. will refer you to a network of orthodontists and refund you for the modeling kit.

What Are The Key Differences Between Candid Co. and Invisalign?

Invisalign and Candid Co. aligners are both designed to do one thing, and that is straighten or resolve any dental issues. However, there are key differences that make Invisalign the most effective option. Those differences are:

  • Look and feel. Invisalign utilizes their own patented smart track material to make their clear aligners. This material makes the trays more comfortable and less visible, a major advantage compared to Candid Co., which uses a slightly thicker plastic for their trays.
  • Precision. Because the impressions for Candid Co. are completely reliable on you to complete at home, they will not be as precise as they would be if done professionally like with Invisalign. The precision of the impressions is vital for the manufacturing of the trays.

Smile Direct Club Vs. Invisalign

With so many clear aligner options out there, we understand it can be overwhelming deciding which is best for you. We have another informative article stating the key differences between another popular choice, Smile Direct Club and Invisalign. Smile Direct Club is also strictly virtual. Impressions are made in the comfort of your own home and sent directly to the Smile Direct Club labs, where their orthodontic professionals will evaluate and create your treatment plan. With Invisalign your specialist is with you every step of the way; able to answer any questions or fix any complications that may arise.

Invisalign At Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry!

If you are unhappy about your smile, Invisalign is the answer! Here at Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer Invisalign treatment that will transform your smile. Our specialists create a computer-generated virtual treatment plan that will provide you with a step-by-step process and your final results before your begin the treatment. We also have an Invisalign option for teens, that will provide them with the confident smile they deserve.

If you are looking to correct your unsightly smile, Invisalign is the “clear” choice for you! Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our specialists and receive all the information you need, by calling (212) 581-1091.

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