Choose Invisalign Aligners: Don’t trust your smile to a Mail-Direct Program


Over 12 million people have joined the Invisalign family – straightening their smiles with Invisalign’s proven, professional technology. Whether you have a simple smile fix, or a complex straightening problem, Invisalign is always up to the task and provides beautiful results every time. That’s why at Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates, we choose Invisalign aligners and ONLY trust Invisalign for our patients.

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Don’t Be Fooled by Mail-Direct Aligner Programs

While newer and cheaper mail-direct aligners promise results similar to Invisalign, the truth is, the products and results aren’t nearly the same. In fact, many dentists are reporting that they’re having to fix the mistakes from mail-direct aligners in their offices more and more often. So, what makes Invisalign so much better? Let’s take a look!

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The Invisalign Process

If you’ve decided it’s time to straighten your smile, come talk with us about Invisalign. Invisalign is a orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners (custom made to fit your teeth) that cover your teeth and gently move them into the correct position over time. They’re almost invisible and can be taken on and off throughout the day, meaning your eating habits don’t have to change. As far as orthodontic treatments go, if you choose Invisalign aligners, they have minimal impact on your daily life.

Introduced into the dental market in 1998 by Align Technology, Invisalign has perfected their process and materials. Here’s how it works:

  1. You’ll meet with your dentist and he will take a 3D scan of your teeth using Invisalign’s iTero Element scanner. This will give your dentist a precise scan of your teeth so your treatment plan can be mapped out and customized just for you.
  2. Your aligners will be made using SmartTrack material. Your dentist will make sure your aligners fit and keep track of your progress. You’ll have regular dental check-ins.
  3. Your treatment could be only 6 months, but it’ll depend on your personal smile goals and treatment plan. Once you’re done wearing your aligners, you can receive your Vivera retainer to keep your smile perfectly aligned.

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The Difference in Invisalign

Now that you know how simple and effective the Invisalign process is, you may be wondering if cheaper, mail-direct aligners can offer the same benefits. When you choose Invisalign aligners, there’s no guesswork. When you use alternative aligner options, you don’t have the backing of your dentist and have to rely on yourself to see if your aligners fit well and are working correctly. There’s no monitoring progress with alternative mail-order aligners.

The mail-order alternative options for invisible aligners also cannot give the same, dentist-approved stamp as Invisalign. Basically, it’s a huge risk you will take by using a program that doesn’t have cutting edge technology and works directly with your dentist to monitor progress and fit.

Invisalign for Adults and Teens


It’s never too late to fix your smile! Adult aligners are very similar to the teen aligners, but do not have a blue usage indicator. Since Invisalign aligners are so discreet, more and more adults are choosing them to fix their smile later in life. If your teeth are strong and healthy, it is likely you will be a candidate for Invisalign. However, if you’ve suffered from tooth loss, bone loss, or gum disease, please talk with us to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

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Everything You Need to Know About Invisible Aligners 


With busy schedules, schoolwork, friends, and countless other priorities, keeping track of your Invisalign aligners as a teen can become difficult. That’s why Invisalign teen aligners have a handy blue usage indicator on each and every pair. This way, the aligners can keep track of how long they’ve been worn each day, and the color can indicate if they need to be worn longer, or if usage time for the day is complete (22 hours a day for most patients).

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We Can Help You Achieve a Straight Smile … Choose Invisalign Aligners

Invisible braces are more comfortable, offer up faster treatment, and cost about the same as regular braces. If you like playing contact sports or are often involved in physical activity, you can still wear them. Remember, We Choose Invisalign; Your Smile is Not a DIY Project — that’s why you want to work with a team of professionals to correct your smile.

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Choose Invisalign aligners and trust your smile with the Invisalign Experts at Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates. Call 816-373-4440 to schedule your smile consultation today.

Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment and meet with our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.