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Orthodontists are specialists who receive two to three years of specialized education in addition to their dental school education. With this training, they become specialists in aligning the bite and straightening teeth.
Many dentists associated with orthodontics by mail companies (Six Month Smiles and Smile Direct Club are just two examples) do not have this specialized training, which is why straightening your teeth with orthodontics by mail products is risky for your dental health. There is much more to the process of correcting your smile than just straightening the visible portion of your teeth. Other factors, such as aligning your bite, also need to be considered, which is why the expertise of an orthodontist like Dr. Alex Gutiérrez is crucial for successful treatment.
With a dedication to providing patients with the best in modern orthodontic care, Dr. Alex Gutiérrez (who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics) and his team at Gutiérrez Orthodontics are proud to announce they are now offering 3M™ Clarity™ aligners in Tampa.
“Innovation and making things are what I love doing, and it’s kind of a calling,” Dr. Gutiérrez says. “It took years of training to put that natural ability to use by combining art and science to create life-changing results one healthy smile at a time. We’ve introduced 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners to our patients, which gives me, as the orthodontist, more control in customizing my patient’s specific facial and dental esthetic treatment plan needs.”
3M™ Clarity Aligners are customized to fit your mouth. These clear aligners provide Dr. Gutiérrez with unbeatable control of tooth movement and smile esthetics. With 3M™ Clarity Aligners, patients receive a clear, comfortable way to correct their mild to severe teeth positioning issues.
All treatment is done with examinations before and during treatment as well as supervision throughout by Dr. Gutiérrez, a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics — making them a high-quality, safe alternative to traditional braces.
Orthodontics By Mail vs. 3M™ Clarity Aligners
With so many options out there to correct your smile, it can be difficult to know which options are best. Clear aligners are a popular option among children, teens and adults, offering a discreet and hassle-free way to straighten your smile. It’s important to keep in mind that not all aligners are created equal.
There are orthodontic companies out there who promise to straighten your teeth via mail. Companies like Snap Correct, Six Month Smiles and Smile Direct Club are just a few of the orthodontic companies on the market who claim they can correct your smile with clear aligners sent to you through the mail.
These companies say that all you need to do is send them a scan, a selfie, or an impression of your teeth, which they will then use to produce a pair of custom aligners for you. After you receive your aligners, the companies claim you can wear them for a few months and have a straightened smile as a result.
It can be detrimental to your smile and the health of your teeth to utilize a service like this, so it is essential to understand the dangers of orthodontics by mail and to understand safer options available such as 3M™ Clarity Aligners.
Dangers of Orthodontics by Mail
This option may sound too good to be true, and that’s because it is. These types of orthodontics by mail services are not the safest way to get a straighter smile. The American Dental Association passed a resolution advising patients not to use orthodontic mail providers because of the risk of harm that can come from this type of treatment.
Many of these companies don’t require an in-person orthodontic exam or supervision from an orthodontist throughout the treatment. During orthodontic treatment, examination of the teeth is vital to ensure they are healthy. Without any examination before or during this treatment, moving the teeth could result in gum loss; tooth loss; misaligned bite; other irreparable damage to teeth, bones and jaw. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) reports that nearly 13 percent of their members are seeing patients who have used these DIY teeth straightening treatments, some of which have experienced irreversible damage.
3M™ is a leader in orthodontic products and is known for its innovative, high-quality orthodontic treatment solutions. The 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners are an invisible alternative to the 3M™ Clarity™ Advanced Ceramic Braces or Traditional Braces that provide Dr. Gutiérrez with revolutionary control of tooth movement to help create a healthier, more confident smile.
These aligners are clear and made to custom-fit the patient’s mouth, providing Dr. Gutiérrez with unbeatable control of tooth movement and smile esthetics while giving patients a clear, comfortable way to correct their mild to severe teeth positioning issues.
Because Dr. Gutiérrez has more control over the specific facial and dental esthetics with 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners, you can achieve the healthy, confident smile you’ve always wanted without the need for bulky braces. These aligners are a popular treatment option among children, teens and adults. Everyone can take advantage of the revolutionary technology of the 3M™ Clarity Aligners.
Dr. Alex Gutiérrez, specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Gutiérrez Orthodontics, is excited to bring the innovative 3M™ Technology to his Tampa-area patients. Begin your journey to a more confident smile with 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners and schedule your free consultation today.