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Order braces online? Better not!

More and more adults want beautiful straight teeth, and they want them as quickly and discreetly as possible. To make this dream come true, many of you order “invisible braces” (aligners) on the Internet instead of visiting an orthodontist. But this can backfire and, in the worst case, end in disaster. Find out why in this article.

The Underestimated Danger Of Aligners From The Internet

Orthodontics has made real quantum leaps in the last ten years. One of the most important innovations is the ability to correct teeth almost invisibly. Inconspicuous options such as therapy with removable clear aligners are therefore becoming increasingly popular. The uncomplicated handling and problem-free integration of tooth correction into everyday life have contributed to the triumph of colorless aligners. In view of the ease of handling, more and more prospective customers are asking: “If it’s so simple, why do I need a dentist or orthodontist? Can’t it be done just as well with sets from the Internet?”

These are questions with dangerous consequences if they are answered incorrectly – as they are by online businessmen. Incidentally, they care little about the well-being of their clientele. Rather, they operate their “mail-order braces business” primarily for profit, where not quality but “mass” determines the level of annual profit.

What are "online braces"?

Orthodontic appliances such as Invisalign® or Clear Aligners rightly have their price. After all, years of experience, precise diagnostics, high-quality materials, and professional manufacturing methods go into every aligner set from an orthodontist. Certain online companies, on the other hand, offer inexpensive do-it-yourself alternatives without orthodontic guidance
Instead of sending their customers to an orthodontist or certified dentist in advance, these “direct providers” encourage them to self-therapy. In fact, purchasers of such products must take the necessary denture impressions themselves. These are then sent to the specified address together with photos.
After a short time, a dental technician (often from a distant country) contacts the buyers and certifies that they are suitable aligner candidates. Again, a short time later, the customers already have their aligner sets in the mail … with “operating instructions,” of course. From then on, the individual customer is completely on his own. At the latest when problems arise, these patients end up at our dental practice.

Suitable For Aligner Therapy: An Elastic Term

Serious orthodontists and dentists certified for treatment would never make a treatment recommendation without first conducting a thorough examination. That is not the case with online providers. It makes us sad and angry when we see these companies playing with people’s dreams to make a quick buck. By the way, they are not only harming the customers who trust them. The reputation of professional orthodontists and dentists, who have worked for years to acquire their knowledge and skills, also suffers under these profiteers. It is not for nothing that cheap aligner suppliers are facing numerous lawsuits.

The Hidden Dangers Of "Cheap" Braces

The hidden dangers of “cheap” braces
The patient by no means has the know-how to make jaw impressions on his own or to carry out a tooth correction on his own. This is why the German Orthodontic Society (DGKFO e.V.) describes the independent creation of jaw impressions and DIY orthodontic therapy as medically irresponsible. This is about much more than just straight anterior teeth. It’s about patients’ proper bite together and, in turn, their long-term dental health.

The Pitfalls Of Third-Party Aligners In Detail

No Comprehensive Pre-Examination And Pre-Treatment

Any responsible orthodontist or dentist thoroughly examines his patients before recommending orthodontic treatment. If necessary, he creates the necessary conditions for the treatment.

No Control And Documentation Of The Treatment

Another danger posed by “braces online” & co. is the lack of treatment control. If you are treated with aligners in the practice of an orthodontist or certified dentist, routine appointments are the norm. These ensure that the treatment is going according to plan and that the teeth are also moving into the desired position. An orthodontist will adjust your treatment plan if necessary, whereas with third-party kits, they can only hope that the treatment goes “properly.”
During the course of your treatment with “braces from the internet”, tooth or gum disease may occur without them realizing it. Tooth loss due to untreated root infection or periodontitis will jeopardize the success of any orthodontic therapy.

You Risk Your Teeth Looking Worse Than They Did Before Your Treatment

Ill-fitting aligners or moving teeth too quickly can lead to serious complications. The development of tooth decay, periodontitis and bite disorders, as well as tooth loss, are not uncommon. We often encounter cases where cheap aligners have pushed teeth into the wrong position, resulting in the opposite of the desired outcome. Of course, the online providers of hairpin aligners know about these dangers. This is also the reason why they absolve themselves of any responsibility in advance by means of their general terms and conditions.

Aligners Are Not Suitable For Everyone

Aligners are not the right choice for every patient. There are cases where fixed braces are a better option or must precede aligner treatment. Sometimes, an oral surgery procedure is even necessary in advance of straightening teeth in the first place.
There are a variety of different orthodontic therapy options. Only the expert can decide which one is best for your individual needs.

Choose Professional Orthodontic Treatment, Not A "Product".

Orthodontic teeth straightening is a medical service, not an off-the-shelf product. So let an orthodontist or orthodontically trained dentist guide you on your way to beautiful straight teeth. This is the only way to be on the safe side and receive professional, high-quality treatment.
The tempting low prices for aligners from the online store only help to save costs in the short term. In the long run, DIY therapy can prove to be very costly. Especially if the orthodontist/dentist has to straighten your teeth (again) afterwards.
At Speedcorrect, we help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. To do this, we rely on customized treatments, state-of-the-art technologies, and warm care. With our individual treatment plans, you are guaranteed to achieve your personal goal.
Simply make an appointment with us. We’ll be happy to introduce you to our wide range of treatment options.

Call us today under 030 44 323 019 or email us at

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