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Direct to Consumer Braces
Posted on 09/20/2017

Direct to Consumer Braces

blogSept2017When you’re looking for efficient and high-quality braces and other orthodontic treatments in San Antonio, TX, we encourage you to visit us at UC Smiles Orthodontics. As orthodontic professionals, we’re fully capable of giving each and every one of our patients a safe and efficient orthodontic treatment that’s customized to their individual needs. We feel that it’s important to stress that point because there’s a new orthodontic development that’s taking place which we’d like to teach you, and also warn you, about. This development is a new type of orthodontic treatment that’s known as direct to consumer braces.

What Are Direct to Consumer Braces?

Because of the increasingly busy schedules that we’ve all grown accustomed to, many of us really don’t have the time necessary to undergo a traditional orthodontic procedure. During orthodontic treatment, a patient will have to visit the orthodontist to have braces initially placed and then regularly visit after that for check-ups and help with any orthodontic problems. Direct to consumer braces bypass all of that. Clear aligners will be sent to you and you’ll be able to give yourself a straighter smile without having to make many visits to the orthodontist. It’s basically a quicker approach to fix teeth for those without the time for a more intensive orthodontic treatment.

Why Direct to Consumer Braces Are a Bad Idea

While direct to consumer braces may seem like they’re an incredibly convenient orthodontic option, the problem is that you won’t get the same expert guidance from a professional orthodontists when you use them. With direct to consumer braces, you’re essentially on your own. While you can contact customer support at the company you purchase the braces from, you won’t get the same support and service that you would from your very own orthodontist.

When you undergo orthodontic treatment at an orthodontic office, such as ours at UC Smiles Orthodontics, we’ll take a hands-on approach and be able to give you a customized treatment that’s catered specifically to your needs. We’re also able to provide adjustments over time. Orthodontic treatments will frequently need to be tweaked based upon how well the treatment is going; these adjustments will allow us to achieve your greatest smile in the safest and most efficient way possible. You’ll never be alone during your orthodontic procedure as you’ll always have a helpful ally by your side!

Visit Your San Antonio, TX Orthodontist

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with a professional orthodontist, we encourage you to give us a call at one of our two convenient locations. You can reach us at (210) 658-2251 for our Universal City office or (210) 340-0995 for our San Antonio office. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and giving you a more beautiful smile in the most professional manner possible.