Do At Home Teeth Straighten Kits Really Work?

Categories: Orthodontics

If you have spent most of your life dreaming of having that perfect smile, chances are you have heard of Invisalign or perhaps even considered it. These clear aligners, which are arguably one of the best things that has ever happened in the field of dentistry, are convenient, effective and overall pretty easy touse. It’s no wonder why people favor clear aligners for straighter teeth over metal braces.


As Invisalign patented technology gained popularity and began making its way into dentist offices, orthodontic offices and even some spa’s across the world, it was only a matter of time until other companies came out with products similar to Invisalign. One of which is at home teeth straightening kit. It claims to give you straighter teeth without seeing an Orthodontist.

While this concept may seem intriguing, approach this concept with caution. “If sound too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.” Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t…one thing is for certain, the only way to guarantee a straight, properly functioning smile is by visiting an orthodontist.

The problem with at home teeth straightening kits is that they only focus on the aesthetics and not your health as a whole. Orthodontic treatment is more than just an aesthetic enhancement, your health may depend on it and here’s why: Overcrowded-misaligned teeth inhabit good brushing, making it harder to keep teeth and gums healthy. In addition, crooked teeth and bite issues may strain jaw muscles causing your teeth to wear down over time.

With self-applied at home teeth straightening kits, only one thing is guaranteed and that is the price you pay for the treatment. You will have to pay thousands of dollars for these kits with no guarantee of  it working. Sure, it may initially seem like a less expensive option, but at what cost if you end up needing orthodontic treatment after?

A straighter smile is not the only thing guaranteed with orthodontic treatment, an overall improvement in your oral health is almost always guaranteed as well. Of course there are a few exceptions, but overall Orthodontic treatment has proven track record of working. I don’t know about you, but there are just somethings that should be left to the experts. Orthodontists spend several years in school and dedicated most of their life to learning about teeth. Orthodontists are certainly experts when it comes to straighter teeth.

Bottom Line

If you know you need braces and are seriously considering getting braces you should consult with an orthodontist first. Even if it’s for his/her opinion on at home teeth straightening kits. Most orthodontists will gladly offer their opinion and consultation for free.

And Always do your research.

Here at Henry Advance Orthodontics in St. Augustine FL, we strive to offer the best Orthodontic treatment money can buy. If you have questions about Invisalign, Clear Braces, or any Orthodontic treatment, we would like to invite you to send us an email or give us a call at 904-429-0095. We Are Always Here To Help!