With many companies now marketing directly to consumers about how easy and affordable treatment with at-home clear aligners can be, it surely can be tempting to think this method is the fastest, easiest, least expensive and best way to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile.
It is truly an exciting time to be an orthodontist — and a patient! With advances in the technology, materials, and products, orthodontists can now move teeth in a less forceful and more discrete way than ever before.
Year of the Smile with Spark Clear Aligners! Spark was once again featured on TV and online at Arizona Midday and CT Style, endorsed by two top local orthodontists: Dr. Trevor Nichols and Dr. Michael DePascale.*
If you are considering clear aligners as an alternative to traditional metal braces for you or a family member’s orthodontic needs, at some point in research or information gathering from friends you are going to ask, “how much do clear aligners cost?”’ or “are clear aligners expensive?”
As orthodontists, we have an awesome profession that provides us the opportunity to interact with patients and families interested in improving their smiles and bites, and in turn, impact many lives along the way.
My wife and I were at a party having a discussion with a couple we had just met. Upon finding out I was an orthodontist, the wife says, ‘Sorry to talk business with you, but can you really straighten teeth without braces nowadays? Do those clear things really work?’ If I had a dollar every time I’ve been asked that over the years.
My name is Mike DePascale and I am an orthodontist in southeastern Connecticut. I graduated from the University of Maryland orthodontics program in 2017, after which I joined Kozlowski Orthodontics, a practice that focuses on the highest quality treatment, efficient orthodontics, and an amazing patient experience.