Those routine checkups are a big advantage over mail order and DIY aligner kits you use on your own. When your teeth are straightened, it’s not just the visible crowns that are moving — your tooth roots are moving as well. As your roots shift positions, the bone around them is continually reforming and remodeling to accommodate those movements and keep your teeth firmly anchored in your jaw. So, while orthodontic treatment might seem pretty simple, it actually involves a complex biological process that can have an impact on your bite mechanics for the rest of your life — and that’s why it’s so important to have treatment with a doctor.
If there are problems that develop during treatment, it can be difficult (or downright impossible) to detect them on your own. If those problems aren't addressed by a dentist or Phoenix or Scottsdale orthodontist right away, you could wind up dealing with some serious issues that can be really costly to correct. Having routine visits during treatment with Invisalign Swift allows your Scottsdale or Phoenix orthodontist to evaluate your progress and your oral health, so you can feel confident you’re in good hands throughout the entire course of your treatment. Plus, having an orthodontist in your corner means that if questions or concerns do crop up, the answers you need are just a phone call away.