When it comes to teeth-straightening with clear aligners
, both Invisalign and OrthoFX are popular names. While the former has been around for quite some time, the latter is a comparatively recent entrant, albeit with excellent feedback. Read on to find out more on both the brands and what gives OrthoFX an edge over Invisalign:
Try before you buy
Both OrthoFX and Invisalign involve in-person doctor consultations. The doctor uses 3D scans and X-rays to evaluate and come up with a treatment plan. At this point, if you have doubts, OrthoFX offers you the Try-It welcome kit. It contains passive aligners, whitening gel, toothpaste, and more information about the procedure. The custom passive aligners (that do not move the teeth) give you an idea of what wearing clear aligners would feel like. However, Invisalign has no such trial option. Once the plan is purchased, a series of custom-made clear aligners are shipped to the patient. At OrthoFX, the patient receives the aligners within 5-10 days of purchase, which means the treatment can start immediately. Invisalign clear aligners, on the other hand, sometimes take three to five weeks to reach the patient, thereby delaying the process.
Product and services
Unlike Invisalign, the OrthoFX package comes with additional services. It offers an unlimited supply of clear aligners (including replacement aligners), final retainers with whitening appearance properties, FXTetra polymer material, quarterly subscription gifts, remote monitoring, multi-year guarantee, insurance support by experts, concierge support, and much more. OthoFX clear aligners are manufactured using the latest US-based 3D printing technology. They are made from patented FXTetra polymer that minimizes pain. The brand also provides doctor-delivered subscription retainers – FXTetra Bright
, made from a proprietary translucent material to make the teeth look naturally whiter and brighter. All OrthoFX products come with a guarantee and the promise of unlimited refinements.
Value for money
While the average cost for Invisalign treatment is around $5,000 plus, the all-in upfront prices for OrthoFX aligners vary between $2,950 and $4,950 (retainers and re-treatment included). In addition, FXPay
by OrthoFX is a unique financing platform that helps customers sail through the purchase process. This service covers all customers with a Social Security Number and bank account and/or credit card, regardless of their credit score. The company’s payment plans include fixed monthly payment options, no application fees, and an easy application process. Dedicated US-based concierge support, remote insurance verification, FSA/HAS eligibility, and an easy online process for the entire application procedures are add-on advantages. Invisalign, on the other hand, has limited financing options depending on the doctor’s offerings and sometimes may require in-person applications.
With OrthoFX, the clear aligners come with a guarantee: a full refund of the lab fee and other prorated refunds at the pretreatment stage. As for post-treatment, OrthoFX provides a final retainer and 3-year guarantee, which are not available with Invisalign*. While both OrthoFX and Invisalign have set out to make people smile wider and brighter, OrthoFX may be preferred due to multiple benefits. To know more about the OrthoFX experience, you can reach out to us or schedule an appointment with an orthodontist. *Terms and Conditions Apply: Go to OrthoFX.com to learn more about our guarantee.