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Torrance Invisalign: Information About False Ads for Invisalign Braces

There are frequent Google popup ads that offer Invisalign treatments, with prices that are unbelievably low. Beware of these offers, as you are likely to be very disappointed once you meet with the office making these outrageously low offers. The treatment they are offering is most often called "Invisalign Express," which is a minimal teeth straightening procedure, (click here to see its limitations), and if you need more extensive work, the charges will be added and can be much, much higher than you expected. Unfortunately, many consumers are trapped into paying a higher price for Invisalign treatment when the ad is promising that they will get a heavily discounted service.

There are other ads in recent years and months in which a Groupon offer allowed for Invisalign treatment for $3,000. There is little possibility that this is really the fee that would be paid by the patient, as the add-on costs, once you have had your teeth evaluated, will likely be as high or higher than a reputable orthodontist that tells the truth about the actual cost of Invisalign treatments. If an ad states "If You Qualify for Invisalign", it is a simple matter for that office to just tell you that you don't qualify, and have another (more expensive) service offered to you, once you arrive.

If it sounds too good to be true....

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Beware of special low, low prices. As a practicing orthodontist that has served the Torrance area for years, and with a history of being a Super Elite Premier Provider of Invisalign, we will never give you false information about prices. Our practice is honest, straightforward, and highly respected. Many of these ads do not mention that they will charge you for beginning, progress, and final photos and X-rays and other parts of the treatment that are necessary. Here are some of the common problems that consumers face when they make an appointment for a "low cost" Invisalign treatment:

  • The advertised fee probably does not include harder cases, such as large overbites or underbites, or crossbites, with the added treatments necessary.
  • The advertised fee probably does not include case refinement (extra Invisalign aligners, which are often needed).
  • The advertised fee probably does not include the placement of partial braces prior to or after Invisalign treatment for difficult cases.
  • The advertised fee probably does not include retainers, which are needed by everyone after orthodontic treatment.
  • The advertised fee probably does not include the cost of X-rays and other evaluations.

What can you do to avoid being a victim of this type of advertising? There are certain actions you can take as a consumer to clarify whether you are about to be the victim of false advertising.

Google the name and city of the orthodontist involved and read the reviews. These can be very enlightening, and often tell the true tale about what will happen once you make an appointment, from a consumer's point of view. These reviews are not all positive - treatment didn't work, costs were much higher, service was poor, and so on.

Once you have made the decision to get your teeth straightened, and are interested in Invisalign, you want the process to be successful! At our practice, Breeze Orthodontics in Torrance, we are extremely qualified, professional and we get results for our patients, no matter how serious their problem. Some people may require both Invisalign and standard metal braces to get results. We know how important your smile is to you, and we will speak with you about the various options available to you, and we pride ourselves on being ethical, honest and providing exceptional service to each and every patient.

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