Dr. T. Luke Roberts, D.M.D., M.S.D., founder and leader of the Blue Ridge Orthodontics practice located in Asheville, Brevard, and Hendersonville, has been on a journey of smiles for quite a number of years.
“Having grown up in a medical family who spent our summers working on medical missions, I knew that I wanted to work in a field that has a positive impact on the lives of others. Because of my exposure to patients with cleft lip and palate during those medical missions, I was drawn to the phenomenal change that improving the smile can have on people,” says Dr. Roberts. “I once participated in the cleft lip repair of a 68-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic — and the happiness and gratitude that she showed when we were finished has stuck with me since that day. I chose orthodontics because I knew I would be able to create that positive change in self-image for people every day.”
Seeing how his patients’ smiles change for the better is a daily joy for Dr. Roberts.
As the owner of Blue Ridge Orthodontics, devoted husband, and active father to his children, Quinn, Emma, and Charlie, Dr. Roberts understands the struggle of not being able to find extra time in your day. He knew there were adults that desired a straighter smile but had not been able to find the time to invest in the frequent appointments that traditional treatment options like braces and Invisalign required. Could an at-home-centric treatment option be the answer?
When comparing his at-home treatment with other at-home clear aligner companies, Dr. Roberts realized the competitors did not meet his standards for care.
There were a few red flags that can be seen across the current market:
Lack of Supervision
These options left their patients with no access to local professionals and no course correction if something had not gone as planned. This could lead to months of improper alignment that significantly disrupts their path to a perfect smile, not to mention the money lost in the process, and even potential permanent damage to teeth and bite. Teeth can do things we do not expect. That’s why it’s important to do semi-regular check-ins and to have the option to call your orthodontist to ensure that everything is moving in line.
The Impressions treatment was developed by a Diamond-level Invisalign provider. This assures the patient that they will have the best and most effective clear aligner treatment. Impressions only requires three trips to the office, but we welcome any call, virtual appointment, or additional office visit to check that everything is moving as it should! You should not get to the end of treatment and think, “I was expecting something better than this.” If a worry arises at any time during treatment, Dr. Roberts and our top-tier treatment team is just a call away.
Starting Off on the Wrong Foot
These at-home programs begin with a molding kit sent to you. The patient is not the professional, nor should you be expected to be. When you only have one shot and it’s your first attempt at making a mold of your teeth, it is quite common for the DIY impression to be inaccurate. It’s risky business basing all of the aligners off a less than perfect craft experiment.
With Impressions, we can deliver accuracy each time, because we always start treatment with a 3D iTero ofyour teeth! It’s quick, painless and carried out by a trained professional. The scan also doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth like the putty from the at-home impressions kits do. After your 3-D scan, you’ll also get to see what your teeth will look like after treatment BEFORE YOU EVER GET STARTED or pay for anything. Everyone loves a good before and after! Other at-home aligner companies don’t offer this.
Higher Chance of Unsatisfying Results
Surely one of the most intriguing qualities of at-home kits is the low price tag. However, without supervision and professional advice it is not common for patients to get to the last aligner and still have hope for more. Then these patients will have to go to an orthodontist and course-correct using costly treatment – something they were trying to avoid.
This is not an issue with Impressions. Impressions is 50% cheaper than traditional Invisalign without the sacrifice of quality that comes with these other at-home aligner programs.
The Answer to At-Home Clear Aligner Care: Impressions
by Blue Ridge Orthodontics
Impressions can promise to not be any of the things above. Instead, we offer:
– Fewer appointments but unlimited access to our diamond level providers
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– Low cost, but high-quality materials
Impressions is 50% cheaper than Invisalign, but made with the same high-quality material. It means our trays are more durable and will not smash like some of “the other guys.”
– Smile guarantee
We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your smile at the end of your treatment plan. If not, we will continue to work until you are.
Did we mention that your treatment is delivered straight to your doorstep 6-10 weeks after your 3D scan? With the help of your step-by-step guide, everything included in your Impressions kit, and the Impressions team that you can email and call with any questions, you’ll breeze through your treatment at home.
Do you want more appointments?
You can always add on additional appointments, or we can upgrade you to Impressions+. Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade of our original Impressions treatment. With Impressions+ you get more appointments with your Blue Ridge Orthodontics team, plus the ability to treat more advanced smile issues; AND you get all that for 25% less than comprehensive Invisalign.
Ready to choose Impressions for your at-home care?
It’s easy to get started! Click here to fill out the form below to schedule your free initial consultation. Our doctors will answer any of your questions about the Impressions process and will then assess your teeth and smile, and look at specific areas that may be a cause for concern. We offer virtual and in-person consultations, so no matter how busy you are, there’s an option that will work for you!
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