|Question about Groupon and Invisalign from RealSelf.com|
Let's talk a little bit more about these group purchases:
1. In Ontario, our regulatory bodies do not legally allow dentists to split fees with any third party. Dentists who have engaged in these practices are and have been subjected to discipline by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. Beware seeking treatment with doctors who are willing to compromise the ethical responsibilities of the profession.
2. Invisalign is not a commodity. You are not purchasing Invisalign. You are paying for an orthodontic service that will straighten your teeth using Invisalign. In other words, your treatment depends on the skill and experience of your doctor and their team, not "how well Invisalign works". You can read more about choosing an Invisalign doctor here.
3. Often times these deals are from general dental offices. This is their "loss leader" to get new patients into the practice. Many will require a full dental exam, xrays, cleanings, and fillings before Invisalign treatment starts and after the teeth are straight, many will offer cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, bonding, and whitening.
Remember that you are making a big investment in your teeth. Beware online sales and discounts for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatment and view Invisalign as a technique, not a product.