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With the growing popularity of Invisalign, a growing number of orthodontists are offering this treatment option. If your orthodontist is offering it, you may be wondering if you should go with the practice you know, or choose someone else. Here are some considerations that can help with this choice.
Choose an Orthodontist with Experience
The Invisalign system consists of clear aligners that cover the teeth like molds, similar to those used in at-home teeth whitening kits. Each aligner places pressure on the teeth to move them into proper position, and is worn for two weeks. After the two week period, a new aligner which moves the teeth a little more is worn for an additional two weeks, repeating the process until the teeth are in their proper place.
This is a highly precise system, and this means that experience matters. If your orthodontics office has not been offering Invisalign for long, you may want to choose a practice with more experience.
Choose an Orthodontist Who Offers Options
While Invisalign is a great system, it’s not necessarily the system for every situation. Choose an orthodontists office that offers a number of teeth straightening options, and will take the time to get to know you and your goals to select the right system for your needs. You want good results, and this may mean a different alignment system than Invisalign.
Choose a Board Certified Orthodontist
Finally, make sure the practice you consider is led by a board certified orthodontist. A board certified orthodontist has completed written and clinical exams and been reviewed by a panel of his or her peers to ensure that the care provided to patients is the best available. Certification renewal takes place every 10 years, ensuring that your orthodontist continues to learn the latest treatment options.
IF you’ve decided that Invisalign sounds like the right teeth straightening option for you, choose your provider carefully. Not all orthodontics offices provide the same level of care. Choose a provider with experience, certification and options, and you will have a higher chance of a successful, positive outcome. We have all three. Book an appointment to discuss Invisalign today.