Are you considering Invisalign braces to straighten your teeth? Not surprising since recent studies have shown that more than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile.
Invisalign braces use custom made aligners made of soft clear plastic making them almost invisible. They are a great choice for adults and teen because you wear them while doing your working or going to school without the distractions of metal wires and brackets.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removed while eating and brushing. This allows you to eat anything you’d like without worry of things getting “caught” in your braces. It also makes it a lot easier to clean your teeth as you can brush and floss regularly.
How do you go about choosing an Invisalign specialist?
Finding a dentist in your area who specializes in Invisalign should not be difficult as there are many orthodontic and dental practices who offer Invisalign braces as an option for straightening teeth.
Choosing between a dentist or orthodontist will depend on your individual needs and your level of comfort with the doctor. Many patients are able to use their regular dentist for Invisalign. However, visiting an orthodontist may be the best option for complex cases.
Please ask about the individual Invisalign experience of any doctor you consider. And always be sure to look for Invisalign certification when searching for a medical professional to oversee your treatment. This denotes that a dentist or orthodontist has completed the training course offered by Align Technology, the maker of Invisalign braces. You can also ask if they are a Premier Provider or Premier Provider Elite. This designation is provided to dentists and orthodontists with the most experience based on the number of Invisalign patients they have treated.