Invisalign Specialist in Stafford, TX
Invisalign is an invisible orthodontic technology that allows you to straighten your teeth for a better smile without metal wires. If you are looking for a solution to gradually move your teeth into a straighter position that allows for a healthier and even more beautiful smile, then Invisalign clear aligners may be the solution for you! Contact us at Smile Dental to learn how our invisible aligners will allow you to discreetly move your teeth into a straighter, healthier place. We are conveniently located at 738 FM 1092 Rd, Stafford, TX 77477. For more details about our services, call us or make an appointment request online.
Table of Contents:
What kind of doctor does Invisalign?
What are the different levels of Invisalign providers?
Does it matter which orthodontist you go to for Invisalign?
What is the difference between Invisalign and aligners?
Orthodontists and dentists are often used back and forth or thought of as the same. While both orthodontists and dentists often provide similar services and may specialize in the same medical field by practicing oral health, the roles of an orthodontist and dentist, as well as their education, are much different.
At Smile Dental, our clinic provides a distinctive difference as we have integrated our dental services and orthodontic treatments together. With both dentists and orthodontists working together in our clinic, as well as our other dental staff, we work towards the best interests of our patients, and each day we strive to deliver top-quality dental care in our safe, comfortable, and caring environment.
Orthodontists are a special type of doctor that provides specific dental treatments to prevent and treat teeth and jaw issues. Often, orthodontists will use either fixed or removable dental devices like bands, braces, and retainers like Invisalign to change the positioning of the teeth within the mouth. Often, orthodontists will treat the following with Invisalign:
– Crooked teeth
– Underbite or overbite issues
– Crowded teeth
– Jaw misalignment
– Spaced out teeth
What many do not know about Invisalign is the fact that they have tiers for the orthodontists that complete Invisalign treatments. These tiers represent the orthodontists who provide revolutionary treatments and have been trained by the creators of Invisalign to reach the status of a certified provider. The four tiers that are provided to certified Invisalign providers correspond with the number of Invisalign cases each orthodontist has completed:
– Preferred Provider
This is the first level that is reached. The providers that reach this level perform an average of 10 cases each year.
– Premier Provider
This second level is reached by orthodontists who perform 50 cases of Invisalign total and continue to perform around 25 cases every 6 months.
– Elite Provider
This is the third level that can be reached and has a minimum of 300 cases total, with orthodontists performing an average of 300 cases per year.
– Top 1% Provider
This is the top and final level, which is reached when the orthodontist treats an average of 800 cases total and continues to complete an average of 200 cases per year.
While you may not think that going to any Invisalign provider will make a difference, it ultimately can. Determining which orthodontist is best for you will come down to a few things, which you and only you can figure out what matters most.
Start off with where the clinic is located. Is it a convenient location for you? Move on to the staff and the orthodontist. How are they when you go in for a consultation? Finally, does the office meet your needs in cleanliness, ease of access, and how to get a hold of them?
The experience of your orthodontist should be your first concern. If they do not do many Invisalign treatments, that will be your first concern. Do they have enough experience customizing the Invisalign trays to meet the goals you both have set up?
– Tier Rating
Depending on whether the orthodontist has been specifically trained by the Invisalign specialists or not, they will have a tier rating available. You can call the office and specifically ask if they have a tier rating, and if so, what their tier rating is for Invisalign.
– Recommendations / Ratings
Review all of the ratings and recommendations available on their Google business profile.
There are some similarities that Invisalign has with aligners, including straightening the teeth. However, there are many differences, making Invisalign the clear choice for any teeth straightening treatment.
Invisalign provides in-person consultations with your orthodontist that show you how the Invisalign treatment will work. Invisalign makes it easy for you to remove the tray to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss. You do not have to deal with any emergency visits like you would with other teeth straightening methods. Invisalign is practically invisible, and the trays are customized to your mouth structure. Finally, many Invisalign treatments at orthopedic clinics are covered by many dental insurance plans.
Clear aligners have some similarities, including being easy to remove to allow you to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss. You also do not need to make any emergency visits with clear aligners as it is an aligner tray with no metal attached to your teeth. While they are also virtually invisible, many clear aligners cannot be trimmed or customized to your mouth structure, including the gums. Finally, like Invisalign, they are mostly covered by many insurance plans. It is best if you check your dental insurance plan to ensure Invisalign or clear aligners are covered.
Contact one of our specialists for Invisalign treatment. We are conveniently located at 738 FM 1092 Rd, Stafford, TX 77477. For more details about our services, please call us or make an appointment request online. We serve patients from Stafford TX, Meadows Place TX, Missouri City TX, Sugar Land TX, Fifth Street TX, Dewalt TX, and Trammels TX.