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Choosing the Right Invisalign Provider

Invisalign offers many benefits for those who desire the benefits of braces.  With so many dentists now doing Invisalign, how do you know who to choose?

Like a general dentist, an orthodontic specialist must first receive their doctorate in general dentistry. After this, they must complete an additional two to three years of graduate training in orthodontics.  As a specialist, the orthodontist limits their time exclusively to orthodontic treatments.  When you choose to go to a dentist for Invisalign, you are able to get the treatment itself, but you don’t get the additional education and experience that comes with choosing an orthodontist.   The patient benefits from the additional training the orthodontist has acquired.

Invisalign consists of clear aligners that cover teeth like molds. The aligners resemble at-home teeth whitening trays. Your orthodontist customizes the treatment plan specifically to you before the aligners are made.  Each set is worn for about two weeks. Aligners a…