Do Orthodontists Offer Invisalign Treatment?

Find out why orthodontists are the ideal choice for Invisalign treatment and how to choose a provider with extensive experience in Invisalign.

Do Orthodontists Offer Invisalign Treatment?

Most orthodontists, including our office, treat dozens of Invisalign cases every week. We understand the system inside and out, and our knowledge of tooth movement makes us the ideal choice for Invisalign treatment. Both orthodontists and general dentists offer Invisalign, but the process will vary depending on the professional you visit. Before scheduling an appointment, it's helpful to find out how Invisalign works and how to choose a provider.

If orthodontic appliances are the best option for the problem, the dentist may refer the patient to an orthodontist. The only way to know for sure is to schedule an initial consultation with a dentist or orthodontist who supports Invisalign. This allows the orthodontist to take an accurate 3D model of your mouth and send it electronically to the Invisalign laboratory. General dentists can become Invisalign providers, but they lack the specialized training that orthodontists have.

Orthodontists offer higher quality care and are better prepared to provide treatment that meets your individual needs. A dentist or orthodontist with extensive experience in Invisalign may be better suited to treating more complicated cases than providers with less experience. When an orthodontist or general dentist decides that they would like to offer Invisalign to their patients, they must first become a certified Invisalign provider. If you have very crooked teeth or a prominent malocclusion, braces might be the best option and you should see an orthodontist instead.

When choosing between a dentist and an orthodontist for Invisalign, consider the level of experience each professional offers. It has become a highly customizable technology that dentists and orthodontists can administer just as effectively. The combination of these factors means that your Invisalign treatment will be more effective and efficient in the hands of an orthodontist. Orthodontists have specialized training in tooth movement and cutting-edge technology that most dental offices don't have. World-class orthodontists are better prepared to provide treatment that meets your individual needs.