Who can do Invisalign?

Myth & Truth with Some Useful Tips


General dentists can and do offer Invisalign to their patients. However,because they are not trained as orthodontists, they are only able to offer limited treatment with Invisalign.




The short answer is yes. General dentists CAN offer their patients braces. If a general dentist wants to provide orthodontics in his or her practice, then they have to measure up to the standard of care. This means that if a dentist is able to straighten and align teeth as well as an average orthodontist, then they can offer braces to their patients.


Orthodontists can treat anything – no matter what your problem is. Invisalign is a tool, just as brackets and wires are a tool, and your success is a result of how well the tool is used. Because Invisalign has a brand name, some people think they are going to get the same thing, no matter who the doctor is. But it is better to think of Invisalign as a software company that prints aligners. Your doctor directs the outcome and how you will get there, just the same as with braces.Your process and success depend on your doctor.


You may even have seen an orthodontist who says you can’t have your treatment with Invisalign. That is just a reflection of his or her experience and comfort with


aligners. I have found that I can treat virtually anyone to a successful result with Invisalign aligners, but I have worked to gain the experience and confidence to know that I can deliver the smile you deserve.


Many dentists and orthodontists alike are trained in administering Invisalign to patients. This begs a crucial question: “Should I get Invisalign from a dentist or orthodontist?” The answer lies not in specialty, but inexperience.


⦁ Preferred
Treats 10 cases per year


⦁ Premier
Has treated at least 50 total cases
Treats at least 25 cases every 6 months


⦁ Premier Elite
Has treated at least 300 total cases
Treats 50 cases every 6 months


⦁ Super Elite
This is a brand new designation that is awarded to the top 1 percent of Invisalign providers. Invisalign plans to release more information on this provider status later this year.




Is Invisalign Right for You?


If you’ve been looking for a way to straighten your teeth, you might be wondering if Invisalign could work for you. The good news is that unless a case is overly severe, Invisalign can treat a wide variety of dental issues, including:


⦁ Gapped teeth
⦁ Crowded teeth
⦁ Overbite
⦁ Underbite
⦁ Crossbite


Useful Tips:


1 – Brush Your Teeth – Brush Your Aligners
2 – Always Store Aligners Properly
3 – Brush Teeth & Rinse Your Aligners After Meals
4 – Contact a Dentist if Your Aligner is Damaged


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At Signature Smiles Family Dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina, we offer our patients the latest technologies and services such as General Dentistry, Periodontal Treatment, Cosmetic Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, laser dentistry, and implant dentistry.


6 Cleveland Ct B, Greenville, SC 29607
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