5 Things Adults Should Know When Choosing an Invisalign Orthodontist
by Dr. Amer Hussain, on Mar 18, 2021 12:20:03 PM
As an adult, we like to be sure of the choices we make. Like you for example, you’ve made the decision to straighten your smile, which is great! And you’ve chosen that you’d like to go the Invisalign route, even better!
When it comes to trusting someone with aligning your teeth; it takes a lot of research to find the best provider. But what type of things should you be considering when it comes to choosing an orthodontist to provide your Invisalign?
Let us walk you through the top 5 things to consider when choosing an Invisalign orthodontist.1. Check out the reviews
While shopping around for a Invisalign orthodontists, checking reviews can help you make a final decision. In our digital era, the vast majority of businesses will have a website and most likely some reviews as well. People, especially nowadays, review often.
Whether their feedback is positive, neutral or negative, this can be a great indicator of how a business treats its consumers. Taking your time to sort through some or all of the reviews may seem tedious but it will help you sort whittle down your selection list before you move onto the next step.2. Time for a field trip
Before you commit to an Invisalign provider, take a trip out to their clinic. Before you put your car in drive, call in a book a preliminary consultation. Most orthodontist offices offer free consultations. As you walk into their clinic, ask the staff and yourself a few questions like:
- Is the clinic clean?
- Are the staff friendly?
- How do you feel immediately as you walk in?
- Does the clinic feel professional?
- How long has the clinic been around?
When choosing your Invisalign orthodontist, some people shy away from asking questions about the orthodontist’s professional background. Our advice is not to, you should never shy away from asking these types of questions. In the end you are trusting them with your teeth. They should be able to answer some background questions.
Find out things like:
- How long they have been practicing at this particular clinic?
- If an orthodontist bounces from clinic to clinic often, this could be a warning sign. Finding an orthodontist whose been in the same clinic for a long time can show commitment and credibility.
- If they’ve done any Invisalign certified training?
- Invisalign does have some certificated orthodontists and dentists can complete additional training in Invisalign’s advancements. Inquire if they have done any extra homework for extra credit.
Now this one is a big one, when in your Invisalign consultation, ask them about how many cases they’ve handled in a specific time period in regards to Invisalign. A good orthodontist will have complete, on-going and beginning cases for Invisalign, if they have a significant gap this could be a red flag.
5. Take some before and after home with you
Any good professional Invisalign orthodontist will not hesitate if you ask to see or even take home some before and afters. Since most clinics take initial and final photos of their patients as they progress through their treatment, the orthodontist should have some on hand. Take some time to really look through the photos when you get home, if you are having a hard time interpreting the photos, this may not be the orthodontist for you.
When choosing an Invisalign provider, it pays to take your time and really research and investigate who you will end up choosing. You didn’t decide to straighten your smile in a day, it took some long contemplation; choosing an orthodontist to help you on your journey to a new smile should take the same amount of consideration.