We hear this ALL the time at our office. When teens and adults come to our office for a 2nd opinion, they often tell us another dentist or orthodontist told them they weren’t a candidate for Invisalign. MOST of the time, this isn’t the case.
Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment option that’s had amazing technological advances in the last decade by its creator, Align Technology. More complex conditions that were once only resolved with braces or jaw surgery can now be treated with Invisalign.
But it’s not just the technology you need to think about when you’re choosing a provider. Yes, the technology is there. But how about the doctor’s experience?
First and foremost, be sure you’re talking to an orthodontist and not a general dentist. Why? Because an orthodontist has had three additional years of education and has gone through an orthodontic residency program beyond dental school to become a certified orthodontist. In those additional years, we focus specifically on the structures of jaws and teeth and learn how to correct major and minor orthodontic conditions with orthodontic appliances. In the business of straightening teeth, orthodontists are the experts.
In addition to making sure you’re seeing an orthodontic specialist, also be sure you’re seeing a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Chelian is a Premier Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Nashua and Danvers and has extensive experience with the system.
Conditions that other orthodontist may not be able to fix, Dr. Chelian may. The best thing is to come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chelian to see once and for all if you ARE indeed a candidate for Invisalign.