It’s true that a lot of general dentists offer Invisalign® clear aligners. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re your best option for specialized orthodontic care. For this reason, we typically recommend that you see one of our orthodontists in Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas for Invisalign treatment.
Here’s what you need to know about getting Invisalign clear aligners from your local orthodontist. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of our office locations.
A general dentist goes through four years of dental school. But an orthodontist is a specialist. They go through an additional two to three years of education after dental school to specialize in how to safely move your teeth and jaws.
To be clear, both dentists and orthodontists have to go through special training before they can offer Invisalign to their patients. But only an orthodontist has the additional years of education to specialize in orthodontics, giving them a solid foundation and thorough understanding of orthodontic care.
An orthodontist will also work with your dentist to ensure you achieve the look and function you want for your smile. In this way, both your dentist and orthodontist work as a team for your highest good as a patient.
General dentists typically offer a wide range of services, from teeth cleanings to root canals. This means that they may not handle Invisalign cases as often as an orthodontist.
An orthodontist, on the other hand, specializes in providing orthodontic care for their patients. They also tend to treat a much higher number of Invisalign patients, which means they’ll bring more experience to your case.
Choose an Invisalign orthodontist that has had many successful patient cases. Ask to see before-and-after photos of their Invisalign patients. Watch their video testimonials and read their Google reviews. The more experience an orthodontist has, the more peace of mind you’ll feel about your orthodontic treatment.
Experience matters. Choose an Invisalign provider from Parrish Orthodontics who’ll make sure you receive the best orthodontic care.
A lot of people still associate orthodontics with traditional metal braces. However, it’s important to remember that Invisalign aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment. These clear aligners work by exerting constant but gentle pressure on your teeth to move into place. For this reason, you’ll need to wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day.
Throughout your orthodontic treatment, we’ll schedule appointments to check your progress and see if you’re ready for the next set of aligners in your Invisalign treatment plan.
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Our Invisalign orthodontists in Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for Invisalign aligners, please call Parrish Orthodontics at (260) 447-2568. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.