Although it’s best to consult with an orthodontist about the treatment options available, many people have an idea of the treatment they would like before they go to their first appointment. These days, many patients desire Invisalign due to its cosmetic benefits.
If you have decided Invisalign is the treatment you want, you need to find an orthodontist trained and experienced in using it. Researching qualified doctors instead of choosing the first name you see will ensure you receive the best results possible.
Finding an Invisalign Provider
Invisalign is a unique orthodontic treatment that works much differently than traditional braces. As a result, just because an orthodontist is knowledgeable about braces doesn’t mean they are a good choice for Invisalign. Align Technology, the creator of Invisalign, wants to ensure everyone has a good experience with their product, so they do their best to help patients find the best Invisalign providers in their area.
Orthodontists who offer Invisalign are ranked by Align Technologies based on the number of patients they have treated with the clear aligners in the past six months. There are several levels, ranging from Bronze to Diamond. With more cases comes more experience, so the higher the tier the better. Charleston Orthodontic Specialists is currently an Invisalign Platinum Plus provider.
Of course, it doesn’t matter how experienced an orthodontist is with Invisalign if you cannot afford to pay for it. We do our best to make this invisible treatment cost-effective for everyone by offering payment plans and accepting insurance.
Why Experience Matters
Receiving Invisalign is a multistep process that requires the expertise of an Invisalign provider. When you receive treatment from our doctors, who have worked on over 500 Invisalign cases, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
If our orthodontist decides Invisalign is a viable option, they will start your treatment by taking digital x-rays of your teeth, which they then send to an Invisalign laboratory along with a treatment plan dictating the exact movements your teeth are expected to make.
The laboratory will craft custom-made aligners based on this treatment plan. The number of aligners you receive will depend on the parameters of your treatment plan, and you will return to your orthodontist’s office every 12 weeks or so to get a new set of Invisalign trays.
As you progress through your treatment, our orthodontist will keep you updated on how your teeth are moving and make sure your treatment is working efficiently. You will also learn how to care for your aligners and teeth as you undergo Invisalign treatment. This is an important part of the process that is not included in mail-order treatment.
If you’re searching for an Invisalign provider in Charleston area or Mt. Pleasant, schedule an appointment with Charleston Orthodontic Specialists to see if we’re the right fit for you. Having performed over 500 Invisalign cases, our orthodontists are prepared to provide you with the best results. Call 843-642-8100 to get started on your treatment today.