July 30, 2021
Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth due to misalignment issues, but teenagers and adults often shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to be sporting metal brackets and wires. The good news is there is another option out there. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into their rightful locations. However, you don’t want to settle for just any provider. Continue reading to learn what you should look for when choosing one.
Experience and Training
You should choose a dentist who has lots of training and experience in this area of dentistry. Look into the types of continuing education they have and from which organizations. When you see that they are up-to-date with all of the latest techniques and technology that dentistry has to offer, you will be much more comfortable putting your smile in their hands.
Dental Organization Memberships
When a dentist is actively involved in professional dental organizations, this is just one of many ways that they can express their seriousness and commitment to the field. Dental organizations offer numerous additional education opportunities as well as respectable credentials.
To obtain more insight into what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment, check out some of the online reviews for the dentist in question. By reading the experiences that previous patients have had, you will be able to make a much more confident decision about whether or not you would like to consider them further for your treatment. Plenty of positive, detailed reviews are a good sign.
You don’t have to commit to a specific dentist for Invisalign before attending a consultation. This will be a great opportunity for you to see the environment that your dental team works in, ask them questions about their credentials, learn about fees and payment information, and get a feel for the dentist’s personality.
View Before and After Photos
Check out photos of patients’ smiles before and after their Invisalign treatment. You can give yourself a realistic view of what the final result will look like. This is also a good time for you to see some of the previous work of the dentist you’re considering.
You are putting your smile into the hands of someone else, so you want it to be someone that you can trust. By using the tips listed above, you can make a more informed and confident decision about the future of your pearly whites.
About the Author
Dr. Marco Caballeros is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for well over a decade. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry and is committed to continuing education to expand his clinical skillset. He is a proud Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and member of the American Dental Association, North Texas Hispanic Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society. For more information on Invisalign or to schedule a consultation, visit his website or call (972) 418-8461.
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