|Almost everyone can get Invisalign in Whitby. Some might require 10% of the work done with braces.|
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Choosing your Invisalign Dentist or Orthodontist in Toronto- Part 5 Do You Need Metal Braces?
In Part 5 of Choosing the Best Oshawa Invisalign Orthodontist, we look at suggesting potential patients ask how often metal braces are required to finish Invisalign treatment. There are a few reasons for this.
Many Invisalign providers do not actually do braces. They have taken an Invisalign certification course for a weekend and may not be orthodontists. General dentists provide braces as well but not nearly as many as provide Invisalign. This will give you a decent indication of how experienced the doctor is with orthodontics. Having an understanding of braces is an advantage for the doctor when planning Invisalign treatment and being able to help you achieve your smile if the Invisalign treatment does not run on track, or if you feel you are struggling with wearing the aligners.
One of the biggest factors here is that there are still some movements that will work better with braces than Invisalign, although not many. It is important that the doctor have this as a part of their “arsenal” to help you achieve the exact results you are looking for. Common issues that might require braces might be severely tipped molars or extreme rotations that might move faster with braces. In these situations, the treatment should still be completed 90% with Invisalign and about 10% with braces. Be cautious if there is a doctor who is regularly finishing treatments with braces after Invisalign.
Knowing that your doctor has experience with metal braces is certainly a good thing, although it does not always translate into an ability to perform treatments with Invisalign. When all else is equal, an orthodontist is going to likely have a greater understanding of how to move teeth, and what the final results should look like from the perspective of health and aesthetics.
Hopefully this 5 part series has been helpful in helping you ask the right questions before you choose your Invisalign provider. Remember that Invisalign is a technique, not a product. Price should only be a small factor because the results will be different depending on the doctor you choose. For more information, please visit the most comprehensive Invisalign site around for Toronto Invisalign. Good luck with your treatment and we’d be happy to hear about how it goes!