Drs. Matthew and Courtney Dunn were recently named 2010 Invisalign Preferred Providers. Invisalign awards Preferred Provider status based on overall experience with Invisalign as well as completing Invisalign continuing education requirements.

Prior to this year, any orthodontist or dentist that took a one day course was considered Invisalign certified. This policy resulted in thousands of dentists and orthodontists heavily advertising their Invisalign prowess even though many of these doctors only treated 1-2 Invisalign cases a year. With Invisalign’s new requirements, a dentist or orthodontist must start at least 10 Invisalign cases per year and complete 10 hours of Invisalign continuing education. If a dentist or orthodontist does not reach these minimum requirements, they will no longer be able to use the Invisalign product.

What does this mean for patients? The bad news is that there are less dentists and orthodontists that can provide Invisalign services to you. The good news is that those Invisalign providers that remain are those with the most experience.

If you have questions about Invisalign or any other orthodontic service, contact Dunn Orthodontics to schedule a free consultation.

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