While many doctors advertise Invisalign, the truth is that most of them are poorly trained and inexperienced. If you choose the wrong Invisalign doctor, there is a very good chance you will have a poor result and will have wasted your money. Invisalign is a tool. In the hands of an experienced Invisalign orthodontist, that tool can produce amazing results. Invisalign in the hands of someone with minimal training and experience, however, has the potential to actually make your bite worse.
How to find an Invisalign doctor?
The first step is to make sure you are seeing an orthodontist rather than your dentist. While dentists are legally allowed to do Invisalign, most of them have very little training in orthodontics and have very little experience with Invisalign. Many dentists doing Invisalign only treat 1-2 patients per year while an experienced Invisalign orthodontist will treat 100+ patients per year. A great site to look for board certified orthodontists is www.americanboardortho.com. In addition, Phoenix Magazine posts a list each year of the top orthodontists in Phoenix.
Can anyone get Invisalign?
Provided that your gums are healthy and you don’t have any cavities, there is a very good chance you can use Invisalign to straighten your teeth. While there are exceptions, most adults and many teens can be treated successfully with Invisalign in the hands of an experienced Invisalign orthodontist.
Does Invisalign Work? What are the results?
Yes! Invisalign actually works amazingly well when you have an experienced orthodontist that is careful in case selection. While there are plenty of stories of Invisalign not working, most of those people got Invisalign from their dentist rather than an experienced Invisalign orthodontist. The fact is when choose an experienced Invisalign orthodontist, you can get great Invisalign results.
How long does Invisalign take?
It depends. I know that’s not the answer you’re looking for but it’s true. The amount of crowding, spacing, overbite as well as many other factors determine how long Invisalign will take for you. The only way to answer that question is to schedule a consultation with an Invisalign doctor. Most Invisalign doctors will provide a consultation for less than $100. If you would like to schedule a FREE consultation with a highly experienced Invisalign orthodontist, click here. Drs. Matthew & Courtney Dunn are happy to provide you with an estimate of your Invisalign treatment time.
Are there Invisalign alternatives?
While there are a number of Invisalign alternatives and knockoffs, at this point they are not recommended. The Invisalign process is patented and highly technical. Any current Invisalign alternatives are using inferior technology and are likely to provide inferior results. Most experienced orthodontists will only use real Invisalign and will not offer alternative Invisalign products.
Where Can You Get Invisalign?
There are plenty of Invisalign doctors. The trick is finding a good one. Here are some tips:
- Is the doctor actually an orthodontist? americanboardortho.com
- Does the doctor offer a lifetime satisfaction guarantee? GuaranteeMySmile.com
- Is the doctor among the top orthodontists in the Valley? Phoenix Magazine
- Does the doctor have good reviews on Google and Yelp?
“After meeting with the amazing staff and doctor, we knew we weren’t going to have any problems. Their consideration and knowledge is beyond what we could have ever hoped for. Thank you to all the staff and Dr. Matt for the great experience. We definitely recommend them to anyone looking for an
Orthodontist!!!” – Amanda H.
“Every visit is like visiting my extended family. They show sincere interest in me and my family and I feel like I am lucky to be able to go through this journey with the Dunn team. Dr. Courtney is so great and really understands my situation and the best way to go about treatment. I have referred friends to them and will continue to do so. Dunn Orthodontics is not only a great place to go for ortho treatment but those who work there are truly blessed to have such a wonderful organization to be a part of.” – Serena R.
“I didn’t know that they could be straightened with Invisalign at my age (76), but today, a year later, they look perfect and my smile is beautiful. Both Drs. Dunn were exceptionally gentle and explained the process thoroughly. Their staff is wonderful. My appointments were always on time with no waiting. I
rate them above 5 stars. I will miss not going into their office because it truly was a pleasant experience.” – Norma W.
“I have enjoyed my experience with Dunn Orthodontics. The doctors, assistants and office staff did everything necessary to assure a positive outcome. This is my second go ’round with orthodontics, but my first experience with fantastic results. My teeth look beautiful! I couldn’t be happier.
In a time when it’s becoming the norm to slack on quality, Dunn Orthodontics maintains “old fashion” standards and couples that with modern technology. Both doctors and their assistants are highly skilled. In addition to knowledge and ability, patient comfort is a priority. I recommend Dunn Orthodontics to old and young alike.” – Patsy F.