The pitfalls and dangers of getting Invisalign from your dentist
Invisalign has completely and totally transformed the expectations of the general public as far as what braces are, what they should be, and what they can be – and sometimes these expectations really backfire, particularly when people go to their general dentist to get their hands on Invisalign and end up with nightmare results.
We know, we know. Getting Invisalign braces from a dentist is better than trying to tackle this kind of work all on your own, but at the end of the day it really isn’t THAT much better – specifically because your dentist doesn’t have the necessary background, training, or experience with orthodontic solutions the way that a legitimate orthodontist will.
And believe us, a lot can go wrong without this experience training, and background.
Invisalign, at its core, is nothing more than a tool to straighten your teeth.
At the end of the day, Invisalign is a tool, nothing more, and nothing less – and that tool in the hands of someone that understands exactly how to use it best is going to provide amazing results while the same tool in the hands of those that may not know exactly what they are doing can wreak havoc and cause a tremendous amount of destruction to your smile.
A lot of people in the general public (for good reason, too) are unfamiliar with the fact that it only takes 10 hours to go through a single Invisalign certification to be able to even offer Invisalign as a certified provider – and that’s it!
Even if dentists choose to take advantage of a couple of continuing education courses in Invisalign that they still won’t have anywhere near the proper and professional training that proper orthodontists will, experts that have more than 3000 hours of training in the use of braces and Invisalign solutions even before they graduate!
Sure, a lot of people are going to figure that Invisalign solutions are as close to “set it and forget it” as in orthodontic solution can get. But again, nothing could be further from the truth
There is a world of difference between the results that can be produced by a dentist with a casual training in this technology and the results that can be produced by an orthodontist that understands exactly how to get the very most out of Invisalign, how to completely customize it to your smile, and how to make sure that it provides you with the permanent smile adjustment results you are looking for in the first place – all without any negative side effects or consequences.
As we highlighted above, Invisalign is only going to adjust the treatment and alignment of your teeth.
It doesn’t take into account how your bite needs to be adjusted, how your job needs to be aligned, and how the future placement of your teeth are going to impact your gums, your smile, your bite, and whether or not they have the potential to shift and move all on their own once you stop with your Invisalign treatment.
This is where a professional orthodontist comes into play, the kind of expert that understands how to take advantage of this tool, how to lean on their years of expertise and thousands of hours of training, and all of the other solutions that they have available at their disposal to guarantee that you not only get a picture-perfect smile but also get a picture-perfect bite, jaw alignment, and zero migraines or headaches going forward.
At the end of the day, you have to make the smartest decision for your smile in both the short and long.
Invisalign has proven to be one of the most effective and impactful new solutions to come out in the world of orthodontic tools in quite a while, but it isn’t always a perfect fit for everyone.
Invisalign may or may not be right for your smile, may not be custom crafted for your teeth and their new alignment, and may not be able to provide you with the permanent results you are after if you aren’t having your Invisalign solution crafted by a legitimate orthodontist.
Your dentists likely doesn’t mean any harm, is doing the very best they can, and always has your best interests at heart. But because they don’t have the training or the experience, and because they can’t know what other solutions may work better and faster, they just aren’t the right fit for most people that are considering moving forward with everything that Invisalign has to offer.
You need to be sure that you are only ever moving forward with a permanent solution that is capable of producing top-notch results, without any pain, without any frustration, and without having to take advantage of other orthodontic solutions later down the line – sometimes years down the line – to fix issues that shouldn’t have existed in the first place.
Contact us for a 100% free and zero obligation consultation at your earliest convenience and we’ll be happy to help in any way we are able to.