Orthodontist or General Dentist for Invisalign

Many general dentists have considerable experience with Invisalign. Some of their knowledge is gained though experience, and some at courses taught by experts like myself. As an orthodontist, I am not so arrogant as to say that only specialists should ever move teeth; general dentists practice other areas of dentistry (hopefully less complicated cases) like READ MORE

Why Seeking Treatment with an Invisalign Expert is a Very Smart Idea

By Invisalign expert, I am referring to an office that completes a high volume of Invisalign cases each year.   The Invisalign Doctor Locator at www.Invisalign.com will designate offices according to categories.  “Premier Providers” are becoming quite common.  The highest level of provider is “Elite Top 1%”.   These offices are usually orthodontic specialist offices, though not always. READ MORE

How Long are Retainers Needed After Orthodontia?

Patients are often surprised to learn that there are few orthodontists that will guarantee that teeth will not eventually shift if retainers are not worn. While it might sound daunting to wear retainers “for the rest of your life”, patients must understand that even if retainers are worn for several years, the teeth will usually READ MORE

Seeing Results with Invisalign

Each Invisalign case has a specific duration, which might range from as little as 3 months to as long as two years. Patients often ask how long it will take until they see results. In many cases of crowding, the width of the dental arch needs to be increased prior to the front teeth having READ MORE

Invisalign’s Lesser Known Advantage Over Braces

Invisalign’s esthetic advantages over conventional braces are apparent. What is not as recognized is that Invisalign tooth movements are first made on a computer program, which builds precise and predetermined movements into each aligners. Conventional braces are adjustment more by feel and reacting, versus the planned movements of the Invisalign aligners. For this reason, Invisalign READ MORE