Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that has transformed the smiles of more than 14 million people worldwide. But with so many choices available, how do you choose an Invisalign provider? Follow these pointers to find your match.
How To Choose An Invisalign Provider
As Invisalign continues to grow in popularity, more and more dentists now offer these revolutionary teeth straightening procedures. So how do you narrow down the options? First, be sure to research the following areas online and then contact the dentist directly to ensure you choose the right Invisalign provider for you.
When looking for an Invisalign provider, it is essential to find a dentist who has undertaken many procedures. It stands to reason that the more cases a dentist has completed, the greater their skills and experience should be when looking after your teeth. Invisalign has an excellent visual tool for gauging the number of cases a dentist has completed, which is their provider status.
Invisalign assigns a provider status to Invisalign providers based on the number of treatments they prescribe each year. That ranges from bronze for the fewest number of cases up to diamond for the most. Ollie & Dash is a Diamond Apex Provider. That means we are among the top 1% of providers in Europe. So, if you are looking for a tried and trusted Invisalign provider, you can be sure that we are at the top of our game.
Years Of Experience
As well as the number of cases completed, you should research how long an Invisalign provider has been delivering Invisalign treatments. There is a major difference between a highly active dentist who has prescribed a high volume of Invisalign treatments over a short time and a highly experienced Invisalign provider who has been providing treatments for many years.
For instance, Ollie & Darsh has been delivering Invisalign treatments for more than 14 years. What does that tell you? First and foremost, it tells you that we are doing it right. We have transformed the smiles of thousands of satisfied patients who recommend us to their friends and family. Secondly, our vast Invisalign experience means that we deeply understand Invisalign’s technology and how to get the most out of it.
Range Of Expertise
Of course, another benefit of completing thousands of cases over many years is that a dentist will likely encounter many different orthodontic issues. Invisalign is designed to address several different malocclusions. ‘Malocclusion’ is the technical term given to imperfectly positioned teeth. Typical malocclusions include overbites, underbites, crowding and spacing.
You should look for an Invisalign provider with extensive experience of many orthodontic issues. This can reassure you that they understand what your particular type of malocclusion requires and that they have a proven track record of fixing such problems. Ollie & Darsh has dealt with every conceivable type of malocclusion you can imagine over the years. Therefore, when you speak to our practitioners at your free, no-obligation initial consultation, you can be sure they will offer you a tried and tested solution that really works.
Technology and techniques move quickly in dentistry, and Invisalign is continuously evolving and perfecting its technology. For example, 3D digital scanning has eliminated the need to take time-consuming and inefficient impressions of patients’ teeth. Instead, impressions can now be taken in seconds with incredible precision and convenience, thanks to the latest digital scanning technology.
So, just as dental technology advances at pace, so too does Invisalign. That means you should check what technology your potential Invisalign provider is using and cross-reference it with the latest technologies promoted by Invisalign. If your Invisalign provider is using the latest state-of-the-art technology, as Ollie & Dash does, it signals that they care about delivering the very best possible Invisalign experience.
Even having researched your prospective Invisalign provider’s case numbers, experience, and technological prowess, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned word-of-mouth recommendation. Just as you would with any other service or product, you should take the time to find out what other patients say about the results and level of service they have received. The first-hand accounts of patients can give you a clear, unfiltered feel for what to expect.
Many of the best dental clinics will have case studies or testimonials from satisfied customers on their websites. Look for specific Invisalign reviews where possible. You should also check a practice’s Google Reviews, where you will likely find the most candid feedback. Look for an Invisalign provider who has achieved a high rating averaged across a large number of reviews, including up-to-date accounts. For example, Ollie & Dash has been rated 4.8 stars out of five from 454 reviews.
Invisalign is a highly effective, extremely advanced orthodontic treatment that can produce noticeable improvements within as little as six months. The skill, technical ability, and experience required to undertake Invisalign treatments – not to mention the technology that goes into making the clear, convenient and comfortable aligners – means that Invisalign is a premium orthodontic treatment.
However, budget should not be a barrier to you receiving the right dental treatment. As such, you should look for an Invisalign provider that provides finance options to suit all budgets. Ollie & Dash provides a range of interest-free dental plans across all our treatments, including Invisalign, which allow you to pay for your treatment in manageable monthly instalments spread over 10, 12 or 24 months.
Opting for Invisalign aligners can be a transformative, life-changing experience. But taking that leap is only half the story. Once you have chosen to go with Invisalign, finding an Invisalign provider who can make your smile goals a reality is essential. That means finding a dentist who can demonstrate proven experience and expertise in using Invisalign, as well as plenty of positive reviews and finance options to spread the cost of your treatment.
Most of the details we have suggested can be found online, either on the dentist’s website, their LinkedIn page or via the Invisalign website. Having carried out your online research, we recommend speaking directly to your potential Invisalign provider. Call them up, visit the clinic, and get a feel for the team, how they operate and the clinic environment. Ask plenty of questions, and don’t be afraid to ask for proof of experience, qualifications and customer case studies. The best Invisalign providers will be only too glad to put your mind to rest.
Ollie & Darsh is a Diamond Apex Invisalign Provider, which means we have rejuvenated the smiles of many thousands of satisfied patients across Merseyside and beyond. With 0% Invisalign finance available on treatments, you can afford to invest in your best self. Contact Ollie & Darsh today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation and learn more about why you should entrust us to oversee your Invisalign journey towards the perfect smile.