Can I Get Invisalign Online Without Seeing a Dentist?
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You get what you pay for with Invisalign
NO. Invisalign is only a tool. The key to sucess is the orthodontist prescribing the movements of teeth and the sequence of these movements within an overall plan for your bite. While a considerable portion of your fee is for the cost of producing the trays what you should be paying for is the expertise of the provider, the cost of training and staying current with advances in Invisalign use such as attending thebiannual summit and regional forums.
No short cuts with Invisalign
Since Invisalign is a precision product, it requires the skills and knowledge of a trained professional. A visit to a certified Invisalign doctor will help you determine if you are a good candidate. Following thier instructions will help assure that you get a fantastic result.
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Invisalign cannot be done on oneself, it DOES require a professional
As the saying goes, "He who operates on himself has a fool for a doctor," applies here. Too many things can go wrong, too many requirements for a successful outcome. Periodontal health needs to be assessed, progress needs to be monitored, changes in treatment need to be overseen.
It is not a Ronco® rotisserie machine, where you "set it, and forget it."
You must see a dentist for Invisalign
Dentists go through extensive training to be able to provide Invisalign. One cannot self treat for orthodontics. There are many factors that are involved with being a suitable candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign requires an Invisalign certified and trained doctor!
All patients must be seen by a dentist or an orthodontist to make sure that they are a good candidate for Invisalign. Once it has been decided that Invisalign is the course of treatment, the doctor plays a crucial role in dictating to the technicians and doctors at Invisalign as to how the teeth should be moved, to where they should be moved, in what order, etc. Your doctor will then monitor your progress with Invisalign and make sure the treatment is going as it should. Only doctors who are Invisalign certified are able to treat cases with Invisalign.
No! Cannot get Invisalign online
Invisalign requires a highly trained professional to prescribe the treatment. Some patients think that we just take molds of patients teeth and send them in and Invisalign does the rest..Not at all like that...We design,alter,dictate exactly how and when we want the tooth movement to occur and how long the treatment will last. Also what goals the patient wants is incorporated into the planned treatment. Sometimes Dr's work weeks online on a single patients case trying different approaches to get the desired treatment.. Dr's like myself who have done a lot of cases know just how much experience is needed to do a good case. If your Dr has only done 1 or 2 cases he might be a little green...Dr Thomas
Only Invisalign-trained dentists can prescribe treatment
Only a dentist trained in Invisalign can presribe your treatment. It requires diagnosis, review and maybe modification of a treatment proposal called ClinCheck, modification of your teeth where indicated and close monitoring of your progress. All of this can only be done by a dentist trained in Invisalign.
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