You’ve probably heard of Invisalign as an alternative to wearing traditional braces. Indeed Invisalign offers a modern option in the correction of teeth misalignment issues. Unlike traditional orthodontic braces that consist of wires and brackets, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to help straighten your teeth. The aligner system has proven to be a hit with orthodontic patients both young and old. With Invisalign, patients no longer have to suffer uncomfortable wires and painful adjustments.

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What You Should Look For When Considering Invisalign

If you appreciate the cosmetic benefits of having straight and attractive teeth, and would like to consider Invisalign as a treatment option, where can you go from here? Well for one, it pays to look for a qualified dentist who provides the service. Invisalign’s growing popularity has to do with its widespread word-of-mouth advertising. As more people use the system to correct the appearance and improve the health of their teeth, they become Invisalign’s most trusted although unofficial spokespersons. The comfortable treatment process, invisible aligners and fast results are the most cited reasons for its incredible success.

Although all Invisalign providers receive the necessary training to administer the system, you may wish to select one that has special accreditation. You may or may not have noticed that some Invisalign providers are certified as Platinum, Platinum Elite or Diamond providers. This refers to the number of Invisalign cases the accredited dentist or practice has completed. Due to its growing community of dentists, Align Technologies, the company behind the Invisalign system, recently adopted a new classification standard for its Super Elite Providers in 2014.

Invisalign Providers Certification Standard

The minimum number of cases annually required to attain the Super Elite status are as follows:

Platinum – 51

Platinum Elite – 81

Diamond – 151

Why should this classification matter to an Invisalign customer? Well, as with all dental treatments, you would want to choose a dentist who has the desired expertise, training and experience to work on your teeth. The Invisalign accreditation gives a clear indication of the dentist’s experience in treating with the system. The accreditation is also awarded to dental practices that place more emphasis and confidence in the system – in order to achieve the number of cases – which in many ways, translate into more positive outcomes for the patient.

To find out more about Invisalign from a Diamond Invisalign Provider book your consultation appointment with Dr Luke Cronin at Quality Dental on (02) 9922 1159.

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