The Invisalign System is a virtually invisible treatment that uses an innovative approach to effectively straighten teeth. Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made removable aligners with unique Smart Plastic and using SmartForce technology that gradually moves your teeth to the ideal position.
An orthodontist is a trained dentist who has embarked on further postgraduate study to specialise in the field of orthodontics. This usually takes three years. Orthodontists who choose to provide treatments using Invisalign are those who have had a training to certify themselves to prescribe and be a provider of Invisalign. Non Orthodontists cannot provide treatments using Invisalign.
|Bachelor of Dental Surgery (5 years)|
|Master of Dental Surgery (3 years)|
|Member of professional orthodontic bodies, eg. Indian Society of Orthodontics, etc.|
|Treatments & Services|
|General 6-month check up|
|Fillings & extractions|
|Cleaning & polishing|
|Advises on overall oral health of teeth and gums|
|Fitting of orthodontic appliances, such as braces & Invisalign aligners||Some general dentists may fit braces and Invisalign but they are not specialists in orthodontics|
|Experience & training|
|Is specifically trained in the movement of teeth and bite issues|
|Recommends and treats patients after assessing overall facial profile|
|Uses the latest in orthodontic technology for the benefit of patients|
|Attends regular training on developments in the orthodontic industry|
|Is a member of The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO) Network||Not all orthodontists are members of TIO but those that are demonstrate further commitment to promoting invisible orthodontic treatment.|
Impressions are taken by biting into materials that later harden. These show how your teeth and jaws fit together. These help us see and remember how your teeth looked before treatment started. Impressions are also taken at the end of treatment to compare and understand the changes we have brought about for you.
In newer treatments like Invisalign we no longer take an impression, instead we take digital images in the form of scans to make the record of your teeth position.