Doctor or Orthodontist - Who Is the Right Invisalign Provider?

July 25, 2020 by uSmile Dental
Doctor Or Orthodontist Who Is The Right Invisalign Provider

We go to the dentist to have our teeth cleaned, to get a tooth extracted, to have an aching tooth checked out, or to just have our regular dental checkup. 

But what if we want our misaligned tooth corrected? Can a regular dentist do that? Should I go to an orthodontist? What do they do anyway? 

In short, an orthodontist is a dentist who specialises in the treatment of malpositioned teeth and jaws. Does that make an orthodontist the right specialist to seek help from?

When it comes to correcting malpositioned teeth, Invisalign has been the pioneer in the industry for over 20 years. They have partnered with specialists all over the world to provide the best treatment, and dentists and orthodontists are one of them.

Having crooked teeth can really lower your self-esteem so knowing that there’s an accessible way that you can have them corrected and not having to wear metal braces are a bonus. Book uSmile Dental’s free Invisalign appointment to see if Invisalign can improve your smile.

Which brings us to the question, who is the better Invisalign provider, my dentist or orthodontist?

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Well, in some cases, a dentist will tell you you can go for the Invisalign treatment and another would say otherwise. Why is that? 

Basically, every dental professional will have their own opinion for your case, based on their schooling and experiences throughout their practice. 

So to answer the question, any of the two will do as long as they are Invisalign-trained – these are professionals that are thoughtfully educated and trained to provide patients with the Invisalign treatment.

Let an expert at uSmile Dental provide you with the information you need about getting your perfect smile. 

Are all providers equally qualified?
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Whether a dentist or an orthodontist, a visit to one is one of the most important steps you’re going to take in your Invisalign teeth-straightening journey. Teeth movement is a highly technical procedure with underlying medical risks.

But one thing you should understand: Invisalign is a Class II Medical Device that is FDA approved.

Invisalign is a tool or device that licensed providers use to straighten your teeth. Invisalign cannot diagnose your dental case nor recommend a treatment plan for your teeth. Your dentist or orthodontist should be the one to map your teeth and set a treatment plan for you using ClinCheck®, an patented treatment planning software from Invisalign.


In the end, what’s important is that you choose a professional that you can verify that is skilled and accredited by Invisalign.

It doesn’t matter if they are a general dentist or an orthodontist, as long as they’re fully qualified and capable of providing you with your Invisalign treatment.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your Invisalign journey, then book your Free initial Invisalign consultation with uSmile Dental.

During this time, our friendly team will perform a 3D scan of your teeth and simulate what your smile will look like after treatment. You’ll also receive an estimated quote and timeframe for your treatment.

You can book an appointment online or call our practice on 8084 9118 to schedule your appointment.


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