If you’re like many people, you probably read online reviews before you buy something. Why do you do that? It’s probably because you know that all goods aren’t created equally. The same can be said about the people you rely on to do things—they don’t all have the same skills, capabilities or accreditations.
When it comes to choosing an Invisalign consultant, you can rest assured that every Invisalign orthodontist has received specialized training in addition to completing the education required to earn the title of “orthodontist.” While every Invisalign orthodontist has the training to be able to create a custom Invisalign treatment for patients in need, some of these talented professionals have earned meaningful accreditations which set them apart from their peers.
Just like the titles of the people working in a restaurant’s kitchen indicate their level of experience, so do the accreditations that Invisalign orthodontists earn. Invisalign hands out hard-earned accreditations to orthodontists based on the number of Invisalign cases they treat every six months.
Here are some of the different Invisalign accreditations an orthodontist can earn and the minimum number of cases they need to treat biannually to be awarded each one:
- Gold: 25
- Platinum: 60
- Diamond Plus: 200
Reasons to Go with a Diamond Plus Invisalign Orthodontist
As we said earlier, every Invisalign orthodontist and dentist has undergone in-depth training to create and administer customized Invisalign treatments. Although that’s the case, there are a few reasons you may want to seek out the care of a Diamond Plus Invisalign provider.
Experience and Expertise
One of the biggest benefits you’ll enjoy as the patient of a Diamond Plus Invisalign provider is being the beneficiary of the person’s experience. Because Diamond Plus orthodontists treat more patients with Invisalign every year, they typically have reached a level of expertise that others might not have achieved just yet.
Invisalign is used to treat an array of conditions, which include:
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
With Diamond Plus Invisalign orthodontists treating at least 400 patients with Invisalign every year, it’s more than likely that your Diamond Plus Invisalign provider has treated whatever condition you’re grappling with. And it’s equally likely that your provider has done so with success, given that 96 percent of Invisalign patients are happy with their results.
Best of the Best
Dentists and orthodontists who earn the Diamond Plus designation aren’t just prolific Invisalign practitioners. They’re also recognized as being the best of the best in their field. Only about one percent of all Invisalign providers earn the Diamond Plus accreditation so there’s no doubt these worthy practitioners are truly top-of-the-line.
Peace of Mind
For many patients, the biggest benefit of seeking out the care of an Invisalign orthodontist is peace of mind. Knowing that your orthodontist is the best of the best instills confidence. When you wholeheartedly believe in the Invisalign treatment your provider creates for you, it increases the likelihood that you’ll follow the treatment plan. This, in turn, makes it more likely that you’ll ultimately achieve the results you were hoping for—your best smile.
Images not Impressions
Depending on the type of treatment and provider you choose to improve your smile, your treatment will be based on one of two things: impressions of your teeth or images. Invisalign Diamond Plus providers bypass impressions which are less accurate and use 3D images exclusively to create custom Invisalign treatments for their individual patients.
By using 3D images, Diamond Plus Invisalign providers are able to create treatments that are more effective. That’s because those images are more detailed than impressions, which enables your Invisalign clear aligners to be made to fit even better which will improve your final results.
Open Line of Communication
Diamond Plus Invisalign providers know that a successful Invisalign treatment is the result of them working with each of their patients as a team. For this reason, these professionals maintain an open line of communication with their patients.
If you lose a set of aligners, your provider will tell you to use your previous aligners, move onto the next set or your orthodontist will order a replacement set. Are you worried your treatment isn’t progressing fast enough? Your Diamond Plus orthodontist will put your concerns to rest by explaining the realistic results you can expect to see at various points of your treatment.
No Lifestyle Changes Needed
People who choose traditional metal braces have to make lifestyle changes to accommodate their treatment. They typically have to avoid certain foods and change the way they brush and floss their teeth, for example.
Diamond Plus Invisalign providers know those lifestyle changes are off-putting and largely inconvenient for many patients at best. With Invisalign treatment, you don’t need to change your lifestyle in any way, shape or form. You simply have to wear your aligners 20-22 hours per day, brush and floss your teeth as you normally do, and clean your aligners after you eat or drink anything other than water.
Orthodontists like Dr. Colin Webb at Clearsmile Orthodontics must record a prescribed number of hours devoted to continuing education every year. When you choose Dr. Webb as your Diamond Plus Invisalign provider, you’ll take great comfort in knowing that your orthodontist completes more than the required number of hours for his continued education and that he constantly strives to improve the already expert care he provides for each of his patients.
If you want the best of the best in the Charlotte, NC-area, you needn’t look beyond Clearsmile Orthodontics to find just that. To achieve your best smile, work with our Diamond Plus Invisalign provider, Dr. Colin Webb.