Most of the American public has at least a general sense of what Invisalign is, and those who have heard of it understand that it represents a convenient, aesthetically-pleasing orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. Those that are interested in trying Invisalign, however, don’t always know where to start. Here at Clearsmile Orthodontics, we recognize that reality and want to help patients make the best possible decisions about their orthodontic needs.
Choosing an Invisalign provider can prove challenging, especially with so much information on the internet, but there are a few considerations that can help with that decision, including whether or not the orthodontist you are considering is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider.
What Does Diamond Plus Mean?
Put simply, Invisalign providers are classified based on the number of cases they complete in a given year. For example, to be named a Gold provider, a doctor must complete at least 25 cases in a calendar year, while a Platinum provider must complete at least 60 cases in a given year.
Diamond Plus is the top status than an orthodontist can earn, as it requires that an orthodontist completes 200 cases every 6 months (400 a year!). The accreditation comes from Invisalign, and it gives a clear indication of an orthodontist’s experience and expertise working with the Invisalign system.
Why Does Diamond Plus Status Matter?
The most obvious reason this matters is that orthodontists that are performing more cases in a year are going to have more expertise, so choosing a provider with Diamond Plus status means choosing someone that has a great deal of experience using the Invisalign system.
Put simply, this is the highest honor that Invisalign doles out, and giving this elite designation to a specific orthodontist’s office is a reward for performing the best in terms of treating happy customers with these braces alternatives. There are over 40,000 Invisalign providers in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of those perform well enough to be named a Diamond Plus provider. When it comes to cars, for example, awards and accolades matter in terms of the dealerships people trust. The same should be true for Invisalign providers that have been named among the best in their industry.
Clearsmile Orthodontics Brings Diamond Plus Status to Charlotte
Clearsmile Orthodontics is, in fact, an Invisalign Diamond Plus provider, making us the go-to provider in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. We offer a complimentary Invisalign consultation to help potential patients make the most informed decision possible about the orthodontist they use, including an oral examination by Dr. Webb, plus photos and X-rays to determine what kind of orthodontic work may be required.
From there, we can talk about how and why Invisalign may be an ideal option for you or your child, and knowing that we are a Diamond Plus provider should help put you at ease that you will receive the best treatment possible using a product that has straightened so many smiles all over the state of the North Carolina.