The Difference Between A Great & A Perfect Smile
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are both amazing treatment options for those looking to get a perfect, healthy smile without having to worry about the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. As Invisalign has grown in popularity, so has its availability, with both dentists and orthodontists all over the world offering it to their patients. Here at City Orthodontics, we proudly offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen to the families of Toronto, North York, and our surrounding communities so they can have radiant smiles.
Working with countless patients to transform their smiles, one questions we often hear about Invisalign is why they should get Invisalign with us, instead of their dentist. Sometimes, dentists even offer the same treatment at a cheaper price, making it a more attractive option. While getting Invisalign from a dentist will help straighten your teeth, orthodontists like our very own Drs. Kimos and Dayan will often be able to produce better results with the same treatment. To understand why this is the case, we’ve put together some helpful information below on the difference between dentists and orthodontists when it comes to Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
Orthodontists Are The Experts In Tooth & Jaw Movement
While dentistry and orthodontics both involve oral health, orthodontics is actually a more specialized form of dentistry. Both dentists and orthodontists go through dental school, but only orthodontists receive extra education to specialize in the treatment of bite issues and the straightness of teeth.
In practice, dentists still work within the broad range of general oral health issues, offering treatments ranging from regular teeth cleanings and cosmetic dental procedures like dental veneers or teeth whitening, as well as dental restorations with crowns, bridges, and dentures. As for an orthodontist, the treatments offered are more focused on tooth movement and bite corrections with treatments like braces, Invisalign, and orthognathic surgery. It is the focus on a specific set of treatments which include both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen that typically gives the orthodontist an advantage in terms of expertise and experience with treatment, in turn leading to better results.
Orthodontists Get Invisalign Specific Education & Training
As we mentioned how orthodontists go through extra years of schooling to specialize in orthodontics, many of the classes that they go through are specifically for educating them and training them on using Invisalign to its fullest potential, as well as braces and tooth movement. With this additional education under their belt, orthodontists are able to more accurately and consistently identify the ideal path for tooth movement when creating aligners or notice any issues during treatment that requires an adjustment, both of which contribute to more effective and efficient Invisalign treatment.
Orthodontic Technology Allows For More Precise Treatment
Since the service that they offer revolves specifically around the movement of the teeth and jaw, an orthodontic office like City Orthodontics is equipped with technology that allows the doctor to make treatment as smooth and effective as possible, since they need to use the same machinery and tools for every patient they have. In an orthodontist’s office, you’ll often find things like advanced digital imaging technology and takes high-quality digital scans of your teeth, which are used to map out the path that your teeth will move along during treatment and create appliances that fit perfectly. With dentists, their offices are filled with advanced equipment, but they require much more technology for a wider diversity of treatments, and sometimes they will not always have the same tools as orthodontists would in order to provide the best treatment possible. For example, instead of using digital imagining, a dentist may need to resort to using a traditional mold, which is less precise when creating comfortably fitting appliances.
Choose City Orthodontics For Your Invisalign Needs!
When you want a straighter teeth, choose the experts in creating perfect smiles at City Orthodontics! We’ve worked with countless patients of all ages achieve the smile of their dreams, and you can have yours too by contacting us and scheduling an appointment! If you have any questions about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen and if it would be right for you, just reach out to us and a member of our staff will provide you with the information you need. We look forward to meeting you and guiding you on the path to your new smile!