5 Good Reasons to Choose Invisalign, a Doctor-Directed Treatment
24 January 2022
Invisalign clear aligner is an orthodontic system that prides itself as a doctor-directed treatment and there are many good reasons why this important factor is one of the brand’s highlights.
When it comes to teeth straightening, supervision by a dentist from the beginning to the end of the treatment is important. As a doctor-directed treatment, Invisalign has the ongoing support and supervision of an accredited Invisalign dentist throughout your orthodontic journey.
Why is a doctor-directed treatment so important? To put it simply, the answer is – the quality of the results!
Without a dentist supervising your treatment, possible risks and oral health hazards could be posed. So, here are 5 good reasons why you should consider Invisalign, a doctor-directed treatment.
#1 Eliminate the risk of a procedure going wrong
Every orthodontic journey is filled with hopes and expectations as a patient becomes closer to having the smile of their dreams. After all, orthodontic treatment is also an investment involving time and money.
Now, imagine having your hopes shattered when a dental mishap occurs such as damaged roots, the loosening of your teeth and gum recession. These are potential risks that could happen if your treatment is not doctor-directed.
The good news is you can eliminate these risks by ensuring that your orthodontic treatment is a doctor-directed one such as Invisalign. Besides ensuring the health of your teeth and gums, having the support of a dentist throughout your treatment also means getting immediate help if you’re experiencing discomfort, receiving motivation when needed, and of course, a sense of security because your dentist will keep an eye out for any arising dental issues.
#2 Worth the investment
There’s nothing better than the feeling of great satisfaction knowing that you have made a good investment. With doctor-directed treatments, you will not need to worry about having your money go to waste. Invisalign is a cost-effective option to correct your bite, as you’ll receive a straighter smile, better oral health, and a boost in your self-esteem too.
From the beginning till the end and during times of concerns or uncertainties (if any), you will be guided by your dentist. Truly, when your orthodontic treatment is doctor-directed, every cent is a fruitful investment because you will receive the best possible results from your treatment.
#3 Professional attention throughout the treatment
Doesn’t it give you a sense of security knowing that your orthodontic treatment is 100 percent directed by your dentist? For example, if you’ve questions, you could easily have them addressed by your trusted dentist, if there are any worries such as pain or if your aligner doesn’t fit right, the issue can be addressed immediately.
With a doctor-directed treatment, you will have the attention of your dentist for every single step of your Invisalign journey. This is essential because at times, a patient might not realise a dental issue until the damage has been done. A dentist, on the other hand, will be able to identify and address an issue before it progresses because of regular monitoring throughout the treatment.
Besides in-person consultations, your dentist will be able to monitor your progress virtually using the MyInvisalign app. This handy app provides all the information you and your dentist need at the palm of your hands! It’s able to set appointment reminders, keep track of your aligner wear-time and even minimise the need for you to head out for appointments especially during the pandemic.
In other words, you do not have to worry because with constant attention from your dentist and the help of technology, your teeth will receive all the attention it needs.
#4 Your dentist will have the right technology for the diagnosis
An accurate diagnosis is crucial to help create an effective orthodontic treatment plan. Invisalign providers such as your dentist will be equipped with the necessary technology that is helpful to diagnose and treat malocclusion.
For example, a unique technology known as the iTero Element scanner, is a digital intraoral scanner that will precisely capture 3D images of your teeth and gums.
With the use of an iTero Element scanner, you can breathe a sigh of relief because there’s no need for messy impression trays. It is a much more comfortable and quicker experience because your dentist will have immediate access to all the images to begin working on your customised Invisalign treatment plan.
Accuracy is essential for an effective treatment and with accuracy comes a smoother Invisalign journey to a straighter bite.
#5 Doctor-directed treatment equals a treatment tailored for you
Invisalign is a personalised treatment whereby each Invisalign tray you receive is customised just for you. With the help of the right technology as mentioned in #4 and a software called ClinCheck, your Invisalign treatment will be digitally mapped out to accurately stimulate your teeth’s movement. ClinCheck software’s algorithm allows your dentist to design a customised treatment plan by calculating the correct amount of force needed to move every tooth, and giving you a glimpse of your future smile!
When creating your treatment plan, your dentist will take into consideration the various factors that would impact your lifestyle and appearance, as well as ensure that your treatment plan is suited for your dental and personal needs.
For example, with Invisalign, there is no need to worry about metal brackets or bulky orthodontic appliances to treat mandibular advancement in tweens and teenagers. Invisalign has a feature known as precision wings that can fix overbite by moving their lower jaw and straightening their teeth. All of these make it possible for them to continue enjoying their teenage years to the fullest.
Another benefit is that, along the way, if adjustments need to be made, it’ll be picked up quick enough because your dentist is journeying with you. This is why a doctor-directed treatment is crucial throughout every step of your orthodontic journey. There is no time wasted during your treatment.
Important! Factors to weigh when choosing an orthodontic treatment
Now that you understand why a doctor-directed orthodontic treatment is important, here are some questions that will guide you towards making the right treatment decision:
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of the recommended treatment option?
• Will there be a dentist to follow-through with my treatment? If yes, will it be done virtually or in-person?
• How often will I be required to visit my dentist?
• Will I be able to schedule an in-person appointment if needed?
• Will the dentist who is assessing my teeth on my first visit, be journeying with me throughout my treatment?
• In the event I’ve an issue such as my clear aligner doesn’t fit right or I am experiencing unmanageable pain, who can I contact?
Ultimately, orthodontic treatment is not only about having a set of straighter and healthier teeth. It should also be a fuss-free experience with a good sense of security and one that accommodates to your lifestyle throughout your treatment. Contact i.Dental today to find out more about Invisalign today.