5 tips on how to pick the right Invisalign® dentist
Find out what should you look for in a dentist before embarking on your Invisalign® journey
If you head to Invisalign®’s official website to search for an Invisalign® provider in Singapore, you’ll discover a large network of dentists who have been trained to help people correct their bite with Invisalign®.
If you’ve more than one option to consider, you may wonder, “How should I go about picking the right dentist?”
There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing an Invisalign® provider and here’s how to get started!
Tip #1 Referrals
First, create a list of potential Invisalign® dentists by gathering information from first hand experiences. All you’ll need to do is to ask your circle of friends and family if they have anyone to recommend. Referrals are one of the best ways to help you come closer to making a decision. After you’ve created your list, it’s best to do a quick check on the Internet to find out more about each dentist through online reviews. This will help you narrow down your options as you weigh the experiences of other patients too.
Tip #2 Language
Dental treatments require a two-way communication between patient and dentist. The same goes for communication between you and the dentist throughout your Invisalign® treatment. Hence, it’s important to pick an Invisalign® orthodontist who speaks your primary language to ensure that both of you communicate well. After all, the last thing you would want is to misunderstand what your dentist is saying or vice versa.
Tip #3 Experience
Are you wondering what else should you look for in an Invisalign® provider that will distinctly differentiate one provider from another? The answer – their Invisalign® Accreditation.
To put it simply, Invisalign® has created an award system that allows each Invisalign® provider to earn accreditation based on the number of Invisalign® cases they treat in a year. This transparent award system allows you to gauge the experience of an Invisalign® provider better. The accreditation is grouped into tiers with the higher tiers being:
- Diamond – Treated over 150 Invisalign® cases annually
- Black Diamond – Treated over 400 Invisalign® cases annually
- Blue Diamond – Treated over 750 Invisalign® cases annually
- Red Diamond – Treated over 1000 Invisalign® cases annually
Tip #4 Cost
The cost of treatment is probably one of the biggest deciding factors that will influence your decision on which Invisalign® provider to choose. In Singapore, the cost of your Invisalign® treatment varies based on several factors such as if you’re seeking dental treatment from a dentist or orthodontist and the duration of your treatment. The best way to find out how much does your chosen Invisalign® provider charge is to make an appointment with the dentist.
Tip #5 Meet
After taking into account the factors above, the last step is to meet your chosen Invisalign® provider. There’s no better way to identify if the provider you chose is the right one for you to get to know him or her in person. This way, you’ll be able to feel if you’re comfortable with the dentist and other factors which can influence your experiences such as the cleanliness of the dental clinic and the overall environment.
In the words of Albert Einstein, “The only source of knowledge is experience” and with that, comes a smoother Invisalign® journey for you as you’ve the peace of mind knowing that you’re in good hands. So, be sure to take these factors into account and pick your Invisalign® provider wisely.
Article is first published on 30 March 2021