Getting Invisalign With an Orthodontist vs. With a General Dentist
Many general dentists provide Invisalign treatment and patients ask Dr. David Markham what the advantage is of having him provide the Invisalign treatment instead of the general dentist.
ORTHODONTISTS ARE SPECIALISTS IN TOOTH MOVEMENT
While general dentists can receive advanced training and certification in using Invisalign, they are not specialists. Orthodontists by contrast, are experts in the field of tooth movement, and spend an additional three years in training after graduating dental school, along with constantly keeping current with the new techniques and technology in the field of orthodontics.
THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLAN IS CRITICAL
The most important consideration when selecting a provider to perform any orthodontic case is the ability of that provider to accurately diagnose the problem and to prescribe the most appropriate treatment. Because general dentists do not have the advanced training that orthodontists such as Dr. David Markham have, general dentists can be limited with the treatment options they can offer.
Thus, it makes sense to have Dr. David Markham evaluate your treatment needs to first see if Invisalign, for example, is the appropriate treatment for you. And if Invisalign is indicated, it’s smart to have Dr. David Markham provide the treatment as he has the training not only to make sure the treatment goes as planned, but to make corrections and adjustments that might be missed by someone without his level of training.