More than ever before people are wanting to achieve their smile goals. There is also an increasingly growing demand for discreet solutions which remove the need for traditional hardware like metal braces. Invisalign has provided orthodontists around the globe with the tools to successfully treat patients with practically invisible orthodontics.
The near-invisible retainers offer incredible benefits over traditional metal braces. For example, patients are able to remove their retainers while eating their favourite foods. Additionally, standard at-home dental health is much easier to maintain.
Who can deliver Invisalign, and what is Invisalign Diamond?
It is true that most general dentists can offer Invisalign to their patients. However, due to their surface level knowledge of orthodontics without a specialisation in moving teeth, they remain limited in the types of cases they can complete.
For this reason, Invisalign has designed a rating system to help identify the proficiency of providers, ranging from Bronze, Silver and Gold, rising to Platinum and the top level Diamond.
Basically, this allows the community – and patients like you – to view an Orthodontist’s Invisalign “ranking” to make more educated decisions about your treatment. It follows that the more cases an Orthodontist performs using Invisalign, the more experienced and dependable they are.
Diamond status is achieved when the orthodontist successfully completes roughly 280 to 399 Invisalign patient cases per year. At Maida Smiles Dr Melanie is our resident Invisalign Diamond specialist.
Why Should I Choose an Invisalign Diamond Provider?
When an orthodontic practice has achieved Diamond provider status, like Maida Smiles, they are recognised as a top level provider. You can have confidence that they are very skilled at completing successful Invisalign treatment to achieve your dream smile.
As a Diamond provider, Maida Smiles possesses a large amount of relevant knowledge on how to use Invisalign to successfully complete the most intricate orthodontic treatment plans.
Does an Invisalign Diamond Provider charge more for treatment?
There is no additional cost for orthodontic treatment with a Diamond Invisalign provider, other than the peace of mind that your smile is in the best hands. At Maida Smiles, we base our treatment fees on the complexity of the case, as opposed to the method of treatment used to correct our patients’ teeth. Whether our patients choose Invisalign or traditional braces, there’s no extra charge. On the other hand, some practices choose to charge a difference in fee for traditional braces vs. modern systems such as Invisalign.
Invisalign treatment at Maida Smiles
Orthodontic treatment is an investment that will last you a lifetime. It is important that you can put your trust into an orthodontist that will provide you with the results you desire. Invisalign has provided consumers with a tool on their website to find a top provider based on their tier levels. This way you can have confidence that your smile is in good hands!
Visualising your new smile – New High-definition iTero oral scanner
Maida Smiles’ Invisalign offering is further boosted by the recent investment of a high-definition iTero Element 2 oral scanner. This system crucially helps our patients visualize their new smiles, with ultra-fast processing times performing full arch scans in 60 seconds. Intraoral digital scans provide highly accurate dental measurements, and we use the system in conjunction with eLAB photo imaging software to improve the accuracy and precision of cosmetic work.
The eLAB system is very important because it helps us achieve more consistent and reliable shade matching results compared to the more conventional use of shade guides. This unique approach is fast becoming the new standard for shade management in restorative dentistry. Its universal nature also offers applications in purely clinical areas as well, such as for the selection of direct composites or for monitoring and documenting tooth bleaching.
If you would you like to know if you are suitable for Invisalign treatment book a consultation with Maida Smiles new to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
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