If you’re investigating Invisalign treatment, there are at least two questions you’re probably trying to answer: (1) Who does Invisalign near me?
And more importantly, (2) How can I know which option is best for me?
It can be complicated to understand exactly who the most qualified doctor is when it comes to Invisalign. We want to help.
In less than 5 minutes you’ll know everything you need about the different types of doctors who do Invisalign near Vancouver, the benefits and drawbacks of each, and what makes each one a fit for you.
Who Does Invisalign?
General dentists and orthodontists are both equally qualified to provide your Invisalign treatment. And equally capable of doing a great job, too. (Don’t take our word for that, see for yourself.)
Here’s the truth: who is more qualified to provide you with the best Invisalign treatment has very little to do with how many years the doctor went to school.
As you research who does Invisalign near you, here are the factors that will influence your experience the most:
- Size of the practice
- Type of practice
- Invisalign experience of the doctor
Large Practice vs. Small Practice
Size of the practice is often overlooked by patients trying to decide who does their Invisalign. But it can have a huge impact on your treatment and quality of experience.
While the size of some large practices will allow them to charge slightly less for Invisalign, that’s not always the case. And many small practices have also figured out ways to charge you less, too. (More on this later.)
What’s more common with the larger practices is that you’re one of many, many patients.
Hopefully whoever does your Invisalign, if you go to a large practice, has found a way to deliver you a level of attention and focus that makes you feel valued, but that’s not always the case. It can be hard with so many patients to care for and so many different requests and needs.
Often these large practices are seeing several patients, or more, at all times. The doctor’s time and focus is limited and frequent check-ups are a must to keep your treatment on track.
It doesn’t have to be this way for you.
There are practices in Vancouver that prioritize your time and the focus you get during treatment over having more patients. And it doesn’t have to cost you more.
For instance, at Dr. Peter Brawn we only ever see 1 or 2 patients at a time, accept a maximum of 15 new patients per month so you’ll always get the focus and care you deserve, and most of our patients finish treatment in half the time it’d take them at other orthodontists and dentists in Vancouver.
You get all this additional value at no additional charge. You’ll pay about the same as you would at many other practices in Vancouver even though you’re getting far more for your money.
Type of Practice
Okay, here is where it’s time to discuss more about the types of doctors who do Invisalign in Vancouver.
Earlier, we talked about the two most common groups: dentists and orthodontists. We’ll share more about each of those groups here.
But we’re also going to introduce a third group to you. And if you’re sold on getting the best Invisalign quality of care, they might be for you.
But first, let’s dig into the first two groups who do Invisalign in Vancouver.
Dentists Who Do Invisalign
General dentists are completely qualified and capable of performing Invisalign treatment. There are many who do a good job.
What you’ll want to keep in mind about dentists when choosing who does your Invisalign is that Invisalign treatment is much more involved and very different from the typical patient that many dentists see.
Many dental practices are set up to focus on regular hygiene check-ups, tooth maintenance, fillings, crowns, TMJ relief, and dental surgery. That’s all very different in nature from smile transformations that Invisalign is designed for.
While it’s possible for many dentists to do a good job with your treatment, you’ll want to make sure the dentist you’re considering has a track record of experience with Invisalign and positive results.
See how long they have been providing Invisalign treatment. Look on Google for positive reviews – and make sure to find several that specifically describe their Invisalign experience.
Orthodontists Who Do Invisalign
A little on the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist.
An orthodontist is someone who went through extra years of schooling to specialize in orthodontics, with the focus still primarily on braces.
So, unlike dentists, the typical patient an orthodontist sees is going to be very similar in many ways to an Invisalign patient. That gives orthodontists the advantage of seeing many more of the same kinds of cases.
But – braces and Invisalign are very different types of treatment. The processes are fundamentally different. Invisalign and how it works is even different from other clear aligner brands.
It takes an orthodontist a lot of repetitions to perfect these little differences and be able to switch instantly from one type of treatment case to another when seeing patients all day.
Sometimes this means slower progress for you. Other times it means more frequent appointments are required, and more of your time. In some cases, it can mean both.
These are some of the factors you’ll need to consider when choosing an orthodontist who does Invisalign.
One last thing to consider – while the extra education does very little to make an orthodontist better than dentists at Invisalign, it might make them more expensive. Experience is really the key when it comes down to who does Invisalign best.
We promised you a third group and here it is: Invisalign Specialists.
Invisalign Specialists are exactly what they sound like – a doctor who only does Invisalign treatment.
An Invisalign Specialist could be a dentist or an orthodontist, but the key piece is that Invisalign is their entire focus.
These are by far the rarest kind of doctor who does Invisalign to find. We only know of 1 practice in Vancouver doing this right now.
Most orthodontists and dentists aren’t willing to focus on only one kind of treatment for patients, and that’s totally understandable. But that isn’t necessarily in your best interest.
If you’re looking for the best treatment value, an Invisalign specialist can deliver the total package.
Remember the three most important factors when it comes to choosing who does Invisalign for you?
- Size of the practice
- Type of practice
- Invisalign experience of the doctor
Check out how an Invisalign Specialist can uniquely deliver you all three:
Size of Practice – Invisalign specialists are only dedicated to one kind of treatment, Invisalign. So they can create efficiencies and advantages that allow them to keep their practice smaller and spend more time with each patient.
Type of Practice – Invisalign specialists are only doing Invisalign treatment, so you’ll get their whole focus. They’ve got an inside track at being masters of their craft, so you can often enjoy great benefits like fewer appointments required to see results, faster progress, less discomfort, and a whole lot more.
Invisalign Experience – Invisalign specialists are loaded with experience in Invisalign treatment. Most have years, if not decades, of experience providing the best smiles to their patients. You’ll be able to read lots of reviews from patients about their experience during treatment.
If you want your best smile at a great value, an Invisalign Specialist might be for you.
At Dr. Peter Brawn, we believe you ought to receive treatment where you get more for your time and investment.
So that’s what we deliver for our patients.
Yes, we are Invisalign Specialists. But we don’t stop there. We specialize in accelerated Invisalign treatment.
What’s that mean for you?
Most of our patients finish Invisalign treatment about 2x faster than average Invisalign patients. You’ll also save a whole bunch of time with fewer appointments, and enjoy up to 75% less discomfort during your treatment.
Treatment for most of our patients costs about the same as what you’d pay at many dentists and orthodontists in Vancouver, in some cases less. We’d love to see you soon. Get a completely free, no-commitment initial consult with us today.