Searching for an Invisalign® Provider?
Then it’s important to understand why selecting an accredited Invisalign® VIP Diamond Plus Provider, like Dr. Greg Greenberg in Frisco, Texas, is essential.
If you go to the Invisalign search to Find a Doctor in Frisco, Texas, you’ll discover there’s more than 100 orthodontists and general dentists to choose from in one zip code! A quick way to narrow down the field is to choose an Orthodontist! Why?
There is a distinct difference between the educational experience of an orthodontist compared to that of a general dentist who has taken the approved Invisalign® Fundamentals training. Yes, both are highly-trained, highly-skilled individuals with a common area of focus, but they have very different levels of expertise in the study of tooth movement. While Invisalign does utilize state-of-the-art 3D printing technology to produce a series of clear aligners, general dentists do not have the extensive training for more comprehensive orthodontic treatment planning that orthodontists do.
Dental students become proficient in general dentistry, which includes multiple subjects that are unrelated to the biomechanical process of moving teeth orthodontically. Orthodontists, like general dentists, have completed dental school and been accepted into highly competitive post-graduate programs and residencies that focus exclusively on their speciality.
No two smiles, jaw structure, or bites are created equal. Let’s face it, the “learning curve” associated with effective Invisalign treatment is significant. Traditional braces can push and pull teeth, whereas Invisalign can only push teeth. Therefore Invisalign is quite different than conventional orthodontic treatment and must be thoroughly understood as a separate and unique appliance. By having a more in-depth understanding of tooth movement, an orthodontist has the ability to create a more personalized orthodontic treatment plan to achieve the best results, in the quickest timeframe.
Orthodontic experience and credentials really do matter!
Choose an Invisalign Orthodontist that is credentialed and recognized by Align Technologies Advantage Provider Program. The new tiers announced in 2018 reflect an Invisalign doctor’s overall experience level relative to the number of patients he/she has treated with Invisalign® aligners. Doctors who have achieved the “Plus” status have more experience within their given level. Doctors who have achieved the VIP status are “Valued Invisalign Providers”.
Dr. Greenberg’s VIP Diamond Plus Provider is the top status than an orthodontist can earn, as it requires that an orthodontist completes 200 cases every 6 months! This accreditation is a clear indication of Dr. Greenberg’s experience and expertise working with the Invisalign® clear aligner system.
Orthodontics is healthcare!
Do not make your choice lightly. Take the time to find the right doctor for you! We live in a time where information is at our fingertips. Go ahead, read online reviews. Research the orthodontist’s background and training. Ask for patient referrals and to view before/after patient results. Ultimately, paying a visit to the office and having a one-on-one smile assessment is the best way of determine which Invisalign® provider is the right choice for you. How thorough is the exam? How professional is the doctor and their staff? How clean are the facilities? How up-to-date is the equipment being used? Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Understand your treatment plan and flexible payment options. However, this is not the time to bargain shop! Keep in mind, the difference between proper and improper orthodontic treatment is not only the appearance of your smile, but also the stability and longevity of your teeth. Improperly aligned teeth can lead to gum disease, tooth fractures, and potential tooth loss. Properly aligned teeth will result in a beautiful, healthy smile!
The Bottom line
Orthodontic care is an important decision, so don’t be afraid to get all the answers you need to make an informed choice.
At RxSmile Orthodontics in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Greg Greenberg, a VIP Diamond Plus Provider, exclusively uses the Invisalign® Clear Aligners system. Yes, there are competitive, less expensive direct-to-consumer aligner systems on the market, but to-date Invisalign is the industry leader with their state-of-the-art 3D technology; their 19+ years of pioneering research; the best SmartTrack® material to move teeth more precisely; and new ways for doctors to plan and control tooth movements.
Let’s begin your beautiful smile together! First, our iTero® scanner will give you a fast, accurate, digital 3D scan of your teeth. Then we will outline a personalized treatment plan to get you the results you’re looking for. You’ll even get to preview your new smile before you leave! Contact us at (972) 335-1300 to set up a complimentary consultation.