Why an Orthodontist Should Provide Invisalign Over a Dentist


Both orthodontists and dentists can offer the Invisalign and Invisalign Teen systems. Invisalign allows either group to be certified in its treatment systems. Many people, however, are unaware of the difference between the two. Dr. Glaser, certified Invisalign provider and Orthodontist, may be able to help.

Dentists are general providers who have a university qualification in dentistry. Being an Invisalign dentist means nothing more than that they have completed a number of days training in the Invisalign training program. While these dentists technically do have the knowledge to provide a comprehensive treatment plan, they do not have the experience that many would hope to have when choosing a provider. Dentists can work with Invisalign patients, though not as closely as an orthodontist can.

Orthodontists have trained in general dentistry but have then gone onto additional years of university to study in the specialization of orthodontics. Often this training requires several extra years at a graduate program. The difference between a dentist and an orthodontist can be viewed as similar to a general family doctor and a cardiologist. One is a specialist in a particular area, another does more general dentistry work. For this reason, many prefer to go to an orthodontist for an Invisalign or Invisalign Teen system because they are specifically trained in the procedures that this tooth-straightening product deals with. They have had far more experience with this and similar systems making them more qualified to help.

Dr. Glaser is an experienced professional in Cortlant Manor NY. He is an Invisalign Preferred Provider, meaning that he has been properly certified and is experienced in handling Invisalign cases in the Westchester County area. He is a specialist in this area, and can offer you many benefits that a dentist cannot. Learn more about how Glaser Orthodontics can aid in your Invisalign Treatments by visiting our website.