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A Licensed Orthodontist, Not a General Dentist
Did you know? Orthodontists are dentists, but dentists are not orthodontists. There’s actually a big difference between dentists and orthodontists. That’s because orthodontists receive additional education to become licensed practitioners of orthodontia. They’ve received specific training in the safe and effective movement of teeth, and their practice is 100% dedicated to the art of healthy teeth alignment.
Dentists, while legally allowed to provide orthodontic care, lack the specialized training of orthodontists. Since their practices are usually devoted to many kinds of dental care, they spend less time straightening teeth than orthodontists.
Treatment costs are generally lower at an orthodontist’s office, as well: higher case volume usually lowers costs for all patients, whereas a dentist’s office will need expensive equipment and tools for just a few cases at a time.
Invisalign aligners, like all medical devices, is a tool in the hands of a professional: the more experienced the professional, the more successful the tool will be for your health and your smile. Therefore, it’s best to seek treatment from a licensed, experienced orthodontist in a dedicated orthodontic practice.