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Should I see an orthodontist or dentist for Invisalign?

April 15, 2024

Choosing the right Invisalign® provider in Winter Springs/Oviedo or Waterford Lakes is a big deal. Like any doctor, you want to be sure that you can trust your provider in all aspects: their qualifications, experience, practice philosophies and care approach.

Your smile deserves the greatest quality of care, and that means choosing the most qualified doctor who offers a treatment experience that suits your lifestyle. So should you see an orthodontist or a dentist for Invisalign? Let’s dive in.


Dentist Vs. Orthodontist for Invisalign

You may have noticed that some dentists offer Invisalign treatment. Does that make them a better option than an orthodontist?

When it comes to schooling and training, methods of diagnosing a malocclusion (dental misalignment), approach to care and treatment plans, dentists and orthodontists have very different backgrounds.


1. Qualifications: Orthodontist vs. Dentist School

Dentists and orthodontists have different focuses; dentists are focused on helping patients achieve optimal dental hygiene and general dental health, while orthodontists are focused on helping patients achieve optimal alignment of the position of teeth and jaw bones.

Both an orthodontist and a dentist complete dental school, but orthodontists have to devote an additional 2 to 3 years to orthodontic-specific training. After receiving a certification, orthodontist schooling for the most experienced orthodontists continues.

Dr. Jason Battle, your Orlando orthodontist, is a strong advocate for continuing education. He’s attended and spoken at conferences worldwide, served on the editorial board for an orthodontic journal, and participated as a member of seven orthodontic study clubs.

Dr. Battle stays up-to-date on the latest orthodontic research, studies, treatment, and technology – including expertise in accelerated orthodontics and invisible orthodontics.

As techniques, technologies and treatments continue to advance, it’s imperative that orthodontists stay on the cutting-edge to provide the best possible experience and to create consistently stunning results.


2. Diagnosing the root of the problem

Although a dentist may have some Invisalign experience, an orthodontist has special expertise in examining and guiding the positions of the teeth and the jaw bones, while optimizing facial aesthetics.

Orthodontists have special training in understanding how your smile can change your facial profile. We identify and treat the root of the bite or tooth misalignment, while dentists are mainly focused on the health of the teeth.

Successful Invisalign/3M Clarity clear aligner treatment requires an approach that includes both aesthetics and functionality.


3. Customized treatment plans

Dr. Battle creates fully custom treatment plans for each patient, in order for us to achieve the utmost level of personalization throughout the entire orthodontic process.

Before beginning any orthodontic treatment, knowing the doctor’s experience in orthodontic diagnosis is essential! We can treat patients of all ages and case complexities.

You choose the type of treatment you prefer, whether it’s Invisalign/3M Clarity clear aligners or another high-tech treatment like truly-invisible InBrace™ braces, Clarity™ clear braces or metal braces, and Dr. Battle will create a custom treatment plan that ends in your perfect smile.


4. Lower cost & more perks

Many people believe that choosing an Invisalign specialist is more expensive, but this isn’t always the case. The more Invisalign experience an orthodontist has, the lower they’re able to offer the cost of treatment by eliminating treatment inefficiencies and passing on the savings to you.

At Premiere Orthodontics, we offer the innovative Triple Option Orthodontics approach, where you can expect the same price with no down payment or low monthly payments for any type of braces!

Choose braces in the front (clear or metal), braces in the back (InBrace) or clear aligners to suit your style – without having to pay more. We also offer an expansive list of discount opportunities to match you with.

A dentist or orthodontist who doesn’t specialize in clear aligner treatment may require additional resources and appointments to treat your condition. This can end up costing you more time and money.

Orthodontics is our speciality, so we’re able to offer exclusive perks for our patients! With our Lifetime Guarantee and Lifetime Teeth Whitening, we help you maintain your best smile for a lifetime.

If you experience “orthodontic relapse”, meaning you completed a full orthodontic treatment but your teeth returned to their original positions due to not wearing your retainer, we will replace your braces.

All patients, including previous patients, can also come in for free, professional teeth whitening for a lifetime once you complete full orthodontic treatment with us!


5. Experience in successful treatment

When you choose an orthodontist who’s been perfecting smiles with clear aligners for years, like Dr. Battle has, you can rest assured that they have the experience necessary to create a highly customized treatment plan and create the stunning smile you’re looking for.

Premiere Orthodontics has been recognized for our experience and expertise, as an award-winning practice voted Top Orthodontist consecutively from 2014 to 2024! 11 years in a row.

It’s critical to consider an orthodontist’s experience when making a decision for your smile. Undergoing Invisalign treatment requires experience and education; with an Invisalign specialist, you’re guaranteed to receive that!


6. Unique care approach

At Premiere Orthodontics, we believe that your treatment experience should accommodate your lifestyle. We’re proud to be a fully-digital practice with a convenient care approach that fits in your busy schedule.

We know that you probably don’t have the time (or desire) to drive to your orthodontist every 4 weeks or so. We don’t blame you! We use DentalMonitoring remote treatment monitoring technology to blend virtual check-ins with personalized in-office visits, to reduce your visits.

We monitor your treatment remotely to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Then when you do visit us, (only every 3 to 4 months), you’ll be seeing your highly-experienced orthodontist, Dr. Battle.

This means you get more care, more personal attention on your own time, and more convenience – without spending more money. Because Dr. Battle specializes in providing the best possible orthodontic care, we’re able to create a more personalized experience. Most dentists can’t do this.


Start your smile journey today!

When it comes to creating and maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile, finding the right dentist for dental care and the right orthodontist for orthodontic care is essential. Both specialists are here to help you smile confidently – with different focuses and approaches!

Whether you choose Invisalign/3M Clarity clear aligners, InBrace invisible braces, clear braces or metal braces, we’re here to guide you through the smile transformation process and help you experience the level of confidence you’ve always dreamed of.

If you aren’t sure which treatment you’re interested in, request a complimentary consultation with us! We are your orthodontist in Oviedo, Winter Springs and Waterford Lakes, here to help you make the best decision for your smile and quality of life.

Our Winter Springs orthodontist office, near Oviedo, is conveniently located off Red Bug Lake Rd., near Red Sun Yoga, Winter Park Family Physicians, Florida Dental Assistant Training Schools and Stefano’s Trattoria.

Our Waterford Lakes orthodontist office is conveniently located off S. Alafaya Trail, near Lockheed Martin and Waterford Lakes Town Center, and across from Lake Waterford.

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