Like many individuals, you have decided to receive orthodontic treatment and improve your smile.
After researching the options available to you, you’ve come to the conclusion that you would like to be treated with Invisalign. But how do you go about finding the best Invisalign provider in McAllen, Texas (or any area for that matter)?
Step 1: See Who Invisalign Recommends
The first place to begin is the Find a Doctor page on the Invisalign website.
The results of your search are listed according to three important ratings awarded by Invisalign: Preferred, Premier and Premier Elite, the requirements of each being listed below.
Preferred Invisalign Provider
● Treat 10 new cases per year.
Premier Invisalign Provider
● Has treated a combined total of at least 50 cases.
● Treat 25 new cases every 6 months.
Premier Elite Invisalign Provider
● Has treated a combined total of at least 300 cases.
● Treat 50 new cases every 6 months.
There is also a fourth ranking, “Top 1%,” which, needless to say, is reserved for the most experienced doctors. It’s also important to note that if a doctor provides Invisalign treatment to teenagers (ages 11 to 19) it will be specified by both a tag in their profile and a star in their ratings icon.
So how do you use this information to help you find the best Invisalign provider in McAllen, Texas? What the Invisalign rating system does establish is the level of experience held by the doctor. Just like any other skill, practice makes perfect and time invested directly correlates to the quality of the outcome. Another factor that is overlooked is the effect of word of mouth. An Invisalign provider doesn’t have hundreds of cases under their belt by producing anything less than top quality results.
In this instance, Invisalign shows that Dr Taylor is the top Invisalign provider for McAllen and in fact the entire Rio Grande Valley, because he is the only Premier Elite Invisalign provider.
While these ratings can provide a great deal of insight when trying to decide on the best Invisalign provider in McAllen, there are some other things to consider.
Step 2: Chose an Orthodontist over a Dentist
Invisalign can be delivered by any dentist. However normally a regular dentist will charge a similar amount for Invisalign as an Orthodontist. So if you are paying more or less the same, why not go to the specialist? You owe it to yourself to get the best possible practitioner for your Invisalign invisible braces. Look carefully at the qualifications listed for the dentist who is advertising Invisalign. Is he or she an Orthodontist? There are years more training required to become an orthodontist and they specialize only in braces. There are many advantages to choosing someone who is a specialist. In a very technical world specialists have the time and training to really understand what they are doing and this very true of orthodontists.
Step 3: Check Testimonials
Often you can find testimonials from previous patients. Google reviews are a great place to start. For example if you Dr. David Taylor’s reviews (click here) you will see he has a 4.7 star rating out of a maximum of 5 stars. This is very high and a good indication that you are going to get good service there too.
Your smile is important to you and before starting any sort of treatment you want to be sure you’re in the right hands.
By using and understanding the Invisalign ratings system you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the best Invisalign provider in McAllen, Texas.