Should I Get Invisalign

Should I Get Invisalign from a Dentist or Orthodontist
Posted on 01/08/2019
Should I Get Invisalign from a Dentist or Orthodontist

At the office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., we're proud to help patients throughout the greater San Antonio, TX area achieve beautiful new smiles through comprehensive orthodontic treatment. We offer a wide range of treatment options for our patients, including a variety of different types of braces and alternative treatments like Invisalign. But if you're considering straightening your smile with Invisalign, you may be wondering: should I get Invisalign from a dentist or an orthodontist? As your San Antonio orthodontist, we'd like to shed a little light on this topic.

Why You Should Get Invisalign from a Trained Orthodontist

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, which means that it works by making fundamental, permanent  changes in the alignment of the teeth that can dramatically impact the appearance and function of your smile and bite. Making these changes requires comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of complex orthodontic techniques:

  • Your doctor must carefully design each individual Invisalign aligner.
  • And construct multiple phases of correction to bring your smile to its final alignment.

Orthodontists go through 2-3 years of additional schooling, on top of dental school, in order to learn these techniques and technologies. And while some dentists still offer Invisalign, the fact of the matter is that dentists simply don't have this additional orthodontic training. It's certainly possible that you'll get a good orthodontic result with a dentist, but if you want to ensure the best outcome for safe, effective orthodontic treatment, your best bet is to work with a trained, board-certified orthodontist.

Schedule a Consultation for Invisalign in San Antonio, TX

We hope you found this blog informative, and if you have more questions about Invisalign or the orthodontic treatment process, we encourage you to call us at (210) 344-9295. We look forward to hearing from you, and if you're like to get started with treatment right away, we encourage you to request a consultation using our easy online form We can't wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams through Invisalign!