It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and there’s no question clear aligners (Invisalign) are a front-runner. If done correctly, you can enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening while continuing to eat the foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally for better oral health, while having minimal office visits.
However, not all “invisalign treatment” is created equal and you might wonder why it’s necessary to see a properly trained orthodontist to provide your Invisalign treatment. Here are the top reasons why an orthodontist should treat you or your teen:
- Orthodontists are specialists.
After college and dental school, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. We practice orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result. In addition to orthodontic residency, Dr. Mike has completed an Invisalign fellowship to ensure the highest quality of Invisalign treatment to our patients.
- Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.
You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of the problem. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of the issue and solve it in a way that is healthy and sustainable– for an attractive smile and a lasting result.
- Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.
Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how it relates to the face and future growth changes and take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.
- You only want to do this once, do it right!
If Invisalign treatment is done incorrectly, many teeth, bite and jaw problems can arise. Everyone knows an orthodontist’s goals are to create a beautiful smile and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as an unhealthy bite, issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems.
At Lenz Orthodontics we strive to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment but also ensure incredible customer service and make you feel like you’re at home while you’re visiting us. We’re the friendliest, most fun orthodontic office around. Come by and meet me, Dr. Mike, my father, Dr. Mark Lenz and the entire staff to see what we mean! Click below to schedule a complimentary consultation – we can’t wait to meet you!
Racine Office: 1558 South Green Bay Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53406
Waterford Office: 725 Cornerstone Crossing, Waterford, Wisconsin 53185