For various reasons, I suppose it is a combination of the level of expertise here and also the one-to-one patient care. For sure, the fact that we are a Diamond provider helps people decide, because being a Diamond provider means that you do a very high number of cases or in other words we are highly experienced. I would like to believe that people choose us because of the results and patient journey that we provide. Last but not least because we offer the full range of dentistry under one roof. It is so much better to be seen in a practice that is fully equipped and offers it all. No hassle, no miscommunication, a complete comprehensive treatment.
Yet, I do have to say that 60%-70% of the cases that I see, invisalign or braces is the start of the journey. We get the teeth aligned before carrying out restorative and cosmetic work. My clinic is best known for the high quality cosmetic dentistry we do here, specifically porcelain veneers. I am a firm believer that teeth must not be cut for veneer preparation. The way I do that is by aligning the teeth with either Invisalign or Fixed braces before any veneers are placed.
A lot of people ask which one is more suitable
The only way to know that is via a consultation. We provide very comprehensive consultations and the assessment of the teeth and gums is quite thorough. For me personally, as a treating dentist, it is important that I spend sufficient time with my patient to understand their concerns, goals and have a really good discussion whereby I can really inform my patient and provide them with the best options possible.
I would like to add something that people are not so aware of. Invisalign is definitely useful and more appropriate if you already have veneers or crowns. This is simply because fixed braces are attached to the teeth, adding a bracket to the tooth is difficult and can ruin the surface of the ceramic.
How does Invisalign vary to the online providers?
The simple difference is that Invisalign is being carried out by a dental professional and each step of the way you have advice, correct options and diagnostics tools. I have done a review on what the difference is, which you can find in the news section.