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May 8, 2017

What is an ‘Elite Provider’ of Invisalign?

Dreaming of straighter teeth and a perfect smile? If you’re considering Invisalign, it’s natural to have questions about this process and what to expect. One of the most common questions prospective patients ask is, “How do I select the right Invisalign provider?”While many different factors may play a role in your final selection, the provider's experience is one of the most important factors. The more successful cases a provider has completed, the more confident you’ll feel that the provider can do a great job on your teeth, too. Not every Invisalign provider is the same. To help put an Invisalign provider’s experience and skills in perspective, Invisalign has introduced five provider designations. These designations are based on the number of cases the provider has handled in their lifetime, as well as the number of cases the provider consistently handles each every six months. These are important distinctions. Lifetime reflects cumulative expertise while ongoing case counts ensure that the provider’s skills are fresh. Understanding these designations will help you feel more confident with your provider selection.

Invisalign Provider Designations

General - To qualify as an Invisalign General Provider, the provider must perform at least ten Invisalign cases per year. Ten isn’t a very high number, which is why it’s relatively easy to earn the “General” distinction. It indicates the provider has experience but doesn’t specialize in Invisalign.Premier - An Invisalign Premier Provider has conducted a minimum of 50 total cases in their lifetime and continues to treat at least 25 cases every six months. This distinction indicates that the provider is gaining experience and beginning to specialize in Invisalign.Preferred – An Invisalign Preferred Provider has treated at least 100 cases in their lifetime and continues to treat 50 cases each year. This provider specializes in Invisalign and you can feel confident their skills are fresh.Elite - An Invisalign Elite Provider will have treated over 300 patients with Invisalign. Elite Providers must also continue to conduct a minimum of 50 cases every six months. This designation is very important. Elite providers not only have a specialized skill set, but by treating over 300 cases, they’ve also been exposed to a wide variety of teeth alignment and straightening issues. When you select and Elite provider, you can do so with confidence that they have the experience, expertise, and skills to give you the smile of your dreams.

How Do I Choose an Invisalign Provider?

If experience, expertise, and skills are top concerns, then look for the “Invisalign Elite Provider” designation. Next, check with the orthodontist to learn more about the practice’s billing policy. Invisalign is a major investment, and it’s important you feel confident with both the provider and the price. As your provider about payment plan options and family discounts. Docbraces, for example, we offer a no-interest monthly payment plan and directly bill your insurance provider. Our Maritime orthodontists work closely with each patient to find a payment plan that fits your individual needs. We’re committed to making Invisalign treatment available to everyone who requires it. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans with interest-free financing options, no credit checks required. In fact, depending on your treatment requirements, payment plans could be as low as $49 per week.

Free Orthodontic Consultations

Docbraces offers free orthodontic consultations, no referral required. This consultation is an opportunity to learn more about your different treatment options and our approach to Invisalign treatment. During the free consultation, a record technician will take photos and x-rays. Based on your orthodontic assessment, our doctor and treatment coordinator will meet with you to discuss treatment options. Our financial coordinator is available to answer payment questions and discuss the right payment option for your needs. Our orthodontic consultation is completely free and designed to help you feel confident you are making the right treatment choice for your needs.

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