Virginia Orthodontic Partners is excited to announce that we have earned the Top 1% Diamond Invisalign® Provider distinction!

Though many consumers have heard about Invisalign, few know what goes into achieving certification. What is Invisalign? Do dentists and orthodontists need special training? And what sets specialists apart from the others? We’re here to tell you why you should consider a Top 1% Diamond Invisalign® Provider for your Invisalign treatment!

First of all, what’s Invisalign? diamond invisalign provider

You may be aware that Invisalign, true to its name, offers an alternative to metal braces. Here are some benefits to choosing Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment:

  1. Comfortable – Invisalign uses digital imaging to make sure that your aligners are custom made to perfectly fit your mouth.
  2. Convenient – The Invisalign SmartTrack material can align teeth 50% faster.
  3. Discreet – Gone are the days of shiny metallic braces. Invisalign is a completely discreet, nearly invisible solution so you can feel confident in your smile.

Invisalign doesn’t just help you with the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Here are some dental issues that Invisalign can treat:

  • Crowded teeth – When teeth are crowded, it’s more difficult to brush and floss which can eventually build up to plaque and tartar on your teeth.
  • Open bite – Invisalign can also help with an open bite, which is when your top and bottom teeth don’t match up when you take a bite. This can actually cause difficulty chewing food.
  • Gap teeth – When you have large spaces between your teeth, it’s easier for food to get stuck in the pockets between teeth, which can eventually lead to gum disease

Only highly-trained specialists can offer Invisalign treatments

Not just anyone can provide Invisalign to patients. In order to fit patients with Invisalign, providers have to study the implications and clinical considerations of Invisalign, train their team on its efficacy, and master the Invisalign software.

The first step is to attend the Invisalign Fundamentals course, where providers have to attend a live, lecture/clinical course to learn how to offer Invisalign. In addition, their team has to attend a live, lecture/participation course as well. This training course teaches professionals:

  • How to make sure Invisalign works for each individual. Each Invisalign-certified provider will be able to tell if this treatment is right for you.
  • How to integrate Invisalign seamlessly into their practice. This means they’ll be able to fit Invisalign in with a variety of other treatments to give you the most holistic treatment options available.
  • How to use the Invisalign software. The Invisalign software helps doctors tailor the system for your teeth.

Diamond Status Sets Some Invisalign Providers Apart

Once a provider has attended the Invisalign Fundamentals course and proven their competency with the procedure, they’re eligible to work on patients. However, it’s important to realize that some practitioners have more experience than others.

To be considered a Top 1% Diamond Invisalign® Provider, an orthodontist must see at least 200 patients each year for Invisalign® and have provided at least 800 patients with Invisalign throughout their career. 

If you’re looking for an Invisalign provider, a Top 1% Diamond Invisalign® Provider would be the best choice for you! This combination of training and experience makes Virginia Orthodontic Partners a great choice to start your Invisalign journey. Schedule a complimentary consultation online or call (703) 750-9393.