You’ve researched and debated on the pros and cons of metal braces and Invisalign®, and decide on the clear, removable orthodontic option: Invisalign®. Your dream of having a straight smile is finally about to come true!
So, you visit your local orthodontist or dentist to start treatment…only to have them tell you that you are not a candidate for Invisalign®.
What? “Who is a candidate for Invisalign®?” you ask.
They explain to you that your case is too difficult for them with Invisalign® and metal braces are the only option.
If you’ve been rejected for Invisalign® treatment, don’t give up! There is hope. How?
Not all Invisalign® providers are created equal
How is this possible? After all, aren’t they all trained the same way?
While it is true that all dentists who want to offer Invisalign® have to undergo the same initial training, not all dentists have the same level of experience, especially in dealing with complex straightening situations.
And not all dentists may be aware of the newest advancements in Invisalign® products and treatment procedures.
To recognize Invisalign® providers with exceptional experience and success, Invisalign® gives certain dentists designations like Invisalign® Premier Provider instead of simply, Invisalign® Provider.
Dentists with designations from Invisalign® may be your best bet at becoming an Invisalign® candidate.
Your Invisalign® dentist in Tusla, OK
For the past 15 years, Dr. Mike Hinkle has maintained the distinction of Invisalign® Premier Provider. This ranks him in the top 5% of providers nationwide.
He is known worldwide for his work and has received Invisalign® awards and recognition from his peers. Click the link to check out one of his eight published Invisalign® cases showing his skill in treating complex smiles.
Dr. Hinkle also uses the latest technology in dentistry, like the iTero digital scanner, which creates a 3D scan of your mouth for the most accurate and precise fit of your aligners. He even lectured for the Invisalign® company.
So, if you’ve been told:
“No, you are not a candidate for Invisalign®.”
Don’t give up! Dentists like Dr. Hinkle are out there and would love to help you transform your smile.
How to be a candidate for Invisalign®
Whether you’re newly considering Invisalign® or bouncing back from rejection, we recommend you use this list as a guide to find a dentist who can get the job done.
- Choose a dentist who has successfully treated many patients with Invisalign®.
- Visit and get opinions from at least two experienced dentists (many offer free consultations).
- Evaluate how extensively your situation is diagnosed – what tests and technology are being used?
- Ask to see before and after photos of their real patients.
- Make sure your dentist is competent and fully explains your issues and length of treatment.
Will Invisalign® really work?
Correcting your teeth is a serious medical and financial investment. You want to spend your hard-earned money wisely.
So does Invisalign® really live up to the hype?
Yes! The retainer treatment has been around for 20 years and more than 6 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign®.
Invisalign® has corrected all levels of cases from mild to very difficult, such as:
- Gap teeth
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
Watch this short video and see Invisalign® in action:
An Invisalign® rejection turned around
In the hands of an experienced dentist, Invisalign® treatment has been proven to correct some very difficult smiles.
That was just the case with our patient, Sydney.
Sydney came to Utica Dental after being rejected by her local orthodontist. Judging by her “before” photos, you can see why!
Before treatment, she was extremely introverted and so embarrassed about her smile. It was almost as if she felt it was a handicap or disability.
Now she has blossomed into a confident young woman with a fabulous, outgoing personality.
Want to see more magical before and after Invisalign® transformations? Check out our smile gallery.
Start smiling with Invisalign®
Has your dentist told you that you don’t qualify for Invisalign®?
Don’t let that one “no” determine your future. Come see our award-winning Invisalign® dentist in Tulsa, OK!
He’ll give you an honest evaluation based on his years of experience as an Invisalign® Premier Provider and once and for all, determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign®.
Even better, we are offering $1,500 off Invisalign® treatment. Call us today to take advantage of this special offer!
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in Oct. 2016 and has been completely revamped for comprehensiveness and timeliness.