I want a really pretty smile and am planning on getting Invisalign to do that. Who do I see a cosmetic dentist or an orthodontist?
Congratulations on working toward a smile you’ll love. Invisalign has a very high patient satisfaction rate so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. As to what type of practitioner to see, either one of those will serve you well with Invisalign.
If you’re looking toward other cosmetic work as well, such as teeth whitening or dental bonding, then you may want to get your Invisalign through a cosmetic dentist. That way you can create a total treatment plan for your smile and make sure you do it in the most efficient way possible.
When Do You Need an Expert Cosmetic Dentist?
If you’re only looking at procedures like Invisalign and whitening, then any cosmetic dentist will do you justice. However, if there were ever a time you anticipated getting something more substantial, like porcelain veneers for a total smile makeover, then you’d want to be a bit on the choosey side when it comes to your cosmetic dentist.
Two things to look for:
- Examine their smile gallery: Do you like the results they get in their before and after pictures? If not, move on.
- A beautiful smile guarantee: Almost all good cosmetic dentists have some form of a beautiful smile guarantee. If they’re not willing to stand behind their work and artistry, you’d be better served with a different cosmetic dentist.
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