First let me tell you that I think it is great that you take time to answer posts here!
I have a question that concerns invisalign treatment in general. I became very interested in the process etc. and did a lot of research on the internet and visited several orthodontists before I decided to go ahead.
I also joined a national message board about orthodontics (I live in Western Europe) and it seems that most orthodontists in my country are weary about invisalign...I even had ortho's tell me that " that stuff from the U.S.A" was a marketing trick. On the national forum the orthodontists are very much against the use of invisalign and discourage people to go ahead...
An article from this February in a popular magazine in which the above mentioned ortho's participated:
(translated quote) " Many orthodontists prefer not to work with this particular type of braces (clear aligners), Because the treatment is set out by a computer, the dr. can't make adjustments mid treatment and the end results are likeley to be not as good as it would have been with fixed braces.This leads to dissapointment for the client and a bad reputation for the orthodontist"
Same article: " Clear aligners only work for minimal irregularities and you can only have up to 30 aligners. The treatment will be longer and more expensive"
I'm not saying that in Europe, all Orthodontists are against the clear aligner type braces, but there seems to be sort of a lobby...Some things they are saying might be correct (more expensive), but others I have seen being contradicted many times (in studies as well as on this forum by you and others)
My question is, why are some orthodontists so enthousiastic about this type of treatment and have excellent results with it, also in more difficult cases, and why do others simply refuse to " embrace" the technique? Is this also a relevant discussion overseas or is this an European debate and more specificly a (somewhat calvinistic
) Dutch debate?
Thanks in advance for reading..Let me in conclusion state that in no means I want to offend anyone with the post and the questions, It's mere an observation and curiosity from my part!