Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice

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Ruthio
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Re: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice

#16 Post by Ruthio » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:47 pm

This was a really reassuring read. Mainly I have been worried about extractions & changes to my face/profile. I questioned my Ortho & my dentist (who performed the extractions) & they both explained it really well. Thanks for your advice!

IssaAnon
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Re: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice

#17 Post by IssaAnon » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:54 pm

Thanks for the great info. I'm getting my braces monday and the ortho said i need my 4 first premolars extracted. I got worried after reading some of the cases of sunken face etc. But your post made me less worried.

VMC296
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Re: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice

#18 Post by VMC296 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:18 am

So great! Thank you for posting. I feel really stupid after listening to my dentist say that he could do the Invisalign treatment, no problem. I finally went to my first of many ortho consults and was shocked by how clearly and thoroughly they explained the different options, risks, and results.

ShiningCity
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Re: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice

#19 Post by ShiningCity » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:21 pm

Pretty much all regular dentists push Invisalign, because they don't really need to be specialized to handle them. Really, all the doctor does is the initial scan. Then they send it off to Invisalign and they do all of the work. Then you go pick your trays from your dentist as they come in.

An orthodontist can do a lot of different treatment plans. Now if I was going to do Invisalign... yeah I'd go with a dentist, because like I said, they don't do anything really. A dentist is usually $1,000-$1,500

sirwired
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Re: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice

#20 Post by sirwired » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:10 pm

A skilled orthodontist is rather unlikely to just accept the default plan that invisilign throws together, and there are lots of modifications that can be made to improve the overall outcome that involve records Invisilign doesn't even have.

Invisilign will produce trays for anything that's sent in, but they pointedly do NOT guarantee they'll be the correct ones or even that they'll work. That's the dentist's job, and it's not one they can properly learn over a weekend course at a hotel.

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