Where Can I Get Invisalign? Find a Doctor
Invisalign’s website offers an easy search option where users can enter their zip code and see a list of providers in their area, including contact information and service ranking, which is based on how many Invisalign systems they’ve prescribed.
But if you want more information, like unbiased reviews or recommendations, you may have to do your own research. You’ll also discover that Invisalign isn’t the only choice for clear teeth aligners. Not only are there other in-office alternatives, but there are many mail-order teeth aligner kits that offer cutting-edge technology and the ultimate in convenience.
How to Find Doctors Who Prescribe Invisalign
Using the Invisalign Website
Invisalign’s website may be the easiest place to start searching for a provider in your area. After entering the location you’re looking in, their “Doctor Locator” tool will provide you with a list of dentist profiles that include a picture, contact information, education, and the types of payment/insurance they accept.
The dentist profiles also specify each doctor’s Invisalign tier. There are eight tiers ranging from Bronze to Diamond Plus. There is also a “VIP” Valued Invisalign Provider designation for those who prescribe a certain percentage of Invisalign treatments.
Also included in the dentist profiles are which Invisalign products and services they offer. These include 3-D digital tooth scanning, specialized retainers, and overbite-specific services.
Doing Your Own Research
Invisalign’s website offers a good starting point, providing a lot of helpful information about Invisalign doctors in your area. But the information provided on its profile pages doesn’t provide objective reviews of the listed dentists or any insight into the type of service you can expect.
What’s the doctor like? How are wait times? Is the staff helpful?
To choose the best Invisalign provider for your needs, you may consider these factors:
Anyone can get a bad review from time to time, but if you’re looking at repeated negative reviews that mention similar issues — like canceled appointments, service problems, or customer service issues — this could be a red flag that should factor into your consideration.
Do you know someone who’s had clear aligner treatment? If their experience was a positive one, ask them for the provider’s contact information.
Even if your trusted dentist doesn’t offer Invisalign treatment, they likely know a doctor who does.
A face-to-face meeting with a dentist will certainly help you get a feel for the doctor and the environment. Be sure to prepare questions for your potential provider, and ask for details regarding payment. Are there any surprise fees involved? How much will the entire process cost?
Alternatives to Invisalign
Invisalign products are very popular, and their name has become synonymous with clear teeth straightening aligners. But in today’s booming aligner market, there are many more choices available. Some may even be a closer match to what you’re looking for.
Mail-order teeth aligners
With at-home aligner kits, patients can enjoy the best available teeth straightening technology from the comfort of their own home.
Some companies offer a fully remote experience from start to finish, with mail-order impression kits and virtual check-ins. Others opt for a hybrid of at-home and in-office, with the initial consultation being done in person.
These are some top mail-order teeth aligner companies:
A leader in the at-home aligner market, byte has garnered positive reviews and media attention for fast results, affordable pricing, and the straightforward Byte for Life guarantee, which ensures a patient whose teeth shift after treatment receives another free evaluation and aligner set.
byte’s alignment kit also includes a sensitivity-free whitening gel and the research-backed HyperByte high-frequency massage device.1
This aligner provider offers patients the choice of coming in for an in-office scan and impressions or receiving mail-order impressions. Their Comfort Sense technology uses laser precision-cuts, and they offer a trademarked Lifetime Smile Guarantee for users who wear their retainer as prescribed and replace their retainer ($99) every six months.
As one of the most affordable options on the market (with a promotion, their kit currently starts at $895), ALIGNERCO offers customized aligner kits and a completely mail-order process that begins with a home impression kit.
In-Office Teeth Aligners
Similar to Invisalign, these companies offer an in-office experience:
After an initial consultation with a CandidPro doctor, Candid patients receive a custom aligner kit that includes the trademarked CandidMonitoring system. This allows for virtual check-ins every 14 days. The kit also includes a gentle whitening foam.
Offering an in-office alternative to Invisalign, Clear Correct was created by a dentist in 2006. According to their website, they have evolved their product from the feedback of their doctors and patients in order to optimize comfort and performance.
Finding Your Clear Teeth Aligner Provider
Whether you’re looking for an in-office aligner provider, mail-order aligners, or something in between, there’s sure to be an aligner to suit your needs. Just be sure to do your research on the company and service.