Orthodontist or Dentist for Straightening Teeth?

My dentist says they do braces and they do Invisalign.  

What is the difference between an orthodontist or a dentist doing braces or SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Why is Dr. McCoy saying that it’s a bad idea to go to a dentist for SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Invisalign is a sculpting and design tool.  By itself, it does nothing.  Give four people some sculpting clay and tell them to sculpt a dog.  You will get four different dogs.

Actually, the dabbling dentist doesn’t even do the design, they have SureSmile and Invisalign’s software do it.

A dentist takes a two-day training course on SureSmile, Invisalign or braces and then starts working on their patients with that little bit of training!  

Yes, two days.  At a hotel.  Scary!  But, they don’t tell you that.

Most of that dabbling dentist’s two-day training is just an explanation of which computer buttons to click to submit cases online.  There is no training on how to actually straighten teeth!

Where do you think dentists that do braces and Invisalign bring their children?

That’s right, they bring them to Dr. McCoy.  No experimenting on their own children!  They come to the best.

A custom designed set-up of your tooth movement is required for SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners to be able to move your teeth correctly.  It’s the same for braces.

You can have that custom designed set-up performed by an expert orthodontist like Dr. McCoy or a by novice, like a dabbling dentist, who does a bit of everything but is a nice person and sounds convincing but truly lacks any expertise in moving teeth.  

Just like your dentist can go buy his Invisalign material online, you can go buy the materials for your new roof at Home Depot.  But, do those materials work better in your hands after taking a weekend course or in the hands of a professional?  

What about plumbing and electrical work?  Do you do it all like your dentist does?  Should you?

Do you do it as well as a specialist does?

Dr. McCoy has over 30 years of tooth-straightening experience, and over 20 years of clear aligner experience: Dr. McCoy is a true professional.

The dabbling dentist will sound convincing to you that they are good at orthodontics and at Invisalign.  Don’t believe it.  

You are not getting the same quality end result, because you are not getting a reliable, custom set-up backed up by over 20 years of clear aligner experience.  

A dentist relies too heavily on Invisalign’s canned software and their lab technicians to set up the movement of your teeth: clicky-clicky on the computer and they hope it works.  Good luck with that.

Invisalign’s canned software isn’t good and making your teeth move correctly.  Their lab technicians are not doctors.  They have never moved a patient’s teeth.  The dabbling dentist thinks that if the setup done by the lab technician looks good on the computer then it will work in your mouth and that eventually your teeth will look the same as on the computer.  It doesn’t work that way.

In every single patient’s case, Dr. McCoy has to correct SureSmile and Invisalign’s canned software and lab technician set-ups because they are actually moving some of your teeth in the wrong direction and they are trying to do things that simply don’t work in your mouth.

SureSmile and Invisalign’s lab technicians and your dabbling dentist certainly are not trained to know what it takes to efficiently move teeth with their two-day training course and the handful of Invisalign cases that they have done.

Dentists struggle so often doing Invisalign that the Invisalign company is starting a marketing campaign to steer people away from dentists so that their product doesn’t suffer further damage in patient’s minds from being poorly utilized!  

Too often we hear that dentists say, “Invisalign can’t fix that,”  or that, “this is the best Invisalign can do,” as they explain away poor treatment results to unhappy patients.  Or we hear patients treated by dentists say, “I had Invisalign but it didn’t work.”

No, the dabbling dentist couldn’t get Invisalign to work!  It’s not a magic wand.

Invisalign’s new marketing campaign states that, “everyone is an Invisalign candidate, in the right hands.”  Put simply, the Invisalign company is saying, “you have to go to an orthodontist, you have to go to Dr. McCoy!

Did you know that Dr. McCoy was told by the Invisalign company that he is the only orthodontist or dentist in the entire Midwest who has treated 99% of his current patients with Invisalign?  Every other orthodontist treats 30% of their patients with Invisalign and the rest with braces because they can’t get Invisalign to work.  

Dr. McCoy lets you decide if you want braces or Invisalign treatment.  It’s up to you and we don’t push you one way or the other.  

But, Dr. McCoy has never seen a case he cannot do with SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners, something no other orthodontist in the entire Midwest can say!

Only an orthodontist as skilled as Dr. McCoy can accurately analyze and correct the movements that SureSmile and Invisalign’s canned software and lab technicians are guessing at for each of your teeth.

Dr. McCoy has the experience and skill to correct the computer and lab-technician guessed at bad tooth movements.  Years of experience knowing what it takes to move teeth correctly and efficiently is essential to the success of your SureSmile and Invisalign treatment case set-up and the end result of your treatment.

Only Dr. McCoy has over 30 years of straightening teeth and over 20 years of using clear aligners, not just a paltry 8 hours at a hotel like an Invisalign dentist dabbling at keeping a patient’s pocketbook in their office.

There isn’t a single other orthodontist in the entire Midwest with as much clear aligner experience as Dr. McCoy.

Dr. McCoy attended the number 3 orthodontic school in the world!  Northwestern University.  Dr. McCoy then limited his practice, since 1990, to straightening teeth.  That’s all Dr. McCoy does: straighten teeth.  Efficiently.  Comfortably.  Quickly.  Affordably.

What can your dentist do when Invisalign’s canned computer movements aren’t working in your mouth?  The dentist will take more impressions – a mouthful of rubber stuff instead of the state of the art comfortable scanner that Dr. McCoy uses.  Then, the dabbling dentist will run your case through the same software that didn’t work the first time!  

That’s no solution.  Or, the dabbling dentist asks the lab technician for advice, a person who has never straightened a tooth in their life.

A patient of mine told me the other day that their sister had Invisalign done by her dentist.  Her sister had to go to the dentist’s office every two weeks to be seen!  Try and fit that into your schedule!

Because dabbling dentists don’t have the skill to prevent problems, they need to see their patients after each aligner set is worn for two weeks – to see if it worked.  Do you feel like making so many trips to see your dabbling dentist?  

Dr. McCoy sees his Invisalign patients once every three months or even longer.  Which treatment style fits into your schedule better?

Another patient of a dentist spent two years in Invisalign and her teeth were still crooked and her dentist told her that’s the best that Invisalign can do.  We corrected the dentist’s poor work in six months.  Boom-chucka.  No messing around.  Make the tool work instead of see if the tool works.

Don’t trust a computer or lab technicians and a dabbling dentist, trust the skill and experience of an expert orthodontist: trust Dr. McCoy.

Invisalign and braces simply work better in Dr. McCoy’s hands than in those of your dabbling dentist.

And, Dr. McCoy is the only orthodontist nearby who is using optional chairside treatment technology that will get your teeth straight in half the time.  That’s right, half the time!

To straighten your teeth, go to a professional and get The Real McCoy.