General Dentist Doing Invisalign
Treatment Beware Consumers
Some time ago I posted the article I wrote below on my site:
General dentist V. Orthodontic specialist as your Invisalign provider: Link to article: Think Twice.
Subsequently, I published a press release
about potential harm befalling you when you choose a general dentist
than an orthdontist to do your invisalign bite correction treatment
PRESS RELEASE 3: July 12, 2011 http://www.prweb.com/http://www.prweb.com//releases/Invisalign/DrTedRothstein/prweb8627562.htm
On April 21, 2012 I received a
communication from Monica G. from B. California who who
asked me for some advice. She had gone to a general dentist
for Invisalign treatment and ended treatment with "no bite" and was wondering what she should do now. You can read the dialogue between Monica and myself
to see what I advised her to do, and what you can do when you make the error of choosing an incompetent general dentist to do your Invisalign treatment
and the result ends in making your bite worse than it was at the start of your Invisalign treatment:
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: Monica Gxxxxxxx: have no bite after 3 yrs Invisalign treatment
DRTED:In a message dated 4/21/2012 6:09:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Thank-you, I would have never known to do this.
The Dentist was just out of his league. I don't think he was "maliciouse" in any way. He knew nothing to do but put the blame on me as being "unrealistic" in my expectations. I know enough to understand that losing my bite is unacceptable. All the Dentist could do is give me another set of trays - to shut me up for another six months - only to have the same results. Invisilign can straighten teeth, but not correct a self-inflicted bite problem.
My biggest mistake - going to a Dentist instead of an Orthodontist.
My dentist sent me to a well respected orthodontist in Bakersfield and the Ortho thought I was being silly and he had never had a problem with invisilign. Yet, at one time when an xray place put a certain film in my teeth it was easily seen my teeth are hitting in two small places and not connecting at all in the full bite - yet I'm out of line.
I will file a formal complaint as you state, and I want my bite fixed by invisilign, and I want others to know that this "can" happen.