Orthodontics Blog

Dr. Caudill on Invisalign
By now almost everyone has heard of Invisalign. It is nothing new and has been around for nearly 2 decades. Earlier this year, the 4 millionth patient started the journey to straight teeth through the Invisalign system. In case you haven’t heard all the buzz, Invisalign is a series of clear removable sequential pieces of plastic that are worn throughout the day to straighten your teeth. Patients wear their Invisalign aligners all the time except for eating and brushing. This ensures their result will be as good as braces and as fast as braces. 
 
Every year, we have hundreds of patients that come into our office interested in Invisalign that otherwise wouldn’t have considered treatment. Invisalign makes the process of getting straight teeth more fun and enjoyable than braces whether you are 10 or 80 years old. Gone are the days where metal braces are your only option to get a beautiful straight smile. 
 
Invisalign has brought orthodontics into the digital age. Caudill Orthodontics is fully invested into this digital process and anticipates in 2017 we will cross the milestone of treating our one thousandth Invisalign patient! We have invested in a dental intraoral scanner in each office. This eliminates the infamous goopy impression that often makes patients feel like they are going to loose their lunch. In as little as few minutes, a 3D digital image of your teeth is taken so our doctors can start the digital planning process. You can view the video of one of our assistants scanning Dr. Caudill’s teeth to see how easy it is to get the process started.
 
However, buyer beware - Invisalign providers aren’t one size fits all. You can get Invisalign treatment from either your dentist or an orthodontist. Most people know that orthodontists have extra years of specialized university training but still regretfully decide to treat with an inexperienced Invisialign provider. Even amongst orthodontists, many still only practice in the analog braces age and tell people they aren’t a candidate for Invisalign. We recognized about 10 years ago that Invisalign was going to be the digital future of orthodontics and invested hundreds of hours of education to become Invisalign masters. We can now comfortably say almost every orthodontic problem can be fixed with Invisalign.  
 
Dr. Ryan Caudill has been recognized by Invisalign for his mastery of the technique and was honored to be asked in 2012 to teach for the company. He is the only orthodontist in the southeastern region of the United States to be on Align Technology’s (the parent company of Invisalign) teaching faculty. He has taught Invisalign to nearly a thousand orthodontists across North America.
 
If you have ever been interested in getting straighter teeth with Invisalign, we can show you a simulated outcome of your teeth in a matter of minutes and further explain the process. Interest free payment options are available between $100-200 per month and you can be on your way to a brighter, straighter smile.