Did you know that Sensational Smiles is an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider? We’re not only your Shorewood and Naperville Invisalign provider, we’re also among the top 1% of providers in North America. The orthodontists behind Sensational Smiles have transformed over 3,000 smiles (and counting!) with Invisalign aligners — you could say our expertise with this revolutionary clear aligner system is unmatched.
When you have Invisalign treatment with us, you’re getting the best start to your at-home clear aligner therapy with Dr Manal Ibrahim. She’s been called a “trailblazer” by Align Technology, the company that makes Invisalign. Not only has she helped thousands of patients get their dream smile with Invisalign, she’s next-level — an Invisalign Brand Ambassador. She’s been asked to participate in several Invisalign clinical trials, pilot programs, and advisory boards. There aren’t many Invisalign providers in the country, or even the world, that can match Dr. Ibrahim’s degree of Invisalign experience.
So what exactly are the different Invisalign provider designations like Preferred or Diamond+? Well, in this post, we’ll answer some of our patients’ top questions about the designations and the treatment itself:
- How does the Invisalign provider ranking system work?
- What does being an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider mean?
- Why should you choose a Diamond+ Top 1% Invisalign Provider for treatment?
- What does the Invisalign process look like with Sensational Smiles?
- Which orthodontic issues can an experienced provider treat with Invisalign?
- How long does Invisalign take?
- How much does Invisalign cost?
How Does the Invisalign Provider Ranking System Work?
The makers of Invisalign created a set of standards so that wearers can find the most reputable, experienced Invisalign providers. It goes without saying that patients want to go in with confidence when choosing a doctor to straighten their teeth! The Invisalign provider ranking system has different tiers based on the number of patients an orthodontist or practice treats with Invisalign every year, as well as overall. Sensational Smiles and Dr. Ibrahim have been placed into Invisalign’s Diamond+ Top 1% category because of our thousands of Invisalign successes.
It makes sense that the more patients an orthodontist successfully treats with Invisalign, the more experienced and proficient they become with the product and process. The Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% designation is the highest designation and indicates the highest level of experience. You get the best with Sensational Smiles.
What Does Being an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider Mean?
Let’s talk specifics. To be recognized as an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider, an orthodontist or practice must treat a minimum of 400 patients each year with Invisalign, which ensures a deep knowledge of the clear aligner system. More importantly, the orthodontist has to have successfully treated at least 800 patients with Invisalign overall. Dr. Ibrahim, Dr. Christine Gin, and our team continually meet the yearly guidelines and have treated over 3,000 patients and counting, exceeding the standards.
Why Should You Choose an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider for Treatment?
Did you know that the Invisalign name is the most well known and trusted when it comes to clear aligner treatment? The design of Invisalign clear aligners and their SmartTrack® aligner material is superior to that of other aligners. And the ClinCheck® software is state-of-the-art, allowing us to precisely plan your treatment in three dimensions.
So you see, getting the best, at-home Invisalign treatment is a combination of finding the best Invisalign orthodontist and taking advantage of Invisalign’s proven results, high-tech process, and advanced materials. This is exactly what you get with Sensational Smiles! Your Naperville and Shorewood orthodontist is the one who creates your Invisalign treatment plan and programs the aligners to achieve the desired tooth movements. Invisalign then prints, packages and ships your aligners based on Sensational Smiles’ specifications. You pick them up from us, take them home, and, voila, start your at-home Invisalign treatment right away. With us, you get the magic combination for a dazzling, straight smile: certified orthodontic oversight from a Diamond+ Top 1% Provider with the best, at-home clear aligner option!
You might have heard that Invisalign is only for mild cases of misalignment or minimal bite issues. And, it’s true, not all orthodontists feel comfortable treating patients with severe malocclusion (improper bite) using Invisalign. Some recommend it only for mild or moderate cases. At Sensational Smiles, our experience as an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider means that we have the know-how to treat a wider variety of cases with Invisalign. And if you need more comprehensive orthodontic care for your smile journey, we have an upgrade package that’s got you covered.
We should mention that all types of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, can create permanent changes in your dental and facial anatomy. Treatment goes beyond helping patients get straight teeth — it must also address the way the upper and lower arch fit together to create a healthy, aligned, functional bite. Opting for an American board-certified orthodontist and Diamond+ Top 1% Invisalign Provider like Dr. Manal Ibrahim or Dr. Christine Gin ensures you get the best results that complement your unique facial features and promote optimal oral health.
Sensational Smiles is proud to be recognized as a Diamond+ Top 1% Invisalign provider with over 3,000 successful Invisalign cases under our belt. We’re happy to offer our patients peace of mind knowing they’re receiving care from a provider with unparalleled expertise.
What Does the Invisalign Process Look Like at Sensational Smiles?
When you choose a Diamond+ Top 1% Invisalign provider like Sensational Smiles for your treatment, here’s what you can expect:
- Start With a Complimentary Consultation
You’ll visit our Shorewood or Naperville office for a free Invisalign consultation to kick off the process. A team member will take complimentary 3D x-rays, digital scans, and photos of your teeth and face. Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin will perform an exam and use their findings, as well as the diagnostic records, to develop an accurate diagnosis.
You’ll chat with your Sensational Smiles orthodontist about your goals for treatment and what you can expect, including how long Invisalign will take. They’ll answer any questions you have and with our iTero® scanner, even show you what your new smile will look like using the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. We’ll also go over your Invisalign cost, which, you’ll be happy to hear, is 60% less than traditional treatment. We’ll walk you through your insurance and our pay-in-full or monthly financing options. If you decide to move forward, we can start treatment on the same day as your consultation. Simple, right?
- Create a Digital, 3D Image of Your Mouth with our iTero Scanner
Along with the amazing Invisalign Outcome Simulator, we also use the iTero scanner to capture high-definition images of your teeth and gums. As an impression-free office, we use the digital dental scanner instead of traditional, messy putty and tray impressions. A team member takes the 3D dental scans with a handheld wand. The process is quick, comfortable, and convenient.
The images are inputted into a computer program and a virtual, 3D model of your mouth is created. Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin creates your Invisalign treatment plan directly on the model. They can move each individual tooth into its ideal position and visualize different outcomes or troubleshoot before you even start a day of treatment. You’ll see your Invisalign before and after right at the start. This digital process ensures maximum precision and a smile that’s designed just for your facial features. Trust us when we say you don’t get this level of orthodontist expertise with other at-home clear aligner services.
- Pick Up Your Custom Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign will print a series of custom-molded, clear, BPA-free plastic aligners based on Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin’s prescription. You’ll swing by the office and pick up your Invisalign aligners when they’re ready and wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day, taking them out to eat, drink, and brush and floss your teeth.
- Change Your Aligners According to Schedule
The schedule for popping in a new set of Invisalign aligners varies depending on your treatment plan. Most patients move to their next tray after a week of wear. Since each set is pre-programmed to achieve certain tooth movements, as you make your way through the series, your smile changes right before your eyes. One of the great things about Invisalign is no uncomfortable adjustments, like you get with braces. With our Sensational Smiles at-home Invisalign treatment, you simply move to each set of aligners as prescribed by the treatment plan from Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin. No need for trips to the office for check-ins! And treatment time? Most likely, your treatment will take 6-12 months, depending on your case. That’s a blip in time for a lifetime of beautiful, straight teeth.
- Reveal Your New Smile and Receive a Custom Retention Aligner
When you remove your last set of aligners, you’ll have a fantastic smile to show off! But there’s one last step in your treatment plan and that’s wearing a retention aligner to hold your teeth in their new positions. Rest assured, retainers are a normal part of after-care once the Invisalign aligners come off. The cost of your retention aligners is included in your Sensational Smiles package for up to three months after your Invisalign treatment is done. After that, you have the option of continuing to invest in the Vivera retainers we offer.
What Can Invisalign Treat?
As we said, some orthodontists reserve Invisalign for mild cases. As an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider, the Sensational Smiles team has the experience necessary to address a wider range of orthodontic issues with clear aligners, including what can be achieved with at-home Invisalign. Our limited Invisalign treatment can be used for a variety of types of malocclusion, including spacing and crowding.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
A common question we get from our patients is, how long does Invisalign take? The length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the issue we’re treating and the complexity of your case. For a minor problem like mild spacing or for a touch-up after past orthodontic treatment, your Invisalign treatment may only last as little as six months, with more complex cases taking up to 12 months.
Sensational Smiles allows you to straighten your teeth in half the time and for 60% less than the cost of traditional treatment. As an Invisalign Diamond+ Top 1% Provider, you get expert-level planning of your treatment with the convenience of making your way through your Invisalign aligners on your own. You get the simplicity of at-home aligners but without the risk and without cutting corners on orthodontic oversight.
For comprehensive Invisalign treatment, or if your case is more complex, treatment could last a year or more. That’s where our upgrade package can come in, with all the bells and whistles of comprehensive treatment.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Sensational Smiles makes the cost of at-home Invisalign treatment as straightforward as the treatment itself. Regardless of your specific misalignment issues, your smile investment is 60% less than traditional treatment. With a full, up-front payment of $2,780 or monthly financing of $125/month, you get exceptional value for a beautiful smile. We also accept most insurance and will work with you to determine your coverage. In addition to your insurance, you can also use your HSA or FSA for Invisalign for further savings. If you opt for monthly payments, we accept Lending Point and Care Credit.
Ready to see if clear aligners are the best choice for your smile? Now that you’re up to speed on the different Invisalign provider designations and how Sensational Smiles Invisalign treatment works, schedule a complimentary in-person appointment at our Shorewood or Naperville, IL office or a virtual consultation with us today. We’re your option for Diamond+ Top 1% Invisalign Provider treatment from start to finish.