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Globally Invisalign is one of the most patient-requested clear aligner brands, and with a focus on patient comfort and predictable results it can be one of the best options for your practice.
Align Technology owns the Invisalign brand and invests millions of dollars each year into improving its offering to both practitioners and patients. This spans research and development to continuously improve the clear aligner product, along with utilising the learnings from over
8 million Invisalign patients to understand how the treatment planning, practice development, and patient engagement components of the system can be integrated to deliver the best possible experience.
If you decide to become an Invisalign Provider you can expect to receive the training and education you need to treat with confidence, whatever stage you are at in your Invisalign journey. Align Technology has trained more than 168,000 doctors globally and recognises that the path for each doctor will be different depending on the type of practice, your workflow, and whether you are a dentist or orthodontist. The starting point to becoming an Invisalign Provider is to undertake a training course that had been tailored to suit your level of knowledge and expertise in orthodontics. The Invisalign Go and Invisalign Fundamentals training course options prepare you to become an Invisalign Provider, regardless of whether you already have teeth straightening experience or are completely new to this area of dentistry.
The Invisalign Go course is the ideal option for those with limited or no knowledge of teeth-straightening or treatment planning, as the course starts by introducing you to the skills needed to undertake a case with confidence. The Invisalign Go system also integrates treatment planning support to guide you as you undertake your initial cases. It’s worth noting that the company offers flexibility in next steps—some providers remain with Invisalign Go for their entire journey, others prefer to focus on their orthodontic offering and transition to Invisalign Fundamentals at a later stage.
For dentists with existing teeth straightening experience, the Invisalign Fundamentals course is often the best option. Although the main training component is also one-day session, the agenda is intensive, and you’ll need to already understand orthodontic principles and how to apply them to various case types. Attendees to the Fundamentals course are also required to have three live cases prepared for the session. To ensure you get the most out of this course, existing experience is a must.
Once trained as an Invisalign provider you can map out a learning path that works for you and your practice. The company’s Invisalign Doctor Site offers a comprehensive Online Academy, providing easy access to valuable information on the treatment of clinical conditions, the benefits of adopting a digital workflow and integrating the iTero intraoral scanner into your practice, in additional to an on-demand video library and Global Gallery which can help you understand the possibilities of treatment in relation to different case types. The Online Academy is offered in conjunction with a series of continuing education events and webinars, tailored to whether you are a dentist or orthodontist practitioner. These are often run by experienced providers from across the ANZ region who can empathise with the needs of local doctors, with flagship international speakers also popping up from time to time.
Do you want to know more? If you are interested in becoming a Provider visit invisalign-doctor.com.au to learn more about the system, or to register for a training course. Existing Invisalign Providers who would like more information on any of the above can visit the Invisalign Doctor Site or get in touch with their Practice Development Manager.