I am toward the end of my Invisalign treatment. While I am happy with the treatment itself and have been seeing great results, I hate the dentist. Is it possible to switch? He often behaves inappropriately with me. He never does it in front of his co-workers, but always sends them to get something and then hits on me. I only have retainer treatment left. Would I have to find an Invisalign dentist?
I am sorry you have had a bad experience with your dentist, though truly grateful that you love your Invisalign treatment. This type of orthodontic has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates around.
The good news is that you do not have to stay with this dentist. You are allowed to switch dentists any time you want and the dentist is under an ethical obligation to provide your new dentist with everything he or she needs to care for you successfully, including all diagnostics and treatment plans.
On the off chance your dentist does not live up to his ethical obligations, it is a very simple procedure to get a new retainer made. The dentist does not have to be Invisalign certified, but that would be helpful if you want to keep your treatment consistent.
By the way, I would report your dentist’s behavior. I know you don’t have evidence, but it needs to be mentioned to the dental board so in case anyone else comes forward that does have evidence, then you have a pattern.
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