I’m hoping you can help me!
My dentist recommended Invisalign to fix my midline and make room to put veneers on my lateral teeth. The agreed-upon price that I paid was $4,675.00. Initially, I was supposed to do a period of 9 months, but after the 9 months and my first set of trays, my midline was still not straight.
My dentist ordered a new set of trays and recommended that I do it for another 9 months. I have spent a year and a half working with my dentist and trying Invisalign to correct my midline, with no success.
I am extremely frustrated having spent so much time and money without any results. I decided to speak with other dentists that work with Invisalign and traditional braces. They all recommended traditional braces, stating that Invisalign would not give me the results that I was looking for.
I’m wondering how I should go about getting a refund from my dentist so that I can afford braces?
Thank you for your time and advice.
First, the doctors you are now seeing that recommend traditional braces are most likely right that Invisalign wasn’t the best option in this case. However, many orthodontists tend not to give Invisalign enough credit. Many believe that traditional braces are the only way to correct crooked teeth.
Traditional braces are typically the most recommended option, but Invisalign can also be very successful. I believe that many orthodontist specialists feel that because you don’t need to be an orthodontist specialist to use Invisalign, that they are protecting their status as specialists by using traditional braces.
It can be challenging moving a midline and keeping it straight, so seeing an orthodontist specialist is a good choice.
Every dentist handles refunds differently. Some dentists will, without hesitation, give you a refund if you aren’t satisfied with their work. While others will not be so willing. The first step is to simply request a refund, and if that doesn’t work, then you will need to increase the pressure by:
- Politely request a refund from your dentist.
- Ask your new dentist to call and ask for a refund.
- Threaten that you will make a complaint to the state dental board. Make sure to follow through if they still don’t refund you.
- If everything else failed, get a lawyer.
Make sure you stay polite and calm but also firm to show them you are serious.
I hope this helps.
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