I like my invisalign, but not my dentist

I’m in the middle of my invisalign treatments. They’re great, but my dentist is driving me nuts. We had a difference of agreement about something that had nothing to do with my treatment and now he’s being a jerk at appointments.  Do I have to stay with the same dentist for the entire treatment or can I switch dentists?

Brooke- Virginia

Brooke,

You can switch dentists during your Invisalign treatment. In fact, your dentist is under an ethical obligation to make the transition as smooth as possible, providing your dentist with all necessary information to continue.

I’m sorry you’re having a bad experience with your dentist. However, I’m glad you’re enjoying Invisalign. It has a very high patient satisfaction rate so, with another dentist, you should enjoy the rest of your treatment.

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My husband knocked out four of my teeth and I don’t know what to do

Can you help me? My husband knocked out four of my teeth and I don ‘t know what to do. The police  have taken him, but I’m still here with no teeth and a lot of pain.

Sandee M. – Bronx, NY

Sandee,

I’m sorry for that horrible experience.  A man that will hit a woman is no man.  I know it will take more than just healing your body to feel better. You’ll want to get to your dentist right now. Tell him it is a dental emergency and he should meet you at the office. If not, there are emergency dentists who will see non-patients (and I would get a different dentist).

Put your teeth in some milk and get to the office. You generally only have thirty minutes to have a chance of saving your teeth.

If your teeth cannot be saved, don’t despair. There is a program for women who’ve suffered domestic violence. It’s called Give Back A Smile.  They can help you with any restorative work you need done.

I hope you have a safe place to go.

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