Washington, DC – Dr. Wayne Hickory, a Washington DC orthodontist, was one of the first orthodontists in the entire country to offer Invisalign®, an innovative orthodontic treatment. In addition to serving as the Clinical Director for the companies that distribute Invisalign® in Indonesia and Vietnam, Dr. Hickory teaches certification courses and administers advanced user group meetings in these countries several times a year. Most recently, he attended an Invisalign® Summit in Macau, China.
According to Dr. Hickory, Invisalign® straightens patients’ teeth without wires or braces, using a series of customized, computer-designed, clear sleeves called aligners. He adds that the aligners are almost invisible and they can be easily removed for eating and brushing teeth.
The Invisalign® Summit in Macau, which took place in October 2012, gathered leading Invisalign® practitioners from countries throughout Asia who shared their Invisalign® treatment techniques. Dr. Hickory, a frequent contributor to these international conferences, also gives online treatment-planning support using the 3D computer modeling software developed by Invisalign®. This modeling software allows practitioners to perform each treatment virtually before the actual treatment begins, yielding improved, more predictable results for patients.
Dr. Hickory originally introduced Invisalign® in Hong Kong nearly a decade ago. Now, doctors in Asia routinely address complex Invisalign® cases rising to the high standards of the industry.
Even before the opening of his Washington DC orthodontics practice, Dr. Hickory has always exhibited a passion for dentistry education. He taught as a full-time faculty member of the Orthodontic Department at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Maryland. Recently, he co-authored a chapter of a new textbook on facial aesthetics focusing on the new digital technology used for treatments such as Invisalign®.
In the last ten years, Dr. Hickory has designed treatment plans for over 2,500 Invisalign® patients. He has also earned the status of Invisalign® Super Elite Provider, a designation that is held by less than 1% of all doctors offering the Invisalign® system nationwide.
About Wayne B. Hickory, DMD, MDS
Dr. Wayne Hickory, a graduate of Trinity College, earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He was one of the original members of the Alpha Group and Speakers Bureau of Align Technology and remains the largest user of Invisalign® in the world while working to educate fellow orthodontists on Invisalign® practices. Dr. Hickory is extensively trained in several areas, including pediatric dentistry and child orthodontics. He is available for interview upon request.