Make A Confident Decision towards Your Smile and Oral Health Goals with Our Invisalign Consultations.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you’re displeased with it, it can affect your self-esteem. You may also be uncertain of your treatment options. Traditional braces, though effective, have many drawbacks. Invisalign is a popular alternative that may be right for you.
The Smile Space offers Invisalign dental consultations in Sutherland to help you make an informed decision about your smile. We have a team of caring and experienced dentists who will evaluate your case and develop a treatment plan suited to your needs. They will take the time to present you with all the information about the Invisalign process and other options. Plus, they use only the latest technology and equipment to provide you with an accurate assessment. Please schedule a consultation with us today and see how we can help!
What should I expect during an Invisalign Consultation?
Patient Interview and Dental Examination
Firstly, your Invisalign dentist will need information on your medical history, dental history and oral hygiene habits. They will also ask about your expectations and objectives for the treatment.
After that, your dentist will conduct a thorough oral examination. X-rays, scans, 3D images, and moulds (impressions) of your teeth will be taken to have a better look at your mouth. All these records will be used to determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
Treatment Options and Treatment Planning
Once your dentist has studied your case, they will develop a treatment plan. This will involve a discussion on the options available and which ones are suitable for you. They will also map out the entire treatment process. This can include the following information:
- The duration of treatment
- The number of Invisalign aligners and appointments you will need
- What to expect during each stage of treatment
- The estimated fees of the procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Invisalign Consultation
Since 1998, Invisalign has been approved by the FDA. It’s a safe aligner made from BPA-free, medical-grade, hypoallergenic material. This means that it does not contain an industrial chemical known as “Bisphenol A,” which can be harmful if ingested.
The aligners have been rigorously tested and passed all safety tests. So, you can have peace of mind that Invisalign is a safe and effective way to achieve the beautifully straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Still, every dental procedure has some risks. Your dentist will work to minimise these as much as possible.
Here is the step-by-step Invisalign treatment process:
- Consultation and assessment
The first step is to schedule an Invisalign dental consultation with a dentist. You can expect them to ask questions, conduct an oral examination, and take records. As mentioned, they will assess if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. A personalised treatment plan will be formulated based on the information they gain.
- Treatment plan
If you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, your dentist will map out a treatment plan and give you a detailed overview of what to expect. They will discuss with you the specifics of your Invisalign journey.
- Receiving and wearing your aligners
After getting your first set of aligners, you must wear them for at least 20 hours daily. Follow the treatment plan and instructions as closely as possible to get the desired results. Then, you will be given a different set every few weeks until you finish wearing your last tray.
- Refinements Period
Sometimes, when the desired outcome is not yet achieved, you may need to undergo a refinement period. During this time, you may have to wear additional sets of aligners or revisit the dentist for adjustments. However, this is not always necessary.
- Retainers and follow-up visits
Once you’ve achieved the straight smile you’ve always wanted, your dentist will provide you with retainers. This will help keep your teeth in their new position. You may also be asked to return for regular checkups. So they can monitor your teeth and check if they are still healthy and aligned.
It is recommended that you wear your clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only to brush, floss, eat, and drink. The more often you use them as instructed, the better your results will be. Remember to follow all the instructions given during your Invisalign check up.
If not, you may experience a relapse and may require further treatment. This can lengthen the overall duration, increase the fees, and have a negative effect on your smile and oral health. Therefore, it’s very important to wear your aligners accordingly.
Here are some ways to keep your Invisalign aligners clean:
- Always remove your aligners before you eat or drink.
- Continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly.
- Clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush, liquid soap, and water to remove food particles. Avoid using toothpaste.
- Rinse them thoroughly with water before putting them back in your mouth.
- Store them in the container given to you when not in use.
- Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and monitoring.
Each set of clear aligners will last for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. It is recommended to wear them for at least 20 hours per day. The average length of Invisalign treatment is 12 to 18 months. However, this varies individually. It will depend on the severity of your case and your dentist’s recommendations during your Invisalign check up.
Not all dental clinics can provide Invisalign to patients. As an Invisalign Diamond Provider, The Smile Space has achieved a certain level of experience and expertise in providing this treatment. This title is only given to the top Invisalign providers and is one of the highest levels of recognition given by Invisalign.
The dentists at our clinic have completed numerous Invisalign cases and have undergone extensive training to provide exceptional care to every patient. This way, you know you’re in good hands when you come to our clinic for treatment.