If you are interested in Invisalign, the best thing to do is to book a consultation. The consultation is an informal appointment where you get to meet your dentist, learn more about the treatment and other potential options and ask any questions you may have.
What will we talk about during my Invisalign consultation?
A consultation is nothing to be worried or anxious about and there’s no pain involved or dreaded dental drill encounters. We simply have a chat with you to talk about the treatment, why it could benefit you, how it works and what treatment entails. In order to make sure you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment, we carry out some basic tests (such as X-rays or scans) to ascertain more information about your bite and the nature and complexity of your orthodontic needs. Invisalign has many benefits for patients, but it is sometimes not the best option if you need a lot of movement, so it’s essential to carry out these tests and examinations in order to achieve the best possible results for you. None of the tests are painful and your dentist will explain exactly what they are looking at and why the tests are required. They will also discuss their findings with you, so you have a sound understanding of your dental needs and you can learn more about why orthodontic treatment could be beneficial.
During the consultation, your dentist will outline the stages of treatment, talk to you about what actually happens to your teeth when treatment is underway and discuss issues such as cost and projected treatment time with you. They are on hand to answer your questions, so fire away and don’t be afraid to ask questions you think sound silly or aren’t relevant. If you want to know the answer to a question related to your treatment in any way, our dentists will help.
Once you are clear about the ins and outs of treatment and are sure you want to go ahead with Invisalign treatment, we can set the ball rolling and make impressions and take photographs of your teeth. These are then sent away to the laboratory in the USA and we will await the arrival of your custom-made Invisalign aligners shortly after.