When considering Invisalign treatment, being well-informed about how the process works is key to ensuring a successful smile transformation.
As one of the most popular modern orthodontic options available, Invisalign has quickly become the preferred realignment approach for many. However, this doesn’t mean you should jump into treatment without asking all the necessary questions.
In this article, we will look at four of the most important questions to ask your Invisalign provider. Read on for some key tips that will help you make an informed decision about your upcoming smile transformation!
With its subtle yet effective alignment technology, Invisalign is a renowned orthodontic treatment that can rectify many aesthetic dental concerns. Though its rapidly growing popularity says a lot about its success, it is still essential to determine whether Invisalign is the right solution for your specific needs.
A dedicated dentist will help you identify the ideal treatment method that will help you achieve the results you’re looking for; whether this is Invisalign, or a different approach.
Here are some of the reasons Invisalign does work for plenty of patients:
Invisalign treatment begins with a detailed digital scan of your teeth. This allows your dentist to work out a highly personalised treatment plan, tailored to your unique dental needs. Invisalign uses SmartTrack® material and 3D modelling to guide your teeth gently and precisely into their ideal positions. The Invisalign outcome simulator can even map out the progression of your treatment, giving you a clear understanding of the timelines and outcomes involved.
The clear aligners are virtually invisible, so they’re a discreet option that will have a minimal impact on your appearance. If you don’t want to draw attention to your orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is ideal.
The ability to remove Invisalign aligners means you can eat and drink with less restrictions. You can also maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, which can contribute to healthier gums and teeth once treatment is over.
Invisalign often requires fewer orthodontic appointments than traditional approaches. This means the treatment will have a minimal impact on your lifestyle and schedule.
Every smile, set of teeth, and the way they are arranged is completely unique to each individual. Our teeth have distinct characteristics that mean no two smiles are the same, meaning each patients’ orthodontic treatment plan needs a highly tailored approach. This also means that Invisalign won’t work for everyone:
Discussing your medical history can help determine whether Invisalign, or an alternative orthodontic approach, would be best. Invisalign is not ideal if you have conditions such as bruxism (teeth grinding) – any repeated grinding force on the aligners can wear them down faster than usual.
Pre-existing dental concerns like gum disease or tooth decay must also be addressed before treatment. Note that Invisalign (or any orthodontic treatment) is not best advised during pregnancy, as hormonal changes can impact oral health and positioning.
Committing to the long-term habit of wearing Invisalign aligners is not for everyone! While their flexibility can enhance the experience for many patients, it can hinder the realignment process for those that are not 100% compliant with their treatment plan.
A reputable Invisalign provider should be willing to discuss alternative treatment options and help you make an informed choice based on your dental concerns, lifestyle, and desired outcomes. They will prioritise your health, preferences and overall well-being above all else.
Don’t be afraid to ‘shop around’ for different dentists as you look for your Invisalign provider! A highly experienced dentist that works with Invisalign every day can offer more valuable insights. This can lead to more successful treatment plans, with solutions tailored to your specific needs.
If you have more complex dental issues, ask about their experience in treating similar cases with Invisalign. At Ringway Dental, we specialise in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, with plenty of experience managing successful Invisalign treatments.
Invisalign involves visiting your dentist regularly so they can ensure the alignment process is on track, using detailed scans and Invisalign technology. They’ll provide you with a series of bespoke-made aligners and make any necessary adjustments during regular check ups. You’ll stay in touch with your dentist throughout, with the chance to ask plenty of questions during appointments.
You may also have questions or concerns that require immediate attention. A reliable Invisalign provider should be available to provide expert guidance and ensure that you are comfortable with each step of your treatment journey.
Understanding the financial aspect of Invisalign treatment is essential for a stress-free experience. The cost of Invisalign treatment starts at £2500. Some dentists will provide additional treatments within this fee, which is another factor to consider in selecting your provider. Work with your dentist to discuss your payment options, and ask whether there are any flexible financing plans available.
A reputable provider will recognise the importance of helping you budget, as well as being transparent about payment options. They can help you explore plans that align with your financial situation, making your journey to a confident smile more accessible and manageable.
At Ringway Dental, our patients can borrow up to £30,000 with our 0% interest dental financing plans*. We also offer free teeth whitening worth £295 at the end of each Invisalign treatment – helping you make the most of your new smile!
At Ringway Dental, we have years of experience transforming smiles using Invisalign technology. Our commitment to ensuring patient comfort within our relaxing environment makes us one of the country’s dental best practices – in the words of our patients!
“By far the best dental practice I have ever been to and I’ve lived all over the country!”
Whether you are still figuring out if Invisalign is for you, or if you have already made your decision; we’ll ensure your treatment exceeds expectations. Call our team at Ringway Dental on 0161 437 2029 to schedule an Invisalign consultation with us. You can also get in touch via our online contact form.