Young woman with Invisalign clear aligner.

Trusting your treatment providers is paramount to feeling like you get the best care. This is true not only for your doctors but also for your dentist. We know that starting treatment to straighten your smile can feel like a big step. So you want an Invisalign provider that is a good fit for you.

Questions to Ask at Your Consultation

You should feel free to ask any questions you have at your initial consultation. After all, this is one of the main purposes of your consultation. Here are some questions you may want to talk about before you start your Invisalign journey. And, of course, if you think of any questions at any point during your treatment, don’t hesitate to ask at your regular appointments as well.

Do You Use Invisalign Aligners or Another Brand?

Invisalign is the most recognizable name in clear aligners for a reason. Invisalign makes the most advanced aligners on the market. Unlike other aligner brands, Invisalign aligners are made with patented SmartTrack material. This is a multi-layered polymer that leads to more consistent (and comfortable) force on the teeth for better results. Invisalign can also treat more advanced cases by using special attachments to exert additional force exactly where it is needed.

Is Invisalign the Best Treatment for Me, and Why?

Your provider can tell you if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Many patients believe that Invisalign can only treat minor cases of misalignment. But now, Invisalign is able to treat much more complex cases. Of course, your provider should be thorough when discussing your options. He or she should tell you which treatments they recommend for your particular case, plus let you know the pros and cons of each. This way, you can make the best treatment decision based on what factors are important to you.

What Will the Cost of My Treatment Be?

Like most patients, you will want to know what your out-of-pocket cost will be so that you can budget and plan accordingly. Feel free to ask about the cost of your treatment, we are used to getting these questions!

Are There Ways That Will Help with Payments?

Invisalign treatment is an investment. But you may be able to get some help with that. Insurance may cover a portion of clear aligner treatment. You or your provider can confirm the amount of coverage you qualify for with your insurance company before starting treatment. And don’t forget about your FSA or HSA account. These can be used to pay for the remaining cost of treatment.

If your insurance, FSA, or HSA does not cover all of your treatment costs, financing is available if you qualify. This option allows you to spread out your payments over time. Ask about all of your payment and financing options while you are evaluating providers.

Will You Be Using Digital Scanning Technology (or Trays) to Take an Impression of My Teeth?

Invisalign treatment begins with taking an impression of your teeth so your custom aligners will fit perfectly. Many aligner brands still use sticky, uncomfortable, and less accurate trays to take physical impressions. Consider a provider that uses digital scanning technology instead. This method is quick, easy, and more accurate than physical trays.

How Often Will I Have Check-In Appointments?

Treatment will require regular maintenance appointments to make sure you are on track to your straighter smile. Many sure your Invisalign treatment fits easily into your life by knowing what to expect when it comes to your follow-up visits.

What Happens After Invisalign Treatment?

A retention plan is critical for keeping your new smile straight. While it is always possible that unforeseen circumstances may change a treatment plan, understanding what happens at the end of your Invisalign course is key to post-treatment success.

Find The Right Provider for You

Invisalign can be a surprisingly fast, comfortable, and effective way to straighten your smile. And the sooner you get started, the sooner you will see your results. If you are ready to talk to an experienced Invisalign provider, contact our office for a consultation so we can answer these and any other questions you have about your Invisalign treatment.