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8 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign®

The Invisalign® smile straightening system has been a popular choice for those looking to improve their smiles. In this post, we will discuss the questions that you should ask your dentist about Invisalign® before you commit to it. We’ll also give some information on how Invisalign® actually works so that you can make an informed decision!

How will you start my treatment plan?

Typically, your Invisalign® journey will start with an initial consultation with an Invisalign®-trained dentist. Your dentist will evaluate your smile and then map out a customized treatment plan unique to you and your teeth. This treatment plan will showcase the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Of course, every dentist is different.

How will my aligners work?

In general, you will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. Your dentist will let you know when you should be changing to a new set of aligners, but typically it occurs every or every other week. Each set of aligners will get you one step closer to your beautiful new smile, slowly adjusting your teeth over time.

How long will Invisalign® take to straighten my teeth?

Invisalign® provides a series of clear aligners that your doctor can choose from based on how quickly they would like you to progress through treatment. Generally, the process takes around 12 months but this depends on how fast your dentist wants you on track towards achieving optimal results.

Will you take a digital scan of my teeth using an iTero® scanner or a physical impression?

The Invisalign® process begins with a series of digital scans that your dentist will take of your teeth. These images are typically taken using the iTero® scanner, which is a safe and very effective way to record accurate measurements for Invisalign® treatment as well as provide you an estimate on how long it’ll take until you have achieved optimal results. Physical impressions may also be taken, depending on the dentist and their office set-up.

Will I be using Invisalign® clear aligners or a knock-off brand?

Invisalign® aligners are created in Invisalign’s state-of-the-art facility and laboratory. Invisalign® uses a high-quality, medical-grade plastic that is made to last the entire course of your Invisalign® treatment. There may be knockoff brands available on the market but they have not been tested as rigorously for quality and effectiveness. When you are trusting the transformation of your smile, you want to ensure your dentist is using Invisalign® brand aligners.

How much will my Invisalign® clear aligners cost?

There are Invisalign®-certified dentists everywhere and the price of Invisalign® will vary depending on your dentist’s rates. However, Invisalign® typically costs anywhere from $4000 to $7500 for treatment. At Southern Dental Associates, we are offering a special price of only $3,995 ($0 down).

Do you offer a monthly payment plan?

Some dentists offer a monthly payment plan that allows you to pay for Invisalign® treatment through 24, 36, or 48 months. This may or may not include your initial consultation and exam with an Invisalign®-certified dentist. At Southern Dental Associates, we offer payment plans for as low as $85/month.

Do you accept my insurance plan?

Some insurance providers may cover a portion or all of Invisalign® due to it being considered cosmetic dental work. Ask your dentist whether or not they accept your insurance.

Ready to get started?

If you’re located in or near Advance, Lewisville, Wilkesboro, or Lexington, North Carolina, and are interested in Invisalign® treatment, look no further! Request a FREE Consultation with Southern Dental Associates today!

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