This time, we’re looking at questions to ask your orthodontist before getting Invisalign in the Dr. Potter blog. 

Since the late 90s, Invisalign has improved continuously. To date, it has helped over ten million people worldwide. Today, more adults are beginning treatment with Invisalign. However, it can help people of all ages and many smile malocclusions (misalignments).  

On the other hand, Invisalign is not for everyone. Only an experienced orthodontist can determine if Invisalign will work for your unique smile. After a free consultation, Dr. Potter will discuss all the options with you. Then, he will design the perfect custom plan to get the best results affordably and efficiently.

By choosing to get started and learning more, you can take advantage of Invisalign or braces‘ life-changing benefits. As orthodontic treatment perfectly aligns the teeth and jaws, you’ll enjoy better oral health. Plus, you’ll feel confident as you show the world a picture-perfect smile.

Now, here are a few questions to ask your orthodontist before getting Invisalign. If you think of others, you can ask away with a free consultation with Dr. Potter. Potter Orthodontics is proud to offer high-quality custom Invisalign in two convenient Yorba Linda and Fullerton, CA locations.

Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist: Can Invisalign Work for Me?

First, you need to find out if you are an Invisalign candidate. To find out, you’ll need an orthodontist who provides orthodontic treatment like Invisalign. Dr. Potter is an experienced orthodontist with years of training, education, and experience beyond dental school. Thus, he’s a great choice to help you find out if Invisalign is for you.

Do you have a slight overbite, crossbite, open bite, underbite, gap teeth, or crowded teeth? If so, chances are Invisalign can help. 

After a free consultation, Dr. Potter will assess your unique smile and health history. Then, he will determine if you need orthodontic treatment and if you will benefit from Invisalign. Next, he’ll design the perfect affordable custom plan depending on your needs and goals.

Why Choose Invisalign?

If you are an Invisalign candidate, then there are some considerable advantages to wearing braces. Since Invisalign comes out, you can remove the aligners and eat all your favorite foods throughout treatment. Certainly, that’s a fantastic advantage!

By taking out the aligners, you can also brush your teeth as usual. With no wires or brackets, Invisalign is comfortable, and there are generally fewer appointments, including for emergencies. 

However, you’ll still need to visit every six weeks or so. That way, Dr. Potter can closely monitor your progress and make any changes if necessary. By choosing an orthodontist, you can rest assured you are progressing as fast as possible to your dream smile.

With a free consult, Dr. Potter will discuss how long treatment will take. On average, it varies, depending on your smile, from nine to 15 months. See more here. 

Are There Disadvantages of Invisalign? 

Today, Invisalign can efficiently treat many smiles. However, since the aligners come out, you must have the discipline to wear them at all times, except when you eat, drink, or clean your teeth. That amounts to about 22 hours every day, including while you are sleeping.

When you take your aligners out, you must be very careful protecting them in their case. Then, you must be mindful not to lose them and clean them gently each day. With braces, you won’t lose them, but it can be tricky to clean around them.

As you might expect, some patients, particularly young ones, may find it difficult to resist the urge to take out the aligners. In those cases, braces may be better since they will get results faster.

With Invisalign Teen, the aligners feature indicators to help know how long they are worn. So, it can help make sure treatment is staying on track or when aligners need to be worn longer.

How Long Will it Take?

One of the top questions to ask your orthodontist: How long will treatment take?

With a free consult, Dr. Potter can give you an estimate for the length of treatment. For a minor correction, it will take less time, sometimes around nine months. On the other hand, smiles that need advanced correction will take a year or more. Following treatment with Invisalign or braces, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure your teeth stay put in their ideal positions. 

Depending on your custom plan, you will wear a series of aligners. For a minor adjustment, you may need only 18, but it can be more than 30 or more for advanced cases. 

In all cases, you’ll wear the first set in the series and then progress to the next one after two weeks. However, if you haven’t worn them for 22 hours each day, it may take longer. Therefore, you can help make treatment go faster by wearing your aligners as much as possible.

Also, the cost will vary depending on the length of treatment. However, the cost is affordable with flexible financing and zero down payment options. Certainly, Invisalign or braces are worth the investment, with rewards in a lifetime of better health and smiles.

What Will Invisalign Cost – Does Insurance Cover It?

For many people, the cost is the deciding factor for dental or orthodontic care. However, Invisalign is affordable at Potter Orthodontics, with plans for as low as $99/month and a price-match guarantee. Therefore, your important care fits your budget, and you can start with nothing down. 

For more help determining the average cost, see our helpful payment calculator. With your free consultation, we’ll design a plan that fits your needs so you can start your journey to an amazing smile. Then, you can get started the same day if you like.

If you have insurance, we’ll help maximize any benefits and do the paperwork. 

Fantastic Limited Offer for Invisalign or Braces

Even better, check out our limited braces or Invisalign offer here. Please, check it out because it’s fantastic if you’re considering orthodontic treatment.

At Potter Orthodontics, nothing is holding you back from your dream smile. 

We hope this information about “questions to ask your orthodontist before getting Invisalign” is helpful. Now, get started and book your free consultation today.

We’re always here for any questions at (714) 528-4540.