Questions to ask at your dentist or orthodontist appointment
If you are looking to improve your smile by correcting teeth and jaw problems, the first step is booking an appointment with an Invisalign® trained dentist or orthodontist. In this way, you'll find out if Invisalign® clear aligners are right for you. Try to be proactive and ask all the questions you need: your Invisalign® Doctor will give you the answers.
What are my teeth alignment issues?
Understanding your own teeth straightening issues can help you choose a treatment programme that meets your needs.
What teeth straightening treatment options are available to me?
There are numerous teeth straightening options available, from metal braces to clear Invisalign® aligners. Speak to your dentist or orthodontist to understand which route best suits your lifestyle.
How long will my treatment take?
Most Invisalign® treatment takes between 6 – 18 months1. Speak to your Invisalign® Doctor to obtain a time estimate.
How much does Invisalign® treatment cost?
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on the complexity of your case. Many dentists and orthodontists offer a free consultation and different payment plans for teeth straightening treatment.
How often will I need to get my Invisalign® aligners adjusted?
The Invisalign® system supplies multiple clear aligners at a time, with check-ins at your dental practice typically every 6 – 8 weeks.
Does Invisalign® offer continued care?
In addition to your regular face to face appointments with your Invisalign® Doctor, you can also receive remote care through the Invisalign® Virtual care2 feature within My Invisalign™ app so you'll have continuous support and care that you need.
What oral hygiene products do you recommend to complement my treatment?
Your orthodontist may have useful advice around hygiene products over the course of your treatment.
Additional questions to consider asking your dentist or orthodontist
To get the most from your Invisalign® consultation, bring these and any other questions you may have. With Invisalign® Treatment, you’re never on your own.
Will I need a digital scan of my teeth or a physical impression?
Will I be using Invisalign® clear aligners or a different brand?
Based on mild to moderate malocclusion (defined as crowding and spacing up to 6mm, and overjet and overbite up to 6mm and assuming one week wear), treatment times vary depending on invisalign product type, wear time, case complexity and must be determined by your doctor. Data on file at Align™ Technology, as of September 9, 2020
Invisalign Virtual Appointment and Invisalign® Virtual Care were made available in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and government-imposed restrictions on patient mobility and practice closures due to health and safety reasons. They were designed to connect Invisalign providers with their patients and support practices in ensuring treatment continuity, but not to replace face-to-face appointments and checkups entirely. Patients will need to come to the office as determined by their doctor. Before using Invisalign Virtual Appointment and Invisalign® Virtual Care, please ensure that applicable local regulations and professional code of practice allow you to interact with patients via such tools.