If you are considering getting your teeth straightened either by traditional braces or by clear aligners, it is important to consider what will happen before the treatment starts.
Get a specialist orthodontist consultation
Needless to say that to get the best outcome of the treatment you need to get proper diagnosis from the first place. Invisalign or Clear Aligners are an orthodontic treatment, thus we highly recommend the first step is a face to face consultation with a specialist orthodontist who is a trained expert in teeth straightening with an awareness of all the potential risks and complications.
For that same reason home teeth straightening products are not recommended at all because they are very risky, especially because you neither visit an orthodontist prior to the treatment, nor go for follow ups. This implies there will be no professional overview of your teeth anatomy and how they are connected. Not only that but there will be no imaging like X Ray analysis of your jaw bones and teeth root positions, and no investigation of the health of your teeth. These things are particularly concerning because, as you are undergoing a treatment to straighten your teeth, this implies that you have an undesired misalignment in your teeth to begin with; which requires professional dental attention.
Because of these potential complexities, all Direct Dental club clinics have certified orthodontists with a minimum of 10 years experience, who are trained specifically on our products. We will never recommend you have remote dental treatment due to the high risks involved.
Prepare for your first visit
During your first appointment be prepared to share your treatment objectives, concerns, anxieties, and expected results. The orthodontist will examine the condition of your teeth, in case you have cavities or plaques, you will have to resolve them before starting with the treatment. If you have veneers, crowns, bridges, or fillings you should inform the doctor because the clear aligner therapy cannot move previous dental restoration work; yet you might still be eligible for the clear aligners.
Afterward your initial consultation, the orthodontist will inform you of any required work prior to the aligner therapy; and it is fully your choice whether to proceed or not. The orthodontist will take your dental impressions using a bio-compatible putty that captures all the details of your teeth. To do this process successfully and get the best results some pressure may be imposed on your mouth but be assured the process is completely painless.
Not only that but the orthodontist will take photos of your teeth and your face in order to track the progress of your teeth, and make sure that your facial symmetry is maintained. X-Rays of your jaws as well will be taken to evaluate any risks related to your bone structure, teeth roots or whatever is not clinically noticeable.
Find the right option for you and your budget
If you are looking into having clear aligners as a treatment for your teeth. Make sure to make the right decision, cheaper is not always the right choice because it might cost you way more money when things go wrong. As mentioned before, an orthodontist visit is a crucial step you should take before deciding whether you want to proceed or not. Wanting to have a perfect smile is everyone’s wish, so take your time and choose wisely. You can contact our team to assist you.