If you or your teen is interested in Invisalign, you will likely meet with an orthodontist for a consultation. Prior to the consultation, you should take the time to think about the types of questions you will want to ask. By doing so, you will reduce your risk of forgetting an important question and missing out on valuable information from your orthodontist. To prepare for the consultation, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the questions below that adults, teens, and parents often ask.
Questions for Adults
· Describe the Invisalign treatment process and explain how it will move my teeth.
· How long will my particular Invisalign treatment last?
· Will I have to visit your office often?
· Can you explain pricing and educate me on any payment options that are available?
· How will Invisalign aligners affect my speech and eating habits?
· What can I expect post Invisalign? Will I be required to wear a retainer?
Questions for Teens
· Should I expect any pain during the Invisalign treatment?
· How long will the Invisalign treatment last in my specific case?
· Are there certain foods I will not be allowed to eat?
· Will I be able to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, band, or orchestra while wearing Invisalign aligners?
· What should I do if I lose or break an aligner?
· What are the consequences of forgetting to wear my Invisalign aligners?
Questions for Parents
· How exactly will Invisalign aligners move my teen’s teeth?
· When will the teen be done with the Invisalign treatment?
· How often will I have to drive my teen or will they have to transport themselves to your office?
· What is the pricing like for my teen’s Invisalign treatment? Is financing an option?
· If my teen accidently breaks or loses an aligner, will I have to pay extra?
· Will my teen be able to participate in sports and eat any foods they desire during the Invisalign treatment period?
· What can I expect once my teen’s Invisalign treatment is done? Will I have to purchase a retainer?
You can either write these questions down or print them out and take them with you to the Invisalign consultation. By asking these types of questions, you can gain a thorough understanding of what you can expect so that there are no surprises if you do opt for Invisalign for yourself or your teen.