The Invisalign® process takes about 12 to 18 months to fully straighten your smile. Naturally, you’ll want an expert you can trust overseeing the entire process. Plenty of dentists offer Invisalign, but how will you know that you’ve chosen the one that’s right for you? The 5 factors below can give you an idea of how to find an Invisalign provider in Dallas.
Dentists don’t need any special qualifications to be able to offer Invisalign at their practices. That said, some dentists will be more experienced with the treatment than others. By checking a dentist’s biography on their website, you can see whether they’ve taken any courses about Invisalign. If they have, then they’re likely more knowledgeable about the process than the average dentist and are better equipped to handle more complex cases.
The technology that your dentist uses can make a difference in the Invisalign process. For example, some practices still use putty to take impressions for the aligner trays. However, when possible, you’ll want to choose a practice that uses digital scanning instead. A digital impression is typically more accurate than a traditional one, so it’s more likely that you’ll get a comfortable Invisalign tray that fits properly the first time.
3. Online Reviews
If you want the inside story on a dental practice, you can look up some of their reviews on Google to see what their patients are saying about them. By reading about other people’s experiences, you can get an idea of what the dentist is like and how you’ll be treated at the practice.
You’ll need to return to the practice every six months for a progress check, so it’s important to choose a practice where you feel comfortable whenever you walk in. Think about how the team acts around you; does it seem like they care about you, or are you “just another patient” to them? Take the time to get a feel for the office during your first visit and consider whether you could see yourself coming back multiple times.
You’ll want to choose a practice that you can easily get to for your regular progress checks. You can use Google maps to see where the practice is located and check how far it is from your house or place of work. Review the route you’d need to take and think about how easy – or how difficult – it will be to make multiple trips.
With these factors in mind, you should be able to narrow down an Invisalign provider who meets your needs. Once you do, you can get in touch with them right away to schedule an appointment and start your journey toward a straighter smile.
About the Author
Dr. Haifa Jamaleddine is one of our caring dental experts here at HJ Dental in Dallas. As a dentist, her goal is to have a trusting relationship with each of her patients. She has completed countless hours of continuing education in a variety of topics, including Invisalign. If you’d like to schedule an Invisalign appointment with Dr. Jamaleddine, visit our website or call (214) 521-3148.