This post is sponsored by Invisalign. Calvin is in the process of using Invisalign to straighten his teeth, and the Invisalign brand is providing treatment in exchange for our honest thoughts and experiences.
Our smile is one of the first things people see – and remember about us. We remember laughing together, how a smile brightens our day, and can picture those moments where someone truly breaks out in laughter as their beautiful smile spreads across their face. Smiles are magic, but if we don’t feel confident in our smile, it doesn’t shine its brightest. Invisalign is one way to let that smile shine and some providers offer Invisalign treatment consultations for free. Take the smile assessment today.
Wondering what to expect at an Invisalign treatment consultation? Let us walk you through the experience step by step.
Find your Invisalign Provider
There are so many orthodontists that offer Invisalign treatment; after all, so many teens prefer Invisalign clear aligners over braces. One way you can find your nearest orthodontist for an Invisalign treatment consultation filling in your zip code on their website. Reviews of the actual orthodontist in Orange County were very important to us so I spent some time on Yelp reading what people had to say. I always take Yelp with a grain of salt because like any social media, I know people can vent more than they share the positive. Regardless of that, it’s still a good way to get a feel for each doctor. The reviews for Humphries Orthodontics were all positive, but our experience with them has been even better than I had hoped.
Free Invisalign Treatment Consultation
Invisalign treatment consultations are often complimentary, which is wonderful because it relieves thoughts about finances and keeps patients focused on the objective. My goal was simply to find the best treatment plan for our teen son and the best Invisalign provider to deliver that plan.
Come as you Are
Life with kids is crazy busy and the only time we could squeeze in an appointment is right after school. We saw two orthodontists for an Invisalign treatment consultation and both had everything our son needed to brush his teeth after a day at school and freshen up before seeing the doctor. Both doctors also had MORE than enough to make our daughter comfortable while she waited, which was so comforting to me as a mom.
X-rays, Photos, and Evaluation
Depending on the orthodontist, they may or may not do x-rays while they are evaluating your case in order to determine your best treatment plan. We had two consultations – one did x-rays and the other did not. Dr. Humphries took x-rays to help her doctor see the bone and root structure of the teeth, which added another perspective on how “straight” things were in our son’s mouth.
The staff also took photos of his teeth from all angles, which were shared with us later as they went over the treatment options with us. It may sound odd, but the photos they took gave our son some comfort. He knows his teeth are not straight but to see that the gum line and overall structure of his mouth were straight helped him see it was just simply a matter of moving his teeth.
Invisalign Treatment Consultation – Review Treatment Options
After they were done taking photos and x-rays, they sat with us and reviewed treatment options. While our son wants Invisalign clear aligners vs braces, I come from a long history of orthodontics so went in open to the fact that he may not get his way.
Thankfully both braces and Invisalign clear aligners were options for our son and the doctor walked through what she would recommend, treatment duration, expectations, and so on. I appreciated how honest she was with Calvin in that the success of his treatment was largely on him. If he chose to do Invisalign treatment, the results are directly impacted by his responsibility in wearing them. He is expected to be responsible and wear it all day, except when eating or brushing his teeth.
He happily agreed and we officially chose Invisalign clear aligners as his treatment option. The doctor and staff took some additional measurements and we scheduled our first “official” appointment. Our teenage son can’t wait to get started!
Invisalign sounds like a great way to get your teeth all straightened up. I love that it can all be done with just trays.
I think it’s so great that teeth can now be aligned without all the hardware and cement that traditional braces require. Thanks for sharing the process with us.
Allison Cooper says
So interesting! My dad is actually looking into getting this, I’ll share your post with him!
Amy Barseghian says
Melissa Ann says
This is so great to read about teeth getting aligned with less instruments and the like. Very informative process.
I know that teens can feel embarrassed wearing regular braces. It’s great that Invisalign exists.
Dawn Lopez says
I have an Aunt who did Invisalign a few years ago. The results were great! I would definitely recommend trying this over traditional braces.
Chelley Martinka says
I love your overview. I was always wondering what’s involved. This wasn’t even around when I had braces, but I know my kids will both need them.
Lisa Bristol says
I have a few friends that have used Invisalign and have had great results. I’ve been wanting to go for a consultation for a while now. It’s a new year I should treat myself.
Cyn Gagen says
I’ve been wanting to look into this for my daughter for a while now. I really think we should go get a consultation.
This is so helpful! I’ve been wanting to do Invisalign for a while, but had no idea where to start. I had no idea there were free consultations!
Amy Barseghian says
Oh yes! And they are so informative!
This is great! I loved my treatment but sadly after spending 6k they all moved back.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This is really helpful. I have a friend planning to try Invisalign. I can’t wait to share this to her.
I’ve heard great things about Invisalign. If my kids ever need braces, I’ll be checking them out for sure!