Many people feel self-conscious about their smile.
They’re embarrassed by their crowded, crooked teeth – so much so, that some even avoid smiling.
Invisible braces can provide people with a beautiful, straight smile, increasing their self-confidence.
Unfortunately, some avoid investing in adult braces. The cost turns them off. They don’t feel they have enough time. Or some have had bad experiences in the dental office.
Thankfully, there’s a Seton dentist who understands what patients are going through – and he can offer them an affordable, relatively pain-free option for a beautiful smile.
Dr. Jay Patel knows what his patients are going through because he’s been there himself.
When he was young, Dr. Patel’s teeth were “all over the place.” Eventually, he was able to straighten his teeth with orthodontic treatment and has a smile he’s proud to show off.
Dr. Patel is an Auburn Bay dentist that believes a beautiful smile is something that everyone should have access to, which is why he offers adult braces at an affordable price.
Over the years, he’s helped hundreds of patients correct their crooked teeth with invisible braces. As a certified SureSmile provider, he fixes not only the appearance of his patients’ teeth but functional issues, too. Better function helps reduce the symptoms of TMJ disorder and the risk of cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.
A Cranston dentist, Dr. Patel wants to help all his patients get a straighter smile so they can have more confidence and go after the career they want and live a life they love.
When patients visit Dr. Patel, he starts by creating a clear plan.
1. Exam and Consultation
During an exam, Dr. Patel reviews the needs of the patient to see if Invisalign invisible aligners like Invisalign are the best option.
Invisalign vs. braces – what’s the difference? Invisalign consists of clear aligners that are changed every few weeks. Every new aligner helps shift the teeth, and patients are often able to get faster results.
However, there are other types of dental braces for adults, such as SureSmile, a process that uses 3D imaging and robotics to create a straighter smile. The software helps the dentist calculate how much a patient’s teeth need to move and creates invisible aligners within those specifications.
At a free consultation, Dr. Patel reviews the patient’s orthodontic options, as well as the timeline and cost of each option. Together, the patient and their Mahogany dentist can decide which route to take.
2. Learn About the Cost and Timeline
How much do braces cost? This is one of the top questions Dr. Patel hears from his patients. And it’s totally understandable. Most people don’t have a lot of disposable income, especially after struggling through the pandemic economy of COVID-19.
With the SureSmile system, Dr. Patel can create an exact timeline, so patients know what type of time investment they’ll need to make. Having a definite plan helps patients to feel more comfortable about moving forward with invisible braces.
3. Get a Beautiful Smile at an Affordable Price
Because Invisalign and SureSmile move crooked teeth faster than traditional braces, the cost of treatment is less. Additionally, the number of visits needed is reduced.
Patients worry that fixing their smile will be expensive. They worry they’ll look and feel like an insecure teenager if they invest in traditional braces.
Another concern is that they’ll spend a lot of time in the dental chair when they could spend that time working or being with their family.
With the latest orthodontic innovations, Dr. Patel can provide patients with a more predictable timeline and faster results.
With orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patel, patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted in a timely manner and with minimal appointments. They don’t look or feel like they’re wearing braces, so that added insecurity goes out the window. Patients can brush, floss, and eat like normal as well.
Though patients are unhappy with their crooked teeth, many are hesitant to take action to achieve a better smile.
Cost and time are the two major deterrents. They’re worried about the cost of dental braces for adults. They’re worried about the many appointments involved and missing work or school, having to coordinate schedules. Many are worried about the unpredictable timeline of orthodontic care.
Thankfully, with SureSmile or Invisalign clear aligners, patients have an affordable, time-saving option to get the smile they’ve always wanted.
Worried about unpredictable timelines? Schedule a SureSmile appointment with Dr. Patel today. You’ll get a clear idea of the timelines and cost of treatment before you get started.