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.