Are you considering a smile makeover with Invisalign? According to a recent article published by Asia One, it’s important to slow down and consider your choices first. Here are seven steps to take before you begin the process.
1. Take Time to Think
You’re probably excited about finally getting the perfect smile, but there’s no need to rush. Changing your teeth and your smile is a huge step and a lengthy process, so you should take some time to think about it and make sure that this is what you really want to do— not because a parent, girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse is pressuring you to do it, but because you want to do it for your own interests.
2. Check Out Your Smile
Stand in front of a mirror and take a careful look at your smile. What is it that you dislike? Are there specific teeth that are crooked? Are you missing any teeth? Do your teeth seem to be crowded together? Identify the issues and bring them up when you visit your dentist in Singapore.
3. Talk About Your Worries
Are there parts of the Invisalign process that you don’t understand? Perhaps you have concerns about how you’ll handle removing and replacing the Invisalign trays each day for lunch at work or at school. Maybe you’re anxious about the final result. Instead of keeping these worries inside, express them to your Singapore dentist. Every dentist at Orchard Scotts Dental is happy to give you information and support to help you feel comfortable with your smile makeover.
4. Embrace the Vision
Before your Invisalign dentist gives you your first set of trays, there is much to be done. Your dentist will assess your oral health, create a plan to address any misalignment and other oral issues, and then takes pictures to make models of your teeth. He will also show you a simulation that reveals how your teeth will look after the Invisalign process.
5. Face the Realities
Throughout the Invisalign process, you may encounter setbacks and obstacles. Since the success rate is heavily dependent on your dedication to wearing the trays and keeping your teeth clean, you need to acknowledge that there may be days or weeks when no progress is made because you failed to do your part. Occasionally, there may be issues with trays that require you to go back to the dentist’s office for an adjustment. Accepting these problems and moving past them is key to your final success.
6. Count the Cost
Of course, before you embark on your journey to a new smile, you need to find out how much it will cost. Keep in mind that the cost for Invisalign is on par with that of traditional bracket-and-wire braces, yet Invisalign is much more aesthetically appealing and easy to manage. The end result is the same— straight, even teeth with ideal spacing. If you’re concerned about the price tag, discuss payment options with the Orchard Scotts Dental team.
7. Inspire Yourself
If you’re still nervous, give yourself a little inspiration by going online and finding “before and after” photos of people who have done Invisalign. You can also ask your Singapore dentist for some before and after photos of local cases similar to yours. After checking out these pictures, you’ll see how amazing the difference is and how dramatically Invisalign can change a person’s smile.
Original Source: “Medical Options in Singapore for a dazzling smile,” Mind Your Body, 2016.