I live in Alaska. Things, such as a dentist who does Invisalign, take a while to get to. I have been saving up to get my teeth fixed for ten years. The problem I am facing now that it is finally in my grasp is inflation. The cost of Invisalign has stayed fairly the same, but the cost of gasoline to get to and from the dentist, who is several hours away, is proving to be the biggest obstacle. I’m trying to calculate the cost exactly. Can you give me an idea of how often I will have to see the dentist?
I sympathize with your situation. The good news is, I think with a compassionate dentist you should be able to work something out. Under normal circumstances, the dentist would give you two sets of aligners. You will wear the first set for two weeks, then trade them out for the second pair. Given your situation, I believe, as long as there are no complications to your case that you will be able to convince your dentist to go even longer.
The first step will be to get your evaluation and treatment plan. This will determine the complexity. From there, you’ll be able to know with more specificity. The worst case scenario would obviously be about once a month.
I have some additional good news for you. First, Invisalign has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of all orthodontics, so you made a good choice there. Second, the aligners can also double as teeth whitening trays. This means, if you want to, your dentist can provide you with teeth whitening gel to wear in the aligners. Not only does this allow you to straighten and whiten your teeth at the same time, but you are getting a mini smile makeover at a fraction fo the cost.
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