Looking for Invisalign reviews you can *actually* trust?
If you’re currently considering Invisalign to straighten your smile, it’s likely that you’ve been deep in the trenches of Invisalign reviews.
While it seems like there’s a gazillion reviews (both good and bad) to read out there, you may have noticed that it’s actually pretty tough to find any Invisalign reviews from trusted, professional sources — such as the dentist you’re going to for treatment.
That’s because in Australia, dentists legally can’t post patient reviews of any treatments on their websites.
So, how do you find Invisalign reviews you can *actually* trust?
We’ve got you!
In this article, we’ve shared some tips on the best ways to learn about other people’s experience with Invisalign so you can get a clear idea of what to expect and how it works. We’ve also included some essential questions to ask your dentist before starting your Invisalign treatment to ensure you feel completely comfortable and confident in their care.
Of course, if you want more personalised advice on whether Invisalign is right for you, book in your FREE consultation at Delight Dental Spa! We’re always here to give you our honest advice and help you make a more informed decision about any dental treatment — 100% obligation free!
Tip #1: Ask your dentist if you can talk to past Invisalign patients
Although dental clinics aren’t allowed to publish patient reviews, some practices may offer you the opportunity to speak with past patients who have undergone Invisalign treatment.
Not only is this a great way to gain some first-hand insight, it also shows you how confident your dentist is in their work. Plus, it also says a lot about how good their relationships with their patients are.
Let’s be honest — if a past Invisalign patient is willing to share their experience and help out a potential new patient in their decision-making process, that’s a great reflection on the dental practice.
At Delight Dental Spa, we know how helpful it can be to talk to someone who has already been through Invisalign treatment before. That’s why we’re always happy to connect our new patients with past patients for a chat. There’s nothing like hearing it straight from the horse’s… err, we mean patient’s mouth!
If you get the chance to speak with a past patient, be sure to ask all the curly questions you’ve had in mind when reading Invisalign reviews online. But keep in mind, everyone’s experience with Invisalign will be different because every smile is different.
While we can’t share our patients’ experiences here, we can offer some general insight into the top questions people ask before deciding on their Invisalign treatment.
Some questions you might be thinking about are:
How effective is Invisalign?
Generally, Invisalign is effective for all cases from minor misalignments to more severe issues such as bite corrections, overcrowding and spacing.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays that use gentle yet consistent pressure to gradually straighten your smile. The specially designed trays are custom-made from impression moulds of your mouth so they fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth. While your Invisalign trays can be removed for brushing, flossing, eating and drinking, you must wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day for the treatment to be effective.
Ultimately, the *real* success of your Invisalign treatment comes down to YOU. Your treatment and your results will depend on the complexity of your case and how well you stick to your treatment guidelines.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Again, this depends on your unique circumstances. Some people with mild cases may be eligible for Invisalign Express and can achieve their dream smile in just months. For others with more complex issues, treatment time will be a little longer. It’s important to keep this in mind when looking at Invisalign reviews online or talking to others about their experience. Remember, no two smiles are the same!
Invisalign trays are made from smooth, thin plastic and are custom-designed to fit your teeth. The best part? You’ll barely feel them in your mouth! If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that Invisalign trays will be much more comfortable than braces. While braces can irritate the delicate tissues of your mouth, you’ll typically experience almost no irritation to your cheeks, lips and gums while wearing your Invisalign aligners.
However, that’s not to say Invisalign is pain-free. When straightening your smile, you’re bound to feel a little discomfort or sensitivity as your teeth start moving into the correct position. But this pain is usually mild and very manageable with over-the-counter medication.
Is Invisalign worth it?
Unfortunately, we can’t exactly answer this one! This is a question best answered by our past Invisalign patients. Why not take a scroll through our Instagram feed? Here you’ll find plenty of Invisalign before and after pics. And often, the results in the after photos speak for themselves!
Tip #2: Check out Invisalign before and after photos
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And fortunately, dentists are allowed to post before and after photos of their Invisalign patients.
These photos offer a great way to see just how effective Invisalign treatment is for different people (and different smiles!)
If your dentist has plenty of Invisalign before and after photos of their patients, that’s generally a good sign that they are (a) experienced, and (b) have helped to create lots of successful smiles.
Some key things to look for in Invisalign before and after pics include:
- Professionally shot, well-lit
- Close-up photos of the patient’s teeth and full face
- After photos that include shots of both the inside and outside of patient’s mouth
Did you know we have a dedicated Invisalign guide that features some of our patients’ before and after pics? It’s yours, free! Simply hit that ‘Download guide’ button below.
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Tip #3: Check your dentist’s Invisalign provider status
Want an easy way to determine the experience and success of your dentist when it comes to Invisalign treatments?
Simply check out their Invisalign provider status!
Invisalign has developed a ranking system for all Invisalign providers in Australia. It provides a reliable snapshot of how experienced your dentist is, how many Invisalign treatments they’ve administered and how dependable your treatment will be. Essentially, this ranking shows that the higher the status, the more cases the dentist has treated with Invisalign.
Delight Dental Spa are Platinum Elite Invisalign Providers. This means we’ve helped hundreds of people achieve their dream smile with Invisalign. Our trusted experience will ensure you receive top quality care, peace of mind and a gorgeous, predictable outcome.
Straightening your smile is a major dental procedure — physically and financially. It’s something you want to make sure you get right the first time. Needless to say, it pays to work with an experienced Invisalign dentist for your treatment.
Tip #4: Consider the cost of Invisalign (and remember, cheaper is not better!)
Speaking of financials, we know that cost plays a huge role in your decision to straighten your smile. In fact, one question we hear almost every day at our Mascot dental clinic is: How much does Invisalign cost?
Currently, the average cost of Invisalign in Australia is between $3,500 and $8,500. But when calculating the actual cost of your Invisalign treatment, there are a few key factors to consider.
One of these factors relates to the expertise of your dentist. Generally, the more experienced your dentist is in administering Invisalign treatment, the higher the cost will be.
This is why it’s *so* important to be wary of dental clinics that flaunt their Invisalign prices as the cheapest. Remember, cutting costs may also be a sign of cutting corners. And if you go for a cheaper option, you could end up paying for it in the long run. If your Invisalign treatment is not administered or supervised correctly, your pearly whites may face some problems, such as:
- Your teeth move too fast or too much
- Your bite becomes misaligned
- Cavities or infection due to poor dental hygiene and ineffective tray cleaning
- Underlying issues with your teeth and gums that impact your success rate
- You don’t see results because your treatment plan didn’t to suit the complexity of your case
As we said earlier, straightening your smile with Invisalign is a major dental procedure. The success of your treatment deeply depends on the experience of your dentist and the quality of care they provide.
Want to learn more about the cost of Invisalign? You’re in luck! We’ve dedicated an entire article to the topic! Check it out right here.
Or if you want to find out exactly how much your Invisalign treatment will cost, simply book in your FREE Invisalign consultation at Delight Dental Spa. We’ll talk you through which type of Invisalign treatment is right for you and let you know the exact price of your treatment.
Now, we know your palms may be feeling a little sweaty just thinking about the cost of Invisalign — but don’t worry! Delight Dental Spa offer flexible payment plans to keep both your teeth and your bank account healthy. You can spread out the cost of your Invisalign treatment over a number of months and choose a repayment plan that suits your budget.
Tip #5: Ask your Invisalign dentist these essential questions
If you’re considering Invisalign, it’s only natural that you want to know *all* the details before you sink your teeth in (‘scuse the pun!)
And while you may find some (rather varied) answers in Invisalign reviews, there’s really only one person who truly knows the ins and outs of Invisalign:
So, why not pick their brain?
Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist a number of questions to assess their experience and suitability before starting any dental treatment. Since you’ll be seeing a lot more of each other throughout your Invisalign treatment, it’s also important to make sure you’re a good fit with one another. You want to ensure you feel comfortable in their care.
Here are a few essential questions we recommend asking your dentist before your Invisalign treatment:
- How many Invisalign treatments have you completed?
- What training did you undertake?
- What is the process for Invisalign treatment?
- What is your follow-up procedure?
- Do you have any past patients who would be willing to share their experience?
When you book your free Invisalign consultation with Delight Dental Spa, you’ll get the opportunity to ask our friendly dentists all these questions and more. We know Invisalign like the back of our hand and there’s no question that’s off-limits — ask away!
Ultimately, your dentist should be able to put your mind at ease and make you feel 100% confident with your decision. After all, your teeth deserve to be in the safest hands possible.
We get it!
Straightening your smile is a major decision. And you’ll likely want to ask a lot of questions before you choose the teeth straightening treatment that’s right for you.
But we’re here to help.
If you have any questions about Invisalign or would like to know more information about any of our other dental treatments, get in touch — we’d love to hear from you!