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What to Expect at your First Invisalign Teen Appointment

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I recently had my first Invisalign Teen appointment with Dr. Passamano in Irvine. When I went to the orthodontics office, I had no idea what to expect, and I was super excited to start the first step of getting my Invisalign aligners. I went inside of Dr. Passamano’s office, checked myself in with the front office staff, and then went to sit down in the waiting room. When they called my name, I confidently walked into the office where I would have my first appointment.

Meeting with the Orthodontist
Shortly after arriving, they called my name and brought my mom and me into a room to have my first official consultation. Dr. Passamano talked to me about what Invisalign is, and what they will do transform my smile. He first looked at my teeth to ensure that I was a good candidate for Invisalign. Then we sat down in his office where he showed me on a fake jaw and teeth with Invisalign aligners in place. He talked to me about how long I need to wear my aligners every day, how to care for them, and an estimate of how long I will be wearing them.

Invisalign Scans
The next thing the orthodontist did was bring me to a dentist chair in the treatment room where I would have my first scan. A scan took about ten minutes. They moved a tool around in my mouth to digitally scan a rendering of my teeth. This part was my favorite because I got to see what my teeth look like in a digital form.

Photos
The last thing they did was take some pictures of my mouth and jaw line. They had a special tools that was put inside of my mouth to help them get better pictures of my teeth. They started out taking pictures of the inside of my mouth, and then they moved to the jaw line. The doctor had me stand in front of a glowing white backdrop as she took pictures of my jaw.

My first Invisalign appointment was a blast, and I can’t wait to get my first set of Invisalign clear aligners in a couple of weeks. I have been counting down the days until I get a call from Dr. Passamano to advise me that my first set of Invisalign aligners are in his office. Stay tuned as I share my Invisalign Teen journey…

Ella is the OC Mom Blog teen blogger. She is an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people.
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