How much time do I have to spend in the chair to get started on my Realine treatment?
Answer: The very first appointment is an evaluation appointment to see if you are a candidate for Realine. This takes 15 to 20 minutes.
If you are a candidate for Realine, your second appointment requires less than an hour. During this visit, impressions of your teeth are obtained, as well as pictures of your teeth and an X-Ray which spins around the outside of your head (called a panelipse X-Ray, or "pan" for short). This is the visit with the $250 "Records Acquisition" fee. This is the longest of all the visits.
Your third visit is a consultation with Dr. Meyer and a highly experienced staff member. You are shown your 3-D computer generated step-by-step treatment plan, demonstrating how each tooth is expected to move at each phase of your plan. This visit can take up to 30 minutes, depending on how many questions you have. Some people are done in as little as ten minutes - they're ready to start!
After your consultation visit, you have to make a choice. Did you like the projected results? If so, do you proceed, or not? It's up to you.
So to summarize, it will take about 2 hours of your time, over three easy visits, to get your Realine treatment started. There are other questions/answers in this section on how long it takes to fabricate your Realine trays, and how long active treatment usually lasts.