at Riverside Dental Group will answer frequently asked questions about the ever popular invisible alignment system, Invisalign – a cosmetic solution to braces.

FAQs About Cosmetic Braces

Q1. What dental problems constitute orthodontics?

A1. There are many reasons that a patient might opt for orthodontics. Poor spacing, over-crowded teeth, cross-bites, under-bites, and/or over-bites are all potential reasons for straightening teeth for a better cosmetic appearance and better overall dental health.

Q2. Better overall dental health? How do braces help that?

A2. Teeth without proper alignment can be much more difficult (even impossible) to keep clean of food particles and bacteria. If you have overlaps, for example, you may not be able to properly brush and floss. Tooth decay and tooth loss can become major issues.

Q3. Is Invisalign really clear?

A3. Pretty much. Think of it like contact lenses. If someone gets really close and looks specifically at that area, they may be able to see a slight outline to confirm that you are wearing clear braces. However, the nearly invisible aligners will probably remain incognito to friends and acquaintances that don’t realize you’re wearing an orthodontic apparatus.

Q4. What is the process for getting fitted with Invisalign?

A4. Your Riverside dentists will take impressions and measurements of your teeth to begin with. Invisalign aligners are completely customized to your specific needs. Three-dimensional computer imaging is utilized to design your exact treatment plan. Skilled lab technicians will expertly fabricate your aligners.

Q5. Will I wear the same aligners for my entire treatment?

A5. No. You will change your aligners about every 2 weeks, and visit your dentist every six weeks to make sure your progress is on track.

Riverside Dentists Offer Invisalign

If you are an existing or new patient interested in orthodontic treatment, you can contact your Riverside dentists for a consultation. We would be happy to offer a solution that will work for you, no matter what age you are. We are happy to offer comprehensive dentistry for the whole family. Contact our 92506 dentist office at (951) 369-1001. We serve patients throughout Riverside County.