Do you have an uneven smile? Crooked or crowded teeth hurt more than just your esthetics; they can also increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (teeth grinding). In order to address your alignment issues you need orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, we offer a clear and comfortable treatment option with Invisalign. What is Invisalign?

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign in Corona, CA

Question: How does this treatment work?

Answer: We will first take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to an Invisalign lab. There, a series of clear plastic aligners will be created. Each day the patient wears the aligner to correct the teeth and improve smile alignment. You can then obtain a more even smile and a reduced risk of dental health problems, such as periodontal disease or cavities.

Question: Who qualifies for clear braces?

Answer: We recommend this for adults and teens over the age of 16 who have minor alignment issues. Patients with more severe misalignment may require braces to improve alignment. We will examine your teeth and jaw to see if this is the best option for correcting misalignment.

Question: How long do I wear the aligners?

Answer: You should wear them each day for between 20 and 23 hours, as recommended by the doctor. The entire treatment typically lasts about a year for adults, while teen patients may need around 18 months for optimal results.

Question: Can I remove them before meals?

Answer: Yes, you can remove the aligners prior to each meal so you don’t need to change your diet or avoid certain foods. You can also remove them before brushing and flossing, allowing you to better care for your smile. Doing this can improve your oral health. If you have any questions about Invisalign then please contact our office today. We can help you enjoy a straighter smile.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.