If you have misalignment, then you’re aware of how an uneven smile impacts your appearance. But what about your oral health? Without treatment, misalignment can mean a greater risk of everything from tooth decay and gum disease to TMJ disorder and even bruxism. We can correct your uneven smile using barely visible clear aligners. Ready to try Invisalign®?
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Question: How do you create the aligners?
Answer: First, we will need to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment to decide if they are the best choice for you. If so, we will need to take detailed impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your smile. Using these materials, an Invisaign lab will design and fabricate your aligners from a clear plastic material.
Question: What does treatment involve day-to-day?
Answer: Each day, you will need to wear a set of aligners for between 20 and 23 hours. About every two weeks, you will upgrade to a new set as your teeth are gradually and gently repositioned. If you want to see the optimal results in the time frame you discussed with the dentist, then you need to wear them as prescribed.
Question: How long will I need to wear them?
Answer: The total treatment time will vary, as factors such as age and severity of misalignment can impact the length of treatment. However, for teens the average time is 18 months and for adults, it’s a year.
Question: Can I remove them before meals?
Answer: Yes! You can remove them before meals or prior to brushing and flossing your teeth.
Interested in Orthodontic Treatment?
If you have an uneven smile, then let us know. We can use our orthodontic procedures to improve the function, alignment, and beauty of your smile. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.