Are you considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign®? This is no surprise. If you are unhappy with your crooked teeth, Invisalign offers many benefits as an orthodontic treatment.

Most people are happy that Invisalign lets them straighten their teeth without having visible metal brackets and wires. Additional benefits include not having to give up favorite foods, and not having to clean around braces. 

smiling woman shows off her Invisalign clear braces

While choosing Invisalign is easy, it may seem a little harder to choose an Invisalign dentist in Irvine. However, once you know what to look for in your Invisalign dentist, that choice becomes a lot easier, too. Here are the characteristics to look for in an Invisalign dentist.


Invisalign is a great orthodontic solution, but it’s only a tool. It depends on the skill of the dentist to know how to use the tool for getting the best results for people. Experience teaches the benefits of the tool, as well as its limitations. This lets a dentist understand how to design an Invisalign treatment that’s best for you.

Dr. Scott Rice was one of the earliest adopters of Invisalign. He began offering it in 2001, the first year it was available. Even his son, Dr. Taylor Rice, went to the only dental school that let him get certified for Invisalign while in school, and has been providing Invisalign for more than a decade. At Rice Dentistry, we are in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in California. In our more than 20 years of providing Invisalign, almost nobody has performed the procedure more than we have. With our focus on Invisalign for adults, we have developed our own approach to help you get results faster.


Invisalign is a great way for most people to straighten their teeth. However, it’s not for everyone. When you choose an Invisalign dentist, you want to make sure that they offer other options. That way, you know that your dentist is recommending Invisalign because it’s really right for you, not because they don’t have another option for you.

Rice Dentistry is a full-service dental office. We not only offer other cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers and BioClear, we also offer alternative orthodontic approaches. Usually, Invisalign is best, but for some people these other procedures might be better.

Comprehensive Aesthetics

Straight teeth are an important part of your smile’s appearance. However, it’s not the only aspect of your smile that you should take into account when getting Invisalign. For best results, you should choose a dentist who takes other factors into consideration when designing your Invisalign procedure.

At Rice Dentistry, we always take a comprehensive approach to your smile design. We’re looking not just at your teeth, but at  your gums and your full face aesthetics. We want to make sure your smile looks attractive as part of your full appearance.

Bite Science

Whenever you move your teeth, there’s a risk that it could change your bite. You want to make sure that your Invisalign provider understands this and is making sure that any bite changes are for the good of your healthy smile.

At Rice Dentistry, we understand the science of your bite. We provide bite treatment and know how to make sure Invisalign doesn’t just straighten your teeth, it improves your bite. This helps you retain your results long-term, reduce the risk of wear and damage to teeth, and makes your bite comfortable.

Up-Front Pricing

Inevitably, you’re going to start looking at the cost of Invisalign. There are two main approaches to pricing the procedure. Some dentists will try to offer what seems like a lower price to lure patients in. However, the apparently lower price is often due to the procedure being priced in parts. You will pay one price for Invisalign, but you might pay extra for impressions, lab fees, consultations, retainers, and more. You never know exactly how much you’re going to pay for the procedure. Other dentists make it easy to know the total cost by putting it in an up-front comprehensive package.

At Rice Dentistry, we offer up-front all-inclusive pricing. It’s easy to know what Invisalign will cost you, because the costs are all built in, from initial consultation to final retainer. It’s all built in. There won’t be any surprises during your treatment.

Your Invisalign Dentist in Irvine

If you are looking for an Invisalign dentist in Irvine that offers all these benefits and more, then you’re looking for Rice Dentistry. We draw patients from across Orange County and Southern California because we are a leading Invisalign provider in the area.

Please call (949) 551-5902 or use our online contact form today to request an appointment at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.