What Is Invisalign®?

woman showing off her amazing smile thanks to Invisalign®

Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional braces that moves your teeth using clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. The plastic aligners are like sturdier versions of teeth whitening trays that you just slip over your teeth. We design the aligners in a precise sequence by a computer to move your teeth through a series of steps to achieve the straight smile you desire. Instead of visiting the orthodontist for a tightening appointment, you just replace your aligner every two weeks until you reach the final aligner.

Best of all, you can meet with one of our dentists in the comfort of your home to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

Benefits of Clear Braces

Invisalign® continues to grow rapidly in popularity in the US and around the world because of the benefits it offers, including:

  • Nearly invisible aligners
  • Completely removable
  • No wires to snag on cheeks or tongue
  • No special cleaning required
  • No diet restrictions
  • Gentler on dental restorations like porcelain veneers
  • Less risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay during treatment
  • Treatment time comparable to braces

Invisalign® allows people to get orthodontic treatment without putting their life on hold. They can continue participating in social functions without having to worry about food getting stuck in braces and pose for pictures without creating memories of their braces for a lifetime.

All-Inclusive Invisalign® Treatment in Irvine

These days, there are many imitators. They want you to think that they are “just like” or “just as good as” Invisalign®, but they’re not. They may be cheaper, but you pay for it in discomfort, poor fit, and unpredictable results.

Only Invisalign® has performed over 5 million cases, and used the data from those cases, along with millions of dollars of research, to ensure that their aligners fit properly and give you the results you want in the time promised.

Other practices will offer Invisalign®, and try to make you think it’s cheaper by advertising only part of the price. You pay one fee, but that doesn’t include the impressions, digital records, retainers, and other “extras.” You have no idea when you start how much you’ll end up paying.

But at Rice Dentistry, we believe in being up-front about our cost. All-inclusive means it’s just one fee, from start to finish. That includes your exam, digital impressions, and even your retainer. Plus we throw in free teeth whitening so you can get a smile that’s not just straighter, it’s brighter and whiter, too.

Don’t let either of these gimmicks fool you: get authentic, all-inclusive Invisalign® treatment today.

What Invisalign® Treats

Adults and teens can use Invisalign® to treat most types of common orthodontic problems including:

  • Crowding
  • Gapping
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Invisalign® even has the option of Invisalign® Express, designed to treat minor cases in less than three months at a very affordable price. During your consultation, Dr. Rice will talk to you about your orthodontic options and which choice is right for you. Additionally, if another dentist has given you a diagnosis in favor of or against using Invisalign®, but you would like a second opinion, Dr. Rice is happy to help.

Best Way To Straighten Your Smile in Irvine

To find the best orthodontic treatment for you, please schedule a virtual consultation online, call (949) 551-5902, or email us in Irvine today for an appointment.