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What’s Invisalign?

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Invisalign in Irvine 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. Your dentists, Dr. Scott Rice and Taylor Rice, use advanced Invisalign technology to design your aligners. They’ll create a precise sequence that will move your teeth through a series of steps to achieve the beautiful straight smile you desire.

Invisalign can work much faster than traditional braces, and the best part—the treatment is nearly invisible. We encourage you to ask some of your friends and neighbors in Irvine, CA. Invisalign is such a popular smile-transforming treatment that you likely know many people who have had it. And you probably didn’t notice their aligners, either!

Our Irvine Dentists Answer Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Why Invisalign at Rice Dentistry in Irvine?

We’re among the top 1% of Invisalign providers in California. We focus entirely on Adult Invisalign and know how to maximize the speed of treatment while focusing on esthetics, gum display, straight teeth, and bite management. Our method provides patients with a beautiful straight smile and a perfect bite.

Dr. Taylor Rice attended the only dental school in the US that allows a dental student to become certified for Invisalign during dental school. He’s been performing Invisalign treatment for over a decade. Dr. Scott Rice was an early adopter of Invisalign and was certified in 2001—the first year it was available.

Dr. Taylor and Scott Rice’s extensive background in treating and managing bite and jaw joint problems gives patients in the confidence that their results will be comfortable and long-lasting.

If your situation is complex and requires other dental treatments, we can plan and provide all phases. If your treatment is complex and requires veneers, dental implants, or any other services, there is no need to go back and forth between offices and try to coordinate appointments. All financial arrangements are completed at one location. We have a strict “no surprises” policy at Rice Dentistry. When you choose our Irvine dental office, you’re choosing an office you can trust.

How Invisalign Works 



Simply get started by booking a virtual or in-office appointment with our Irvine Invisalign dentists.


Digitally Scan Your Teeth, Design Your Smile

After your consultation, we will take a digital scan of your teeth and create a digital smile design for your ideal smile.


Start Wearing Your Aligners

Our method focuses on comfort and efficiency for an experience you will love. Before you know it, your treatment will be over.


Enjoy a Confident Perfect Smile

You will achieve your desired smile in as little as 6 months to 2 years! Get ready to feel confident all the time.

When it comes to cost, we are unique due to our all-inclusive pricing. What this means to you is that nothing will ever be added on later in the treatment. All records, x-rays, scans, lab fees, office visits, retainers, and anything else that comes up are covered by the treatment’s cost. Transparency and trust in our process are essential, and we never want you to feel surprised or taken advantage of. This gives you peace of mind, knowing exactly what to expect.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Invisalign is one of the easiest cosmetic dentistry treatments in Irvine, CA, that you can get! To start the process, you will meet with one of our Irvine Invisalign dentists, Dr. Taylor or Scott Rice, for a consultation. During your visit, they will take digital photos of your teeth and use our iTero digital scanner to take precise, fast 3D images and impressions of your teeth. Then, using Invisalign’s advanced software, we will map out your precise treatment plan, including exact teeth movements and complete treatment time. We will even show you what your teeth will look like at the end of treatment! If you like what you see, you can choose to start treatment.

Our method lets you get the smile you always wanted faster than most Irvine Invisalign providers. We know how to move teeth efficiently. Our extensive background in treating and managing bite and jaw joint problems gives you confidence that the results will be comfortable and long-lasting.

Our Invisalign method is unique compared to other Irvine dentists.

  1. We think about your smile.
  2. We think about the best placement for your jaw to promote wellness. 
  3. We think about making your teeth straight,
  4. We think about making your teeth fit together properly.

The second and fourth points make up a great smile and are why most patients come to our office. Keeping in mind your whole body wellness while we straighten your teeth helps us have success with Invisalign. Our Irvine Invisalign dentists leave you with healthy teeth, a healthy jaw, and a great smile.

Most patients are excellent candidates for Invisalign. However, if your problems are too severe, there might be better options than Invisalign. We will let you know if Invisalign can address your problems during your consultation.

Some of the problems Invisalign can address:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Misaligned bites
  • Gummy smiles

Rice Dentistry in Irvine only provides Invisalign to adult patients. Adults considering Invisalign should be committed to wearing their trays for at least 22 hours per day and retainers after completing their treatment. Compliance is essential to achieve and maintain your desired results with Invisalign.

Before your treatment, it’s important to understand the six A’s of Invisalign.

  1. Aligners

To achieve your desired results, you must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and only go up to an hour wearing your aligners.

  1. Attachments

We will attach small tooth-colored shapes to your teeth to help grab the aligners and position the teeth.

  1. Adjustments

If you have crowded teeth, we may remove some tooth structures to create more room and expedite movement.

  1. Additional Aligners

After completing your first set of aligners, we may add them to your treatment if your teeth are not in their desired position. These are known as over-correction aligners and are included in your case fee.

  1. After

After completing treatment, you must wear retainers 22 hours per day for the first three to six months and then every night afterward.

  1. Along the Way

Continue your regular oral hygiene routine to ensure your teeth move along correctly, prevent cavities and gum disease, and protect the jaw bone during treatment.

Yes! Retainers are essential regardless of what type of orthodontic treatment you get. After completing your Irvine Invisalign treatment, you must wear your retainers for 22 hours daily, typically for three to six months, depending on your case.

After three to six months, you will wear your retainer every night for the following year. After a year, you should continue to wear your retainer three to five times per week for the rest of your life.

Without wearing your retainers, your teeth can slowly shift out of their new position. We recommend replacing your retainer every year to ensure your smile continues to look great! We can even create several retainers in advance, so you don’t have to worry about wearing them out, breaking them, or losing them—it also saves money! Our Irvine dental office offers Vivera retainers from Invisalign which look and fit similarly to Invisalign aligners. You’re provided with a set of four clear plastic aligners after treatment.

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