Invisalign logoAre you unhappy with your crooked smile but don’t like the thought of wearing metal wires and brackets for a year? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that helps you get a straighter smile without using traditional metal braces. Instead, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into place. These aligners are more comfortable, completely removable, require no special care, and have no diet restrictions.

Invisalign isn’t right for everyone, but millions of people have enjoyed the benefits of this modern orthodontic treatment. To learn if you’re a candidate, please call (949) 551-5902 or email Rice Dentistry today in Irvine today.

What Is Invisalign?

woman with straight, white teethInvisalign 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. These plastic aligners are designed 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 going to the orthodontist for a tightening appointment, you just replace your aligner every two weeks until you reach the final aligner.

You can learn more technical information about the Invisalign procedure on our Questions about Clear Braces page.

Benefits of Invisalign

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.

What Invisalign Treats

Invisalign can be used by adults and teens 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 whether Invisalign 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 would be thrilled to help you in getting one.

To learn whether Invisalign is the best orthodontic treatment for you, or if you'd be better suited for the Inman Aligner or 6 Month Smiles, please call (949) 551-5902 or email us in Irvine today for an appointment.