Invisalign Treatment: The Clear Choice for Straightening Teeth in Teenagers and Adults

Signature Smiles Dental is proud to offer Invisalign aligner treatment in Riverside, California, and the surrounding regions. Invisalign is a popular teeth straightening method among adults and teenagers because it uses removable and “virtually invisible” braces. Invisalign users can straighten their smile inconspicuously and conveniently without feeling insecure about it.

What can Invisalign do?

Invisalign is like a breath of fresh air in the orthodontics world. With its sleek and discreet design, Invisalign has turned the notion of conspicuous metal braces on its head, making way for a new era of dental transformation.

Dr. Geomel Brian Bebing and Harun Ayouby use Invisalign to address numerous orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

We believe your smile should be as unique as you are. Instead of deploying a “copy and paste” approach, we design your smile to suit your specific needs. So, if you want to transform your smile with us, please book a one-on-one consultation with our dental team. After assessing your smile, we’ll design an Invisalign treatment plan that delivers a one-of-a-kind smile just the way you want it.

How does Invisalign work?

Traditional braces use wire-connected brackets to move your teeth to perfection. Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners made from clear, non-toxic plastic to shift your teeth. Patients wary of metal braces no longer have an excuse to settle for a misaligned smile. Invisalign is a braceless orthodontic system that straightens teeth without drawing attention to your mouth.

Potential Invisalign users must visit an Invisalign-certified office like Signature Smiles Dental. After evaluating your smile, we take a 3D impression of your mouth using an intraoral scanner. We use these detailed impressions to simulate your treatment plan and create custom aligners. You’ll wear your invisible trays for about two weeks before graduating to the next aligner in the series. With each new straightening tray, your teeth gradually move into a straighter position until you achieve your intended results. When Invisalign braces are worn 20-22 hours daily, you can achieve the desired orthodontics outcome within 12-18 months.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is an excellent option to achieve your dream smile. The many benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Minimally visible trays for discreet treatment
  • Comfortable on your gums and cheeks
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Doesn’t interfere with your everyday oral hygiene
  • Requires fewer dental visits
  • Faster than traditional braces

Invisalign has truly transformed the field of orthodontics, offering a game-changing solution that combines aesthetics, comfort, convenience, and speed.

Ready for a straighter smile in Riverside, CA? Please call (951) 450-0258 to schedule an Invisalign consultation with Signature Smiles Dental.

FAQs on Clear Aligner Treatment

What Is Invisalign, and How Does It Work?

If you are considering correcting the alignment of your teeth to fix specific issues with your bite but are looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, then Invisalign is for you. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces and does not require metal brackets or wires to adjust your teeth and shift them into their correct alignment. Invisalign can do this with discreet, clear plastic aligners.
When you visit our office in Riverside, California, for Invisalign, digital images will be taken of your teeth. These three-dimensional digital impressions are sent into an Invisalign lab where your aligners are created. You will start with the first aligner in the series when you receive them. You will move to the next aligner every few weeks (your dentist will provide a specific timeline for you). Each aligner will progress the shifting of your teeth into their proper alignment.
You must wear your aligner for 20 to 22 hours daily. Because your aligners are easy to remove, you can eat what you want and perform your oral hygiene routine easily. When not wearing your aligner, make sure to put it into its carrying case so you do not lose it. Wearing your aligner for less than 20 to 22 hours a day will result in slower results, and, in extreme cases, you could even see your teeth beginning to revert to their previous positioning.
While treatment can last as little as six months, the average treatment time is 12 to 18 months. Once your treatment is over, it may be recommended that you wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their correct alignment.

What Are The Key Benefits Of Choosing Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?

Many who choose Invisalign in Riverside, California, do so to avoid certain disadvantages of traditional metal braces. The biggest benefit of Invisalign is the treatment’s discreet nature. It is right there in the name – they are basically invisible. While traditional braces require metal brackets to be cemented to your teeth with metal wires running throughout, Invisalign utilizes clear, comfortable plastic aligners that nobody will be able to tell you are wearing.
Another benefit of Invisalign is the lack of restrictions associated with the treatment. With metal braces, there will be foods you cannot eat. Because Invisalign clear aligners are so easy to remove, there is no need for a list of foods to avoid. Simply remove your aligner before eating, rinse after, then put your aligner back on. The fact that Invisalign aligners are easy to remove also means you can easily brush and floss, which can sometimes pose an issue with traditional braces.
Finally, one of the benefits that patients tell our team they love is how comfortable Invisalign aligners are. Because traditional braces use metal brackets and wires, they can often poke and scratch the inside of your mouth. The patented SmartTrack material used in crafting Invisalign aligners provides an unmatched level of comfort, which is essential as you will need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily.

What types of orthodontic issues can Invisalign effectively address?

Invisalign is a popular treatment among patients in Riverside, California, because it can treat many of the same orthodontic issues that traditional metal braces fix without needing metal brackets and wires. People of all ages can now enjoy the benefits of having a symmetrical, properly aligned smile with the assistance of Invisalign. Using custom-crafted, clear aligners to reposition slight to moderate alignment and bite issues, Invisalign has corrected millions of smiles and will likely correct millions more. 
Invisalign can correct the following issues:
Crooked teeth: With Invisalign, your crooked smile can likely be fixed in less than a year.
Gaps between teeth: If you are tired of looking at unattractive gaps between your teeth, consider Invisalign. It can reposition your teeth, bringing them closer together and closing the gap.
Overbites: When the upper teeth extend beyond the lower teeth, speaking, eating, and chewing can be hard. Invisalign can reposition your teeth to eliminate any overbite.
Underbites – The opposite of an overbite. Here, the lower teeth extend over the upper teeth. Underbites can make your teeth more prone to chips and other damage. Invisalign can correct your underbite.
Other issues that Invisalign can correct include crossbites, open bites, and crowded teeth. Keep in mind that Invisalign can often correct these issues if they are mild to moderate. More severe alignment and bite issues may require traditional metal braces. Check with our team to see if Invisalign can correct your particular issue.

Are there any dietary restrictions while undergoing Invisalign treatment?

When you choose Invisalign, you are choosing an option that has almost zero restrictions. When you choose traditional metal braces, you will be given a list of dietary restrictions you must follow to ensure you do not damage your braces. With Invisalign, there are no such restrictions! Because Invisalign clear aligners are easy to remove, you simply need to take off your aligners when you eat. This means you get to eat what you want when you want. Just make sure to put your aligners back on afterward to meet the 20-22-hour requirement of wearing your aligner daily. Failing to do so can result in slower results or, in some extreme cases, a reversal of results. If you have been looking for an orthodontic option in Riverside, California, that allows you to eat all the crunchy, sticky, hard foods you crave, Invisalign is the option you have been looking for.

How Do You Use Invisalign Clear Aligners?

With Invisalign, you will receive a series of clear aligners. Patients will usually receive 20 to 30 sets of clear aligners that complete their treatment. At the start of treatment, you will slide the first set of clear aligners over your teeth. This may be slightly difficult the first few times, but patients who choose Invisalign love how easy this actually becomes.
To correctly put on your aligners, start by fitting your top aligner along the front teeth. Once you have the aligner centered and in place over your front teeth, you should be able to gently guide the aligner over the rest of your teeth toward both sides of the molars. You only need to use gentle pressure as you guide your aligners into place, and they will snap right into place. You should repeat this same process along your bottom teeth to complete the process. It is important to avoid forcing them as it could damage the aligner.

How Do You Take Care of Your Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Invisalign clear aligners require proper care to ensure they remain effective. Here are some tips to help you take care of them:

Brush and rinse your aligners regularly.
Avoid eating or drinking anything other than water with your aligners on.
Store your aligners in their case when you’re not wearing them.
Keep your aligners away from heat and sunlight.

By following these simple steps, you can maintain the quality and effectiveness of your Invisalign clear aligners.

Tips for cleaning your Invisalign aligners

To keep your Invisalign aligners clean, you should remove them before eating or drinking anything other than plain water. Rinse them with lukewarm water and brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove any food particles or plaque. You can also use a mild, unscented soap to clean them. Avoid using hot water or toothpaste, as these can damage the aligners. Make sure to clean them regularly to prevent bacteria buildup and maintain their effectiveness in straightening your teeth.