Byron L. Carr, DMD, FAGD

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic system that uses clear aligner technology to straighten teeth. Patients of all ages can use Invisalign, from kids and teens to adults. Millions of people worldwide have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth and attain their dream smiles. 

Invisalign can correct several malocclusions, including: 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth 
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gaps and uneven spacing 

Invisalign works in a series of clear aligner trays that a patient wears for a set amount of time. Patients change their trays for a new set every two weeks until their treatment is complete. Each set is tighter and snugger than the previous set, gradually moving the teeth into the proper position. 

Patients must wear their Invisalign clear aligner trays between 20 to 22 hours each day for ideal results. Though patients can remove their trays, we only recommend doing so when:

  • Cleaning the aligners to remove food debris and bacteria 
  • Brushing your teeth and flossing between meals 

Additionally, patients should avoid putting their aligner trays in contact with heat as this can warp their shape or cause damage. An ill-fitting or damaged aligner can slow down the progress and require additional treatment time. 

Contact Your Invisalign Dentist in Temecula

Do you desire straight teeth and a picture-perfect smile? Please get in touch with our dental office today to learn more about Invisalign in Temecula, CA. 

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