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3 Facts You May Not Know About Invisalign

Fortunately, you have ways to get a straight, beautiful smile that don’t include a mouth full of metal. With the latest in orthodontic advancement, you have teeth-straightening options that are more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Still, that might not be enough to motivate you to do the work on your smile. 

At Temecula Ridge Dentistry, our team wants to give you the information you need to make the right choice for your smile goals and your lifestyle. Therese Murphy, DDS, offers Invisalign® to our patients so they have a virtually invisible way to get a straighter smile. This game-changing teeth-straightening treatment has helped countless people get a beautified smile in the most convenient way possible. 

In fact, we want to make sure you know just how convenient Invisalign can be. Here are three things we think everyone should know about this clear aligner system. 

You can take Invisalign out to eat

If you’ve ever wondered how to eat with Invisalign, the answer is simple: You don’t. Instead, you simply pop out your aligners when it’s mealtime. That way, you can enjoy your food without having to worry about anything getting stuck in them. 

When you’re done eating, brush your teeth (to prevent staining your aligners) and put your aligners back in to keep moving toward straighter teeth. 

In fact, you wear your aligners for around 22 hours a day. In addition to mealtime, you can take out your aligners whenever it suits you. Lots of our patients choose to remove them before giving presentations at work, playing a sport, or going on a date, for example. Because of the flexibility this gives you, many of our patients tell us that Invisalign is well worth the cost

Invisalign can fix a variety of dental issues

You might think that Invisalign is only for people with minor smile imperfections who are looking for generally straighter teeth. Actually, though, Invisalign works for a number of orthodontic issues, including:

If you have a smile problem, talk to Dr. Murphy about whether Invisalign is right for you. She can let you know if you’re a candidate for this treatment option. 

It’s great for kids and teens

Parents often tell us they’re concerned their kids or teens won’t wear their aligners enough to improve their smiles. For worried moms and dads, we have good news. We can fit your son or daughter’s Invisalign aligners with a blue compliance indicator. The color of this indicator tells you if your child isn’t wearing their aligners enough throughout the day. 

If you have questions about Invisalign, we offer a free consultation so you can make the right choice for your or your child’s smile. Don’t wait to contact our team at Temecula Ridge Dentistry in Temecula, California. Call our office or request your appointment online to set up your Invisalign consultation.

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