Do You Have Questions About Invisalign®?

downeyinvisalignClear braces can correct misalignment without affecting your appearance. One of the more popular options for correcting uneven teeth involves Invisalign® clear braces. By treating your misalignment you can improve the health and beauty of your smile. By doing so with clear aligners you can feel more confident about your appearance during treatment. Do you have questions about Invisalign?

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: How does treatment work?

Answer: First, the doctor will need to take pictures and impressions of your teeth. At the Invisalign lab, experts will use these materials to create a series of aligners. You will wear them everyday for about 20-23 hours, removing them only for meals and special occasions. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a different set as your teeth are slowly and gently repositioned.

Question: Are the aligners noticeable?

Answer: No. The aligners are made from a clear, BPA-free plastic. The aligners are practically invisible, which is why many teens and adults prefer this option to more traditional orthodontics. Patients also report the aligners as being more comfortable than traditional metal orthodontics.

Question: Will I need to avoid certain foods?

Answer: No. With braces you need to wary of sticky or hard foods. These items can damage your orthodontics or become stuck in them. However, since you can remove the aligners prior to a meal you can eat as you always have. In addition, you can remove them before brushing and flossing your teeth, which can improve your overall oral health.

Question: Can anyone wear them?

Answer: To see if you are a viable candidate for the clear aligners we will need to first thoroughly examine your teeth and jaws. Typically, the best candidates are over the age of 16 and have minor alignment problems. If you have any questions about Invisalign then please contact our office today. We want to help you obtain a straighter, healthier smile.


Dr. Hadis Reyhani, Dr. Ben Reyhani, and Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh, DDS, provide a wealth of combined experience, along with innovative technology and personalized care, to help improve our patients’ dental health so they can enjoy smiling again. To schedule a consultation, call Downey Family Cosmetic Dentistry today at 562-645-4569.