Invisalign/3M clear aligners Technology in San Juan Capistrano


You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You  may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.
No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you  like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to  placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth  as well as the aligners after you eat.
Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment  period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.
There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion.  This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.
It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick  to the aligners.
We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.
Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.
Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign  treatment is progressing as planned.
All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping  with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your  teeth.
Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can  be shorter than traditional braces, between 6 and 18 months.
Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.