Invisalign in Menifee, Orange, and Temecula
Dr. Garcia is a VIP Platinum Provider of Invisalign and has received awards for treating complicated orthodontic conditions using Invisalign.
What You Need to Know About Invisalign
Invisalign® is a revolutionary treatment option that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten your smile. No metal brackets. No metal wires. No one will even know you’re straightening your smile!
Wondering about the Invisalign process? It’s easy!
Step 1: Come in for a free Invisalign consultation. Dr. Garcia will conduct a thorough exam to determine if you would be a good candidate for Invisalign
Step 2: We’ll customize your treatment plan. Dr. Garcia and our team will take digital X-Rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital 3D image. From these images, we’ll be able to map out a precise treatment plan.
Step 3: You’ll receive your customized aligners. Yay for aligner pickup day! Once your custom aligners are fabricated, you can pick them up from our office and start your treatment! As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently shift into place.
Step 4: Wear a new aligner set every 2 weeks (or as prescribed by Dr. Garcia), advancing you to the next stage of treatment. To monitor your progress, you will have occasional check-ups with Dr. Garcia, typically every 6 weeks. For best results and a speedy outcome, be sure to wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours per day, only taking them out to eat and brush and floss your teeth!
Your First Visit: What To Expect
Your Custom Treatment Plan
No two patients are the same. That’s why we offer completely customized treatment for each patient to ensure you reach your full smile potential! Your first visit to our office is aimed at getting an understanding of your oral health and teeth positioning. We will review your medical history and conduct a thorough exam, with X-Rays, to get a comprehensive look at your mouth. This information helps us design your customized treatment plan.
Braces/Aligners Just For You
Maximize the efficiency of your first visit and results by beginning your customized treatment plan right away! If you are a good candidate for braces, our team can help you get started right away with our Same-Day braces program! Not only do we save our patients money, we save you time!
Your New Smile
The people who come to us for treatment are more than just names on a chart – they are family. We love creating trusting and lasting relationships with our patients and their families while creating the smile of their dreams.
Start Treatment the Same Day!
Ready to get your beautiful, new smile?
While other practices can take multiple visits before braces are put on, when you chose Same-Day Braces at your free consultation, you can get them on and be on your way to a better smile!
FAQs About Invisalign and Clear Aligners
Because each patient is different, treatment time with Invisalign varies. You could be in treatment for as little as 6 months or as long as 24 months – it all depends on the specific type of orthodontic problem you have and how compliant you are wearing your aligners and keeping your scheduled appointments.
Yes. In order for Invisalign to work as it’s designed, you must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours each day. You can remove them when eating and when brushing & flossing. You can also take them out temporarily for those special occasions such as interviews or school photos as long as you put them right back in afterward.
Aligners, such as Invisalign, don’t “hurt” but for the first couple days you may feel some slight discomfort. When there is soreness, Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) can help ease the discomfort.
Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed when eating. One of the greatest benefits associated with Invisalign is the fact that there are no food restrictions whatsoever. You can continue enjoying all your favorite foods including hard-crusted breads, corn-on-the-cob, etc. as long as you take your aligners out before eating, but be sure to at least rinse, if not brush and rinse, before replacing your Invisalign trays.
Any foods with color or food coloring (coffee, tea, red sauce, curry, sodas) can be on your teeth and slowly stain your attachments and/or trays.
When you first start wearing Invisalign, you may notice that your speech is not as clear as it normally is. This is nothing to panic about, as you simply must get used to wearing the aligners. Just spend a bit of time speaking or singing out loud while wearing your aligners and before you know it, your speech will return to normal.
No, chewing gum is not a good idea because it will stick to your aligners and make a big mess.
Because cigarette smoke can discolor and stain your aligners, smoking is not a good idea while wearing Invisalign.
It is very easy to clean your aligners. Just brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and then rinse them off to keep them fresh & clean. To keep them extra fresh, we offer Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or Retainer Brite to freshen up the trays 1-2 times per week!
At the beginning of treatment, we may see you every 3-4 weeks. As treatment progresses, we can usually monitor your progress every 8-12 weeks. Each tray could be worn from 18 days in the beginning to 7 days towards the end of treatment, depending on cooperation and progress. Every patient’s needs are different, so that can vary from smile to smile.
Yes. The day you are finished wearing your aligners is when you begin the retention phase of your treatment. This is when you will wear a retainer as directed by us so your teeth do not shift back into their original positions.
What are you waiting for?
Feel Confident in Your New Smile!
Whether you want to straighten your smile to help your oral hygiene or to boost your self-esteem, Dr. Garcia can help!