Invisalign Specialist

Finesse Dental

Alexander Moqattash, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Braces can shift your teeth efficiently, but they are hard to conceal and you can’t take them out. With Invisalign® clear aligners from Finesse Dental in Rancho Cucamonga, California, you can enjoy the foods you love while aligning your teeth discreetly. Alexander Moqattash, DDS, uses advanced digital impressions to create aligners that fit over your teeth. Book your Invisalign consultation by phone or schedule online at Finesse Dental today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an alternative treatment for braces. Just like braces, it adjusts your teeth so that they’re perfectly aligned. However, instead of using wires and brackets, Invisalign involves a custom-made series of clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth. 

During the planning stage for Invisalign at Finesse Dental, Dr. Moqattash takes digital impressions of your teeth. These impressions predict how your teeth will move during treatment and signal any potential complications. 

Once your plastic aligners are ready, you wear each set for 1-2 weeks. For the best results, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day and take them out only to eat or brush your teeth. Each aligner places pressure on your teeth to move them closer to their ideal position. 

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

During your initial visit to Finesse Dental, Dr. Moqattash examines your teeth and reviews your oral health history to determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. 

The best candidates for Invisalign are adolescents or adults who are able to wear their aligners consistently.

You might consider Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment if you have mild to moderate:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

If your teeth are extremely crooked or misaligned, Dr. Moqattash might recommend braces or starting your orthodontic treatment with braces before completing it with Invisalign.

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

The treatment length for Invisalign varies. Thanks to digital technology, it’s easy to predict how long your treatment will take and how many aligners you’ll need. 

In most cases, it takes between 12 and 18 months to align your teeth using custom Invisalign aligners.

Will I need to adjust my diet while using Invisalign?

One of the downsides of braces is that you have to adjust your diet due to the risk of compromising your treatment. Since Invisalign is removable, you don’t have to restrict your diet. 

However, it’s important to remember to brush your teeth after every meal with Invisalign. This ensures that food or liquid doesn’t get stuck in your aligners as it can cause permanent tooth staining. 

You should also be sure to clean your aligners before placing them in your mouth and use lukewarm water instead of hot so they don’t warp. 

Book your consultation for Invisalign by calling Finesse Dental or scheduling an appointment online today.