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Do you wish to have your teeth straightened but are unsure of all the options available to you? Many people often only think of metal braces as your only choice for treatment should you need it, but in reality, you do have choices. The following list of questions may help you better understand what Invisalign® orthodontic aligners have to offer, and perhaps if it is the right orthodontic treatment for you:

TRUE or FALSE: One pair of Invisalign can be worn by individuals with similar misalignment issues.
– This is false. Each pair of Invisalign aligners is designed and constructed for each patient’s specific dental profile to ensure the best possible treatment. Mouth utensils should never be shared, including toothbrushes, as this can easily lead to contamination.

TRUE or FALSE: Invisalign aligners can be removed.
– This is true. If you need to take out your aligners for meals or for cleaning, they can easily be popped out and reinserted later.

TRUE or FALSE: Some foods and snacks are forbidden with Invisalign.
– False, you do not have to change your diet, and can detach your aligners before every meal.

TRUE or FALSE: Invisalign aligners are invisible.
– This is partially true because Invisalign aligners are partially imperceptible. If they were completely invisible, it would VERY difficult to track and monitor them every time you had to put them in!

If you are looking for orthodontic treatments in Bakersfield, California, come see James C. Ma soon. To schedule an appointment with Dr. James C. Ma, simply call our orthodontic office at 661-324-9709. We look forward to hosting your smile!