Invisalign Upland

An Invisalign dentist can help people fix crooked and misaligned teeth. While many people are reluctant to get visible metal braces, Invisalign offers a clear, almost invisible alternative. This system of clear aligners gently moves teeth into alignment to help them achieve their smile goals.

Invisalign is available at Smile Studio in Upland and the surrounding area. Patients in search of a discreet method of tooth correction can wear Invisalign without anyone knowing. Contact us at (909) 981-6400 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.

How Invisalign Works To Straighten Teeth

Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear aligners that gradually straighten teeth over time. These aligners are removable and do not have any brackets or wires. They consist of a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack® that fits snugly over teeth. Each aligner in the series encourages a slightly different position than the previous one, making the overall correction a steady yet gentle progression.

Before a patient can begin clear aligner treatment, they must have a consultation to discuss the treatment process and have their smile evaluated. We will map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that shows the patient the step-by-step transformation of their smile during this appointment. Once the patient approves the plan, we will take digital scans, X-rays, and photos of their teeth and mouth to create an accurate model. This information goes to the Invisalign laboratory to create custom-fitting trays.

The Creation of Invisalign Trays

“Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear aligners that gradually straighten teeth over time.”

The process of receiving Invisalign trays usually takes around four weeks. Once we take impressions or scans of the patient’s teeth, we must send them to the manufacturing laboratory with notes about how the treatment should progress. Then, the factory will determine the optimal amount of trays and send the specifications back to us.

We will make any necessary modifications and then email the changes to the factory. Once implemented, the factory will create the trays, and lab technicians trim each one individually to match the patient’s gumline. Although there is a waiting period before a patient can begin treatment, this process ensures that the treatment process will be effective and comfortable.
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“The process of receiving Invisalign trays usually takes around four weeks.”

Benefits of Invisalign

One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is its clear, almost invisible appearance. The clear aligners are also easy to remove for eating, so patients can eat and drink without restrictions. Once removed, wearers can easily clean their teeth since there are no metal wires in the way. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, making for improved oral hygiene and health. Crooked teeth can trap debris and bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. When untreated, this can cause a range of problems, from teeth loss to gum disease.
In most cases, adults and teens are the best candidates since they have fully or mostly developed bones and teeth. Invisalign works more effectively for patients with less severe crowding, spacing, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. People with severely misaligned teeth, bites, or significant gaps may benefit from a different means of correction.

“One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is its clear, almost invisible appearance.”

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Services and Future Check-ups

When the aligners are ready, patients will return to our office for a fitting. An Invisalign dentist near you can also provide aligner attachments, which are small and button-like. They are attached to a patient’s teeth to ensure aligners stay in place. These attachments are temporary and removed when treatment is complete.

Throughout treatment, patients will return for follow-up appointments. We will check the fit of the aligners and the progress made in shifting teeth. While Invisalign wearers do not require regular appointments for adjustment, they will have periodic checkups to check their progress. However, you typically need fewer return visits than with traditional braces.

Invisalign® Terminology

Aligner Trays

With Invisalign® treatment, the patient will receive a series of aligner trays and swap out each one for the next one in the series every two weeks in order to gradually straighten the teeth.

ClinCheck® Software

ClinCheck® software allows professionals to map out the straightening process the patient’s teeth will go through with Invisalign® in great detail.

Incisal Ridges

Incisal ridges are the portion of the crown of the tooth that makes up the incisal portion and can be a direct cause of overbite if they are extended too far.


Malocclusion is the condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly when the bite is closed. Conditions of malocclusion can include overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite; all of which are treatable with Invisalign®.

Polyurethane Resin

Polyurethane Resin is a USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight compound that makes up the Invisalign® aligners.

Smart Track® Material

Smart Track® material is in Invisalign® aligners to increase comfort, improve control of movement, increases the speed of treatment and applies a gentle force to the teeth over time.

Vivera® Retainers

Vivera® retainers are a type of retainer that consists of clear plastic material and helps to maintain orthodontic corrections after a treatment.

Blue Compliance Indicator (Invisalign® Teen)

The blue compliance indicator is a small blue dot on the aligners that will fade from blue to clear in order to indicate if the patient is wearing the aligner for the proper amount of time and where the patient is in the Invisalign® process.

Gum Line

The gum line is the line in the mouth where the teeth and gums meet. If a patient struggles with gum recession, then the gum tissue around the teeth may begin to wear away. We also provide effective gum treatments to help with this common condition.

iTero Element® Scanner

An iTero Element® scanner allows professionals to create a 3D image of the patient’s teeth in minutes and predict what it will take to move the teeth into proper alignment. High-quality scans are essential to cutting down treatment times and seeing better results.


An overbite is a type of malocclusion that occurs when the upper teeth jut out over the lower teeth, covering them and causing other issues.

SmartForce Attachments

SmartForce attachments are small attachments that professionals place on the patient’s teeth before placing aligners to help move the teeth.


Smile-Scan analyzes the way a patient smiles by measuring the position of the mouth and eyes before giving a score. Optimal results will look best if they are designed to match your unique facial structure.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At Smile Studio, our highest priority is the continued health and beauty of your smile. Our office has become a local staple for Invisalign near me in Upland, ensuring patients have easy access to impressive care. Schedule your appointment with our specialist today to be scheduled your orthodontic consultation. Then head over to our convenient location at the crossing of N Mountain Ave and W 9th St, near the Mountain Plaza shopping center.