FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Check out some of our most common questions at Unbraced. From treatment details to costs to results, we’ve got you covered.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


At Unbraced, we are always more than happy to talk to our patients about orthodontics—especially Invisalign®, clear aligners and braces. We love what we do so it makes sense that we love to talk about it as well!

Below are some of the most common questions we get asked about treatment, cost, results and Invisalign. If you have a question, see if we’ve answered it below. If not, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to answer it for you.

Orthodontics is the specialist arm of dentistry that is dedicated to the correct alignment of a patient’s teeth and jaws.

An orthodontist will have started out as a dentist, but after a few years of experience in the dental field, decided to pursue further postgraduate study into the field of orthodontics. Once this is complete (three years), they will be qualified in the specialist area of orthodontics and trained to deal with simple to complex smile alignment. This is an important qualification to ensure you have an expert guiding your smile into place.

No, treatment doesn’t hurt. At times, you may experience some mild discomfort after your check-up appointment but this can be relieved with over-the-counter pain relief.

This depends on which Unbraced treatment you require, but on average, most people wear our Invisalign clear aligners for between 6 and 12 months.

Before the Unbraced name change, our patients had to go through the trauma of discomfort and limitations of traditional brackets and wires. With over 25+ years experience and new, innovative technology, Dr. Maddox has provided patients a unique, easily assessable treatment that allows patients to eat the foods they love, book fewer appointments, feel no pain, and most importantly flash a winning smile with confidence in discrete Invisalign® clear aligners. With over 10,000 smiles freed, he’s excited to unbrace confidence for the next wave of family members, friends, adults and kids ready to bring out their best smiles.

Invisalign clear aligners effectively treat a wide variety of cases including teeth crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. Some of the many benefits of Invisalign clear aligners offer over braces:

  • Faster straightening of your teeth while invisible
  • Less pain from brace tightening
  • Eat the foods you enjoy
  • Easy removal whenever you want
  • Allows you to brush and floss normally for better periodontal health
  • Smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that irritates your cheeks
  • Frees up your schedule with fewer office visits

Overall, Invisalign clear aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, reducing the risk of possible problems caused by bacteria that leads to tooth decay and gum disease.

This cost varies based on which treatment plan you require and which orthodontist you choose to complete your treatment. At Unbraced, we are committed to making teeth straightening affordable and are pleased to offer a Price Match Guarantee with any Invisalign or traditional braces quote within the last 90 days. We’ll provide you with a quote for your treatment at your free consultation but you can find out more information about our fees on our Financing page.

Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign clear aligner treatments. Give us a call at 888-213-3390 and let us help you determine the exact coverage your carrier will provide for your treatment.

Yes, we do. We are proud to be Southern California’s first 100% Invisalign orthodontist serving all ages and all smiles. Our elite Invisalign orthodontist, Dr. Ron Maddox is highly experienced using this virtually invisible treatment method. Enjoy treatment at our flagship office in San Dimas or visit us at one of our dental partner sites where we bring Unbraced closer to home.

Yes, at Unbraced you’re always a candidate for Invisalign. Our team are highly experienced using these virtually invisible, clear plastic aligners, so no matter what your orthodontic problem may be, Invisalign can be used to fix it and achieve the beautiful smile you’re hoping for. From teeth crowding—gap teeth or crooked teeth— to smile spacing—overbite, underbite, crossbite or open bite—to straightening your teeth simply a for straighter smile, we will bring out your best smile.

It is your state-of-the-art dental destination, where you can discover the way to your new smile⁠—all in a comfortable, convenient setting⁠—with resources to straighten your teeth without limitations of the traditional braces.

Most children will benefit from clear aligners during their teenage years; however, we do recommend children have an early consultation around the age of seven, which is when we can assess your child’s orthodontic needs and plan for future treatment.

No-one is ever too old to straighten their teeth, nor is anyone too old to have orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Clear aligners are the perfect, discrete smile solution. Check out all the benefits of First Time Adults here.

If we haven’t answered your question above, please get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you and to have the chance of answering your questions about orthodontic treatment.