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Invisalign® Treatment Process in Woodland Hills, CA

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Dr. John M. Chaves, DDS

Our Woodland Hills Dentist Walks You Through the Invisalign Process

Invisalign has become increasingly popular among individuals seeking a more discreet and comfortable way to straighten their teeth. It’s an excellent alternative to metal braces and treatment is often quicker.

This invisible approach to a straighter smile has captivated many, but navigating the Invisalign process can raise questions. Our Woodland Hills dentist wants you to understand how the Invisalign process works and how it will help you achieve the straight smile you deserve.

Contact our dental office today to learn more about this advanced clear aligner system and to set up your consultation by calling 818-491-7294.

Your Initial Invisalign Consultation

The first step in the Invisalign process is a consultation with our Woodland Hills Invisalign doctor. During this appointment, they’ll examine your teeth, bite, and jaws to determine whether Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for your specific case and oral health goals.

They’ll take digital impressions of your teeth using a 3D scanner to create a virtual model of your mouth. This technology eliminates the need for messy, bad-tasting, and uncomfortable dental impressions. The 3D model of your mouth will help our dentists create a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique dental needs.

Not everyone is a perfect candidate for Invisalign. While it can address a wide range of orthodontic concerns, some more complex misalignments might require traditional braces. We’ll discuss your goals, answer your questions, and determine if Invisalign is the right fit for you.

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Creating and Molding the Custom Clear Aligners

Once we’ve determined that Invisalign treatment is right for you, your custom plan is created. This plan will include a series of clear plastic aligner trays that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.

To create the Invisalign clear aligners, the 3D scans of your mouth are used to ensure the trays are crafted specifically for you. The trays are made of a comfortable, BPA-free plastic material that’s easy to clean and maintain. After the aligners have been designed, they’ll send the specifications to the Invisalign lab. The lab will then manufacture them and send them back to our dental office for you to come and pick up.

First Fitting

Your first fitting appointment will be scheduled once your aligners are ready. During this appointment, our Woodland Hills dentist will give you your first set of clear aligners and show you how to properly wear and care for them. If the fitting is off, adjustments will be made.

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Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners

Wearing your Invisalign trays is easy, but you’ll need to follow the instructions provided by Dr. Chaves to ensure that the treatment process is as effective as possible. You’ll need to wear your new aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss. Clean your trays daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or a recommended cleaning solution.

Every two weeks, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners, which will continue to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position. Our Woodland Hills dentist will monitor your progress throughout your treatment to ensure that everything is going smoothly.


Throughout the Invisalign treatment process, you’ll have follow-up appointments. These appointments are necessary to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. During your follow-up appointments, our dentist will check the progress of your teeth and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment.

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After Treatment: Retainers

After 12 to 18 months, your treatment will be complete. Once your teeth have reached their final aligned position, you’ll receive customized retainers to wear to keep your teeth stable. You’ll need to wear retainers full-time for the first few months, then nightly after that.

Trust Our Woodland Hills Cosmetic Dentist to Transform Your Smile

With various cosmetic dentistry treatments available from Dr. John Chaves, such as Invisalign, he can help transform your smile! For over 30 years, Dr. Chaves has provided elite and transformative dental care for residents across the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. If you’re looking for straighter teeth, Invisalign may be best. With more predictable tooth movements than braces treatment, Invisalign in Woodland Hills can straighten your smile in half the time as other orthodontic treatments.

To get started with Dr. Chaves and receive the best dental care, contact our dental practice today by calling 818-491-7294.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients experience some degree of discomfort when they first start wearing Invisalign trays. This discomfort is typically mild and goes away within a few days. As you switch to new aligners, you may experience some pressure or soreness, but this is normal and is a sign that the treatment is working.

Invisalign aligners are a great option for many patients, but they may not be suitable for everyone. Your Invisalign provider will evaluate your orthodontic needs during your initial consultation and determine if Invisalign is the best option for your specific case.

Invisalign has made significant advancements and can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including moderate overcrowding and misalignment. However, severe cases may still require traditional braces or another orthodontic treatment option.

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Complete this short smile Evaluation and receive the following:


If you're a good candidate for veneers

A Digital Smile Design to show you what you will look like with your new veneers!

Pricing and options for treatment

And best of all... a time to speak directly with Dr. Chaves. Top Cosmetic Dentist in CA!

Unlock Your Perfect Smile!

With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. If you're ready to take the first step towards a confident, healthy smile, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chaves and begin the Invisalign process. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your dental goals and we can't wait to help you transform your smile with Invisalign in Woodland Hills.

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