Invisalign Specialist

Chao Dental Studio

Patricia Chao, DDS

Dentist located in Santa Clara, CA


Are you someone seeking to correct a crooked or misaligned smile without the hassle of traditional braces? Invisalign just might be an ideal solution. 

Invisalign is the modern day solution to straightening your teeth without the wire of braces. The durable, clear and smooth plastic is custom moulded to fit right over your teeth. Every four to six weeks, you will visit us to exchange your aligners for a new set that follows the one before, slowly straightening your teeth to their correct position.

The first step is scheduling a consultation with our clinic to see if Invisalign is right for you. Once it has been decided, we will take moulds of your teeth for your records to be sent off to Invisalign to create your plastic aligners. This should take no more than two weeks to receive and we will have you back into our office to attach hard gel-like fixtures to specific teeth for your aligners to clip onto. As mentioned above, we will see you every four to six weeks thereafter to review your progress, making modifications if necessary and exchange the aligners for a new set.

As you begin your day to day treatment of Invisalign, you must wear your Invisalign at least twenty-two hours a day, including while you’re sleeping. When it comes to eating, you must remove your aligners and clean your teeth before placing them back on. For most patients, Invisalign can be completed in just about twenty weeks if worn as advised.