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Steven H. Chang, DDS

Family Dentists & General Dentists located in Monterey, CA

Invisalign® is the simplest way to straighten crooked teeth without metal wires and brackets. At their office in Monterey, California, Steven H. Chang, DDS, and his team offer both Invisalign and ClearCorrect™ clear aligners. These custom-made aligners are nearly invisible and form to the shape of your teeth for a completely discreet orthodontic treatment. To learn more about clear aligners, call the office of Steven H. Chang, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth and correct common bite problems. Unlike conventional braces, clear aligners are translucent. They’re so clear that you can’t see Invisalign when you smile.

For those looking to straighten their teeth discreetly, Invisalign and ClearCorrect provide a clear, comfortable alternative to braces.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign and ClearCorrect straighten your teeth gradually, just like traditional braces. After creating your personalized treatment plan with entirely digital technology, Dr. Chang and his team send your plan off to an outside lab, which fabricates your clear aligners.

Like braces, clear aligners slowly bring your teeth into alignment. Every two weeks, you receive a new set of aligners that target different teeth.

What can Invisalign treat?

With new advances in technology, Invisalign and ClearCorrect can now treat many of the same orthodontic problems as braces, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gapped teeth

After an initial evaluation, Dr. Chang and his team can determine whether clear aligners are the right type of orthodontic therapy for you.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

If you’re hesitant about getting braces, Invisalign can give you a straighter smile without the visibility of braces. Some of the most important benefits of Invisalign are:


Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatments are clear, so others won’t be able to tell when you’re wearing them.


The metal brackets and wires of braces can irritate the inside of your cheeks. Since clear aligners are smooth, you don’t have to worry about cuts and sores.


While conventional braces typically take 18 months to three years to straighten teeth, Invisalign can take as little as 6-18 months.

Oral hygiene

You wear Invisalign for about 22 hours a day, so you can take them out to eat, drink, and brush and floss your teeth.

What does the Invisalign process involve?

After Dr. Chang and his team create your personalized treatment plan, you receive your first set of clear aligners. Once every couple of weeks, Invisalign sends you a new set of aligners to wear.

Because Invisalign and ClearCorrect are both entirely digital treatments, the team can make any necessary adjustments to your plan with the in-office software. This means fewer office visits for you, even if your plan needs changes.

Learn more about Invisalign today by calling the office of Steven H. Chang, DDS, or book an appointment online for more information.