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Getting Started with Invisalign: What to Expect

Oct 12, 2023
Getting Started with Invisalign: What to Expect
Are you curious about Invisalign and its smile-transforming magic? Dive into our blog and discover what to expect on your journey to a confident, straighter smile.

Are you tired of hiding your smile because of crooked teeth or overcrowding? Maybe you've heard about Invisalign and are curious about what to expect. Well, you're in the right place! Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth discreetly. 

At Me Dental Spa, restorative dentistry specialist Denis Mustedanagic, DMD, and the team located in West Hollywood, California, specialize in restorative dentistry and offer Invisalign as an invisible solution to straighten your teeth, ensuring you can smile with confidence. 

We're here to guide you through the Invisalign journey and provide insights into what to expect along the way.

Understanding Invisalign 

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic marvel that offers a clear and convenient alternative to traditional braces. This revolutionary system uses a series of custom-made, nearly invisible aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene and enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. 

Your initial consultation 

Your journey with Invisalign begins with a consultation with Dr. Mustedanagic. During this appointment, you can expect the following:

Assessment of your teeth 

Dr. Mustedanagic thoroughly examines your teeth and discusses your goals for treatment.

Discussion of treatment 

Our team explains whether Invisalign is the right choice for you or if there are alternative treatments better suited to your needs.

Cost estimate 

You'll receive a cost estimate based on your specific treatment plan and any insurance coverage you may have.


Once you decide to move forward with Invisalign, we take X-rays in order to provide a detailed view of your teeth and their positions in your jawbone.


Dr. Mustedanagic takes impressions as well, a crucial step in crafting an accurate 3D model of your mouth to customize your treatment plan. These impressions involve using a comfortable putty-like material to create molds of your teeth, ensuring a painless and hassle-free process.

He’ll show you a visual representation of how your smile will transform at each stage of treatment.

Progress and maintenance 

With your Invisalign treatment well underway, let's delve into what comes next and guide you through the important aspects of maintaining your aligners for optimal results.

Regular check-ups 

While you'll mainly manage your treatment independently, regular check-ups with Dr. Mustedanagic are crucial to monitoring progress, making necessary adjustments, and providing you with new aligners for a smooth treatment journey.

Maintenance tips

To make the most of your Invisalign treatment, keep your aligners clean, maintain oral hygiene, and limit staining drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine.

The joy of progress

As time goes on, you'll see a real change in your smile. Each step, like switching to new aligners, gets you closer to your dream smile. Friends and family may notice the changes before you do, which feels fantastic!


All in all, Invisalign is a fantastic choice for those looking to straighten their teeth discreetly and comfortably. Your journey will start with an initial consultation and progress through a personalized treatment plan, with regular check-ups to ensure everything is on track.

Remember, the key to a successful Invisalign experience is commitment and patience. Stick to your wearing schedule, maintain excellent oral hygiene, and before you know it, you'll be flashing a confident, straight smile for the world to see.

If you’re ready to learn more, don’t hesitate to call us at 213-442-1992 or use our online booking tool to make an appointment with Dr. Mustedanagic today!