Woolaver Orthodontics
Chris Woolaver, DDS, MSc:
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Woolaver Orthodontics
Chris J. Woolaver, DDS, MSc (Orthodontist)

Phoenix, AZ













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Greg F. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I recently met with Dr. Woolaver for an orthodontics evaluation. His staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable; thoroughly explaining every part of the process. After a complete exam to determine my suitability for Invisalign, Dr. Woolaver reviewed all aspects of the treatment and answered all of my questions. Although I elected to decline treatment due to the commitment needed, I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Woolaver for anyone considering orthodontics. The hour spent with him and his staff was one of the best experiences I have ever had with a healthcare provider.

A. O. (Source: Google)


I’ve had my share of dental & orthodontist visits in many states throughout my life and high-quality service is really what separates the good from the great. Woolaver is definitely in a shortlist of great orthodontist offices. From the no-pressure consultation, to actually signing a contract that day and after finishing my Invisalign process, it has been high-quality, high-quality, high-quality. Dr. Woolaver sets the tone for his staff and you can tell it’s not fake. Their bubbly personalities, attention to detail and making sure you’re comfortable during and after an office visit is unique. They care about their staff and it translates to their patients. I give Woolaver a 10 out of 5 stars. Both my wife & I are patients here and she echoes my feelings, the drive to Ahwatukee is worth making wherever you’re coming from. We’re more than happy we picked Woolaver! Thanks for making our smiles beautiful again!

Manny S. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


The best orthodontics you can possibly go to. Took very good care of me, made me feel welcomed as always, and helped me get my braces off sooner than I expected. The orthodontist works wonders to ensure every smile is better than it was before. I’ve had braces for a long time, but they made the rest of my experience feel like a month. A very friendly environment with people there to support you in every step of the process. 10/10 recommend to anyone who wants their braces off in good time.

JM. Alesnik (Source: Facebook)


Wow, I have never been more impressed! Excellent care for our girls from the minute we walked in the door! If you need braces I highly recommend this office. Admittedly, I am a super tough customer and I am beyond words impressed.

Lisa Jane Vargas (Source: Google)


Dr. Woolaver and team did a great job with making it easy to go through this process after having braces as a kid and having some hesitations about straightening my teeth as an adult. The front desk team and really everyone is friendly every time I came in which makes the experience a ton better. He encouraged me to go through one more round of Invisalign so I was happy with my teeth. I’m glad I did and I’m very happy with this whole experience. I recommend Dr. Woolaver and his team.

Myleen R. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Woolaver and his team were amazing. I started my invisalign treatment last February 2017 and had mine done this month. I am now wearing my retainers at night time only. I couldn’t be happier with my smile without Dr. Woolaver’s help. He’s very engaging to his patients, very professional and caring. I give him and his staff super stars!!!

Donna Smith (Source: Facebook)


Best orthodontist ever! The staff is wonderful and Dr Wool aver is so much fun and is able to communicate extremely well with the kids as well as the parents. Invisalign is amazing and the price is too. Not much more traditional braces but so much more convenient. Thank you Dr. Woolaver and staff, we are so lucky to be your patients!

Kristin Ito (Source: Google)


Both of my children had ortho with Dr. Woolaver. Both received Invisalign treatment and had excellent experiences! Both in middle school during treatment, I was worried that they would loose track of their trays, but neither of them had a problem with this. It was much easier to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy. Plus, it appeared to be much more comfortable compared to their friends who had traditional braces and experienced lots of pain with tightening, plus rubbing of brackets on tissues and loose wires. None of that with Invisalign! They always enjoyed coming to the office, scheduling was easy, the staff was always friendly and communicative, and their finished smiles were perfect! I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Woolaver.

Rolando Corella (Source: Google)


He is the absolute best!! My daughter has braces and today when she fell at school and not only knocked 1/2 her baces off but one of her front teeth, Dr. Woolaver had us come in right away and he totally took care of her! He replaced her brackets and splinted her tooth! We live him and his staff they are the best and would definitely recommend them!

Detrece F. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


We are very impressed with the entire staff at Woolaver Clearsmiles. My daughter had her braces on 1yr and 3 mos, is wearing retainers now, and her teeth look amazing! Thank you Dr. Woolaver for your expertise and special care of my daughter’s teeth. Very friendly atmosphere, and all the staff are professional. Our experience has been great.

Diane C. from Gilbert, AZ (Source: Yelp)


For the second time in 2 1/2 years, I was in the Clearsmiles office today. I have a permanent retainer on lower teeth that has broken twice. Originally, my dentist was too booked to help and referred me to another ortho. The orthodontist office was closed and when I was able to contact them, it was a 2 week wait. Dr. Woolaver’s office took me the day of the call. Tony did a great job on the repair and the staff was friendly and professional. Last night , without warning, the wire broke again. A call this morning and the young lady put me in on emergency status. Tony was able to fix the problem and diagnose a potential problem and fix that as well. My children are grown and through the braces stage but if the grandkids are in need, I know where we will head! Thank you, Diane Crawford

Scott Young (Source: Google)


I have been meaning to write a review for a while now but I wanted to make sure that I had the time to really express myself well. The past year I had the opportunity to work for Dr. Woolaver. I can’t express how grateful I am for the time I got to spend at his office. Dr. Woolaver is a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. He is an incredible orthodontist, an excellent boss and fun to be around. As a former employee I was able to get to know all aspects of the office better than anyone that would just stop by. I can honestly say that I personally would have been thrilled to receive treatment from him. He is honest with his patients, meticulous in his work and truly wants to give the best treatment he can. He has inspired me even more to pursue my goals and aspirations to become a doctor myself. Along with Dr. Woolaver, I could not end my review without talking about his staff. I have worked in many different orthodontic offices and I was absolutely blown away with the staff that he has. Every staff member is highly trained and knowledgeable. The office is extremely clean and they pride themselves on being that way. All of the staff members have become true friends and I miss working with them. They are extremely sweet to everyone that walks in the door. I am writing this today because an honest review is so important and needs to be written for those who are seeking potential advice on treatment. Orthodontics is without a doubt an investment of time and money. However, in the hands of a good doctor will be one of the best investments you could make. In the minute that you speak to Theresa the office manager, you will feel relief that you chose to visit Clearsmiles. I know personally that it is well worth your time to receive a free consultation from this office. I hope that my genuine heart-felt review will persuade you to stop by.

Ebony C. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Love this office! They had me from the consultation appointment. When you pull into the parking lot, your a parking spot is reserved for 1st time patients. The consultation is a breeze and they DO NOT pressure you into something that you don’t want to do. The entire staff is friendly including the Orthodontist. You can always expect to be greeted with a smile. The ice cream fountain is definitely a treat for the kids and adults ;). A plus for me is that Dr. Woolaver gives back to the community. I would definitely recommend this office

John B. from Tempe, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I am a patient at Clearsmiles my name is John Bruno Sr, If you are trying to pick out an Orthodontist, you found him. Dr. Woolaver!!! He is always so nice and his staff is always very professional. When ever I break a bracket or need something done the office staff gets me in quick! I always come out of my appointment feeling great. Theresa – Office Manager, Tyson – Clinical Assistant, Georgina – Patient Coordinator and Sascha – Patient Coordinator and the whole team are super!!! Dr. Woolaver is blessed to have a staff that is so professional and truly love their jobs.. If you decide to pick Dr.Woolaver you will be SO HAPPY!!!

Linda Royer Syed (Source: Facebook)


Woolaver Orthodontics is “The Best” ever! Dr. Woolaver and this terrific personable staff has made every visit a pleasurable experience – Staff is always professional and courteous.We are so happy with the results. Thank you, Woolaver Orthodontics Team for all you do! You’re the Best!

Matthew B. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I am an adult over age 60 who finally got up the nerve to straighten my teeth with braces. I am so happy that I have found Dr Woolaver. From the moment I walked in the door I received the most wonderful customer service from him and his staff. The Dr was so kind and detailed that I felt at ease during my exam and felt very confident in the treatment plan that he presented. I have never had a Dr spend as much time with me explaining details and making sure I understood the proposed procedure and that I felt comfortable moving forward. He seems to truly care about his patients and I plan to refer him to everyone I know!

Susaye F. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place was fantastic! I was a patient here for almost two years, doing Invisalign as an adult. Everyone here was very nice, professional, and always had a smile on their face. When I moved from Phoenix to California, they were still very accommodating to me and extremely flexible with my schedule and the plans for my teeth. Dr. Woolaver really knows what he’s doing, and you can tell. In regards to those who have left bad reviews, I have no idea what they are talking about. Everything here was great, I’m pleased with my final results, and I’d recommend this office to anyone in a minute!

Rita Keith (Source: Google)


Where do I start?? The atmosphere is upbeat and fun. The staff is so friendly and kind and accommodate my schedule. Dr Woolaver is probably the nicest and most energetic person! He makes the process so easy and my kids are in & out of the office quickly. I’m so glad we came here. The drive from Casa Grande is SOOOO worth it. I have total faith in Dr Woolaver and his staff and would recommend him to anyone. I’ll miss them when my daughter’s braces come off.

J. Beyer (Source: Google)


My family cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Woolaver and his extraordinary staff at Woolaver Orthodontics. Every single member is kind, courteous, expeditious, and knowledgeable. We have sent our four sons to Woolaver Orthodontics over the last 6+years. Our sons received wonderful results from the ortho treatments. We have rarely ever waited more than 5 minutes for our appointment. Dr. Woolaver runs a very smooth, efficient, and friendly operation. Do not hesitate for one moment in making an appointment with Woolaver Orthodontics.

Amber Corella (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Woolaver is the best!! We love him and his staff. I highly recommend him!! My daughter had a bad day yesterday and fell hitting her mouth causing a lot of trauma. His office had us come in right away, and he went to her aide!! He was so understanding and compassionate!! Best Dr.!

Dawn Gonzales (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Woolaver and his team were wonderful. My daughter’s smile is beautiful, and her confidence shows through her smile. We are very happy with the results, and enjoyed working with Dr Woolaver and his team. I recommend them to anybody in need of braces or other situations requiring cosmetic dentistry.

Davona E. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)


We have one kid that just finished treatment and the next one will start soon. One thing that impressed me was Dr. Woolaver’s honesty. Both my kids were set up come in every few months to check natural progress of their teeth. I know so many families that have has two sets of braces per kid. My kids didn’t need it and he told me so. I appreciate that! The staff is super fun and all the little details really add up. We recommend them to everyone!

Jacqueline Barbian (Source: Google)


I have seen three children and now have another going through treatment with Dr. Woolaver. His staff is friendly, patient and encouraging. He is a very thorough doctor, using his personal experiences to relate to children receiving orthodontic treatment. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for orthodontic care! #woolaverorthodontics

Jennifer Cordova- Byford (Source: Google)


The BEST orthodontist in the area! All four of my children have gotten braces with Woolaver Orthodontics. The staff is amazing and the process is always quick and easy. When making the choice for my one son, who had a severe underbite. Dr. Woolaver gave us all the options and explained a game plan to help avoid surgery. I can say that 9 years later his plan worked…no surgery! I would recommend any parent looking for the best place to go. This is it!!!

Denisa C. from North Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Woolaver and his staff were absolutely great! I love my results from doing Invisalign! Everyone in the office was always kind and very professional, I was always taken care of. My Invisalign treatment was not over until I was absolutely satisfied with the results. I never had to sit and wait long for my appointment and the visits were always quick and very efficient. I would highly recommend Woolaver Clearsmiles Orthodontist to anyone who is looking to have orthodontic treatment!

Carla G. from Glendale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Woolaver and his staff have been exceptional and caring for both of my daughters care and treatment the service and product is outstanding. My girls adjusted well to the treatment and their teeth are as beautiful as ever. The girls in the front are always willing to help any way they can weather its with appointments or financials they are top notch. Dr. Woolaver is the best and I am very happy that my family has had the pleasure of being his patients. I will be using Woolaver Orthodontics here in the next 10 years as my 2 other children will probably need work. Thank you Dr. Woolaver and staff you all have been amazing!!!! FIVESTARS WHOOPWHOOP BRACES THAT DONT SUCK!! Carla Hanson and Girls Phoenix AZ

Pamela B. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wish I could give them more than 5 stars! I love Dr. Woolaver and his team. They are all sooo nice and professional. They always greet you with a smile and Dr. Woolaver is so upbeat! I did Invisalign for 18 months and I could not be happier with my results!! They are flexible with scheduling and understanding. I referred my boyfriend there and he’s also really happy with how things are going. I have and will keep recommending friends to go there. Thank you guys for giving me all the confidence and a brand new smile!! 🙂

Amy R. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


This place is great. I just completed my Invisalign treatments and my daughter currently has braces. Dr. Woolaver and all of his staff is professional, friendly, and make the visits as quick and efficient as possible. I have never had a long wait for an appointment (although my kids don’t mind because the games and ice cream machine keep them busy and happy!) my younger son always wants to go to our appointments so that he can get ice cream and hang out! I love that there are no fees while you get all of the pictures and X-rays done while your kids are in that phase of “when will we be ready for braces”…and though braces are costly and that is unavoidable, everything is included and Dr. Woolaver offers a no interest payment plan that is very doable. I highly recommend Woolaver Orthodontics!

Michael Harrison (Source: Google)


One kid down, one kid to go! We had both kids in braces at the same time and the oldest just finished her treatment. Can’t say enough good things about this practice – they are so easy to work with, super nice, will coordinate visits for the wto kids that fit into our schedule AND worked with us on insurance and payment plans. Highly recommended!

Kathleen Anderson (Source: Google)


Our girls had orthodontic treatment with Dr. Woolaver.. And today two of them were debanded. I am sad to say we are done with braces. Clearsmiles is a happy place. I looked forward to our visits and can say I will miss the doctor and his staff. I was treated very well ever time I called for an appointment or to change an appt. time. I would highly recommend Dr Woolaver to anyone looking for a great orthodontist, concerned staff, pleasant atmosphere, and straight teeth in the end. I myself worked in the orthodontic field( which made me very observant of all phases of treatment) for 30 years and was extremely satisfy with the results of my three daughters beautify smiles. We had very difficult cases and the doctor was always positive and honest about great results for all three girls. He did not settle for anything less than perfection. I am a happy mom and recommend Dr Woolaver .He is the best around!!!! Go see him for your smile!

Molly D. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Love Woolaver Ortho! It’s like Cheers but for orthodontics! Everyone is so friendly. The office always has something fun going on and Dr Woolaver is a huge supporter of our community. Having said that, the most important part is the expertise of the staff and Dr Woolaver himself. We never have to wait more than a minute or two before the staff grabs the kids and gets to work. Dr Woolaver is great with kids and parents alike. He explains what’s going on to the patient and parent, talks about how long each phase is, uses the latest technology and truly cares about his patients. Having gone through his own orthodontic issues as a kid, Chris Woolaver gets how important it is to get it right the first time. You will not be disappointed here!

Annette Duty (Source: Facebook)


Best office staff, best technicians and Dr. Woolaver is super high energy and focused on quality. It’s a fun office where kids can self serve free ice cream and play games. There are computers so you can surf the ‘net. I have never had much of any wait. They also have coffee and water bottles available for free for customers. They are very friendly – always a pleasant experience – sounds weird to say but I miss going here now that my teeth are straight! I also appreciate how involved in the community the whole office is – especially Dr. Woolaver. It must be great fun to work here as everyone is so dedicated and friendly.

Donna S. from Prineville, AZ (Source: Yelp)


This is the best orthodontist on town. I love Dr. Woolaver’s interaction with the kids-always positive and at times pretty humorous. He is always in a great mood. He can also communicate very well with the parents. His work is phenomenal and he is very good at estimating treatment time. His staff is just as friendly and positive as he is and very effective at their jobs. They always seem to know exactly how to follow his directions and he treats them with the utmost respect that they deserve as dental professionals. His office staff is just as awesome and are very effective when handling insurance claims and keeping you informed of deductibles. They are so efficient that since daughter’s treatment began almost 24 months ago, I haven’t had to deal with one issue from the insurance company. This is our last month and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience .

Amy Richardson (Source: Google)


This place is great. I just completed my Invisalign treatments and my daughter currently has braces. Dr. Woolaver and all of his staff is professional, friendly, and make the visits as quick and efficient as possible. I have never had a long wait for an appointment (although my kids don’t mind because the games and ice cream machine keep them busy and happy!) my younger son always wants to go to our appointments so that he can get ice cream and hang out! I love that there are no fees while you get all of the pictures and X-rays done while your kids are in that phase of “when will we be ready for braces”…and though braces are costly and that is unavoidable, everything is included and Dr. Woolaver offers a no interest payment plan that is very doable. I highly recommend Woolaver Orthodontics!

James P. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


No doubt, there are many orthodontists to choose from in our community. However, only one stands out, delivering outstanding care with a strong commitment to excellence, Dr. Woolaver! When my children needed braces, I spoke to many parents, inquiring about who they used and one dentist was mentioned frequently – Dr. Woolaver. After meeting Dr. Woolaver, I immediately felt at ease and knew he would provide great orthodontic care for my three children. Dr. Woolaver shared with us that as a child, he endured a lot of orthodontic treatments and strives to ensure all of his patients get the best results with the littlest discomfort. Dr. Woolaver’s bedside manners and ability to relate to his patients is exceptional. Dr. Woolaver is very knowledgeable and he stays current on new orthodontic treatments, making sure his patients receive the best care. His dental practice is very warm and inviting, treating each patient like a member of their family. When my last child has her braces removed, I’m going to miss seeing Dr. Woolaver and his amazing staff!


Thanks to all our raving fans who have voted us "Best Orthodontist" and "Best Customer Service" every year since we opened. We appreciate your support. Dr. Woolaver has over 20 years experience and has created over 10000 beautiful smiles. He has dedicated his education, experience, and now his amazing new office to providing orthodontic treatment with the least invasive, clear or invisible technology available. Faster treatment, fewer extractions, full, beautiful smiles. Dr. Woolaver is the #1 Invisalign provider in Arizona. In fact, Invisalign recently recognized him with a special "Top 1% in USA" designation! Get your treatment done by the doctor who teaches the other dentists how to do it. Dr. Woolaver practiced for 7 years in Tempe before opening his amazing new office in Ahwatukee in 2008. After only 2 months, we were awarded "Best New Business" by the Ahw Foothills News. Our new office is a reflection of Dr. Woolaver's attitude. It's a fun, lively sports bar design, with over a dozen flat screens. The open bar has soft-serve ice cream, soda, and coffee. There's a gaming area, including a snowboard simulator. And our display cabinet is filled with memorabilia of the Arizona Cardinals athletes that have sought out Dr. Woolaver's expert treatments. Dr. Woolaver and his wife, Allison, have lived in Ahwatukee for 13 years, and their 2 young kids go to local schools. We are extremely professional, but we provide care in an open, casual environment. Patients will often hang out after their appointments, in the wifi bar or chatting... it's like a community center. And that's exactly how we like it. This is where most orthodontists list their degrees and association memberships. Orthodontist pretty much all have 3 degrees. I have a B.Sc in biochemistry, a DDS, and a Masters Degree. It was a lot of work, I am proud of it, but it doesn’t tell you who I am. Here’s a little about me: I was born with a cleft lip and palate. My first orthodontic experience was at about 6 months old, when my cleft was surgically repaired, and my last set of braces came off when I was 29. When I was 11 years old, I decided I wanted to be an orthodontist. It seemed like the natural choice! After graduating, my wife, Allison, and I moved here to Ahwatukee. Our 2 kids, Maya and Ben were born here, and have grown up in our neighborhood. We love the community feel of Ahwatukee. It’s great to see kids that I coached in little league at the age of 6 come into the office now for treatment. Or it’s very fun to be trail running on South Mountain, and have the Desert Vista bike team ride by, yelling “hey, Dr. W!” Needless to say, my personal experience definitely influenced how I practice today. My orthodontic journey was long and difficult, filled with all kinds of different appliances. So, in my office, I try to avoid early orthodontics. There are times it is necessary, but I feel there are far too many 7,8,9 year olds in our neighborhood with braces. I will never sell treatment. I offer honest recommendations for patients and parents to consider. The difficulty of my own experience also led me to be an early adopter of Invisalign for all case types. Keep it simple… orthodontics is technical, but it doesn’t have to be complicated and cumbersome for the patient. I try to make it as fast and easy as it can possibly be, while maintaining quality results. So, that’s a bit of my story. Hope to meet you soon to hear your story too.