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By Karls Family Dentistry
February 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

How Invisalign treatment from your dentists in Waunakee, WI, can straighten your smile

Do you want a straight smile? If so, there is a revolutionary new alternative to metal braces. It’s called Invisalign and it has become one of the most popular orthodontic choices to give you a straight smile. Drs. Matthew and Stanley Karls at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI, offer Invisalign treatment to straighten your smile quickly and discreetly.

There are many reasons why Invisalign is so popular. One of the main reasons is how discreet the treatment is. Instead of braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays called aligners. These aligners are virtually invisible to people around you.

You receive your first set of aligners, which you wear for two weeks. Then you move on to a new set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. You keep progressing to a new set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to monitor your progress.

In addition to how discreet Invisalign is, the treatment offers many other benefits too. With Invisalign, you will enjoy:

  • Complete comfort, because the aligners are smooth plastic, with no sharp parts to irritate your soft tissue
  • Quick results, because Invisalign treatment is complete at nine to fifteen months
  • Healthy treatment, because you remove the aligners to brush and floss, so it’s easy to keep your smile healthy
  • Total convenience, because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love, without worrying about catching food in your orthodontic treatment

Invisalign aligners are beautiful, and they are strong too. The aligners can correct underbite, overbite, crossbite, and open bite. They can close up gaps between your teeth, correct tooth rotation, and correct tooth overlap, just like conventional braces.

You and your smile deserve to enjoy Invisalign, a discreet alternative to metal braces. To find out more about what Invisalign can do for you, call Drs. Matthew and Stanley Karls at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI, today!

By Karls Family Dentistry
November 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Here at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI, your dentists, Dr. Stanley Karls, Dr. Matthew Karls, and Dr. Sarah Karls offer a number of cosmetic services, including one of today's premier smile enhancements, porcelain veneers. Beautiful and permanent dental refurbishments that also strengthen tooth structure, read on to learn what this treatment can do for you!

Aesthetic dental issues

You have healthy teeth, but there are also some minor flaws that really bother you. A small gap, a slightly turned tooth, or a significant discoloration won't affect oral function, but they will likely make you feel self-conscious.

Fortunately, the dentists here at our Waunakee office offer a solution. Customized porcelain veneers, also known as dental laminates, cover annoying flaws, stains, mild crookedness, and more without extensive, lengthy procedures.

Made from fine ceramic, veneers are thin, tooth-colored and custom-shaped to disguise smile detractors such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Odd shape and length
  • Stains
  • Gaps
  • Minor crowding
  • Tooth rotations

The veneer process

Veneer placement involves taking oral impressions that allow the dental lab to sculpt your veneers in a completely accurate fashion. As a part of this initial process, Dr. Karls removes a thin portion of enamel from each tooth so that your smile can easily accommodate the laminates.

As you wait for your permanent veneers, you'll wear realistic temporaries. After a week or so, you will return to Karls Family Dentistry for a bonding of your permanent veneers.

After removing the temporary veneers, the dentist applies an etching solution and tooth-colored cement. Following this, he puts the veneers in place. A special light activates a chemical in the cement, strengthening the bond between the veneer and tooth surface. That completes the process, and you're ready to enjoy your new smile!

Call us

Here at Karls Family Dentistry, you'll enjoy kind, compassionate, and state-of-the-art care. To start your veneer treatment, contact our Waunakee office team for an appointment: (608) 849-4100.