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Invisalign Corrects Your Teeth In Secret
By Karls Family Dentistry
July 10, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

InvisalignWouldn't you love a straighter, healthier smile? But, you've always been put off by lengthy orthodontics and unattractive wires and brackets. Surely, there's a better way!

Well, there is a better way to the smile of your dreams. It's Invisalign clear braces, featured by Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI. Doctors Matthew D. Karls and Stanley A. Karls evaluate teens and adults for treatment with Invisalign's inventive, clear aligner system. Achieving straight smiles in as little as 9 to 15 months, these clear, BPA-free aligners gently move teeth into aesthetically-pleasing and well-functioning positions. Plus, they are practically invisible.

Who Can Get Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign aligners help people of all ages and walks of life who want their teeth to look great and to be as healthy as possible. Studies show that correctly aligned teeth promote better nutrition and are less prone to decay. Additionally, research published in the American Journal of Cardiology indicates that people with poor dental bites suffer from advanced gum disease which can lead to coronary artery disease. A straight smile is really essential to overall well-being!

Doctors Matthew Karls and Stanley A. Karls carefully evaluate individuals for orthodontic treatment. Using visual inspection, x-rays and 3D imaging, the dentists can determine if Invisalign will work. Dentists use the aligners for mouths with:

  • rotated teeth
  • cross bite
  • overbite
  • under bite
  • gaps
  • crowding
  • a variety of alignment issues

How Treatment Works

A dental technician custom-makes a series of clear plastic aligners, similar in look to whitening trays, that fit snugly over the top and bottom teeth. There may be 20 to 30 aligners in all, depending on what problems the dentist is trying to correct.

The patient wears the appliances for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them to eat, brush and floss. Some people elect to remove them for special occasions such as weddings or award presentations, too. For teens, the lab may place compliance tabs right into the Invisalign appliances. These colored tabs help patients, parents and doctors know how well teens are complying with the treatment plan.

As the individual wears the aligners, teeth gradually move into better position. The process is very comfortable and different from traditional orthodontics, there's no need to vary healthy diet choices or to deal with sore spots or other discomforts common to metal braces. When the treatment time is complete, patients have sparkling, well-aligned and beautiful smiles they can feel good about.

Contact Karls Family Dentistry

Curious about treatment with Invisalign? Why not contact the staff at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee to arrange for a smile consultation? The friendly team will walk you through the ins and outs of Invisalign treatment and help you decide if it's the right choice for your oral health. Call (608) 849-4100 today.