Traditional braces are, unfortunately, not the most subtle way to correct your smile. With all of the metal wires and brackets, braces change your look significantly during treatment. However, thanks to clear braces, you can straighten your smile discreetly and effectively. Get a smile you love without the hassle of metal braces with help from father and son team Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI.
What are clear braces?
Clear braces like Invisalign use clear aligner trays worn in succession instead of the traditional metal brackets and wires. The idea stays the same, using pressure strategically placed onto the teeth to move them into their correct positions. However, the clear aligner trays are removable, allowing the patient to eat without avoiding certain foods and clean their teeth without using special threaders or water picks. Additionally, clear braces are discreet and blend right into your smile. This means that clear braces are mostly unnoticeable to other people.
What can clear braces do for me?
Clear braces treat the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces, which include:
- misaligned or “crooked” teeth
- overcrowded teeth
- under crowded teeth
- cross bite
- open bite
Clear Braces in Waunakee, WI
Clear braces are suitable for teens and adults who wish to improve their smile or bite. Some orthodontic treatment begins before the age of 12 in order to guide a still-growing mouth into position while avoiding future problems. Good candidates for clear braces should have an excellent at-home oral care routine. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy avoids complications which could lengthen treatment time such as tooth decay or gum disease. Additionally, patients should commit to wearing their aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day, including while sleeping.
For more information on clear braces, please contact Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI. Call 608-849-4100 to schedule your consultation for orthodontic care today!