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By Karls Family Dentistry
February 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Invisalign Clear BracesIt’s not always realistic for an older teen or adult to decide to wear thick, highly visible metal braces for up to three years. They will have to smile and talk with them on and eat while tolerating periodic discomfort. For some patients, the inconveniences involved aren’t worth having a straighter smile. In these cases, Invisalign invisible braces, an orthodontic treatment that a dentist at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI can offer you, may be an alternative solution. Read on to find out what Invisalign from our dentists, Drs. Matthew and Stanley Karls, can do for you!


How Invisalign Works
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to move the teeth so that they have a better pattern, giving you a straighter smile and a more comfortable bite. If you look closely at an Invisalign tray, you will see that the plastic has grooves that are shaped just like your teeth. When you wear them, your teeth will eventually settle into the molds of the tray. Best of all, the trays are see-through, so they’re barely noticeable when you have them on. Your Waunakee, WI dentist will provide you with a new set of trays every few weeks.



What Invisalign Can Do for You
Invisalign is one of the best and most convenient ways to achieve a more attractive smile, though having a crooked or gapped smile has more than just cosmetic consequences. It can also affect the way that you chew your food and how your teeth fit together when you have your mouth closed. Some patients who have orthodontic problems also struggle with bruxism (clenching or grinding that damages the enamel). Invisalign will finally give you the assurance and security of knowing that your smile fits you in every way possible.



Invisalign Treatment Steps
Before you can start Invisalign, your Waunakee, WI dentist must evaluate the magnitude of your orthodontic concern. If you have a small gap between your teeth, a tooth that protrudes slightly, or a bit of crowding in one area, there’s a good chance you’ll be deemed a good candidate for this procedure. The next step is having impressions made of your teeth so that your dentist can plan out your treatment and have the trays created. The step after that is up to you—wear your trays with consistency and see your dentist regularly for checkups.



A Straighter Smile without Metal Braces
Does the idea of having a straighter smile without having to commit to wearing metal braces appeal to you? If so, you must attend a consultation with a dentist at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI! Call (608) 849-4100 today to set a time to visit Dr. Matthew Karls or Dr. Stanley Karls!

By Karls Family Dentistry
December 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Clear Braces   Invisalign  

InvisalignClear braces are one of today's most popular dental services, and at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI, Drs. Matthew and Stanley Karls offer amazing Invisalign aligners. Dreaming of a straight, healthy smile with no fuss or discomfort? Then, ask your Waunakee dentists if you're well-suited for treatment with the crystal clear Invisalign system!

Get a Smile Makeover

A great smile is one that you're comfortable with: no overbite, gaps, crowding, protruding front teeth, or other issues that will impact your appearance and oral health. For many teens and adults, the traditional age to receive braces (ages 11 to 14, says the American Association of Orthodontists) has long passed, or perhaps your teeth have shifted after previous orthodontic treatment.

Whatever the case, Invisalign clear braces can likely help. In our Waunakee office, we qualify prospective patients with a complete oral examination, X-ray screening, and special Invisalign examination. Then, we send the information to the Invisalign lab where 18 to 30 pairs of aligners are fabricated.

Patients wear these aligner pairs for 20 to 22 hours a day, meaning that they can remove them when it's time to eat, brush, or maybe get a picture taken. Smooth and non-irritating, these appliances clean up with plain toothpaste or mild soap and water. Patients change their aligners to the next pair in the sequence about every two weeks.

Treatment also requires patients to come to Karls Family Dentistry every four to six weeks so that we can check progress. In all, treatment with Invisalign takes only 9 to 18 months—much quicker than smile correction with traditional (and unsightly) metal or ceramic braces.

Other benefits of Invisalign

If you know someone who wears Invisalign aligners, you know how invisible they truly are. Additional benefits include:

  • None of the dietary restrictions of conventional orthodontics
  • Easy brushing and flossing (just take the aligners out and replace them when you're done)
  • Versatility (Invisalign treats many smile issues)
  • You're never too old for treatment

Are you interested?

Clear braces could fulfill your desire for a spectacular smile. Why not contact Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee for an Invisalign consultation? Dr. Matthew Karls or Dr. Stanley Karls will supply you with all the information you need to make a decision! Call (608) 849-4100 today!

By Karls Family Dentistry
April 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Invisalign  

Metal braces aren't the only option when you want to straighten your teeth. Waunakee, WI, dentists Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley invisalignKarls explain how clear braces can transform your smile without affecting your appearance.

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are the newest way to straighten crooked teeth, correct spacing issues or improve bite problems. Although traditional braces rely on a system of wires and brackets to realign your teeth, clear braces offer the same results with clear, removable aligner trays.

Trays are designed using innovative CAD/CAM technology that combines digital images, impressions and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. The 3D image is used to design a series of aligner trays that will re-position your teeth and correct your orthodontic issues.

Are clear braces a good choice for me?

Clear braces are an excellent option if:

  • You don't like the appearance of metal or ceramic braces. Your clear plastic trays are designed to blend in with your teeth, not draw attention to them.
  • You have a mild to moderate bite problem. Clear braces are a great choice if you have an underbite, overbite, crossbite or open bite. (Severe or complicated bite problems may still require treatment with metal or ceramic braces.)
  • You have spacing issues. Whether your teeth are spaced too far apart or there's just not enough room in your mouth for all of your them, clear braces can improve your smile.
  • Your teeth have shifted. Shifting teeth aren't uncommon as you grow older. The problem can even occur if you've had perfectly straight teeth your entire life or once wore braces. Clear braces offer a simple way to turn back time.

What are the advantages of wearing clear braces?

Clear braces offer several important benefits, including:

  • No Food Restrictions: Food restrictions aren't needed with clear braces. You'll take out your aligner trays when you eat and drink and replace them at the end of your meal.
  • Simple Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean when metal or ceramic braces are attached to your teeth can be a little challenging. Fortunately, oral hygiene isn't a problem when you wear clear braces. You'll simply remove your aligners to brush and floss.
  • Convenience: Although you'll usually wear your clear braces for 20 to 22 hours per day, you can take them out for short periods of time. When you play your favorite sport or attend a special event, wearing your trays might not be convenient. Luckily, you can leave them at home for a few hours and place them back in your mouth as soon as you return.

Are you ready to improve your smile with clear braces? Call Waunakee, WI, dentists Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls at (608) 849-4100 to schedule your appointment.

By Karls Family Dentistry
May 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Invisalign  

When you’re looking for successful ways in order to perfect your smile, Invisalign in Waunakee, WI, is the answer. With the help of Dr. invisalignMatthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls, you can straighten your teeth to how you always wanted them. Our dentists can examine you and determine whether or not you’re a viable candidate for Invisalign.

More about Invisalign

This cosmetic dentistry option is removable, comfortable and invisible. It is a viable way to straighten your teeth without braces. Our Waunakee dentists at Karls Family Dentistry offer Invisalign to teenagers and adults alike. With Invisalign, a series of clear and removable aligners are used to straighten the teeth without brackets or wires. Invisalign, the braces alternative, has been proven to successfully shift teeth to their desired position.

The patient wears a set of customized aligners, only removing them to brush, floss, eat and drink. The dentist will then have the aligners replaced with new ones every week to continue shifting the teeth into their desired location. These aligners use the right amount of force at the right time to encourage movement. This will continue on throughout the entire treatment period that is mapped out by one of our dentists. They are made of durable material that is long-lasting and protects the teeth and their enamel.

These custom-designed aligners are tailor-made for each patient. X-rays are taken of each patient’s teeth and one of our dentists will custom make aligners that will get each patient's teeth to their final position. Over a period of time, you will notice alignment changes in your teeth and in just a few months, you can have a healthier and straight smile too.

In order to learn more about Invisalign in Waunakee, WI, from Karls Family Dentistry, call to schedule an appointment today at (608) 849-4100.

By Karls Family Dentistry
March 21, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Find out what a trip to our Waunakee dental office could do for your oral health.dental procedures

While most people know to visit their Waunakee, WI, dentists, Drs. Matthew and Stanley Karls, every six months for routine cleanings and exams, you may forget that there is a whole lot more that your dentist can do to improve your smile. Learn more about some of the services we offer.

Tooth Extractions

While most people think of tooth extractions and immediately think of negative scenarios, there are some situations in which a tooth extraction is actually a good option. For instance, teens and young adults may find their wisdom teeth coming in around this time. These wisdom teeth aren’t necessary for maintaining a healthy smile, and they can often cause more harm than good. If wisdom teeth are crooked or impacted it can lead to crowding, decay and infection. To prevent these issues, our Waunakee general dentist will recommend having these teeth removed.

Dental Implants

Losing a tooth as an adult can be a horrible situation to experience. Of course, it doesn’t have to ruin your smile. Dental implants provide the next best thing to natural teeth. Implants are tooth restorations that act like tooth roots and naturally bond with the jawbone and surrounding tissue to provide a lifelong base to support and stabilize everything from a dental crown to a full set of dentures.

Teeth Whitening

If whitening toothpastes aren’t getting rid of those nasty coffee stains then it’s time you turned to us for professional teeth whitening. Whether you want to whiten from the comfort of your own home or right here in our dental chair, we have everything to fit your needs. While whitening at home may take more time than our chairside whitening, you will still see great results at an affordable price. If you are ready to truly get a visibly whiter smile as quickly as possible then our in-office whitening system will have you leaving the office with a smile that’s several shades brighter.

Invisalign

Teens and adults who are dealing with spaces between teeth or crowding may hate the idea of getting braces at this point in their life. After all, it can feel embarrassing walking down the hallways in school or in your office wearing a mouth full of metal. Invisalign makes it possible for adults to fix common dental issues while wearing nearly invisible and removable clear aligners over upper and lower teeth to fix these problems and get a straighter set of teeth.

Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI, is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to your family. Whether you have questions about the services above or other dental services we offer, don’t hesitate to call us today to learn more.