A Clear Alternative to Braces in Waukesha, WI

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If you have crooked or misaligned teeth and don't want to deal with the hassle of braces, see the revolutionary cosmetic dentistry option called clear aligners. Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligners from Tanty Family Dental provide life-changing corrections to smiles all across Waukesha.

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Invisalign® Clear Aligners Offered in Waukesha, WI
Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Waukesha, WI

See the Benefits of Clear Aligners Over Braces

If you'd like to correct your misaligned teeth without resorting to clunky metal braces, clear aligners may be the solution for you. Clear aligners are retainers made of clear plastic and are based on a scan or impression of your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, which are obvious in appearance and restrict what you can eat, an aligner can't easily be seen and won't affect your diet. Clear aligners provide the same results as traditional braces without the pitfalls.

Contact our staff to hear more about our clear aligners options and whether this might be a good option for you.

At Tanty Family Dental, we offer renowned brands like:

invisalign clear liners SureSmile clear ligners

 

Clear aligners vs braces: Which is best?

Traditional braces have the advantage of being permanent, meaning they cannot be misplaced due to being fixed to your teeth with cement. However, clear aligners can be hidden during social occasions, taken out while eating, and cleaned more easily. Patients in need of pediatric or adult braces typically opt for Invisalign, SureSmile or other clear aligners for these reasons. Tanty Family Dental will assist you in making the right decision to achieve your goals of a more beautiful smile.

 

FeatureSureSmile Clear AlignersInvisalign Clear AlignersTraditional Metal Braces
Material Made of clear, durable plastic Made of smooth, BPA-free plastic Consist of metal wires and brackets
Visibility Nearly invisible when worn Nearly invisible when worn Noticeable when worn
Removability Removable for easier oral hygiene and ability to eat and drink normally Removable for easier oral hygiene and ability to eat and drink normally Certain foods and beverages must be avoided
Initial Cost Generally $4,000 to $6,500* Generally $4,000-$6,500* Generally $4,800-$7,000*
Customization Custom-fit to individual's teeth using 3D technology Custom-fit to individual's teeth One-size-fits-all
Age Suitability Can be worn by adults and teens Can be worn by adults and teens Can be worn by adults and children

*Prices vary per person based individual needs

 

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are a more recently developed alternative to traditional braces. Also known as “invisible braces”, these retainers are made from clear plastic and are mostly invisible to the eye. Like traditional braces, clear aligners gently guide teeth into place with small amounts of pressure. Unlike braces, nothing is fixed permanently to the patient’s teeth and there are no metal brackets or wires.


What are braces?

Braces are wire-based appliances usually made from stainless steel and fixed to teeth with cement. Braces have been used by orthodontists for decades to correct crowded or misaligned teeth. The brackets of braces are often decorated with colored rubber bands patients can choose.

 

How Clear Aligners Work

Clear aligners are a modern orthodontic treatment that allow individuals to straighten their teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. The process begins with a consultation with one of our qualified and experienced dental staff. During this consultation, we will assess your oral health and discuss your goals for treatment. If clear aligners are deemed the right fit for you, we will take impressions of your teeth and create a personalized treatment plan. These impressions will be used to create a series of custom-fit clear aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into their desired position. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving onto the next set in the series. It is recommended to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day to achieve the best results.

Invisalign vs SureSmile

Invisalign is a system that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth and correct misalignment. SureSmile uses 3D imaging and custom archwires to guide the movement of the teeth. Invisalign is used for mild to moderate misalignment and SureSmile is typically used for more severe misalignment. Both can be effective, but the appropriate treatment option depends on the individual patient's needs and preferences.

Advantages and Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners

One of the major benefits of Invisalign clear aligners is their comfort and convenience. The clear aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic that is gentle on the gums and will not irritate the inside of your mouth like traditional braces. The aligners are completely transparent and they are virtually invisible when worn. This means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.

Another benefit of Invisalign clear aligners is the ability to eat and drink normally while wearing them. With traditional braces, certain foods and beverages must be avoided due to the risk of getting stuck in the wires and brackets. Invisalign clear aligners, you can simply remove them before eating and replace them after you finish. This allows for a greater range of dietary freedom and easier mealtime experiences.

These clear aligners also allow for improved oral hygiene because the aligners are removable. You can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would without the hindrance of metal wires and brackets. This can help prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria which may lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

What Conditions Do Clear Aligners Treat?

Clear aligners, such as those used in the Invisalign system, can be effective for treating a variety of orthodontic conditions, including:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

 


Clear Aligners: What's the Cost?

How much do braces cost in Wisconsin?

Traditional metal braces cost between $4,000 to $6,500 on average in Wisconsin, slightly lower than the national average of $4,800 to $7,000. More rural parts of Wisconsin typically spend around $500 to $1,000 less on adult and pediatric braces when compared to urban parts of the state.

How much does Invisalign cost in Waukesha?

On average, Invisalign clear aligners cost around $4,000 to $6,500 throughout Wisconsin. The true cost of Invisalign depends on the condition of your teeth and how long they take to realign.

How much does SureSmile cost in Waukesha?

SureSmile clear aligners will typically cost about the same as Invisalign aligners at $4,000 to $6,500. Like Invisalign, the true cost of SureSmile depends on how long it takes to straighten your teeth.

Contact our staff to hear more about clear aligners or for info on insurance and billing. We have the most comprehensive dental services in Waukesha, Big Bend, Genesee, SaylesvilleVernon and the surrounding communities.

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Clear Aligners FAQs


How much does Invisalign cost in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, the average cost of Invisalign clear aligners is between $4,000 and $6,500. Clear aligners normally cost more in cities and suburbs, such as those surrounding Milwaukee. Your true cost depends on a number of factors including the position of your teeth and how long they take to realign.

How much does SureSmile cost in Wisconsin?

The average cost of SureSmile clear aligners is between $4,000 and $6,500 in Wisconsin. Clear aligners normally cost more in urban and suburban areas compared to more rural parts of the state. The amount you pay depends on the alignment of your teeth and how long it will take to correct.

How do Invisalign and SureSmile work?

While Invisalign was the first to release clear aligners, Invisalign and SureSmile are both based on the same type of technology. Custom-designed retainers made of clear plastic are created from molds of your teeth, and use gentle pressure to guide them into the correct places over time. To achieve this, patients are given a new set of aligners every few weeks throughout their treatment.

Are Invisalign and SureSmile worth it?

Clear aligners cost about the same amount as braces, but are preferred by most patients. Unlike metal braces, clear aligners can be removed while eating and during social occasions where you might be taking pictures. The discreet look of clear aligners make them particularly attractive as an alternative to adult braces.

Are Invisalign and SureSmile covered by insurance?

Dental insurance plans will sometimes cover the cost of clear aligners like Invisalign and SureSmile. Like most procedures, the amount covered depends on the specifics of your plan. Tanty Family Dental can help patients navigate coverage for dental procedures, and payment plan programs like Care Credit can help offset the upfront cost.

Are Invisalign and SureSmile painful?

Clear aligners function similarly to traditional metal braces, using gentle pressure to guide teeth into position over time. This pressure can cause soreness and mild pain, especially when transitioning to a new set of aligners. Wearing your clear aligners regularly is the best way to avoid soreness long-term. Over the counter NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen are commonly used to treat mild pain caused by clear aligners.

Can you get Invisalign or SureSmile with a missing tooth?

Yes, clear aligners can be used to guide teeth into place even when a tooth is missing. In fact, it is a good idea to use clear aligners before replacing a missing tooth with an implant or partial denture to avoid having to get a new denture molded or an implant repositioned. Because implants are fixed in the jawbone, they cannot be moved by braces or clear aligners.

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