Invisalign in hand


Dr. Karl is a licensed Invisalign dentist because she believes in the powerful, life-changing results of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign can be given as a treatment by both orthodontists, general dentists, and cosmetic dentists alike due to its numerous benefits. It’s the ability to straighten teeth, gives people healthier, straighter smiles, and removes the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay by a significant portion. Their design makes them highly applicable in almost every life circumstance due to its clear, plastic construction, making it practically invisible when with other people. These aligners provide resistance over time, and through multiple treatment plans, Invisalign can change the lives of so many people and give them a smile they’ve always wanted.

Did you know…

Invisalign’s discreet system makes it less restrictive than traditional braces. It can be removed at any time, meaning adults with Invisalign don’t have to make dietary adjustments and can be taken off whenever needed. The Invisalign system is made entirely out of plastic and is free of wires and brackets. The aligners can be adjusted to fit any schedule, and also removes the need for wire tightening. These aligners are switched out and replaced every few weeks, and it removes the risks of stains, brings more comfort to the wearer, and can be taken out for brushing and flossing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for Invisalign clear aligners?

Because Dr. Karl is a general dentist, she can offer Invisalign to patients under specific conditions, mainly for those who have minor misalignments with their teeth. Invisalign clear aligners work specifically for those with slight gaps, crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. First, she would have to check your oral history to assess your teeth before giving treatment. To learn more, contact Dr. Karl today to schedule a consultation.

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Once the first set of Invisalign braces are designed and sent from the manufacturer, you as the patient will need to wear them for 22 hours a day, with a 2-hour break each day. Because everyone’s teeth are unique, the treatment plans will differ as well. Most patients with minor teeth issues will be able to achieve their desired smile within one to two years. Some patients will also need attachments or ridges to ensure they’re placed correctly.

How often will I need checkups during treatment?

To ensure that the teeth are shifting in the correct direction, Dr. Karl will need to schedule multiple appointments to track the progress. A beneficial part of wearing Invisalign braces is the lack of need to adjust wires and brackets during appointments. Luckily, once the treatment is complete, Invisalign braces aren’t needed anymore, and patients can go on with their lives as usual. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Karl today at St. Clair Dental to learn more about Invisalign and other dentistry aspects.