Can I straighten my teeth without metal braces?

At Cambridge Family Dental of Cambridge, Wisconsin, Dr. Angela Bauer Williams offers a wide range of solutions for her patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we are here to provide solutions for an imperfect smile–including our alternative to traditional braces: Invisalign orthodontics. Dr. Angela Bauer Williams encourages patients interested in realigning their teeth to find out if they are a good candidate for clear aligners, another form of orthodontics.

How do invisible teeth aligners work?

Traditional braces typically utilize metal brackets glued to the teeth’ surfaces and connected with a guide wire. This wire and bracket system has been used for decades to align the teeth. However, many patients, especially adults, do not like the idea of hiding their teeth behind metal. Teeth straightening with aligners is an alternative treatment to improve the smile’s appearance without metal. 

Instead, this treatment, known as “clear braces,” works with a series of clear plastic trays formed from digital impressions of the patient’s current dental arch. Specialized software simulates the movement of teeth into better alignment and creates a series of trays to be used in order, two weeks at a time, to achieve the desired final results. With proper compliance and care of the transparent aligner trays, many patients can achieve their brand-new smile in approximately one year!

How do I use clear aligner trays?

The aligner trays require compliance from the patient. Each tray is worn for two weeks and swapped out as directed. Patients need to wear each tray for at least 20 hours a week for them to be effective and to avoid potential delays. Trays are removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss and can be worn at night while sleeping to get the desired changes in the prescribed amount of time quoted at the beginning of treatment.

Find out if you are a good candidate for clear braces or other types of orthodontics at Cambridge Family Dental!

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams is pleased to offer Cambridge, Wisconsin, area patients solutions designed to help them achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. Thanks to teeth straightening aligners, men, women, teens, and children can improve their smiles without unsightly metal bracket-and-wire braces.

Call (608) 423-6784 to schedule an appointment with our providers at Cambridge Family Dental to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment alternative.

Our office is located at 710 Katie Court and serves new patients in Milford, Deerfield, Cottage Grove, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Lake Mills, and Edgerton, Wisconsin.

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams EAT Bio

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Constantly pursuing clinical excellence, Dr. Bauer is committed to continuing education and has studied with top clinicians in the country. She is an active member of the Dane County Dental Society, Wisconsin Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry (holds Fellowship too), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Seattle Study Club.

Being a dentist gives her the opportunity to combine her medical and science knowledge with her artistic skills. She loves building trust with her patients and making a difference in their smiles and lives.