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Invisalign Aligners in Madison, WI

Metal braces are a teeth straightening option of the past for teens and adults. If you have crooked teeth but don’t want metal braces, our cosmetic dentists offer Invisalign clear braces to our patients. Invisalign braces give you a stunning, straight smile without noticeable metal wiring.


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For teens and adults, getting braces can be embarrassing. Metal braces are very obvious and can hurt a teen’s self-esteem. In a business setting, braces can seem unprofessional or be a distraction.

Invisalign uses a series of clear, comfortable and removable aligners to gradually straighten crooked, gapped and crowded teeth. Straight teeth are more than aesthetically pleasing: they mean healthier gums, easier cleanings, improved chewing and speech function and decreased risk of future tooth trauma. By wearing clear aligners from Total Care Dental, you can avoid the negatives of visible braces while enjoying all the benefits.

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Comfortable Alternative to Braces for Teens and Adults

Invisalign Silver Provider in MadisonInvisalign braces are smooth and easier to use than metal braces by eliminating the need for metal brackets and wires. These teeth aligners are made of a strong medical-grade plastic that corrects spacing and bite problems with great precision. Invisible braces feature a compact design, simply adjusting to your teeth and mouth shape.

You won’t have to give up your favorite hobbies or activities with Invisalign. Metal braces can cause injuries to the mouth during athletic activities. If you’re on a sports team and worry about metal braces cutting your mouth, clear braces are easily removable so you can wear a mouth guard instead.

If your teeth only need small corrections, ask about our dental contouring service. This procedure gently reshapes your enamel or gums to improve the appearance of your smile.

How Do Invisible Braces Work?

Invisalign braces consist of several custom-fit aligners for your teeth. Total Care Dental will use X-rays to get accurate sizes of your teeth before ordering aligners.

Each teeth aligner is worn for approximately 2 weeks, remove them only to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little until they have straightened to the final position.

On average, Invisalign braces take 8 to 12 months to work, though some cases take even less time. Traditional braces may need to be worn for two years or more to take full effect. TCD's mission is to make every cosmetic dental procedure go as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Why You Should Get Clear Teeth Aligners

Don’t wait to get braces! While it may seem inconvenient, waiting to get corrective treatment will allow your teeth to grow more crooked and spaced, leading to more damage by changing your bite alignment.

Signs Your Child Needs Braces

If teens still have baby teeth, the natural gaps caused when baby teeth fall out can make it difficult to see if the adult teeth are growing in correctly. X-rays and regular exams at our Madison dental clinic will track the progress of emerging teeth to see if they are straight and healthy. If not, we can begin treatment with Invisalign clear braces. Typical signs your child may need braces:

  • Food gets stuck between teeth
  • Trouble brushing, flossing or talking
  • Discomfort or pain in the mouth
  • Noticeably crooked or spaced teeth
  • Frequent accidental biting of inner cheeks

Signs You Need Braces as an Adult

Adults may need braces when teeth change position due to injury or the eruption of wisdom teeth. Teeth can move and shift as we age, leading to once straight teeth becoming crooked. A retainer can be used to prevent this, but not always. In these situations, Invisalign is a convenient way to quietly correct your smile without anyone noticing. Other signs you may need braces include:

  • Trouble brushing or flossing
  • Discomfort or pain in the mouth
  • Noticeably crooked or spaced teeth
  • You had braces and have not worn a retainer

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What to Know About Invisalign Braces

Invisalign BracesInvisalign is an exciting development in the dental world. It’s more affordable than you might think, and your insurance may even cover the treatment. Here are some important facts you should know about Invisalign braces:

  • Every patient has a custom treatment plan
  • Invisalign braces are virtually invisible and made of smooth plastic you won't notice is there
  • You receive a new set of clear aligners about twice a month
  • Invisalign braces are great for people who play contact sports like hockey and football
  • No sacrificing the foods you love, Invisalign allows you to eat anything you want
  • Brushing and flossing is a breeze since you don't have hard metal braces
  • Invisalign braces won’t irritate cheeks and gums like normal braces
  • Orthodontist visits are only every four to six weeks
  • Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign braces just like normal braces
  • On average, Invisalign braces can treat anything normal braces treats faster

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Braces and Retainers vs Clear Aligners

Straight teeth don’t just make your teeth look better – they improve your oral health! For starters, it’s easier to brush and floss properly aligned teeth. Straight teeth can help prevent:

  • Cavities
  • Jaw bone decay
  • Loose teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Tension headaches

Crooked teeth can create gaps where bacteria can thrive. The more germs in your mouth, the higher your chances of poor oral health. Visit our dentists for more information on the health benefits of Invisalign.

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Common Questions About Invisalign Clear Braces

Q: How much does Invisalign cost?

A: Invisalign treatments can range between $3,000 and $7,000 depending on the type of brand. The final cost will be determined by treatment needs, so contact our cosmetic dentists for a consultation.

Q: How do I know if I need Invisalign?

A: If you are looking for a completely invisible way to improve your smile, Invisalign is right for you.

Q: What is the difference between Invisalign vs braces?

A: Invisalign is invisible and meant for simpler orthodontics cases. Braces are recommended for more complex cases, as they have more force to move teeth around. They both achieve the same goals, though they are done in different ways and for different situations.

Q: Are there any disadvantages to Invisalign?

A: There are always disadvantages to dental procedures. This alternative to braces holds the patient accountable for wearing it, as it can be taken out. This can also be inconvenient as it needs to be taken out for meals and brushing.

Q: How do Invisalign braces work?

A: Invisalign braces use thermoplastic aligners to correct the placement of your teeth by gently shifting them over the course of several months. Just like traditional metal braces, this is intended to straighten teeth and prevent crookedness.

Invisalign braces correct crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth along with over, under, open, and cross bites. They do not close gaps from missing teeth nor do they whiten teeth.

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Affordable Invisalign Treatment for Adults and Teens

Invisalign aligners are in a similar price range to traditional braces with the extra benefit of being removable and discrete. The final cost will be determined by your exact needs, as every set of Invisalign braces is customized on an individual basis.

Start with a complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation to see if Invisalign is the right option for you. Low-cost dental care payment options in Madison are available including 24 months of interest-free (0%) financing through Care Credit. We even work with patients who have no dental insurance.

Contact our Madison dentists to start Invisalign clear braces treatment or request a dental appointment online. We serve clients out of Fitchburg, Middleton, Shorewood HillsVerona and the surrounding areas.

No Insurance? We've Got You Covered.

Total Care Dental offers multi-level payment options for a variety of dental care services at our Madison, WI location. Enjoy routine checkups, cleanings, x-rays, periodontal preventative care and more without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies that don't value your time or health needs.

Benefits include:

  • Low-cost monthly payments
  • 10% off additional treatments
  • Immediate Benefits
  • Un-enroll any time
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Meet the TCD Madison Dentists

Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable professionals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, ensuring patients of all ages feel welcome. At TCD, we treat every patient like a member of our family.

Dr. Brett Clark

Dr. Brett Clark

Dentist & Owner

Little League Coach, Barefoot Water Skier, Exercise Junkie, Super-Dad!

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Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dentist & Owner

Eagle Scout, Badger Fan, Dog Lover, Lifeguard, Hater of Shredded Coconut!

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow

Dr. Tammy Kalsow


Positive, loving, nurturing spirit. 

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Dental Hygienist

Positive Spirit, Team Leader, Hockey Mom; "A family that flosses together stays together!"

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