Your Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

Invisalign and uLab clear aligners from Germantown Orthodontics can give you a stunning smile without any metal. Dr. Erin Kopicki offers this nearly-invisible option to patients of all ages in Germantown.

All About Clear Aligners

If you want a straighter smile without a mouth full of metal wires, clear aligners from Germantown Orthodontics may be the right choice. Dr. Erin offers Invisalign and uLab aligners for teens and adults at our Germantown office.

Clear aligners are an orthodontic appliance system that uses a set of clear trays custom-designed by Dr. Erin that guide your teeth into place. You'll wear your aligners all day, but don't worry—their discreet appearance and perfectly shaped fit make them close to invisible.

You'll get a series of customized trays, each slightly different from the one before. They'll apply pressure to your teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time.

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How Clear
Aligners Work

Dr. Erin can use Invisalign and uLab to give you a stunning smile in almost half the time of traditional braces by creating a series of clear, custom-fit aligners. Here's how it works:


Make Your Personalized Plan

Our Germantown Orthodontics team will take digital images and X-rays of your teeth and use these to create your treatment plan.

Using a computerized program, we'll design a personalized series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners that gradually shift your teeth into perfect alignment.

Your Free Consultation

Dr. Erin will assess your smile at your free consultation and discuss your desired results.

If Dr. Erin determines that clear, removable aligners are right for you, we'll discuss the financial options and treatment plans that best fit your unique needs.


Start Your Smile Transformation

After receiving your Invisalign or uLab aligners, you should wear them as much as possible, but you can remove them to eat, drink, floss, and brush.

You'll come into Germantown Orthodontics for checkups every four to six weeks to get your new sets of aligners and check the progress of your teeth. These checkups are quick and painless because you won't have wires to adjust.

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Benefits of Clear Aligners

Great for Busy Lifestyles

Clear aligners are an easy and discreet way to perfect your smile.

You won't have to worry about emergency appointments for broken wires or brackets, making it easier to juggle work, social activities, and orthodontic treatment.

Better Dental Health

With metal braces, it can be tough to keep your teeth clean. Food can get stuck between the brackets and wires and, left unnoticed, cause excessive plaque and bacteria.

Clear aligners are removable, so it's easier to brush and floss your teeth throughout treatment.

Less Office Time

No lengthy office visits for tightening wires or replacing brackets mean quicker and fewer office visits. You’ll get a few sets of aligners at a time, so you can switch them out without an office visit. And when you do come in, you’ll be in and out in no time!

Teens Love Clear Aligners

Clear aligners help teens focus on doing what they do best—being themselves. At your teen’s initial consultation with Dr. Erin, you'll discover how clear aligners can be a good fit for your teen's smile and lifestyle!

Clear aligners allow your teen to straighten their smiles without interrupting their life. They can stay active, enjoy their favorite foods, and feel confident the whole time!

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Differences Between Braces & Aligners

Most clear aligners patients at Germantown Orthodontics have shorter checkups, fewer appointments, easier oral hygiene, and fewer emergency visits. However, there are some things to remember before you choose this treatment route.

Cooperation is essential for your success, and since aligners are removable, you'll be responsible for maintaining wear time.

You also have to keep your clear aligners clean—that's the only way to keep them clear! Brushing them with a soft toothbrush and rinsing them with denture solution are the best ways to kill bacteria.

Like traditional metal braces, Dr. Erin recommends wearing a retainer after your clear aligner treatment to maintain your new alignment and confident new smile.

Learn More About Clear Aligners

Invisalign and uLab aligners are great options if you want subtle, effective treatment, and Dr. Erin can help determine if either option is right for you.

Schedule your free consultation at our Germantown office to start your journey to a better smile.