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By Franklin Dental
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Who cares about how metal or ceramic braces look? They do an important job, right? Traditional orthodontics straighten a variety of invisalignalignment and bite issues and make smiles healthier and more functional. However, to be honest, what older teen or adult enjoys the appearance of conventional metal braces? Dr. John Olsen of Franklin Dental understands and offers a discreet way to a new smile: Invisalign clear aligners. These ingenious appliances are so discreet no one really notices them. Sounds great, right? Read the details here.

The History of Invisalign

The Food and Drug Administration approved Invisalign clear aligners for orthodontic use back in 1998, and through advertising and excellent results, the brand gained popularity beginning in 2000. Since then, more dentists have become Invisalign Preferred Providers (Dr. Olsen is one of them), and millions of people globally have reaped the benefits of this comfortable, quick and discreet way of getting a great smile.

Invisalign and you

Invisalign in Franklin uses a series of 18 to 30 clear acrylic trays, custom-made to move teeth into better positions. The system works for a variety of bite and alignment issues; so chances are you qualify for Invisalign. To be sure, Dr. Olsen will examine your teeth and gums and will take:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Three-dimensional imaging
  • Photos
  • Oral impressions

Then, he'll outline what your treatment entails. You'll discuss your smile goals, and the dentist will send your care plan to the Invisalign lab. At the lab, specially trained technicians craft the aligner pairs according to Dr. Olsen's instructions.

During treatment, all patients wear their aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. This schedule keeps treatment on track. You change the pairs as instructed and receive periodic progress checks at Franklin Dental every four to six weeks. Over the course of nine to 18 months, your teeth gradually shift.

This timeline is much shorter than traditional braces. In addition, your day to day life with your aligners is simple:

  • Remove them to eat
  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day as you normally would
  • Eat your usual healthy diet
  • Take the aligners out if you have a special event such as a wedding or graduation

When treatment ends, you'll wear a retainer customized to keep your smile perfectly aligned permanently.

Find out more

Don't hesitate, and don't be bashful. Dr. Olsen sees plenty of people just like you who want the benefits of orthodontics without the nuisances of traditional appliances. So please contact Franklin Dental in Franklin, WI for an appointment: (414) 425-7050.


Dr. John Olsen

Dr. John Olsen

For over 24 years, Dr. John has been successfully restoring the smiles and improving the lives of people in the Milwaukee area with his expert knowledge and attention to detail.

Dr. John strives for excellence and holds a number of impressive titles including:

  • Diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

  • Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) & Regional Director

  • Induction into the International College of Dentists

  • Certified with American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)


He frequently is invited to speak and teach workshops around the country to help spread his expert knowledge in the dental fields. Additionally, he regularly attends trainings and workshops to continue his own education.


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