If you are frustrated with crooked or misaligned teeth, but do not want to deal with the hassle of having traditional metal braces, consider undergoing teeth-straightening treatment with family and cosmetic dentist JoAnn Martens, DDS. Dr. Martens offers multiple alternatives to traditional orthodontia, including Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®, that are designed to straighten your teeth nearly invisibly, and often more quickly than with conventional metal braces.


Invisalign® uses clear, plastic trays to straighten your teeth conveniently, and almost invisibly. Before starting treatment, Dr. Martens takes an impression of your teeth. She sends the molds to the laboratory, where a technician fabricates your custom-made plastic trays, called “aligners.” Once your aligners are ready, you will return to Dr. Martens’ practice to receive them.
Wear each set of aligners for two weeks before moving on to the next set. During treatment, you should wear your aligners for 22 hours each day, taking them out only to eat and brush and floss your teeth. You can even drink with your aligners on, but avoid hot or darkly colored liquids to avoid warping or staining them. You will continue this routine until — voilà — your teeth are straight!
Once you have reached your desired treatment goals, you will receive retainers that are similar to your aligners to wear at night to maintain your results.

Six Month Smiles®

Six Month Smiles® Cosmetic Braces System is another alternative to traditional metal braces that allows you to straighten your teeth almost invisibly. Six Month Smiles® braces are nearly transparent and consist of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that are barely noticeable. Thanks to their inconspicuous appearance, they are a great treatment option for adults who feel self-conscious about undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment with metal braces.
Best of all, as the name suggests, Six Month Smiles® straightens teeth in much less time than it takes to straighten teeth with traditional braces — usually about six months! This is because treatment with Six Month Smiles® focuses on correcting the alignment of the teeth that are most visible when you speak, smile or laugh. Thanks to Six Month Smiles®, you can achieve straighter teeth.

About Dr. Martens’ Dental Practice

Dr. Martens provides highly personalized, concierge dental care in a boutique-style environment, allowing her to treat patients from the moment they walk in her door through their final follow-up visit. For the past four years, Dr. Martens has received the Waunakee Tribune Readers’ Choice Awards, in the categories of “Best Dentist” and “Best Customer Service.” Perhaps illustrating her patients’ affection and respect for her dental expertise, most of Dr. Martens’ new patients are referrals from past or current patients.

Achieve Your Ideal Smile

If crooked or misaligned teeth prevent you from loving your smile, contact Dr. Martens for help. She can straighten your teeth nearly invisibly, without the hassle of traditional metal braces.
She is always accepting new patients. She accepts all insurances that allow you to go anywhere for dental care and she is a Delta Dental insurance Premier provider. Her experienced dental team is always happy to answer any insurance questions you may have. To schedule an appointment with her and be one step closer to achieving your ideal smile, contact her practice today by calling (608) 849-4424.