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When your smile is misaligned, different dental issues can occur. Clear aligners and traditional orthodontics can straighten crooked teeth.

Drs. Donald and Cathy Czaplicki offer effective orthodontic treatments for kids and adults in Milwaukee, WI.

Learn about the traditional braces and clear aligners offered by our doctors, and how they can give you a straight, fully functional smile.

Our Doctors Can Transform Your Smile with Orthodontics

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Are you an adult who desires straighter teeth for cosmetic or oral health reasons? Are your child's teeth not growing in as straight as they should be? Our skilled husband and wife dental team uses advanced, customized orthodontics to create straighter smiles. We can help everyone in your family based on their individual oral health needs. Want orthodontic results like this without seeing an expensive outside orthodontist? Request an orthodontics consultation at our technologically advanced dental practice serving Milwaukee, WI.

A Misaligned Bite Can Impact Your Oral Health Schedule an Initial Consultation Today to Straighten Your Smile

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A misaligned bite can make it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene, leaving you at risk for cavities and gum disease. Our skilled team of dentists can transform your smile without the need to visit an expensive orthodontist. From braces to orthodontic alternatives such as Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™, our dental practice outside of Milwaukee can give you a beautifully straight smile while also providing a broad range of dental treatments to meet all of your oral health needs.

Call us or request an initial consultation using our online form to start your journey to a straighter, more beautiful smile.

(414) 427-9090

"All of my experiences with Czaplicki Family Dentistry have been pleasurable.  Each of the dentists and team members have been professional, knowledgeable, and personable. The positive experiences with the dentists, administrative personnel, and clinical staff, both assistants and hygienists, have made these occasions excellent.  I would highly recommend Czaplicki Family Dentistry for your dental needs." gigibuddy92

We Make Orthodontic Options More Affordable

Our Milwaukee County dentists have created customized orthodontic treatment plans for over 30 years. Costly orthodontists and other dental specialists are not needed since we perform other cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures.

Many insurance plans should cover some portion of your orthodontic care. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will work with your insurance provider to get you the maximum orthodontic coverage possible.

However, out-of-pocket costs may still keep some of our Milwaukee, WI, patients from getting the orthodontic treatment they need. That is why we offer flexible financing through CareCredit®.

This trusted third-party lender breaks down out-of-pocket costs into low-interest monthly payments that work with your budget. This can allow you to improve your oral health affordably.

Orthodontic Treatments We Offer

Our practice serving Milwaukee, WI, offers many of the same options as orthodontists, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect. The best choice for you depends upon several factors, such as the severity of misalignment, the timing of treatment, lifestyle preferences, and budget concerns. These options can all be discussed during your no-pressure consultation with one of our dentists.

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces are a very effective, efficient treatment for patients of any age, especially when misalignment is severe. For patients with extreme bite issues, rotated teeth, or overcrowding, traditional braces may be the best choice. However, some patients do not like the look or feel of the metal bands, wires, and brackets that are attached to their teeth.

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Ceramic Braces

While ceramic braces work the same way as regular braces, they are specifically designed to blend in better with the color of your teeth. This makes them much less visible. For this reason, ceramic braces can be a good option for adult patients and older teens. Like traditional metal braces, ceramic braces rely on arch wires and other hardware to gently apply pressure to align the teeth.

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Treatment For Children

Depending on your child's case, our dentist may recommend a two-step treatment starting before they turn 13. The first step is to expand your child's jaw with a dental expansion device while bones are soft, growing, and easy to alter. This 6- to 12-month process can create more room in their mouth for permanent teeth and prevent extractions due to overcrowding. The second step begins in the early teens, with braces applied for the purpose of straightening their adult teeth. The second step of treatment may be shorter than normal thanks to step one.

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Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign is a popular choice for teens and adults who don't want to wear noticeable metal hardware. These clear plastic aligners can discreetly improve mild to moderate misalignment in about the same length of time as traditional braces. You must wear the virtually invisible aligners for about 22 hours a day. The aligners are easy to remove, so you can eat whatever you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally after you remove your Invisalign aligners.

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ClearCorrect Aligners

This brand of clear aligners works much like Invisalign. However, ClearCorrect aligners tend to be a bit thinner and lighter, which could make them more comfortable in your mouth than Invisalign aligners. Depending on the ClearCorrect plan you need, the treatment may cost a bit less than Invisalign treatment. Contact our dentists to see if ClearCorrect may be a better orthodontic option for you instead of Invisalign.

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Get a Straight, Even Smile Without An Orthodontist Request Your Orthodontics Consultation Today

Traditional braces, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect can help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile. Why do this? Because proper dental alignment doesn't just look great—it makes it easier to maintain clean teeth and healthy gums. Our dental practice outside of Milwaukee, WI, offers different orthodontic options to meet your needs.

Our experienced husband and wife dental team offers customized orthodontic treatments that apply gentle pressure to teeth over time. So why not bring your family to meet our family? We will do everything we can to help you and your loved ones achieve healthier, straighter smiles.

Reach out to Czaplicki Family Dentistry in Hales Corners to request an orthodontics consultation today. You can use our easy online contact form or simply give us call.

(414) 427-9090

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Dentists Donald and Cathy Czaplicki look forward to meeting you.

These 5-Star Reviews Put Smiles on Our Faces


Amanda Barber


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My family has been going to Czaplicki Family Dentistry for several years now! They've been great with my own adult needs (including TMJ treatment and adult orthodontia), as well as my daughters'. It's great being somewhere that can also treat children and does it with compassion! We love the hygienists and all doctors we've seen over the years but especially Drs. Don and Cathy!

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Camille Marie


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Czaplicki Family Dentistry is by far my favorite dentistry and I highly recommend coming here for all your dental needs. Dental problems can affect many areas of a person's life so you want a dentist compassionate and honest with all your needs and concerns. The staff here is lovely making me always feel comfortable with every visit. I plan on getting the popular KÕR Teeth Whitening done eventually. I'll update you with my results.

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How Long Do Orthodontic Treatments Take?

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Treatment length depends on the severity of your misalignment. No two people will wear braces or aligners for the same amount of time. Your treatment could take as little as six months or as long as two years. Also, you may need to wear retainers after treatment is done to keep your teeth from shifting back. Just remember, the time and financial investment in your orthodontic treatment will be totally worth it. Drs. Donald and Cathy Czaplicki can discuss this in more detail during your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions  About Orthodontic Treatment

Shouldn't I visit an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment?

While an orthodontist is specifically trained to deal with just orthodontic issues, our dentists have extensive training and can help with not only your orthodontics but a wide range of dental issues. This makes Czaplicki Family Dentistry a one-stop shop for many of your oral health needs.

Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

Mild discomfort is to be expected when you first get your braces or start Invisalign treatment. You may also notice discomfort when you have adjustments or switch to a new aligner tray in the series. This should be easily managed with over-the-counter pain meds and comfort measures like ice. If you experience significant pain, call our practice as soon as possible.

Are there foods I should avoid with braces or Invisalign?

There are no food restrictions with Invisalign as you will remove your clear aligners before you eat. However, with braces, it is best to avoid sticky foods such as caramel and chewing gum to prevent damage to your metal wires and brackets. Your dentist will provide you with a full list of foods to avoid while wearing braces.

Do I have to wear my Invisalign all day?

For optimal and quick results, your clear aligners trays should be worn for 20-22 hours a day. If you cannot commit to wearing the trays for the required time, braces might be a better treatment option for you. 

More Glowing Reviews for Our Milwaukee, WI, Dental Practice


Jennifer Kouvoukliotis


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Great office, wonderful staff and always flexible. Would recommend to anyone without any hesitation.

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David Blank


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I've been coming here for about eight years. Dr. Don fixed what multiple other dentists couldn't. He did a great job whitening too. I still travel to see him.

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Czaplicki Family Dentistry

Our mission at Czaplicki Family Dentistry is to provide every patient with exceptional dental care in a friendly and supportive environment. Drs. Don and Cathy Czaplicki are proud to be affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our Milwaukee office online or call (414) 427-9090 today.

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