Does An Unsightly Gap Affect Your Smile? Invisalign Can Help

When you focus on the effect a gap has on your smile, it can become difficult to feel confident in your overall appearance. Why do people sometimes leave a gap that makes them self-conscious unaddressed? For those who believe an adjustment requires metal braces, it can be a concern over the experience provided by conspicuous bracket-and-wire appliances. What you should know is that our Rochester, MN dentist’s office can offer Invisalign treatment to address your smile gap. With your appliances, you will be able to gradually straighten teeth and bring them together. We use modern imaging technology to plan your adjustment, making the initial step in orthodontic work easier and more pleasant for you! We can also offer Propel Orthodontic technology to help you see results in less time.  (more…)

Using Invisalign As An Adult To Fix Smile Flaws

Adults who have never had orthodontic work performed on their teeth, or those who have noticed their teeth shift since earlier treatment, can be reluctant to wear metal braces. The traditional appliances used to address malocclusion are effective at changing the positions of your teeth, but they can be hard to hide from others. They can also feel intrusive, as they will remain in place whenever you need to eat or clean your teeth. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can talk with you about the benefits of using Invisalign aligners to fix your problems with your smile. When you use Invisalign appliances, you can discreetly make corrections to gaps and overlaps between teeth. You will also be able to enjoy treatment with aligners that can be removed, which means that they will not be present when you eat or clean your teeth. (more…)

Choosing Invisalign Treatment For Your Teen

parent and teen happyWhile you have recognized the need to provide orthodontic care for your teen, you may have questions about the treatment options available to them. While traditional metal braces have helped people in different age groups fix their malocclusion concerns, your teen may be reluctant to wear a permanent appliance. You may be worried about their ability to preserve their oral health and keep fixed braces clean. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can discuss using Invisalign aligners for your teenager. Instead of wearing a permanently set appliance, we can use clear, removable braces to fix problems with gaps and overlaps. This process can lead to exciting cosmetic changes, and it can provide improvements that benefit their oral health. (more…)

Orthodontic Work Can Improve Your Bite Alignment

Why do people decide to ask their dentist about orthodontic treatment? It is often assumed that orthodontic work is just a means to a better smile, that the goal in treatment is to improve your appearance by addressing any gaps or overlaps that are visible. While cosmetic improvements are certainly possible with an adjustment, this work can also benefit your oral health. In addition to making it easier to clean teeth that used to overlap, a correction can actually improve your bite alignment! Your Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who are ready to enjoy straighter teeth. With Invisalign appliances, you can actually make these adjustments without having to rely on metal braces! (more…)

Propel Can Help Us Shorten Your Orthodontic Adjustment

When someone feels excited to begin orthodontic treatment, it can be safe to assume what they are really excited for is the end of their adjustment. After all, at the point your orthodontic correction is complete, you can start to show off exciting smile improvements! At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we are able to help people fix gaps, overlaps, and other issues with malocclusion through Invisalign treatment. With Invisalign appliances, you will be able to discreetly move teeth over time to improve your smile and oral health. Thanks to Propel Orthodontic technology, we are actually able to speed up the adjustment process, you can see those improvements you want in less time than you might think possible! (more…)

How Imaging Technology Helps Plan Invisalign Treatment

example of clear alignersIt is important to take the time to closely measure teeth before an orthodontic procedure. A study of your bite allows your dentist to determine what work is needed to correct problems with spacing and general alignment. The details of this study also help by ensuring your aligners are made to fit your specific teeth. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office uses iTero digital scanning technology to perform measurements of our patients’ smiles. With this technology, we are able to produce highly realized and accurate images to help in the preparation and planning of your adjustment with Invisalign appliances. This technology even allows us to show patients a “preview” of their smile once their adjustment has been completed! (more…)

Tips For Staying On Track With Invisalign Adjustment

image of clear alignerIt can be exciting to begin orthodontic treatment. If you are someone who has grown frustrated by problems with the way their smile looks because of teeth that are poorly spaced, an adjustment provides the chance to show off exciting improvements to the way you look. You can also be happy to hear that this work can lead to lasting oral health improvements. Patients who look into Invisalign treatment can be particularly happy to begin an adjustment, as they can avoid some of the issues that make people wary of metal braces. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has experience working with adults and teenagers ready for orthodontic work. One thing to remember is that while these appliances are removable, leaving them off for too long can delay your adjustment. Fortunately, the work of straightening your smile can be less intrusive thanks to the discreet, clear appearance of your aligners. (more…)

Straighter Teeth Can Be Easier To Clean Effectively

woman happy to show off straight teethWhen a person’s teeth overlap, it may be difficult for them to clean certain portions of their enamel as effectively as they should. What this means is that they are more likely to let tartar build up in these areas, and they can be more susceptible to problems with tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can help with this, and make preventive care easier for people. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has helped many adults and teens interested in orthodontic work by providing Invisalign treatment. At the end of an Invisalign adjustment, you can enjoy the cosmetic and functional benefits of straight teeth! (more…)

How Easy Is It To Keep Your Invisalign Aligners In Place?

Because Invisalign aligners provide you with removable appliances, rather than fixed braces, you can control when you have them in place. While this can make it easier for you to clean your teeth, and it can make eating less awkward, keeping them off for too long can create problems for your treatment timeline. Fortunately, these appliances can be carefully designed to stay secure, and they can be counted on to attract minimal attention thanks to their clear design. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has provided many patients with Invisalign treatment. The process of fixing smile gaps and overlaps can make you more confident in the way you look, and it can also offer welcome oral health improvements! (more…)

What Questions Would You Like To Ask About Orthodontic Work?

Some people go into orthodontic work with a clear idea of what to expect, and an exciting vision for what they will look like after treatment. For others, the idea of straightening their teeth can be attractive, but uncertainty around orthodontics can make them nervous. Do you have questions about orthodontic treatment? Would you like to learn what to expect if you undergo an adjustment with Invisalign aligners? Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has helped many patients fix frustrating gaps and overlaps in their teeth with these clear appliances. We can help you understand what to expect from your adjustment, and we can provide guidance on how Invisalign treatment might benefit you. (more…)