Smile Care During Invisalign Treatment

There are big benefits to taking care of problems with poorly spaced teeth. With that being said, there are also certain concerns many patients have about starting work to straighten their smile. One is that braces, once placed, will interfere with their day in ways that frustrate them. However, you can look into Invisalign treatment, which uses removable aligners to fix gaps, overlaps, and other flaws. In addition to being less intrusive, these appliances have a clear appearance that makes them more difficult to detect. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is ready to meet with you and discuss the benefits of this treatment approach, which can lead to exciting smile improvements as well as oral health benefits. (more…)

Can Teeth Shift After Orthodontic Work?

If you had orthodontic work in the past, you can feel more than a little concerned to see your teeth shift later in life. Unfortunately, this can happen, particularly to those who do not make effective use of a retainer provided to them. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office can help you if you are starting to worry about new movements. With Invisalign aligners, we can provide a discreet solution to this problem, one that you can easily fit into your current life. Fixing malocclusion can do more than just give you back your restored smile. This corrective work can also protect you against oral health issues linked to poor smile alignment. (more…)

Straightening Your Teen’s Smile

Malocclusion is often identifiable at an early age, but that does not mean treatment will take place right away. Many times, dentists will recommend waiting until a later date to deal with the issue. If you have a teenager who is ready to begin orthodontic treatment, you should know that our Rochester, MN dentist’s office may be able to use Invisalign instead of braces to help them. This provides several advantages that you and they can appreciate. One is that the aligners used for treatment are difficult to see, so teens do not have to feel self-conscious during care. Another is that the appliance is removable, which means it will not create interference with daily activities. (more…)

Starting Invisalign During The Summer

Is it really a good idea to commit to something like Invisalign treatment during the summer? For both teens and adults, these months can actually be a great time to start work to straighten teeth. Teens are out of school, which can make arranging their treatment easier. For all patients, Invisalign treatment can be surprisingly easy to work into daily life, so any time of year can be a smart time to begin corrective treatment. Our Rochester, MN dental practice can meet with you to discuss the benefits of starting corrective work with customized aligners, and to determine what this service can do for your appearance and health. (more…)

Using Digital Images To Plan Adjustments

When you start to talk with your dentist about treating problems with poorly aligned teeth, you can find yourself excited for alternatives to treatment with metal braces. Traditional orthodontic appliances have helped many people address malocclusion. With that said, patients who qualify for alternate forms of care can be happy to learn about options like Invisalign, which relies on a series of hard to see and easy to remove appliances. One thing our Rochester, MN dentist’s office does to make treatment more comfortable is use an iTero digital scanner to measure teeth and plan treatment. Patients can find this more comfortable than biting into a plaster mold, and its detailed measurements help us plan treatment that delivers terrific results! (more…)

Life With Removable Aligners

What keeps people from starting treatment to address problems with their teeth spacing? Many people worry that choosing to start treatment means choosing to wear an awkward, uncomfortable appliance for an extended period of time. With Invisalign treatment as an option, you can instead move forward with a procedure that is minimally invasive. Removable aligners make it easier to commit to care, as you will not have to worry that they might affect how you eat or clean your teeth. Their clear design also lets you make your care discreet. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is ready to talk to you about your own orthodontic concerns, and we can also help parents who want to start their teen’s treatment. (more…)

Have You Put Off Orthodontic Work?

People sometimes delay orthodontic work, even when they are aware that it can help improve their oral health as well as their appearance. For many people, concerns about fixed metal braces can make it difficult to commit to a procedure. What you can find is that you may qualify for treatment with Invisalign aligners, a series of removable appliances that are difficult for others to notice! Our Rochester, MN dental practice is prepared to provide Invisalign as a solution to malocclusion for adult and teen patients. By using this approach to care, we can make beneficial treatment feel easier to access and enjoy! (more…)

Your Questions Concerning Invisalign

Would you be excited to learn that your dentist can straighten your smile without asking you to rely on traditional metal braces? Metal braces are effective at addressing issues with malocclusion, but patients sometimes feel self-conscious about using them because they are fixed in place, and because they draw unwanted notice. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, you can discuss treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. With these appliances, you can take on problems with the alignment of your smile without attracting unwanted attention, and without becoming dependent on appliances that have to be set in place for the duration of your treatment. (more…)

Your Daily Life With Invisalign Aligners

As you look into orthodontic treatment, you can learn that the process of correcting problems with the spacing of your smile can offer cosmetic and oral health benefits. Even as patients discover the advantages of moving forward with care, they may be reluctant to talk to their dentist. Have you let concerns about life during orthodontic treatment stop you from pursuing treatment to address malocclusion? At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can help you understand how you can rely on Invisalign aligners to discreetly move your teeth while minimizing issues with your daily life. We can provide a better patient experience from the start, as we use advanced digital technology to more comfortably plan and treatments. (more…)

Shortening Your Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign treatment can be a welcome alternative to treatment with metal braces. There are many reasons for this – patients who are anxious about corrective work can be happy to have aligners that are hard to see, and they can be glad to wear appliances that they are free to remove. What you may not realize is that our Rochester, MN dentist’s office can add another benefit to Invisalign treatment. With Propel Orthodontics, we can actually reduce the time it takes you to finish an adjustment! With Propel, we can safely speed up the rate at which tissues supporting your teeth shift, which lets us progress through your correction faster while still providing lasting results. (more…)