Straightening Your Teeth Can Raise Your Confidence

Many people lack confidence in their smile because they have issues with misaligned teeth. Because the idea of wearing metal braces can make some people uneasy, they continue to live with flaws that make them unhappy. If you are in this position, there are a few things that you should know. One is that orthodontic treatment offers more than just smile improvements, as a correction can improve your bite function and oral health. The others is that you may not need metal braces to make changes to your smile. Invisalign aligners can straighten teeth discreetly, and they make your adjustment easier, as they can be removed without difficulty. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help adults and teens who are ready to do something about their issues with malocclusion! (more…)

Fix Your Smile By Addressing Teeth Crowding

Problems with crowding can make your smile look awkward, asymmetrical, and less attractive overall. When teeth are too close together, they can overlap in ways that make some of them stick out or appear recessed, and generally seem bunched or cramped. To fix these issues, patients often have orthodontic work recommended to them. While you may worry that this means you must spend time wearing metal braces, an alternative approach is available. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has helped many people deal with this problem with Invisalign appliances. With Invisalign aligners, you can gradually straighten teeth that overlap so that they no longer overlap and look unattractive! (more…)

Can I Shorten My Orthodontic Treatment Time?

Once your orthodontic adjustment ends, you will be able to show off a confident smile free of alignment flaws. When you have these cosmetic improvements to look forward to, it can be hard not to feel some impatience while waiting to complete treatment. This can be true even for those who choose to straighten their teeth with Invisalgn aligners. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can actually help you reduce the time it takes to straighten your teeth. With Propel Orthodontic technology, we are able to fix alignment problems in a shorter period of time. This means that in addition to enjoying an adjustment free from fixed, conspicuous appliances, patients can begin to show off their improved smile after less time! (more…)

Discussing Invisalign Treatment For Your Teenager

As kids grow up, issues with the alignment of their teeth can be identified. Once they are old enough, arrangements can be made to fix malocclusion and improve their smile. Of course, this work offers more than just cosmetic benefits – by straightening their teeth, you can improve your child’s bite and ability to maintain their oral hygiene. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has helped many teenagers by providing treatment with Invisalign aligners. These appliances offer a less intrusive, more attractive alternative to treatment with metal braces. Because their aligners will be easy to remove and hard to notice, teens can feel more comfortable during their adjustment period, and still enjoy the benefits of an orthodontic adjustment. (more…)

We Can Plan Your Customized Invisalign Treatment

Malocclusion causes different issues for different patients, which is why there is no one “right” way to provide orthodontic treatment. When it comes to planning care with Invisalign aligners, our Rochester, MN dentist’s office uses advanced imaging technology to help us design your appliances and plan your adjustment! The iTero digital scanner in our office can take remarkably detailed measurements of your teeth and oral structures. With the images we gather, we can have aligners designed that properly fit your teeth, and determine how to gradually move your teeth into the right positions. In addition to helping you see exciting changes to your smile, this work can produce oral health benefits like better bite support! (more…)

Can Your Smile Issues Be Fixed With Clear Aligners?

Even if your troubles with malocclusion are limited, a “minor” problem with teeth that are poorly spaced can hurt the quality of your smile. What frustrates many people is the idea that to fix these problems, they have to go through with a treatment with metal braces. You should know that problems with gaps, overlaps, and other spacing concerns can often be treated with the use of Invisalign clear aligners instead of conventional braces. With Invisalign appliances, your correction can remain discreet, as your aligners will be hard for others to notice. You can also be glad to have a treatment that allows for the quick and easy removal of your appliances, as this ensures your treatment will not interfere with your habits. (more…)

Invisalign Offers More Than Just An Improved Smile

While patients are certainly allowed to be excited over the cosmetic improvements orthodontic work can offer, you should know that an adjustment is about more than just changing your smile. With gaps and overlaps fixed via your adjustment, you can actually see positive changes in your bite function, and you can even make maintaining a healthy smile less difficult. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we are able to offer these exciting benefits to patients through Invisalign treatment. With your Invisalign aligners, we can fix the issues that affect your appearance and oral health without drawing unwanted attention to conspicuous appliances. We also rely on technology at our practice to make your adjustment experience shorter and more pleasant! (more…)

3 Reasons To Take Action If Your Teeth Are Misaligned

Why would someone ignore a problem with their smile? Individuals affected by malocclusion – poor tooth alignment – are sometimes reluctant to discuss treatment. If they believe that treatment has to involve metal braces, they may worry about the impact these appliances will have on them for the duration of their treatment. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can offer our adult and teen patients worried about their smile alignment a more discreet approach to orthodontic improvement. By using Invisalign aligners, we can address the different difficulties that malocclusion can cause. What this means is that you can avoid unwanted attention as you improve your smile, and you can fix problems that may be affecting your bite function and dental health. (more…)

Find Out How Your Invisalign Treatment Is Planned

When you start to look into orthodontic treatment, you can feel a mixture of concern and excitement. It can be exciting to think that you will be rid of conspicuous smile flaws caused by poor alignment, but you may have questions about the process of straightening your teeth. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we provide Invisalign aligners to patients who wish to fix gaps, overlaps, and other alignment flaws. Our commitment to making the process comfortable begins with the planning stage of your treatment. Instead of asking you to create a physical mold of your bite by sinking your teeth into a plaster mold, we take digital impressions with an iTero digital scanner. In addition to making the measurement process more comfortable, this technology helps us capture remarkably detailed images that assist with the designs of your custom appliances! (more…)

Will It Be Hard To Wear Your Aligners Every Day?

Orthodontic adjustments take time to complete. With that said, a patient’s patience is rewarded at the end of their correction, as they can show off exciting cosmetic improvements! They can also enjoy oral health benefits from their adjustment, as straightened teeth can absorb and apply more pressure evenly when you bite down. Invisalign aligners can actually make the adjustment period easier for you, as they provide you with removable appliances that are difficult for others to notice. While you might feel some pressure from the movement of teeth, the overall adjustment experience can be easier than with a fixed appliance, as you can simply take them out at times when they are in your way. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has helped many people fix their smile flaws with these appliances, and we can discuss how they might benefit you during a consultation. (more…)