Oral Health Challenges That Poor Dental Alignment Can Cause

If you have problems with the alignment of your teeth, you can struggle to feel comfortable with your smile. Conspicuous spaces and awkward overlaps can be distracting, give you an asymmetrical appearance, and interfere with your overall confidence. Because poor dental alignment can affect the a person’s self-image, patients who look into orthodontic work often focus on its cosmetic value. While you can certainly be impressed with how straighter teeth can help your appearance, you should know that your alignment problems can also create problems for your oral health. Crooked teeth can make it harder for you to bite and chew properly, and keep your teeth safe against cavities and gum disease. At our Rochester, MN dental practice, we can offer meaningful improvements to your smile and oral health with Invisalign treatment! (more…)

Are Teens Eligible For Treatment With Invisalign?

If your teen is showing signs of malocclusion, orthodontic work can be appropriate. With treatment, it is possible for their issues to be corrected so that they can show off a better smile, while also correcting potential issues with their oral health. Because metal braces tend to have a distracting effect on the way they look, teens can be reluctant to start orthodontic treatment with these appliances. Our Rochester, MN dental practice can provide an alternative to these appliances with Invisalign. Your teen can be grateful for treatment with Invisalign, which can straighten their teeth without causing the issues that are often associated with metal braces. (more…)

Using Digital Technology To Plan Invisalign Treatment

Before any important project, you should take the time to plan carefully. At our Rochester, MN dental practice, we are committed to providing great care during every step of a patient’s smile adjustment with Invisalign appliances. Because of this, we use our iTero digital scanner when planning your adjustment, and designing your clear braces. This technology eliminates the need to create a physical mold of your bite, and it can produce measurements that are remarkably accurate. Once you begin your adjustment, you can appreciate how your Invisalign aligners can correct the positioning of your teeth without drawing unwanted attention. You can also appreciate how these custom-made appliances stay secure throughout each day. (more…)

Finding The Right Time To Start Invisalign Treatment

Many people find it hard to take on something new – even if it is important – when they have a busy schedule. If you want to finally take care of frustrating problems with poor dental alignment, you may be concerned about fitting this task into your life. You can also be concerned about how it might interfere with your daily routine, and create new challenges to navigate. At our Rochester, MN dental practice, we can offer an approach to orthodontic care that is surprisingly easy to fit into your daily life! With Invisalign clear aligners, you will not have to worry about orthodontic treatment affecting how you look at an important event, or make changes to your diet or oral care regimen! (more…)

Beginning Your Invisalign Treatment: What To Expect

Beginning something new can be exciting, but a little nerve-racking. You can be particularly curious about an experience that will affect your smile. Our Rochester, MN dental office is prepared to help patients who have concerns about poor dental alignment – instead of using metal braces, we can offer treatment with Invisalign. When you start an Invisalign adjustment, you can be glad to have an appliance that does not affect your appearance. You can also find that these aligners are easy to remove, so they do not intrude on your ability to eat, and effectively clean your teeth. While orthodontic work can feel like a significant step, you can be glad to have access to a treatment that avoids interfering with your daily life. (more…)

Making Your Orthodontic Treatment Experience More Pleasant

While anyone who is eager to straighten their teeth can feel excited about the results of orthodontic work, the idea of wearing metal braces can make some people uneasy. For teenagers in need of orthodontic adjustment, metal braces can feel embarrassing, and they can be less than excited by the idea of having yearbook and prom photos with them in place. Adults can also grow uncomfortable at the thought of metal braces, particularly if they need to worry about maintaining a professional look at work. Our Rochester, MN dental office is ready to help individuals with poorly aligned teeth through Invisalign treatment! In addition to making an orthodontic adjustment discreet, these appliances allow you to enjoy the perks of appliances that are easily removable. (more…)

Straighten Your Smile Without Relying On Metal Braces

If you think metal braces are the only appliance capable of fixing your alignment flaws, you may be less excited to see orthodontic improvements. While bracket-and-wire braces can lead to some impressive smile corrections, people sometimes worry about what their daily life will be like when they are in place. At our Rochester, MN dental office, we work with patients who want orthodontic improvements by providing Invisalign aligners. Adults in professional environments and teen patients in need of orthodontic improvements can welcome this discreet appliance more readily. Invisalign users can also be glad to have an orthodontic treatment option that does not require the placement of a fixed appliance on their teeth for an extended period of time! (more…)

Straightened Teeth Can Make You More Confident In Your Smile

The ability to smile with confidence can help you in social and professional situations. After all, your smile is one of your most prominent features, and it can have a real impact on how you are perceived by others. Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable with the way they look when they smile because of poor dental alignment. If poor dental alignment is negatively affecting your confidence, make an appointment at our Rochester, MN dental office to discuss Invisalign aligners. With Invisalign appliances, you have the opportunity to fix issues with crooked teeth discreetly. That means seeing the kind of results you want from traditional braces WITHOUT worrying about wearing a conspicuous appliance on your teeth for an extended period of time. (more…)

Unsure About Invisalign? We Can Answer Your Questions

The benefits to straightening your teeth with Invisalign can appeal to many patients. After all, this is a solution to poor dental alignment that will not require a conspicuous appliance, and you will be able to take off your Invisalign aligners when they might be in the way. With that said, people can still be unsure about what to expect during treatment, or if Invisalign is really the right approach for their orthodontic issues. At our Rochester, MN dental office, we can answer your questions about Invisalign during a consultation, and give you a clearer idea of what to expect when you want to straighten your teeth. (more…)

Starting Your Teen’s Orthodontic Treatment Using Invisalign

As your child grows up, you can make sure their oral health needs are being addressed by bringing them to pediatric dental appointments. In addition to offering routine dental services, pediatric appointments provide the opportunity for your dentist to monitor the development of your child’s oral structures. Because of this, you can be well aware that they will need to begin orthodontic treatment. What you might not realize is that your teen may be eligible for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners. At our Rochester, MN dental office, we can determine if your teen is a good candidate, and talk to you about what they should expect from this approach to treatment! Patients of all ages can appreciate that Invisalign allows them to do something about crooked or overlapping teeth without relying on metal braces. (more…)