Is It Time For Your Child To Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

While malocclusion is a problem that affects many people to different degrees, it can be a real concern for you if your child has issues with the spacing and/or alignment of their teeth. Even if these problems are relatively mild, it can be a source of embarrassment for them, and it can create more problems for their dental health later in life than you may realize. At our Rochester, MN dental office, we can let you know when your child is old enough to be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment. We can use Invisalign aligners to discreetly correct the spacing and alignment of teen patients’ teeth. These appliances can be ideal for younger patients because they will not draw unwanted attention, and because they can cause less interference with their daily lives! (more…)

Adjusting To Wearing Invisalign Aligners On A Daily Basis

It can be easier than you expect to start and proceed with orthodontic treatment when you commit to treatment with Invisalign appliances. After all, the aligners that you rely on for your smile adjustments will be made of a clear material that makes them hard to notice. When they seem to be in your way, you can simply remove your aligners, so you will not have to wonder how you can eat and keep up with oral hygiene without affecting them. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has helped many of our adult and teen patients who are interested in Invisalign treatment. While these appliances can make orthodontic work feel more accessible, remember that you still need to commit to your treatment by keeping your appliances in place throughout each day. (more…)

Your Teeth Can Shift Later In Life – Invisalign Can Help

Many people go through orthodontic work while they are teenagers, and enter adulthood with a straightened smile that gives them confidence. Unfortunately, your adjusted smile can change as teeth begin shifting back to their earlier positions. Even if your alignment flaws are less severe than they used to be, it can be frustrating to see that your smile is no longer in good alignment. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can recommend Invisalign treatment for people who want to discreetly address this concern. This approach relies on a series of clear aligners that can go unnoticed when worn. When your adjustment is completed, you can smile with renewed confidence as your teeth are moved back to their proper positions! (more…)

Choosing Invisalign To Straighten Overlapping Teeth

If your teeth look crowded, or if you have teeth that seem to overlap in inappropriate ways, your smile can look jagged, uneven, and generally not as attractive as you might like. Fixing problems with teeth crowding can give you more confidence in your smile and even lead to oral health improvements! Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office offers treatment with Invisalign aligners. By choosing Invisalign instead of traditional metal braces, you can fix problems with your appearance while avoiding some of the frustration people can feel with metal braces. We provide help to adults and teenagers with poorly spaced teeth. If you want to see results in less time, we can talk to you about Propel Orthodontics, which can shorten your treatment time and still deliver the smile improvements you want! (more…)

We Use Digital Technology To Plan Invisalign Treatment

Careful planning and detailed measurements of your teeth are both important for a successful Invisalign treatment. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we are ready to carefully study your teeth to determine how we can deal with malocclusion by correcting gaps and overlaps that can hurt your appearance and oral health. Thanks to the iTero digital scanner in our office, we can closely measure your teeth and oral structures, then use those measurements to plan out your corrective work. Once your Invisalign aligners are ready, you can begin an orthodontic treatment that improves your smile without requiring you to wear fixed, conspicuous metal braces!
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Choosing Invisalign Over Traditional Metal Braces

Are you resigned to treating malocclusion with metal braces, or can you benefit from another treatment approach? People sometimes assume that traditional orthodontic appliances are the only type that can help them. If you look into your treatment options, you may find that you are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign instead! With Invisalign aligners, your adjustment is less noticeable, which can make you more comfortable with the way you look. These appliances are also popular with patients because they are easy to remove. That makes them more convenient, as they will not be in your way when you want to clean your teeth or eat. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office can meet with you or your teenager to discuss Invisalign treatment, and give you information on what to expect from an adjustment! (more…)

Using Propel To Shorten Orthodontic Treatment Time

Before a patient receives their personalized Invisalign aligners, they will have their teeth and oral structures measured with our iTero digital scanner. When this scanning is complete, we can actually show off a “preview” image of how that patient’s smile will look at the end of their orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign makes corrective work easier and less noticeable, you can be eager to be done with care so that you can start showing off those improvements. Propel Orthodontics can give you those results in less time. By using Propel, we can safely speed up your adjustment while still delivering long-term improvements, which can make treatment something you are able to finish in less time than you think possible! (more…)

Is Your Teen Old Enough To Begin Invisalign Treatment?

As children grow up, their oral structures develop in important ways. One significant change that occurs early is the gradual arrival and loss of primary (baby) teeth, followed by the arrival of secondary, or adult, teeth. One issue that can become a point of concern for growing kids is malocclusion. When teeth arrive, they may not come in straight, which can lead to visible smile problems. Unfortunately, this can also lead to oral health issues, as malocclusion can affect a person’s bite function and ability to prevent dental problems. If your teen is affected by problems with poorly aligned teeth, what treatment options are available to them? Many can be approved for treatment with Invisalign. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we have experience working with adults and teens ready to fix problems with smile gaps and overlaps through treatment with these clear aligners! (more…)

Making Plans To Straighten Your Smile In The New Year

The new year is an opportunity to make resolutions that lead to meaningful improvements in your life. If your teeth are poorly spaced, committing to orthodontic work can lead to meaningful cosmetic and oral health improvements. By committing to explore your treatment options, you can find that Invisalign can make the process of straightening your smile easier than you may have anticipated. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office has helped many adults and teen patients interested in Invisalign treatment. In the course of your corrective work, you can close gaps, straighten out overlapping teeth, and see meaningful improvements to your smile and oral health! (more…)

How Digital Imaging Helps Us Plan Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic work leads to positive smile changes, and it can also improve a person’s oral health. While malocclusion itself is a common issue, there are many different ways it can affect someone. Because of this, careful planning is needed before a treatment can start. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office uses an iTero digital scanner to closely study patients’ teeth and oral structures so that we can plan a personalized treatment with Invisalign aligners. In addition to taking needed measurements in order to craft custom aligners, we can use the images gathered to show you a “preview” of your smile after your adjustment concludes! (more…)