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…)

Common Questions Patients Have About Invisalign

How familiar are you with Invisalign treatment? Is this a procedure you know all about, or do you have questions about what care with these aligners can involve? At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can take care of patients who are interested in using Invisalign aligners to correct problems with smile gaps and overlaps. As you look into the benefits of a procedure, you can find that this is an approach to orthodontic work that can work for teenagers and adults. For many people, this treatment can be approved so that you can have your smile discreetly adjusted with clear appliances that resolve troubles with malocclusion that can affect your oral health and appearance. (more…)

3 Benefits To Having Your Teeth Straightened

With Invisalign aligners, you can take care of problems with the spacing of your teeth that have hurt your smile. Orthodontic work has helped many individuals become confident in the way they look, as it can help with longstanding alignment concerns as well as issues related to teeth that shifted later in life. What you can learn as you discuss Invisalign treatment at our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is that this work can have more than just cosmetic benefits! By fixing problems with the way your smile is aligned, you can make positive changes to your bite function, and you can even improve your ability to keep your smile free of plaque and tartar buildup! (more…)

Starting Invisalign Treatment Before The Start Of A New Year

The new year begins in less than one month. While this tends to be a busy time, you can fit more than you expect into your calendar before 2021. One thing you can do is start plans to improve your smile with Invisalign treatment. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office uses advanced imaging technology to carefully measure teeth and plan personalized orthodontic treatments for patients affected by malocclusion. By trusting Invisalign to correct your misaligned smile, you can fix gaps and overlaps without relying on a conspicuous metal appliance. If you want to have your results as soon as possible, we can discuss the use of Propel Orthodontic technology to shrink your planned treatment time. (more…)

Is There A Way To Shorten An Orthodontic Procedure?

There are several benefits to undergoing orthodontic treatment to fix gaps and overlaps between your teeth. The benefit to your appearance is hard to miss, and often what patients are interested in when they start to discuss corrective work. They can also be excited to have work done that will improve their bite function and even make preventive dental care easier. With so many positive changes brought on by orthodontic work, being patient for the end of your adjustment can be difficult. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office can speak with you about the benefits of Invisalign treatment that includes Propel Orthodontic technology, which can lead to shorter treatment times while still producing important long-term improvements! (more…)