Many people want to correct and improve their teeth’s alignment. If you don’t like the look of metal braces, our staff at Kreger Dental offers a more modern solution with Invisalign orthodontic options in St. Louis Park, MN.
This convenient treatment makes tooth realignment simple — and doesn’t involve clunky wires and brackets. Rather than deal with painful metal brackets that need constant adjustments, you might be a candidate for a more comfortable way to straighten your teeth with removable plastic aligners.
Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that fit your top and bottom teeth. Throughout your treatment plan, you’ll come back to our office to receive new sets of aligners that slowly move your teeth into position.
You’ll wear the aligners for 22 hours a day, but you can easily remove the tray to eat or clean your teeth. Its translucent plastic material makes it an almost-invisible orthodontic treatment, so you don’t have to worry about affecting your smile with noticeable brackets as you straighten your teeth.
The transformation begins with a consultation at our dental office in St. Louis Park, MN. Our staff will examine your teeth to see if you are a good candidate. We’ll then take digital scans of your teeth and physical impressions of your teeth.
We send these impressions to the tray manufacturers to build your custom aligners. With computer software, we’ll plot out each stage of your treatment plan so you can see how each new set of Invisalign aligners will shift your teeth into position.
From there, you simply wear your aligners and come back in for checkups to receive your next set of aligners. Many patients reach their goal within a year and a half.
Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Metal braces involve brackets, wires, and bands. These components create a complex system that needs occasional adjustment from an orthodontist and can pop out of place if you eat sticky or hard foods. Invisalign is made of removable plastic aligners that are much easier to care for.
Traditional braces can also hinder oral hygiene efforts because the wires and brackets cover the tooth’s surface. With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners when you brush and floss.
Braces are highly visible every time you smile. Many patients prefer Invisalign for a more subtle approach.
Invisalign works well for many people who want to straighten or realign their teeth and have minor tooth misalignment. However, we may not recommend this option for patients who have:
If you don’t have these conditions, you might be an ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment.
Find out more about Invisalign through our accommodating and professional staff at Krengel Dental in St. Louis Park, MN. Call (952) 926-2705 to book a consultation today. Your call is the first step to the beautiful smile you have always wanted.