The doctors and staff at Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics believe that every patient deserves a dazzling smile, regardless of what his or her age may be. We work hard to ensure our patients in Minnetonka, Wayzata and Excelsior, Minnesota achieve the smile they've always dreamed of and are satisfied with the results. Whether you have a child looking to begin early treatment at one of our offices, or you are an adult looking to improve your smile at a later stage in life, Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics has a treatment option for you.
The Invisalign System is a great way for our adult patients to straighten their teeth without feeling self conscious about wearing braces. Learn more about this treatment option below and contact our office to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign!
Invisalign is Clearly Different
Invisalign uses 3-D computer graphics technology combined with 100-year-old science of orthodontics to create a treatment that is truly unique. Unlike ordinary braces that use metal wires and brackets to straighten your teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners designed specifically for your mouth. Each aligner is precisely manufactured to fit your teeth at each stage of your treatment plan. Your aligners can easily be removed for eating and drinking, and are virtually invisible to the naked eye when being utilized.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
Once your doctor at Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics determines that Invisalign is the right treatment for you, we will use a computer system called iTero to take digital impressions of your teeth and gums. With the iTero scan we are able to take a complete digital impression of your mouth to create a highly detailed image of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue. Once this is complete, iTero will develop a 3-D image on the computer screen where you can follow the progress of your teeth throughout your treatment. iTero will be used to create the perfect aligners to begin your Invisalign treatment at our practice.
Each aligner will be worn for approximately two weeks at a time and only taken out to eat, brush, and floss. Each time you replace an aligner, your teeth will begin to move gradually until the final alignment is prescribed and ready for your teeth. Soon enough you'll have the smile you've always dreamed of!
Is Invisalign for Everyone?
While The Invisalign System is a great treatment option for straightening your teeth at a later stage in life, we have found that it is not for everyone. Invisalign is not intended for children and may not be right for every adult. Invisalign Teen is available for teenagers who wish to straighten their teeth without the look or feel of braces, but they must first have an evaluation with their orthodontist to see if they are candidates. Here orthodontist at Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics we're able to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Orthodontist
To see if Invisalign is right for you, feel free to contact us at one of our three locations. We are happy to answer any questions you may have prior to beginning treatment, and we look forward to working with you soon!
Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics with locations in Excelsior, Minnetonka and Wayzata is proud to help patients in the surrounding communities of Waconia, Minneapolis, Plymouth, Chanhassen, St. Louis Park, Chaska, Hopkins, Orono, Maple Grove, Minnetrista, Mound, Shorewood, and Victoria.