How Do You Floss With Braces?

Are you new to braces? Whether you’re just getting them put on or you will be getting them soon, you may have some questions. Many questions about braces have to do with how you take care of your teeth. One of the most common questions is how do you floss with braces? Flossing with braces may seem a little tricky …

How to Clean Your Invisalign Trays

Will you be starting Invisalign soon? Or perhaps you’ve already started treatment. As you get used to your aligner trays, one thing you may be wondering about is how to clean them.  The good news is that it’s easy to clean your Invisalign trays. Ease of cleaning is just one of many things that is convenient about Invisalign treatment. The …

What Can You Eat for the First Week of Braces?

Did you just get braces put on? Or perhaps you’re scheduled to get them soon. A very common question is: What can you eat for the first week in braces? Getting braces put on for the first time can leave your mouth feeling a bit sore in a few different ways. The soreness may last just a few days or …

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Are you wondering when is the best time to get your child an orthodontic evaluation? Whether you’ve noticed that your child’s teeth aren’t coming in straight or your dentist has pointed out some potential problems, it’s a good idea to have your child’s teeth evaluated. When should you take your child to an orthodontist? Here’s what experts recommend. Why is …

What is the Best Age to Get Braces?

Is there an ideal age to get braces? Braces can be beneficial for patients of all ages. Braces help to straighten your teeth, align your bite, and ensure the long term health of your teeth and jaw. At what age can you get the most benefit from braces? There’s a reason why upper elementary, middle school, and sometimes high schoolers …

How Much Do Adult Braces Cost in Minnetonka, MN?

Getting braces as an adult is becoming more and more common. Some adults who never had braces when they were younger, find that they want to improve the appearance of their teeth now that they are older. Adults who had braces when they were teenagers, but stopped wearing their retainers, may have had a relapse of their orthodontic issues that …

Clear Braces vs Metal Braces: Which is Better for You?

Despite all the new and different orthodontic treatment options available, braces still remain the best and most effective option for correcting teeth alignment and bite problems. Traditional braces come in both traditional metal and clear ceramic brackets. There are definite advantages and disadvantages to both. Choosing the right option for you will be determined by what you (and possibly also …

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?

Are you considering Invisalign for yourself or your child? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth and correct bite issues. It can do most of the same things braces can, but in a different way. If you’re weighing the pros and cons of traditional braces vs Invisalign, one of the biggest factors is the length of treatment. How …

How Much Do Retainers Cost in Minnetonka, MN?

A retainer is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. While braces or aligners move your teeth to their ideal positions, your retainer keeps them there for a lifetime. Without a retainer, your teeth are likely to shift once your braces are removed, which is referred to as orthodontic relapse. After spending so much time and money to achieve a …

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost in Minnetonka, MN?

Clear braces are an excellent option for many of our patients. They have the ability to correct complex orthodontic issues like traditional metal braces, but like Invisalign, they offer patients a more discreet option for treatment. If you’re considering clear braces, we’ve answered some of the questions you might have below. No, clear braces take about the same amount of …