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Invisalign® in Lakeville

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Lakeville Dental provides Invisalign treatment in Lakeville, Minnesota. To learn more, call 952-469-3300 or contact us to schedule a consultation.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that takes a modern approach to orthodontics. As an alternative to metal braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth to gently shift them into proper alignment. This system can correct many common orthodontic issues including overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowding, and more.

How to Care for Your Aligners

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers many benefits as a teeth straightening system:

  • The clear aligners fit snugly to your teeth, making them virtually invisible. Most people won’t even notice that you are wearing them.
  • The aligners are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing your teeth. You don’t have to worry about what you eat or change your oral hygiene habits.
  • The aligners are made of smooth, flexible plastic that won’t irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. They shift your teeth gradually and gently for less discomfort.
  • Invisalign is comparable in cost to other orthodontic treatments. If your dental insurance includes orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should qualify.
  • Invisalign provides results in a shorter amount of time than braces in most cases.

The Invisalign Process

Here is a step-by-step overview of the Invisalign process:

  1. Evaluation. The first step is an evaluation of your teeth to determine whether or not Invisalign will be effective for you.
  2. Impressions and Images. The next step is to make digital impressions and images of your teeth. These are entered into the Invisalign computer software program to plan your treatment.
  3. Aligners are created. The computer software plans your treatment and your aligners are created according to the specifications from your impressions.
  4. Wear your aligners. You receive a complete set of aligners from your dentist that will see you through your entire treatment. Wear them according to your dentist’s instructions, usually for about 2 weeks each, switching to the next set in order.
  5. Retain your results. When you have completed your treatment and have achieved the desired results, you will need to wear retainers to keep your teeth in that position.

Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

If you have mild to moderate orthodontic issues you may be a good candidate for Invisalign. This system can treat many common orthodontic conditions, but some cases may be too complex for Invisalign. A simple evaluation will allow us to make a recommendation regarding Invisalign vs other orthodontic treatment.

Why Choose Lakeville Dental?

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that you don’t need to go to an orthodontist. Lakeville Dental provides Invisalign treatment right here in our office. We can perform an evaluation to determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you and have an open discussion with you about it to ensure you are making an informed decision. You will only need to come in about every 8 weeks or so for us to monitor your progress.

  • Invisalign Before and After Image
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  • Invisalign Before and After Image
How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
Every patient is different, but on average you can expect Invisalign treatment to take anywhere from 6 to 18 months. This is the active time frame during which you’ll wear your aligners for about 2 weeks at a time. The retention period will extend beyond the active treatment time, during which you’ll wear retainers to maintain your results.
Will my mouth hurt with Invisalign?
When you start wearing your first aligner you may experience some mild discomfort. Most patients describe it as a tight feeling while the teeth get used to the new aligner and each new aligner you change to. Over the counter pain medication is typically effective if you feel you need it.
What should I do if I lose an aligner?
This may happen, and it is understandable. Wear your last aligner before the one you lost and call us. We can provide you with a replacement for the lost aligner so that you can resume your progress. To reduce the chances of losing an aligner, be sure to store them in the case provided whenever you remove them.
How do you clean the aligners?
We recommend brushing them with a soft bristled toothbrush and a clear, unscented soap. You can also purchase an official Invisalign cleaning system that is designed specifically for your aligners.
Interested in trying Invisalign? Call 952-469-3300 or contact us to schedule a consultation.

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20171 Icenic Trail Lakeville, MN 55044
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