Highland Park St. Paul Invisalign Dentist Discusses Clear Braces Advantages

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Nov 6, 2013

Invisalign clear braces are a very aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces. Our Highland Park St. Paul Invisalign Dentist office uses this remarkable system because of its advantages to adult patients who want to easily straighten their teeth. Many patients prefer Invisalign clear braces because they are virtually invisible and significantly more comfortable than traditional metal braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Before any dental treatment, our dentist will perform a thorough dental exam to identify any underlying problems. Once we decide that Invisalign is the proper choice to correct your misalignment issues, we start the process by taking impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create a series of custom aligner trays that will be used to gently straighten your teeth.

The series of Invisalign aligners are designed to gradually move your teeth into their optimal position. Every two weeks you will move to the next set of aligners that have been carefully calibrated to continue moving your teeth to the next phase in the straightening process. The length of treatment varies by patient, but the entire process usually takes about a year for adults.
The Invisalign system is designed to correct moderate alignment issues like:

  • Overbites/Underbite
  • Spaces/gaps in teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Crooked teeth
What Are The Benefits of Invisalign?

  • Discreet: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. It’s unlikely that anyone will notice that you’re wearing your aligner.
  • Removable: You can remove your aligners when you eat, brush your teeth, or when you need to wear a protective mouth guard to participate in sports activities.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of a soft, flexible material and they are much less likely to create any irritation to your mouth.
The Invisalign system is a perfect for quickly and conveniently providing the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed. The Highland Park St. Paul Invisalign dentist is a certified Invisalign provider, so you know that you are being treated by a professional who is specially trained in this area. Are you ready to change your appearance and boost your self confidence? Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.