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St. Paul Invisible Braces Dentist Discusses Reasons to Consider Invisalign

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What kind of alignment issues can Invisaligncorrect?

Invisalign aligners are used to correct the same alignment and bite issues as traditional metal braces. But the great advantage of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are not only virtually invisible to the naked eye, but they can be removed as needed for eating or other activities.

Common alignment issues that can be corrected with Invisalign are:

Overcrowding – Overcrowding becomes a problem when too little space exists for teeth to align properly in the mouth. This can cause tooth decay between crowded teeth as well as increasing the likelihood of gum disease.

Large gaps between teeth – This problem can occur either because teeth are missing or because the jaw had developed abnormally around missing teeth.

Cross bite – A common dental problem, cross bite occurs when one or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, leading to erosion of bone and gum disease.

Overbite – Another common problem is overbite, which occurs when upper teeth project further than the lower teeth, creating the possibility of jaw pain and TMJ.

Underbite – The opposite of the overbite is underbite, and it occurs when the lower teeth project further than the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may result.

What does treatment with Invisalign involve?

The St. Paul Invisible Braces Dentist Office develops a treatment plan by taking three-dimensional digital images of the jaw. The dentist will closely review these images, viewing the teeth from several different angles. This technology actually allows the patient to see the change that Invisalign® trays will have on your smile. After a plan is established, a customized set of aligners is created.

Do I have to wear Invisalign® all the time?

Invisaligntrays should be worn constantly, but they should be removed when eating or drinking. This is important because food or drink can easily become, causing tooth decay.

Every two weeks or so, new trays will be introduced, and at that time you will be able to see the progress. Invisalign aligning trays are known for being both comfortable and effective and have revolutionized orthodontics. Contact our dentist office for more information or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

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Laser Dentistry Highland Park St. Paul

We’re using innovative laser dentistry to provide you with fast, effective, and comfortable treatment!

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Laser Dentistry Machine Used by Dr. Malterud

With laser dentistry more patients than ever before are getting the treatment they need comfortably and quickly. Our office uses the revolutionary Lightwalker Laser to treat a number of common dental problems.

With the Lightwalker Laser we:

  • Treat periodontal disease (also known as gum disease)
  • Eliminate cavities and prepare teeth for fillings
  • Perform root canals
  • Treat cold sores and canker sores
  • Improve the appearance of the smile with cosmetic dentistry
Diagram of Laser Dentistry by Dr. Malterud in Saint Paul, MN

Laser dentistry has a number of important advantages over traditional treatment methods. Laser dentistry is appropriate for a wide number of patients, including children and patients with dental phobias.

Here are some of the benefits of using the Lightwalker Laser:

  • Laser treatment is very comfortable, in fact many patients don't require any anesthesia during laser treatment.
  • The laser is quiet—no drilling sounds!
  • There is minimal bleeding with laser treatment.
  • No cutting or stitches.
  • Using a laser, Dr. Malterud can be more precise than with traditional instruments. This means that we can preserve more of your healthy tooth structure when placing fillings or performing root canals—keeping your teeth stronger for years to come.

Using the Lightwalker Laser we're able to offer our patients effective, efficient treatment for a wide number of dental problems. If you have questions about whether laser dentistry may benefit you, feel free to contact us by phone at (651) 925-2644 or schedule an appointment online.


NuCalm Dentistry Highland Park St. Paul

Get the Relaxing, Comfortable Dental Treatment You Need With All-Natural NuCalm®!

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Get the Relaxing, Comfortable Dental Treatment You Need With All-Natural NuCalm®!

NuCalm®, what’s that?

NuCalm® a completely natural relaxation protocol that helps dental patients remain comfortable during dental treatment. After using NuCalm® patients leave our office feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

How does it work?

NuCalm® treatment combines a few different techniques to relax the patient. The purpose of NuCalm® is to coax the patient into the first stage of sleep. NuCalm® is designed to shift brain waves from high frequency beta brain waves (wakefulness) to lower frequency alpha/theta waves (deep relaxation).

What exactly happens during treatment?

There are four consecutive steps to NuCalm®:

  • First you’ll take a dietary supplement. This supplement helps to counteract the effects of adrenaline in your body.
  • Next, our dental team will attach small microcurrent stimulation patches behind your ears. Low-level electrical currents facilitate your body’s relaxation response.
  • Then, you’ll put on a pair of noise-dampening headphones. These headphones play soothing music that has been optimized calming neuroacoustic tones. As you listen to these sounds, you’ll fall deeper into a stage of pre-sleep.
  • The final step is for you to put on light blocking glasses. These glasses are so important—they help you block out distractions and potentially stressful stimuli!

It takes only moments for the effects of NuCalm® to kick in—you’ll notice the difference right away!

Why choose NuCalm®?

Dental patients of all ages choose NuCalm® because it:

  • Is effective
  • Is completely natural
  • Starts working in minutes
  • Doesn’t include any medications or narcotics
  • Does not require the patient to receive injections
  • Does not incapacitate you physically or mentally (you’re never unconscious)
  • Is free from side effects—you won’t have to wait for the effects to wear off post-treatment
  • Is relaxing and rejuvenating

NuCalm® is suitable for all kinds of dental patients, and it is great for those people who avoid dental treatment due to fear and anxiety.

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