Invisalign clear braces provide a straightening solution that is an alternative to traditional braces. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign allows you to enjoy a beautiful smile while enhancing your oral health.
Dr. Chad Boger is an Invisalign Preferred Provider, a designation that means he has performed a larger number of cases than other Invisalign providers. Once he has determined you are a candidate for Invisalign, he will take photographs, X-rays, and impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to the makers of Invisalign, Align Technology. Using 3-D computer models, Invisalign techs will create a set of aligners designed to move your teeth in small increments. After wearing each aligner for about two weeks, you will switch to the next aligner in the series, which moves your teeth a bit more than the last one. Little by little, your teeth will shift into proper alignment. Treatment times vary, but most cases take about a year to achieve straight teeth.
Overly crowded teeth: The mouth lacks the room to naturally fit all of the teeth, which may result in dental decay, increased susceptibility to gum disease, and the prevention of normal tooth function.
Widely spaced teeth: Spacing issues can lead to various diseases in the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.
Cross-bite: The upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth in the front or sides of the mouth, which may cause tooth wear, gum disease, and bone loss.
Overbite: The upper teeth extend far over the lower teeth, which can result in gum problems or irritation, lower tooth wear, and painful jaw and joint issues.
Underbite: The lower teeth extend past the upper front teeth, which may lead to tooth wear, painful jaw and joint problems, and the prevention of normal tooth function.
Additionally, Invisalign clear braces can be used in connection with cosmetic dentistry to position your teeth in a more ideal location for further treatment.
While Invisalign invisible braces can correct all of these issues and more, we will assess your particular situation at your Invisalign consultation in our Minneapolis area office to determine if Invisalign clear braces are the right solution for you.
Invisalign addresses a number of common alignment issues, including spaces between teeth, overlap, and crooked or crowded teeth. However, did you know that correcting these common smile issues could improve the overall health of your smile? Uneven teeth provide a number of places for bacteria to hide and stray food particles to become lodged. As a result, you can experience an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which threatens the health and beauty of your smile. After correcting your smile with Invisalign, flossing and brushing will be easier, allowing you to remove stray food particles and bacteria with ease. Invisalign not only improves the appearance of your smile, but your dental heath as well.
Comfortable Invisalign invisible braces are carefully designed with smooth edges to ensure that your gums and cheeks will not get snagged or irritated by metal wires and brackets.
Adaptable Invisalign clear braces offer an accommodating solution that adapts to your lifestyle. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign clear braces may be removed to allow for eating, drinking, flossing, brushing, or even an occasional special event. As a family friendly practice, we understand the need for flexibility as you incorporate dental care into your busy lifestyle.
Time Efficient While most traditional braces take 18-24 months, Invisalign invisible braces generally take less than a year, although this may vary depending on your specific needs. Without wires to tighten and adjustments to make, you will not have to spend as much time for office visits either. We offer you high-quality care combined with time-efficient visits.
Customized for You After taking digital images of your teeth, we custom design Invisalign aligners for your mouth with a personalized step-by-step movement plan tailored to your situation. We aim to help you achieve and enhance your unique smile.
Almost Invisible No need to worry about hiding your smile while wearing clear braces. Invisalign allows your natural teeth to show through the transparent aligners, making it difficult for others to detect that you are wearing them. We care about your confidence not only after, but also throughout the teeth adjustment process.
Predictable You can feel secure choosing Invisalign clear braces because you will see the projected results even before starting the alignment process. After taking impressions of your teeth, we use the latest technology to create a digital image of each stage of the straightening process so you can see your new smile before treatments begin.
Treatment Plan Using 3-D digital images of your mouth, we can plan the stages of your tooth movement and to custom design a series of aligners that will straighten your teeth by degrees. We will show you a virtual image of the results you can expect, and then assist you in reaching that outcome.
Alignment Process You will switch your Invisalign aligner about every two weeks for a new aligner that is molded specifically to shift your teeth to the next mapped out location. The number of aligners will vary depending on your situation, however the average treatment generally involves 20-30 aligners per arch. Periodically you will come in to receive the next set of aligners and to mark your progress towards achieving the smile you have always wanted.
If you would like to discuss your orthodontic options, schedule a consultation to speak with Dr. Chad Boger. Click here to email our office or call (763) 546-7707. One of our friendly team members will happily help you schedule a convenient appointment time.