Dr. Michael Kratz of Edina Dental Care is a certified Invisalign® provider.
“Orthodontics is much more than a cosmetic treatment,” says Dr. Kratz. “Orthodontic treatment improves oral health and the longevity of your natural teeth and dental restorations by properly spacing teeth and evenly distributing the load placed on occlusal contacts. Invisalign® is an especially desirable form of orthodontic treatment because throughout treatment, you can smile with confidence, not have irritated lips and cheeks, eat normally, and more easily and thoroughly clean your mouth.”
Four million individuals have been successfully treated using this technology. The effectiveness of Invisalign orthodontics is well documented for a wide range of orthodontic problems, including widely gapped, overly crowded, or protruding teeth–and even cases involving serious malocclusion, overbite or underbite. Adults who wore braces as teens and have since seen their teeth move out of alignment are also good candidates.
By wearing a sequence of aligning trays (called “aligners”) on the upper and lower arches of your teeth, the roots of your teeth will be gently moved into optimal place. You will appreciate the clearness of the aligners and their smoothness. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can take them out for special occasions, and you will always remove them to eat and clean your teeth.
Invisalign is not just for teens. It’s also for adults who have never had orthodontics and for adults who wore braces as teens and have since had their teeth move out of alignment. The cost of full Invisalign treatment is not more than traditional wire and bracket braces, and treatment may be covered in monthly no-interest payments to CareCredit.
If you want to enjoy a straighter smile without the hassle and discomfort of metal braces, contact us today to learn if Invisalign® is right for you. Your initial Invisalign consultation appointment is complimentary. Call Edina Dental Care today at (952) 922-2214.