Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Maple Grove Adults

Clear braces produce excellent results in many of our patients at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets or rubber bands. Even better, they are almost undetectable to people who are standing just a few feet away from you.

Clear braces are so undetectable that some people call them invisible. Of course, they are not invisible, but they’re really close.

They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. The proper term for such braces is “aligner.” They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment.

One of the things that people like best about clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. You should wear them while you sleep, however. For the best results it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

Clear braces are a great choice for adults who didn’t have braces when they were younger, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work. They are not for everyone, however. They are not good for patients who, for example, have severely rotated teeth.

To find out if clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. We also provide a full range of family dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Maple Grove Teeth Whitening and VeneersYou have probably seen ads for teeth whitening products with terms such as “white brite,” “22 carbamide peroxide” and “peroxide teeth.” At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we a lot of whitening products out there. How do you sort it all out?

Some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient who wants a whiter smile. At Arbor Lakes Dental , we only recommend tooth bleaching for patients that are good candidates for the process. We invite you to speak with us at our Maple Grove office. Not all teeth whitening systems are appropriate for every person.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk poor results. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is essential to talk to a legitimate professional about worry-free teeth whitening.

If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will probably brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, veneers, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not be successful.

Porcelain veneers may be a better solution for you. The vast majority of veneer recipients are amazed with the results.

Porcelain veneers not only brighten your smile, they can provide many other improvements. Veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics” because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as deliver instant teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are just two of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. Schedule an appointment with us today, to find out what we can do for your smile.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Suspect A Bite Problem?

malocclusion examination Maple Grove

The topic of this post is malocclusion – literally, bad bite. Some cases of malocclusion can be treated with clear braces, provided by Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove.

Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics, coined the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but, fortunately, in most cases the misalignment is so slight that it causes no problems.

When you combine multiple teeth on two arches and a jaw joint with a considerable range of motion, it is easy to see how these elements can fail to align properly. In fact, it is a wonder that they work correctly for most people – allowing them to talk, eat, and breathe without giving it a second thought.

There are many causes of malocclusion – some originating with the teeth and some originating with the jaw. Misshapen teeth, extracted teeth, impacted teeth, crowded teeth, and widely spaced teeth can affect the bite. Injury to the jaw can also cause malocclusion as well as improperly fitting restorations and other dental appliances.

Children with a normal bite can develop bite problems with prolonged pacifier use, thumb sucking or bottle drinking. In rarer cases, oral tumors can move a bite out of alignment.

The treatment for malocclusion depends on the cause. Orthodontics can move teeth into alignment to correct bite problems.

Overcrowding often requires extraction of one or more teeth. Misshapen teeth that affect the bite can often be corrected with crowns or dental bonding.

If the jawbone is significantly misshapen or misaligned, maxillofacial surgery may be necessary. Jaw surgery is a serious undertaking with significant risks and a long, painful recovery. While the jaw heals, it is secured with wires and screws. Ouch!

If your jaw hurts or you see unusual wear to your teeth, it is important that you are examined by a professional. Call us to schedule an appointment.

Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove provides a wide range of dental services, from clear braces to family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Perfectly Clear: Invisalign Braces

Invisalign clear braces are an increasingly popular choice for people who want straighter teeth. They produce excellent results, but are so discreet that some people call them invisible. Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove offers Invisalign clear braces.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Inviaslign clear braces have no wires, brackets or rubber bands. They are so subtle that people standing just a few feet away from you may not realize you’re wearing them.

They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. The proper term for such braces is “aligner.” They are made of clear plastic and worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment.

One of the things that people like best about Invisalign clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. You should wear them while you sleep, however. For the best results it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

Invisalign clear braces are a great choice for people who want to straighten their teeth, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work or school. They are not, however, for everyone. They are not good for patients who, for example, have severely rotated teeth.

To find out if Invisalign clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. We also provide family dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369