If you have questions about your Invisalign® treatment in Burnsville, Minnesota, check out our questions below or call us at 952-435-0355! Our team and dentist at Oak Ridge Dental will be happy to help you learn more about our favorite orthodontic option. Dr. Jeff Olson is excited to meet you and give you the smile you have been looking for!
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the field of dental specialty that focuses on diagnosing, preventing and treating dental and facial irregularities, including misaligned teeth and jaws.
When should my child receive their first orthodontic screening?
The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that children receive their initial orthodontic screening by age 7. At this age, several permanent teeth have erupted and any developing problems will be easy to diagnose and treat.
Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?
No! While the majority of patients who receive orthodontic treatment are children or teenagers, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles and oral health. As long as your teeth and supporting structures are healthy, you can receive treatment.
Can I discreetly straighten my teeth?
Yes! Clear aligners and other options make it simple for your teeth to be properly but discreetly aligned. We understand that braces can impact a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Our team wants you to feel and look your best during and after your orthodontic treatment, so call us today to see if our discreet straightening techniques are right for you!
How do I keep my teeth clean with Invisalign®?
It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene while you are wearing clear aligners. To keep your smile healthy, we encourage you to follow these steps:
- Brush your teeth three times a day, especially after meals
- Clean around your clear aligners thoroughly
- Floss every day
- Rinse your teeth each time you clean them
Poor oral hygiene while wearing clear aligners may result in tooth damage, tooth decay or prolonged orthodontic treatment.
What do I do if I have an orthodontic emergency?
If you experience an orthodontic emergency, such as a broken or lost appliance, we urge you to call our office as soon as possible. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled soon, please call us immediately to let us know that you need an appliance repaired. We will also be able to provide you with any needed instructions on what to do until you can come to see our dentist.
How long will I need orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment times vary greatly depending on the patient. With advanced technology, orthodontic treatment is now faster, more comfortable and more effective than in years past, making it a great time to straighten your smile. During your consultation, our dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan that suits all of your orthodontic needs.