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clear aligners and Invisalign duluth mn

clear aligners

Clear aligners are custom-made, virtually invisible trays that fit over your teeth to gradually straighten them with time.  Compared to traditional braces, aligners can be more comfortable as they eliminate poking wires and brackets. Although the teeth will still be sore as they begin to move, the lips and cheeks tend to be less irritated as the plastic aligner is smoother than metal or clear braces. Aligners also offer the flexibility of removing them for eating and for cleaning your teeth, making them a convenient choice for our patients.

Clear aligners are also less noticeable than braces and are often the preferred choice for adult patients who either never had braces or are seeking to realign teeth that have moved since having braces as a teenager.

Invisalign duluth mn

Invisalign is the most well-known brand of clear aligners. Since its introduction, Invisalign has revolutionized the field of orthodontics by offering patients an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable alternative to traditional braces.

clear aligner and Invisalign treatment process

Dr. Hammer plans your orthodontic treatment digitally from an intraoral scan so that a series of custom clear aligner trays can be made to move your teeth to their optimal positions. Aligners can be a great option for adults, teens, and even children in Phase I orthodontic treatment. This effective, inconspicuous, and removable treatment option utilizes the world’s most advanced aligner systems to help you achieve your smile goals.

Ready to learn more about clear aligner treatment at True North? Reach out today!

why choose
true north orthodontics?

We serve our patients, team and community by creating beautiful, life-changing smiles in
a welcoming atmosphere. We provide exceptional orthodontic treatment, experiences and results. We have fun while making our world more beautiful by creating lasting, confident smiles. We recognize the value of time and aim to deliver our services in a convenient, efficient and memorable way.

Board Certified • American Board of Orthodontics
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frequently asked questions

Do you offer flexible payment solutions?

Our in-house financing allows us to offer patients a great deal of payment flexibility. We will work with you to determine an initial down-payment, with monthly payments set based on your treatment type, length of treatment, and personal financial situation.

Do you accept insurance?

True North Orthodontics is in-network with Delta Dental.

Am I a candidate for a clear aligner treatment like Invisalign®?

Aligners are a fantastic option if you are interested in a less conspicuous orthodontic treatment. There have been many technological advancements in aligner treatment that allow the orthodontist to be able to correct several crowding, spacing and bite issues using clear aligners. Aligners can be used in orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults. Dr. Hammer has even completed the Aligner Intensive Fellowship course so that she can provide you the best aligner treatment possible.

How do I maintain my aligners?

Clear aligners are removable, so you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods during orthodontic treatment. You can take them out to eat, to brush and floss, or for short periods for work or social occasions. It may seem obvious, but the aligners need to be worn in order to work! It is recommended to wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day, and change the aligners in the correct sequence. Because they are removable, aligners can be easily lost or damaged. They fall out of pockets and purses and may even get wrapped up in a napkin and thrown away. Dr. Hammer and her team will provide you with all of the instructions and tools necessary to wear your aligners properly and keep them from ending up in the trash!

Do I need a referral?

A referral from your dentist is not necessary to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with us. Communication is extremely important to us here at True North Orthodontics. We will be in touch with your dentist and any other dental specialists you see before, during and after your orthodontic treatment so that we are all on the same page, working as a team to deliver you the very best care. It’s critical that you continue to see your dentist for your regularly scheduled dental cleanings and exams during your orthodontic treatment with us.

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

Of course not! There is no age limit on orthodontic treatment. Teeth are able to be moved orthodontically whether you are 7 years old or 80 years young. It’s never too late to smile better.