clear aligners for teens in duluth mn

introducing clear aligners for teens at true north orthodontics

At True North Orthodontics, we are committed to providing our patients with the best orthodontic care possible. That’s why we are thrilled to offer clear aligners, such as Invisalign,  specifically designed for teens. These innovative clear trays are revolutionizing orthodontics and come with a multitude of advantages over traditional braces in many situations.

why do teens choose clear aligners?

Clear aligners, like Invisalign, have become the go-to choice for many teenagers, and it’s easy to see why:

Comfort: Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are much more comfortable to wear. There are no poking wires or brackets to irritate your mouth, allowing for an easier transition into orthodontic treatment.

Discretion: Clear aligners are virtually invisible, meaning your teen can straighten their teeth without drawing any unwanted attention. They can feel confident in their smile throughout the aligner treatment process.

Convenience: Clear aligners provide unparalleled convenience. There are no food restrictions, meaning your teen can still enjoy their favorite meals without any worry. Additionally, oral hygiene is a breeze as the aligners are removable for brushing and flossing.

Predictability: Thanks to advanced technology, clear aligners can straighten teeth more predictably than when they were first introduced several years ago. This means your teen can have peace of mind knowing exactly what to expect from their orthodontic treatment plan.

the effectiveness of clear aligners

Extensive clinical studies and expert opinions consistently validate the effectiveness of clear aligners like Invisalign. In fact, they can effectively treat mild to even some severe orthodontic problems, proving as effective as fixed braces. This versatility makes clear aligners a fantastic solution for a wide range of orthodontic needs.

We invite you to visit True North Orthodontics and discover how clear aligners can transform your teen’s smile. Our dedicated board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Christine Hammer, and her caring team will provide personalized care and guidance throughout the treatment process. Together, we can achieve the confident, beautiful smile your teen deserves.

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.