Unlock Your Best Smile: The Transformative Power of Orthodontic Treatment

Apr 9, 2024 | Aligners, Braces, Care

Welcome to True North Orthodontics, where we believe that a beautiful smile is a journey worth taking. Our mission is to guide our Twin Ports community through the transformative world of orthodontics with expertise, cutting-edge technology, and personalized care. Whether you’re considering braces, clear aligners, or just beginning to explore your options in Duluth MN, we’re here to illuminate the path to your best smile.

Why Consider Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment goes beyond cosmetic enhancements; it’s a vital investment in your dental health and overall wellbeing. Misaligned teeth or jaw issues can lead to more than just self-consciousness—they can cause difficulty in teeth cleaning, chewing problems, and even increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. At True North Orthodontics, we focus on correcting these issues, ensuring your smile is not only beautiful but functional and healthy too.

The Role of Orthodontics in Dental Health

Orthodontic treatment helps in aligning teeth and correcting bite issues, which are essential steps in maintaining optimal oral health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gingivitis. Moreover, correcting bite issues can prevent abnormal wear on tooth surfaces, alleviate stress on the jaw joints, and improve chewing and speech.

Our Orthodontic Solutions

At True North Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatment options tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient:

  • Braces: Braces have evolved. Today, they are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, making them a popular choice for patients of all ages. Our practice utilizes LightForce braces, and they are not your average braces. This fully integrated system offers a unique blend of personalized digital smile plans designed by your orthodontist and 3D-printed ceramic brackets. Unlike traditional braces that use pre-made clear or metal brackets, LightForce brackets are exclusively designed for your teeth and smile.
  • Clear Aligners: Featuring Invisalign®! This effective, inconspicuous and removable treatment option utilizes the world’s most advanced clear aligner system to help you achieve your smile goals. 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. Clear aligners can be a great option for adults, teens, and even children in Phase I orthodontic treatment.
  • Phase I Treatment: Some orthodontic problems should be corrected earlier than others, even before all of a child’s adult teeth have come into the mouth and some baby teeth are still present. These problems can include crossbites, narrow upper jaw, severe crowding, underbite and severe overbite, among others. Early treatment, typically called Phase I orthodontic treatment, addresses these specific issues so that they do not become bigger problems later on. This interceptive treatment can often eliminate the need for permanent tooth removal or jaw surgery when the patient is ready for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. But that doesn’t mean braces have to be boring! We are excited to offer WildSmiles brackets for our youngest patients, who are undergoing Phase I treatment. These fun shaped brackets allow your child to customize their orthodontic treatment and really show off that smile!

Each treatment plan is designed and tailored to your orthodontic needs by Dr. Hammer with precision and care, utilizing the latest in orthodontic technology to ensure the best outcomes.

Long-Term Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Investing in orthodontic treatment can have profound effects on both your appearance and oral health. Correcting structural issues can not only enhance the aesthetics of your smile but also prevent long-term damage to your teeth and gums. Improved alignment can lead to better oral hygiene, decreased risk of tooth decay, and possible relief from jaw pain or headaches associated with malocclusion.

Why Choose True North Orthodontics in Duluth MN?

At True North Orthodontics, we’re more than just an orthodontic clinic; we’re a community of professionals passionate about making a positive impact on your life. Our team of experts uses state-of-the-art technology to provide personalized and effective treatments. We believe in educating our patients, empowering them to make informed decisions about their orthodontic care.

Ready to Start Your Journey?

If you’re ready to explore how orthodontic treatment can transform your smile and improve your dental health, we invite you to schedule a consultation at True North Orthodontics. Let us be your guide to a healthier, more confident smile.

Together, let’s unlock the power of your smile. Discover the difference that professional, personalized orthodontic care can make in your life. Visit True North Orthodontics today and take the first step on your journey to a radiant, functional smile that lasts a lifetime.

Dr. Christine Hammer

Dr. Christine Hammer


A Duluth native, Dr. Hammer is extremely proud to be able to create beautiful smiles in her hometown community.

She attended Holy Rosary and Marshall School here in Duluth, is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and completed both her dental school education and orthodontic residency at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Hammer has practiced orthodontics in Duluth since graduating residency in 2015. She completed the rigorous process of board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, holding herself to the highest standard to be able to provide the best results to her patients.

Dr. Hammer lives in Duluth with her husband, Kyle, and their three children – Ben, Stella and Luke (and their furry Goldendoodle child, Murphy). She enjoys long distance running, days at the cabin and downhill skiing. She can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your best smile at True North Orthodontics!