Would you like to keep your orthodontic treatment between you and your orthodontic specialist? Thanks to Invisalign, there's no need for anyone to know that you're straightening your teeth. Blooming Prairie, MN, orthodontist Dr. Deborah Lien provides Invisalign treatment for her patients.
Invisalign straightens teeth without wires
Although the wire-and-bracket system has been the basis of orthodontic treatment for more than 100 years and is still very effective, Invisalign offers another orthodontic option. The Invisalign system relies on a series of removable aligner trays that gradually and gently realign your teeth. The clear trays are usually worn for about 20 to 22 hours per day and are removed when you eat or brush your teeth.
Invisalign uses the latest technological advances to transform your smile
We design your aligners in our Blooming Prairie office using X-rays and with digital images and impressions to create a 3D image of your mouth. Dr. Lien manipulates the 3D image to create aligner trays that will straighten teeth, correct bite issues or address spacing problems.
Invisalign offers important benefits
Invisalign aligner trays are designed to be unnoticeable and usually don't interfere with speech.
Eating can be complicated when you wear ceramic or metal braces. Certain foods, such as raw carrots or nuts, must be avoided because they can break your wires. Foods that can get stuck in wires or brackets, such as chewing gum or popcorn, are also forbidden. The way you eat doesn't change when you choose Invisalign. Before every meal, you'll take out your aligners and reinsert them when you finish eating.
Oral hygiene is also easy. Once you remove your aligners, you can brush and floss normally.
Invisalign is a flexible orthodontic option. In fact, you may even leave your trays at home if you will be participating in a sporting activity or taking part in a special event.
Invisalign straightens your teeth without affecting your appearance. Find out if this innovative orthodontic option is a good choice for you by calling Blooming Prairie, MN, orthodontist Dr. Deborah Lien at (507) 583-6613 to schedule an appointment.