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Our orthodontists use the latest techniques and treatments to help you smile brighter.
When you’re experiencing problems with the position of your teeth and want to explore options for dental braces, find the answers you’re looking for with a complimentary consultation.
We’ll work with you to find the best orthodontic treatment for you – one that suits your needs, budget and lifestyle.
Straighter teeth can boost confidence, improve speech and protect your health by making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. At HealthPartners, we’re working to help more people smile brighter by combining the most advanced orthodontic treatment with flexible payment options.
Our orthodontists work closely with your dentist to provide care tailored to you. At all 11 of our Twin Cities orthodontics clinics, you can expect:
While it’s best to address problems with teeth and jaws while bones are still forming and not all adult teeth have come in, it’s never too late to benefit from orthodontic care. If there is a problem with the position of your teeth, our orthodontists are here to help. No matter your age, our orthodontists can help with:
When the position of your teeth is affecting your health – or when you’d simply rather have straighter teeth – our orthodontists can help. A misaligned bite can lead to more wear on the surface of your teeth, as well as cause issues with your jaw and gums.
During your first appointment, our orthodontists gain a clear understanding of your teeth, bite and jaw position. To do this, it’s common to take X-rays of your profile, bite and smile. These and other tools allow us to create a unique and personalized treatment plan. We offer complimentary consultations for braces and other services.
Misalignment with your teeth can take many forms. By offering a broad range of the latest retainers, braces and clear plastic aligners, we’re able to provide more options than ever. That way, you can choose the treatment plan that best fits your lifestyle.
Unlike removable retainers and clear plastic aligners, braces are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Wire is placed across your teeth and held in place by bonded brackets. Every four to six weeks, your orthodontist will slightly adjust the wire to increase the pressure that actually moves your teeth. Straightening your teeth and bite can also help to alleviate several oral conditions.
Custom-made clear aligners slowly guide teeth into place while being nearly invisible. Able to be taken on and off, they're replaced every few weeks with the next aligner in the series, until the teeth are straight. We offer Invisalign aligners to our patients.
Retainers are very effective at preventing relapse with your bite and teeth position after treatment. We often use them to help keep teeth in place immediately after braces have been removed, and we offer both removable and bonded retainers. If you are a candidate for bonded retainers, they’re attached to the back of your front teeth.
During a complimentary consultation, one of our orthodontists will examine your mouth and teeth. Together, you and your orthodontist will decide on a treatment plan that meets your goals.
Orthodontia is a specialty that dentists can pursue after completing dental school. Orthodontists complete a residency program for two or three years following dental school. All orthodontists are also dentists.
Yes, regular dental cleanings are extremely important while you have braces. Continue to schedule your regular visits.
You can see an orthodontist at any age. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an initial consultation from an orthodontist around age seven.
We welcome patients covered by most major dental insurance plans, including Delta Dental and HealthPartners Dental Insurance. We also accept fee-for-service and self-pay patients, and we offer financing options with flexible payment plans.
To see if your insurance is accepted at our orthodontic clinics, please choose a location and call the clinic directly.