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Convenient and affordable orthodontic treatment

Our orthodontists use the latest techniques and treatments to help you smile brighter.

Whether you’re experiencing discomfort or want to explore options for 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 treatment with flexible payment options. 

Our orthodontists work closely with your dentist to provide care tailored to you. At all 12 of our Twin Cities orthodontics clinics, you can expect:

  • Complimentary consultations
  • Convenient scheduling options
  • A comfortable environment
  • Easy-to-understand treatment options
  • Personalized choices
  • The latest in treatment technology
  • Flexible payment plans
Orthodontic conditions we treat

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. Whether you want a straighter smile or to chew without pain, our orthodontists are here to help with your teeth and jaw position. No matter your age, our orthodontists can help with:

  • Asymmetrical teeth
  • Bite issues (crossbite, overbite, underbite, deep bite, open bite)
  • Crowding
  • Excessive overjet
  • Facial imbalance
  • Impacted teeth
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Spacing
How do I know if I should seek orthodontic treatment for my child or myself?

If the position of your teeth or jaw is affecting your ability to chew, breathe or speak effectively – or if 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 issues with your jaw and gums. 

How we diagnose orthodontic problems

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. 

Orthodontic services we offer

Teeth and jaw misalignment can take many forms. By offering a broad range of the latest orthodontic appliances, 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.

Appliances

Appliances are used by orthodontists to help prevent or correct problems with bite, jaw structure and chin position. Often, appliances are used before, after or in conjunction with braces. Common appliances include:

  • Bite plate – A removable appliance used to correct a deep bite or crossbite.
  • Forsus – Springs attached to the sides of braces that force the lower jaw forward each time the mouth closes. This can correct an overbite or a recessed chin.
  • Palatal expander – Applied to the roof of the mouth, a palatal expander uses gentle pressure to widen and create more space in the upper jaw while facial bones are still forming.
  • Removable and permanent retainers – Retainers are most commonly used to keep teeth in place immediately after braces have been removed. If you opt for permanent retainers, they’re bonded to the back of your teeth.
Braces

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.

Clear plastic aligners

Custom-made clear plastic 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 plastic aligners to our patients.

Getting started Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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.