At Lake Minnetonka Dental
The orthodontics offered at Lake Minnetonka Dental goes beyond cosmetic dentistry. A proper bite and the correct teeth alignment is more important to your overall oral health than you might think. With decades of experience, our team can offer the treatment that’s best suited for your specific needs so you can get a healthy, beautiful smile.
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Metal braces are the oldest and most time-tested method of orthodontic correction. Using a system of brackets, wires and rubber bands, they work by shifting the teeth gradually over time, with regular adjustments from the dentist.
Metal braces tend to be more effective in children and young adults who are still developing, which leads to shorter treatment times. They’re also typically the least expensive option, and can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues including:
- Bite correction
- Crowded teeth
- Improper tooth spacing/gaps in teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Jaw problems/misalignment
Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional metal braces. Instead of using semi-permanent brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to shift the position of the teeth into their proper place.
The customized aligners are nearly invisible, making the system a great alternative for those who need orthodontic treatment, but don’t want a mouth full of metal.
Invisalign aligners are worn for 20-22 hours a day, and removed only for eating and drinking. This consistent and gradual pressure slowly shifts teeth into their corrected position. Every 2 weeks, you will swap your aligners for a new set. And every 6 weeks you’ll come back to the office for a checkup to pick up your next few sets of aligners and ensure your treatment is progressing properly.
The Benefits Of Orthodontia
Orthodontia has a variety of benefits. Whether you choose Invisalign or metal braces, you’ll get:
- A more attractive smile – Correcting the placement and alignment of your teeth provides you with a straight, attractive smile, and helps boost your self-confidence.
- Proper bite/jaw alignment – If you have a serious overbite or underbite, you may be self-conscious about your appearance. Not only that, bite misalignment can lead to painful problems like TMJ disorders, or premature tooth wear.
- Better oral hygiene – Crooked or crowded teeth may be hard to clean, both with brushing and flossing. This can lead to a higher risk of periodontal disease or tooth decay. Orthodontic treatment straightens the teeth, allowing you to take better care of your mouth.
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Come To Lake Minnetonka Dental For An Appointment Today!
Proper bite alignment and straightened teeth help you feel better, look better, and enjoy a higher level of oral health. All our doctors are Invisalign-certified, but Vladimir Leon, DDS, MSD is a board-certified orthodontist who can accommodate any orthodontic need. Let the dentists of Lake Minnetonka Dental evaluate your teeth and get you to better oral health. Contact us today at (952) 475-0225, or come to our office at 109 Bushaway Road, Suite 300, Wayzata, MN 55391.
“I have had Ashley as a hygienist every time and LOVE HER! She is friendly, thorough and tells me the truth. Dr. Herman was efficient and I immediately had total confidence in her. I feel like I am in my "family dental office" and people care about me as a person. I have EVERY reason to stay at Lake Minnetonka Dental and plan to do so for many years to come.”
“This place is amazing!! I have never felt so comfortable going to the dentist in my life. The staff have always been warm and welcoming, and made me feel very at ease. The first time I was there, they took me on a small tour of the facility so I could get to know the surroundings. I can't say enough about Dr. Julia Herman and her assistant... they were fantastic!!”
“Everyone, including myself hates going to the dentist - but when they offer keurig coffee and bottled water, have top of the line technology and a t.v in each room - its actually fun! Plus new patients receive teeth whitening kit, travel mug etc! Also I had Marty as my hygienist - he was so informative, I learned a lot about how to care for my teeth. 100%+ recommend this place!”
“I've gone to the same dentist my whole life. I am amazed at what the staff remembers about me and asks when I come, it makes the experience quite personal. Free whitening for life? Sign me up!”
“I have such a hard time going to the dentist... many fears. I had a general cleaning today and I have to say I was so well cared for. Bobby Jo is a dear sweet person. Very perceptive, caring, careful.. I don't know if there are enough great words to say about her. Thank you all!”
Wow! Recently had my first visit and the experience was incredible! Not commonly said about the dentist... but true! Everyone was so polite and really seemed to enjoy working there. TVs, free wi-fi, and complimentary teeth whitening all make this an outstanding experience for customers. Eager to go back for my next visit!