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Clear Braces vs. Invisalign

The process of getting braces has historically left people with uncomfortable thoughts. From having a mouth filled with metal wires and brackets for years on end to the loss of confidence in their smile, in the past, people just never …
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The Cosmetic Connection- How Orthodontists Help Cosmetic Dentists

LAKEVILLE, SHAKOPEE AND FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA – Not many people know this, but orthodontists are known to work closely with cosmetic dentists to help achieve ideal results for patients. Orthodontics can make it easier for cosmetic dentists to craft beautiful smiles …
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Orthodontic Treatment Can Help Prevent Oral Trauma

PRIOR LAKE, BURNSVILLE AND ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – A study conducted in 2012 involving Indian girls between 11 and 17 found that children with significant overjet were about three times more likely to have dental injuries. April is National Facial …
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What is a Dental Midline?

LAKEVILLE AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – We toss a lot of terms around our office each day. A common one is “dental midline.” Just what is a dental midline, and what does it have to do with orthodontic treatment, you ask? …
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More Families Are Pursuing Orthodontic Treatment

LAKEVILLE, PRIOR LAKE AND MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Researchers have studied the changing age demographic of orthodontic patients for years. Anecdotally, we’ve seen in our reception area what a number of studies shows: more families are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever. …
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Healthy Teeth are No Match for an Eating Disorder

PRIOR LAKE, BURNSVILLE AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA—An eating disorder can wreak havoc on various parts of the body, and the teeth are not immune to its damaging effects. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week will be observed Feb. 24 through March 2 …
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My Child Had Phase 1 Treatment- Will She Need Braces Again?

ST. PAUL, PRIOR LAKE AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – We see numerous patients from St. Paul, Minneapolis and other neighboring areas here at our Lakeville and Prior Lake practice each year who are ideal candidates for Phase I orthodontic treatment. A …
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Single on Valentine’s Day? A New Smile Might Help Attract that Special Someone

PRIOR LAKE, LAKEVILLE AND BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA-The holiday perhaps most closely associated with love is right around the corner. That’s right- Valentine’s Day is your time to smile at and pucker up with your significant other. But for those of you …
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We’re Helping Kids Get Gold Medal Smiles in February

LAKEVILLE, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – February is right around the corner, and that means we’re gearing up to be part of the National Children’s Dental Health Month festivities. This observation held every year in February is the brainchild …
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Factors That Determine How Much Braces Cost

LAKEVILLE AND PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA- How much do braces cost? This is one of the most frequently asked questions when parents have their children evaluated by an orthodontist, and when adults seek treatment for themselves. Prices vary among orthodontics practices …
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