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Day to Day Life with Invisalign

It’s common to have hesitation when getting braces, particularly for adults.  Obviously there’s the appearance of braces, but many also wonder how they will feel, and they worry that braces may affect their day to day lives. Invisalign is a …
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Foods for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Your diet has a profound impact on the health of your mouth.  We don’t just mean avoiding cavities.  Mouth-friendly foods can provide strength and support to your teeth, jaw, and gums. In fact, there has been scientific research that has …
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Everything You Need to Know about Retainers

The day finally arrives.  After months of adjustments, cleanings, and special care, your braces are coming off, revealing the beautiful teeth beneath them.  Now you can show that beautiful, confident smile off to the world. But if you want things …
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What are Damon Braces? Will They Work for Me?

A couple years ago, we started offering a new product that we’re pretty excited about.  They’re called Damon braces, and they’re one of the best all-around teeth straightening solutions for kids and adults. Damon braces, which are available in metal …
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The Benefits of Braces

Braces are great!  No, we’re being completely serious.  Modern day braces give you straight teeth and the confidence of a great smile.  Who doesn’t want that? Of course, that’s not the only benefit to having braces.  Braces help with a number …
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Teaching Your Child Oral Hygiene and Proper Teeth Care

“Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” If you instill positive habits into your child now, they’ll stick with them as they grow up. Though the …
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How Does Invisalign Work? Will it Work for Me?

Everyone wants straight teeth, but some may not want braces visible.  For those teens and adults, Invisalign may be a great option.  Much like braces, Invisalign straightens teeth, but with clear removable aligners. When Invisalign was introduced in the late …
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Orthodontic Friendly Snack Ideas

One of the primary things that is covered during an orthodontic consultations in Minneapolis is what you are allowed to eat after you get your new braces. Although having braces requires a bit of a dietary change, it doesn’t at …
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Is it Possible to Over Brush?

Can you brush your teeth too much? This is a question we’ve been asked at our Lakeville and Prior Lake Orthodontics offices. And the answer is yes. When we were children, our parents usually had to chase us down to …
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Orthodontist vs. Dentist: What’s the Difference?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 151,500 dentists in the United States, but only 8,300 of them had a specialty in orthodontics. The difference between an orthodontist and a dentist comes down to a matter of …
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