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Clear Braces – Mankato, MN

Discreetly Straighten Your Teeth and Improve Your Smile

happy woman with straight teethTraditional metal braces are a tried and true method to straighten teeth and correct occlusion (bite) problems. However, many patients hesitate to commit to them because they clash with their smile’s natural appearance. The metal brackets and wires may also be uncomfortable and give the impression that their wearer is juvenile or unprofessional. Fortunately, many individuals who suffer from orthodontic issues are candidates for clear braces in Mankato.

How Clear Braces Work

hand with clear alignerClear braces use a series of clear aligners that apply gentle, sustained pressure to teeth. You wear each aligner for a specified period of time (usually a couple of weeks) before moving on to the next aligner. Each new aligner brings your teeth a little closer to their ideal position. Sometimes, attachments are necessary to ensure the treatment is as effective as possible.

In general, clear braces are able to address issues such as crooked teeth, gaps between the teeth, overbite, underbite, and crowding. However, severe orthodontic problems may require that patients use traditional braces instead.

Achieving Your Dream Smile

using invisalignYour journey to a straighter, healthier smile begins with a visit to your dentist in Mankato. Dr. Kalina will evaluate your mouth and determine whether clear braces will work for you. Once a plan is made, you will have photos and scans or impressions taken of your teeth. Your aligners are made from the information gathered.

Throughout your treatment time, you will need to visit our office periodically so we can ensure that everything is going according to plan. When your treatment is complete, you will receive custom-fit retainers to keep your teeth in their new positions.

Are you ready to let clear braces in Mankato unveil your smile’s true potential? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kalina.