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By Babcock & Morgan Family Dental
August 30, 2017
Category: Dental Appliances
Tags: Invisalign  

Straightening your teeth with orthodontic treatment can seem like a big undertaking. However, if you wish there was a way to straightenInvisalign your teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces, you may benefit from Invisalign. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment can straighten your teeth and correct your bite without the rest of the world knowing thanks to its clear aligner trays. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Michael Babcock, Dr. Tom Morgan at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, MN.

How does Invisalign work? 
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not use metal brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth. Invisalign’s design uses plastic aligner trays to move the teeth little by little into their final positions. The trays come in a series, the number of which depends on the severity of the condition. Patients wear each tray in the series, one after the other, for about two weeks each until the end of treatment. In some cases, small, tooth-colored bumps placed onto the teeth help the trays apply less or more pressure to certain areas of the teeth to pinpoint the route in which the teeth will move.

Can Invisalign help my smile? 
Invisalign treats the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces, including:

  • crooked or misaligned teeth
  • overcrowding
  • under crowding
  • uneven teeth
  • overbite
  • underbite

Invisalign Treatment in Prior Lake, MN 
While traditional metal braces force you to sacrifice your look, Invisalign’s clear aligner trays allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly. The trays, custom-made from comfortable plastic especially for your teeth, fit into your mouth exactly, becoming almost invisible while worn. Patients remove the trays to brush their teeth and eat, eliminating the need to add extra steps to your oral care routine or avoid certain foods that would damage or break traditional metal braces.

If you think Invisalign is for you, you should consult with your orthodontist to determine if this is the best course of treatment for your teeth. For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Michael Babcock, Dr. Tom Morgan at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, MN. Call (952) 447-4611 to schedule your appointment with your orthodontist today!

By Babcock & Morgan Family Dental
August 26, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

If you've already had braces to correct your tooth alignment, but your teeth have shifted back out of place, chances are that you don't want to visit your Prior Lake dentist to get braces once again. The good news is you probably don't have to. Whether your teeth haveInvisalign shifted slightly, significantly or not at all, Invisalign may be just what you need to keep your teeth exactly where they belong.

Here are three reasons you might want to consider visiting Michael Babcock, DDS or Tom Morgan, DDS at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental for Invisalign after you've already had braces.

1. Invisalign Can Correct Relapses

If you've neglected to wear your retainer and your teeth have shifted, Invisalign can move them back where they belong. In fact, Invisalign is designed specifically for the type of minor adjustments that often need to be made once teeth begin shifting out of place.

2. It Can Also Prevent Relapses

If your teeth haven't yet shifted or if you've corrected the shifting and you'd like to keep it corrected, Invisalign can help with that too. Because Invisalign covers your entire tooth, it does an excellent job holding your teeth exactly where they are supposed to be.

3. Invisalign is Practically Invisible

One of the main reasons why Prior Lake residents love the Invisalign aligners they get from their dentists is because, unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Wear them to work, school, on a date or in a meeting; no one has to know but you.

Of course, Invisalign isn't right for everyone. If you grind your teeth, can't commit to wearing your aligners for the recommended time, frequently forget where you left your aligners or need the most cost-effective option possible, Invisalign aligners may not be the right choice for you. Only your dentist at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake can help you decide for sure, however.

You've already spent several months and hundreds or even thousands of dollars to correct your tooth alignment. Don't let that time and money go to waste. Speak to your dentist at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake to find out if Invisalign aligners are right for you.

By Babcock & Morgan Family Dental
September 12, 2013
Category: Invisalign
Tags: Invisalign   Braces   Straighteners  

Have you always wanted straight teeth, but never thought you could fit it into your busy lifestyle?  At Babcock & Morgan Family Dental we want to help you gain a straighter smile without worrying about bulky metal braces.  With advancements in dentistry, we can now offer our patients in Prior Lake Invisalign clear aligners. 
Invisalign is versatile, as it helps to correct a broad range of dental issues such as overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, cross-bites, overbites and under-bites. With help from Dr. Thomas Morgan, a confident smile is within reach in Prior Lake with Invisalign.
Compared to conventional metal braces, Invisalign holds up against the sometimes-painful effects of braces. The most obvious advantage of Invisalign is cosmetic.  The aligners are transparent, allowing the detection of them to be more difficult than traditional wire and metal bracket braces.  The transparency makes Invisalign particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without others noticing.
Additionally, the aligners are more comfortable than the traditional metal braces and due to the removable nature of the aligners; the patient’s life does not need to be altered. Clinically, Invisalign aligners avoid many of the side effects that metal braces exhibit.  Conventional braces often affect the gums and cheeks negatively through cuts and irritation, while Invisalign will not irritate your mouth. 
As always, it is important to consult Dr. Thomas Morgan, your Prior Lake dentist, for further approval. Invisalign is not for everyone, but with a consultation at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental, a treatment plan can be made.  If you are ready to straighten your smile, talk to your dentist today to see if Invisalign works for you.