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Early, adolescent and adult treatment options benefit the whole family. Youth interceptive treatments guide the growth of teeth and jaws to form optimal positioning. The primary goal of early orthodontic care is to prevent problems that would be difficult to treat in later adolescent years. Conventional treatments during adolescent — pre-teen to early teen — years offer results after permanent teeth become mature. Adults often take advantage of treatment options after jaws stop growing. Most commonly, adults focus on resolving orthodontic concerns such as crowding, missing teeth, drifting teeth, long-term problems with biting or aesthetics. Adult teeth move just like adolescent teeth—you're never too old for braces!

Our specialties include:

Early Treatment   —   Adolescent Treatment   —   Adult Treatment   —   Conventional Braces   —   Invisalign®   —   Ceramic Braces   —   Mouth Guards   —   Dentofacial Orthopedics   —   Surgical Treatment   —   Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

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From conventional braces to Invisalign®, we offer a variety of treatment options, which are customizable depending on your needs. Conventional braces with surgical-grade stainless steel brackets cater to many. Conventional brace wiring is available in variety of different alloys depending on the desired type of tooth movement. Colored "o-rings" can be applied to conventional braces at each adjustment appointment to create different looks. Invisalign® is another popular alternative comprised of a series of removable, clear aligners that we at Mendota Heights Orthodontics use to promote an invisible way of straightening teeth without using traditional braces. Ceramic Braces are similar to traditional braces, but are made to closely match tooth color — an alternative for those patients who need conventional orthodontic treatment, but wish to camouflage their braces. We can custom create mouth guards that are typically required by athletic programs in most communities. Individualized mouth guards protect the teeth from trauma during impact sports. We love to see our patients participating in team sports and encourage them to wear a mouth guard at all times. We make custom fitting mouth guards in multiple color choices. Dentofacial Orthopedics work well when the position or size of the jaws are out of balance, orthodontic treatment can include modification of jaw position to guide the growth of the teeth and jaws into more ideal positions. This type of treatment is only effective during the growing years. Conventional braces must follow the majority of orthopedic-type procedures to achieve an ideal result.

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Surgical treatments help when the position or size of the jaws are out of balance and growth is complete, jaw surgery is often necessary to obtain the most stable and esthetic result. The orthodontist works closely with the oral surgeon to coordinate the position of the teeth with the final position of the jaws. Treatments for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) are recommended if related to an instable bite, especially when associated with discomfort or dysfunction of the jaw joints. If you suffer from TMJ, bite correction via orthodontic treatment may be beneficial. Traditionally, patients with jaw joint symptoms have bite splints made to simulate a correct bite, and orthodontic treatment is considered only after the symptoms are relieved with the splint in place.

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261 N. Ruth St.
St. Paul, MN 55119
P: 651-738-2594
Mendota Heights
750 Main St. #217
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
P: 651-454-5552

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