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Invisalign in St. Paul, MN
01/06/2022

Many teenagers and adults who want straighter teeth are choosing Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. At Meister Orthodontics we know Invisalign is a desirable choice for many reasons, from its appearance to its predictability, but our patients in St. Paul, MN often wonder how long Invisalign treatment takes. Our staff is here to answer all your questions and guide you through treatment to achieve the unbelievable results you’re hoping for, so let’s start with the basics. Why choose Invisalign, and how long does it take?

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Foods That Can Affect Your Braces
01/06/2022

Getting braces can be an adjustment, especially when it comes to your diet. If you’re about to get metal braces (ones with brackets and wire), there are certain foods to avoid. No more chewing on gum or crunching on hard chips- you’ll want to protect your mouth. However, there are plenty of foods that you can still enjoy! At Meister Orthodontics, we strive to educate all of our patients on what to do before, during, and after orthodontic treatment. Dr. Meister and staff provide customized treatments for everyone of all ages. Regardless of how old you are, and what type of braces you have, here is a list that can help you decide your diet habits daily.

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Braces in St. Paul, MN
11/22/2021

Braces are often associated with childhood or adolescence, but recently more and more adults are deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment to discover their smile’s full potential. At Meister Orthodontics, we’ve helped countless patients of all ages achieve unbelievable results with braces in St. Paul, MN. There are many factors that determine whether or not you are a good candidate for braces, but age rarely matters. Here are a few reasons why you’re never too old to get braces.

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Does AcceleDent Speed Up Invisalign Treatment?
10/13/2021

What Is AcceleDent? Can it speed up treatment? AcceleDent is a relatively new device that uses soft pulse technology and cyclic forces to accelerate the movement of teeth by up to 50%. It is used as a component of regular orthodontic treatment, such as with traditional braces or Invisalign. At Meister Orthodontics, we offer AcceleDent to patients who are going through orthodontic treatment. If you are someone who wants to speed up their treatment, AcceleDent can be a great option. Here is what to know about this new technology, and how it can help you!

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Why Invisalign is Perfect for College Students
09/29/2021

Invisalign one of the biggest orthodontic appliances on the market. And it’s not only a great option for adults but teens and young adults as well! College students, especially, can take advantage of the benefits Invisalign provides. At Meister Orthodontics, Dr. Meister and her staff offer customized Invisalign treatment plans to anyone who is qualified. We know how busy students are in their daily lives; everything from homework, activities, and work makes it hard to juggle schedules. If you’re in college (or just about to start), here’s why Invisalign might be a great option for you.

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Foods To Avoid If You Have Braces
06/30/2021

At Meister Orthodontics, Dr. Tammy Meister works with patients in every phase of their braces journey and knows from experience which foods are friend or foe. Our dental practice provides the highest standard of care, with results to last a lifetime, and strives to give you the best outcome guaranteed. To help achieve these goals, here is some advice from your St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN orthodontist, about foods to avoid if you wear braces.

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How to Fit Orthodontic Work into Your Life
02/16/2021

Meister Orthodontics provides expert orthodontic care, serving St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN, as well as the surrounding Twin Cities areas. Our friendly staff and Dr. Tammy Meister are committed to helping you achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams. We know it’s hard to make time for yourself with all of life’s responsibilities, but we want to help patients learn how to fit orthodontic work into your life!

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Office Sterilization Standards
12/15/2020

Meister Orthodontics provides expert family orthodontic care, serving St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN, as well as the surrounding Twin Cities areas. Dr. Tammy Meister and our friendly staff help patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Our office utilizes the latest technology and appliances, and we offer a variety of braces and Invisalign options to fit your treatment needs.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Invisalign in 2020
11/15/2020

At this point everyone has heard about it: Invisalign is the new best way to straighten your teeth without braces. But what actually sets Invisalign apart from other orthodontic treatments? Our team here at Meister Orthodontics in Minneapolis, MN has put together a short list explaining this revolutionary orthodontic treatment and why Invisalign might be right for you!

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Adult Orthodontics
11/15/2020

Adult orthodontic care is different for many reasons. Not only have the patient's bones stopped growing, but their treatment must also account for a longer dental history, which may include prior treatment such as veneers, fillings, and crowns, or be affected by medications, habits like smoking, and the simple fact of many more years of wear and tear.

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Happy Halloween from Meister Orthodontics!
10/05/2020

Halloween is an exciting time of year for children, teens, and adults. Almost everyone is deciding what to dress up as, which Halloween party to go to, and how much candy to eat. At Meister Orthodontics, we want our patients to enjoy the festivities and we also want them to care for their braces appropriately while following their orthodontic treatment plan.

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Summer Is The Perfect Time For Braces!
07/06/2020

Summer is the perfect time to think about your child’s orthodontic treatment. At Meister Orthodontics, we believe that summer is the best time to get braces. During the summer break, your child will not be in school, you will have less fees to pay for school and other activities, your child will have more time to adjust to braces, and, of course, they can enjoy frozen treats!

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Virtual Consultations At Meister Orthodontics
06/01/2020

We are now proud to offer Virtual Consultations for our patients at Meister Orthodontics! Read on to learn more about our updated treatment process.

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Top Ten Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist
03/09/2020

If your dentist has recommended that you or your child need braces, there are some important questions that you will want to ask your orthodontist. Over the years, Dr. Meister from Meister Orthodontics, which serves the Minneapolis and St. Paul communities, has answered many questions about the orthodontic process.

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The Dangers of DIY Braces
02/12/2020

DIY Braces are dangerous! With advances in orthodontic technology, there is no longer a need to resort to using paperclips, wire, or home solutions to fix your teeth. Read on to learn more!

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Best Toothbrush for Braces
11/18/2019

With so many options, it can be hard to choose the right toothbrush – especially with braces. Learn which is best, then book an appointment with us today!

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Is It Better To Floss Before Or After Brushing?
04/08/2019

If you’re either just starting or in the midst of clear or metal braces or Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering if there is an important answer to this often-asked question. Your local orthodontist, Dr. Meister of Meister Orthodontics, and her friendly and professional dental staff agree that both flossing and brushing are important steps to creating the best oral hygiene and a positive outcome from your orthodontic treatment. And, according to some recent research released just last year, there does seem to be some clear evidence that flossing first can help you achieve greater oral health.

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Invisalign vs. Braces
02/22/2019

As your trusted St. Paul orthodontist, we know that when it comes to increasing your confidence, there is nothing like a smile transformation to help you feel amazing. That’s why we offer high-quality orthodontic treatments like Minneapolis Invisalign, braces and more. Let’s take a look at two of our most popular orthodontic treatments, and how they’re different.

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The Holidays & Braces
01/17/2019

The holidays are almost here, and while we're all looking forward to some time spent relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones, the holidays present a unique challenge for those wearing braces. That's because many of the foods and sweets we love to indulge in during the holiday season pose a major danger to the brackets, wires, and bands of braces and orthodontic appliances. To help out, here are a few tips for making it through the holidays without breaking your braces.

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How To Ensure Your Children Have A Tooth-Friendly Halloween
10/29/2018

At Meister Orthodontics in St. Paul, MN, Dr. Meister, and our orthodontic experts, know how difficult it can be to ensure your children have a tooth-friendly Halloween, especially with Trick-or-Treating right around the corner! Nothing says autumn more than visiting your local pumpkin patch, picking out scary costumes, and going door to door to fill jack-o-lanterns full of delicious candy. But unfortunately, some of the delicious treats your children will get Halloween night might Monster Mash their teeth and gums!

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Meister Orthodontics
05/31/2018

We know that when it comes to finding a quality orthodontist you can trust in St. Paul, it may seem like there are a lot of options out there. But at Meister Orthodontics, there’s a number of reasons we’re the leading orthodontist practice in the Twin Cities!

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Are Braces Painful?
05/01/2017

The answer is that wearing braces does cause some discomfort, but nothing that isn’t manageable. There are also ways that you can reduce that discomfort while you wear your braces.

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Enjoy the Many Benefits Offered by Invisalign
05/01/2017

At Meister Orthodontics, we offer different treatment options to our patients because we know that every person has different needs and desires and that each smile is unique.

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Back to School with Braces
09/27/2016

Going back to school can be a worrisome time as it is and having to get adjusted to braces as well can make things even worse. That’s why we want to help out by giving you a couple of tips that we think will make your return to school a little easier.

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Summer Fun in the St. Paul/Twin Cities Area
08/03/2016

We want to show you why we enjoy it here so much by giving you a few fun family-friendly activities in St. Paul and the Twin Cities this summer.

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Surviving the Holidays With Braces

Discuss how to survive the holidays, even with braces. Contact your local Twin Cities orthodontist at Meister Orthodontics for your next appointment!

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