Most people aren't born with a perfect smile. Orthodontics can correct a wide range of conditions that may cause discomfort or dissatisfaction with your smile. With modern advancements in orthodontics, treatment is now widely available for patients of all ages without causing disruption to your lifestyle.

Patients throughout the Twin Cities trust The Dental Specialists for orthodontics because of our experience, our patient-centered approach and our variety of treatment options. Depending on your needs, we may recommend one of the following treatments:

Metal Braces

Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and are still the most common orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than the traditional metal braces of years ago.

Clear/Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.


The Invisalign® system is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.