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Brite Smiles Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Apple Valley, MN

Everybody wants straighter teeth and a healthier, brighter smile, but few people want to endure the hassle of traditional metal braces. That’s why Dennis Simmons, DDS, and his associates, provide Invisalign® for their patients at Brite Smiles Dental Care in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Invisalign® offers you a perfectly aligned smile with a treatment that’s much more comfortable, convenient, and discreet than traditional braces. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth with a series of clear plastic aligners. 

Invisalign has grown into a widely popular alternative to traditional metal braces, with over 6 million happy smiles worldwide.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign has clear plastic aligners, made from an impression of your smile, that is designed to exert gradual pressure on your teeth. You wear your retainers all day, every day, taking them out only when you need to brush, floss, or eat.

Over time, the pressure gently pushes your teeth into your desired alignment, finally giving you your dream smile.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Drs. Simmons and Edstrom start by taking an impression of your smile with an intraoral camera. They upload that impression into a computer, which creates a virtual model of your smile. Your virtual smile is then manipulated to calculate all of the “steps” needed to shift your teeth into proper alignment. 

Those “steps” are then turned into clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly on your teeth and progressively push them toward their target alignment. You wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day and switch over to the next set in your series every two weeks.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Compared with traditional metal braces, Invisalign is:


Your aligners are made of smooth, flexible, plastic, not rough and pointy metal, so you don’t have to worry about tearing up the inside of your cheeks.


Your aligners are removable, so you don’t have to change your diet or learn new techniques for brushing and flossing as you do with braces. Simply pop out your aligners when you need to brush, floss, or eat, and pop them back in afterward.


Your aligners are clear and virtually invisible on your smile, so nobody will know you’re getting orthodontic treatment unless you tell them. Gone are the days of the “mouthful of metal” look!