- $2,999 for an Invisalign treatment ($6,140 value)
Invisalign straightens teeth with a series of clear, removable, and custom aligners. The process begins at the dentist’s office, where, during an initial exam, the doctor snaps x-rays and takes impressions of the upper and lower teeth. In the Invisalign lab, technicians craft a set of up to 48 transparent aligners made to the patient’s exact specifications. Patients wear the removable aligners for 6–18 months, changing them every two weeks and only removing them while eating or brushing.
Throughout the treatment, patients return to the dentist’s office for routine checkups to ensure teeth continue to shift into their proper places. Read the Invisalign FAQs here.
Minneapolis Dental Associates
Lots of people never want to leave college, but few actually get the chance to stay. Dr. Kathleen Key counts herself among these lucky few; after graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1977, she moved in to an office located right on campus. Though she’s now an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Kathleen Key has taken advantage of her collegiate surroundings to continually educate herself in those fields. She has joined forces with Dr. Sherif Said, who is an alumnus of Ain Shams University's School of Dentistry in Cairo, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has practiced dentistry for over eight years.
Whether they're filling cavities with tooth-colored composites or whitening smiles, the doctors keep their patients informed and encourage them to ask questions. It’s all part of making them feel as comfortable as possible—as is their use of nitrous oxide to calm jittery nerves. Their expertise also extends to treating gum disease and customizing mouth guards for people who unconsciously chew on their arms while asleep.