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You’re more than a patient, you’re family!

October 19th, 2016

Kottemann Orthodontics has been providing high quality, excellent care for more than 60 years and with three generations. Drs. William, Kraig and Scott Kottemann care for their orthodontic patients in Plymouth, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Watertown, Chaska and Orono, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. At Kottemann Orthodontics, we believe you are more than just a patient, you are part of the family.

We want you to find your most beautiful smile, and you can count on us to get it there. From metal braces to Invisalign braces and other cosmetic options, we are proud to treat each and every patient.

Why do you we care and why is orthodontic treatment important?

Having healthy teeth means there is a lesser chance of developing other health problems. When your teeth are straight, it’s much easier to keep them clean and healthy. We want to make sure your teeth are in optimal condition and health.

Straight teeth also give you a beautiful smile. A smile that you can be proud of and have confidence in. When you are happy with your appearance, you will have a better quality of life and can smile with pride. We want our patients to have the best quality of life.

We do what we can for our family, which means we will do everything we can for our patients to help them with their orthodontic conditions.

Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation, or to get answers to questions you may have.


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I am starting to see in a gap in my teeth – will I need braces?

October 6th, 2016

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Only a dentist or orthodontist can determine if you need any type of correction. If you are worried about gaps or teeth moving, schedule an appointment with your dentist or call us. After a diagnostic exam that includes a full medical and dental history, clinical exam and X-rays of your mouth, we will be able to determine whether you need any intervention or treatment for your smile.

Spacing or gaps are one of the symptoms that make you a candidate for orthodontic treatment.  While it may require some sort of intervention to fix, it does not necessarily require braces. Each patient’s mouth is different, so only an examination will tell you exactly what you need to do to fix the spacing of your teeth.

Braces, fixed space maintainers, aligners, removable space maintainers and removable retainers are all options for consideration. To see what option may work best for you, call us today to schedule your initial appointment.

Beware of Teeth Straightening Information on the Internet

September 21st, 2016

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The American Association of Orthodontics is urging consumers to beware of Internet videos and websites that encourage people to try and straighten their own teeth. Straightening your teeth or moving your teeth is a medical procedure that requires the professional supervision of an orthodontist. Please be wary of any suggestions to move teeth with rubber bands, dental floss or other objects ordered online. Moving teeth without a thorough exam of the overall health of the teeth and gums can result in permanent loss of teeth, which in turn will result in expensive and lifelong dental problems. Orthodontists receive two to three years of specialized education and training beyond dental school to become experts in straightening teeth and aligning your bite.

Content based on information from the American Association of Orthodontics

Family Orthodontic Care with Dr. Scott Kottemann, DDS

August 17th, 2016

As a practice for family orthodontic care, we really try to embrace that mentality with our patients. We strive to make each patient feel like they are comfortable and at home instead of at an orthodontic office. I am an active member in the community, both personally and professionally. I value the connections I make both at the clinic and within the community.

I am involved in several local study clubs and attend numerous conferences and courses each year to keep current on the most advanced, innovative orthodontic treatment options.

I attended dental school at the University of Michigan and completed my orthodontic residence at the University of Minnesota, where I am also now a faculty member. I am an instructor for the orthodontic residents at the University of Minnesota where I teach clinical skills and biomechanics.

It may not seem like orthodontics can be life-changing for patients, but often times, it is. The personal transformation that I see on a daily basis is what makes providing family orthodontic care such an incredible experience. We see a huge variety of patients from all ages and ethnicities. The diversity of care makes each patient experience that much more enjoyable and unique.

In my free time, I enjoy photography. I also play soccer, enjoy skiing and surfing.

If you’re struggling with some dental work, call our clinic to schedule an appointment. I would love to help in any way I can.