Orthodontics Blog

May 11, 2020
We are open!
Patients and Families,   We are excited to announce that our Wisconsin offices have just re-opened and our Minnesota offices will begin seeing patients with urgent needs on Tuesday, May 12th. We are working diligently to schedule appointments to check on the progress our patients have been making in their orthodontic treatment.   Please understand that we are doing everything we can to see your smiling face in our office as soon as possible. In the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to you via phone call or text message to schedule your next appointment.   Prior to your appointment, we ask that you take a few minutes to review the new COVID-19 precautions we have put in place to maximize the safety and comfort of our patients and staff at https://greatriverortho.com/safety/.   We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through our re-opening plans, and we will be in touch as soon as we are ready to schedule your appointment. In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns, or if you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, please call or email us.   Sincerely,   Your Friends at Great River Orthodontics
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April 30, 2020
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Patients and Families,
We are excited to see you and check on your orthodontic progress, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during the temporary COVID-19 office closure. We are working hard to make sure we open just as soon as possible, in accordance with the CDC, ADA, and our State’s guidance. We will call you when we can schedule your appointment.
Upon reopening, we assure you that the safety of our patients and staff remains our top priority. Our clinics stay on the leading edge of dentistry and orthodontics and incorporate advanced safety measures to safeguard health. We have always maintained the highest infection and cross-contamination prevention standards in our clinics, exceeding the standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure that our patients and our team are safe.
Your doctors and orthodontic team at Great River Orthodontics are committed to staying up to date, day by day, on what is being discovered about the Coronavirus to determine any additional infection prevention and control protocols needed. When you return to our office, you may notice additional measures we have put in place to maximize your safe

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April 24, 2020
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April 10, 2020

We’re here for you! Even though our clinics remain closed for non-emergency care, we are still here to support your ongoing orthodontic treatment. From the safety of your home, we can virtually monitor your treatment and address concerns you have.

  • Contact us if you would like to request a video-based appointment to virtually check your appliances or aligners and to connect face-to-face about treatment questions.
  • Email us photos, questions, or concerns about your treatment or call anytime.
  • Your doctors have filmed a series of short videos on FAQs and tips filled with helpful information.

If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, including severe discomfort, swelling, or trauma to your face, mouth, or teeth, please email or call to determine how we can help. As a reminder, if yo

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April 3, 2020


During the COVID-19 temporary clinic closure, we are still available to support your ongoing orthodontic treatment! We can continue to monitor your treatment and address concerns you have in the following ways:

  • Video-based appointments can be requested to virtually check your appliances or aligners and to connect face-to-face about treatment questions.
  • Email us photos, questions, or concerns about your treatment or call anytime.
  • Your doctors have prepared a series of short videos on FAQs and tips that you may find helpful.


For virtual video and photo check-ins, we ask that you capture a series of images for us to review.

April 1, 2020

COVID 19 Office Closure and Invisalign To help patients with Invisalign, Dr. Lin from Great River Orthodontics in Wisconsin answers some commonly asked questions in this short video. During the COVID-19 temporary closure, we are here to support your ongoing Invisalign treatment as much as possible. While we are unable to schedule physical appointments, we are available to provide virtual care to help monitor your treatment and address questions you may have. Please call or email us at info@greatriverortho.com to connect if you have any questions or concerns.

March 31, 2020

Dr. Lin shares some helpful orthodontic tips and answers questions about ongoing orthodontic care during the temporary office closure in this short video. Luckily, there are very few orthodontic emergency situations. If you are experiencing severe pain or an injury, we are here to help. Just give us a call to determine the best course of action for your specific situation. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your orthodontic treatment, feel free to call or email us at info@greatriverortho.com.

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March 31, 2020
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Orthodontic Tips

We sure do miss seeing all our patients! During this temporary office closure, we understand that you may have questions about your ongoing orthodontic care. Here are some helpful tips until we can see you again in office.

  • Great oral hygiene is key! Brush and floss more thoroughly than ever before to keep your enamel and gums as healthy as possible. We recommend you brush 2-3 times per day and floss daily – click here for more info.
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink lots of water! Make sure to also avoid sticky and hard foods with braces, to avoid breaking brackets and wires.
  • Continue to wear your rubber bands as prescribed. If you need additional bands, call or email us.
  • If you are turning an expander, continue turning for the length of time, or number of turns, prescribed. At that time, quit turning until we can see you in the office.
  • Invisalign retainers should continue to be worn as prescribed

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March 31, 2020

First of all, we miss you and hope this message finds you safe and in good health!  Your well-being remains our top priority, and based on current COVID-19 mandates and advisories, our offices remain closed for all non-emergency orthodontic appointments. We are committed to your treatment success and will resume regular appointments as soon as possible! We remain available for emergency orthodontic treatment and also to answer any questions you have. If you have an orthodontic appointment scheduled during this temporary closure, that appointment is canceled and no action on your part is necessary. As soon as we determine when our office will be reopening, we will connect with you to reschedule the appointment. We also want to share some valuable resources that answer common questions and help keep your treatment on track!

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