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Orthodontist Maple Grove

At Pan Orthodontics, Dr. Yu Pan is committed to understanding your unique needs and your personal dental goals to develop a treatment plan that is designed to help you achieve the smile that you deserve in a manner that maximizes your comfort while remaining cost affordable. Your smile is our number one priority!

Cutting Edge Dental Technology

In addition to focusing on maximizing your comfort level, our clinic is also committed to using the newest orthodontist minneapolis technology to ensure you receive optimal care, accurate diagnostics, and that your dental health is being monitored as closely as possible. This ensures that any treatments you receive will be as gentle, efficient, and effective as possible.

Pan Orthodontics Patient Guarantee

  • Patients who visit our clinic can expect the following:
  • Helpful staff prepared to answer your questions
  • Convenient scheduling including weekends
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Emergency need support
  • Support with financial/insurance questions
  • Complimentary digital 3D retainer models to support the long-term stability of your smile

Pan Orthodontics

5101 Vernon Ave South Ste 502
Edina, MN 55436
(952) 926-3747
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Orthodontist Dr. Yu Pan

Dr. Yu Pan was born in Beijing, China and came to the United States for educational opportunities. She earned her PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of South Florida and her DDS (with distinction) from University of Minnesota. She is also a diplomat for the American Board of Orthodontics. When she is not spending time singing and silly dancing with her five-year old daughter, Dr. Pan enjoys travelling with her husband, going to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and is active in several clubs, such as the Spear Study Club and Airway focused study groups.

Dr. Yu Pan is proud to offer a range of dental services, several of which are provided below. To schedule an appointment, you can stop by our office, which is located at 7830 Main St Ste 215 Maple Grove, MN or contact us at (952) 926.3747.

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Braces

Dental braces are an orthodontic device that help correct a variety of dental issues, such as crooked teeth, cross bites, open bites, overbites, underbites and malocclusions. The four most common type of dental braces used are ceramic, metal, self-ligating, and Invisalign.

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Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces primarily because, unlike braces, Invisalign is clear and can be removed for better oral hygiene. Invisalign involves replacing a custom-fit-aligner every week, which will cause your teeth to gradually straighten until they are in the correct position.

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Teeth Whitening & Ortho

It can be difficult to perform teeth whitening for patients who have braces, but there are procedures available that are offered at our clinic. We are also happy to discuss different teeth whitening products and provide guidance on how to best use these products in conjunction with your orthodontics.

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Habit Therapy

Habit therapy refers to therapeutic interventions and exercises that are designed to help patients identify bad
oral habits and learn how to break those habits and/or replace them with good habits. Habit therapy can be
especially effective in helping children stop sucking on their thumb. Our clinic can instruct you and your child
on several different exercises that help you and your child break bad habits and develop good ones.

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Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics is a surgical procedure or procedures performed for patients with severe oral issues that cannot be treated with conventional methods, such as jaw bone abnormalities, incorrect position of teeth (malocclusion), or severely bad bites. Orthognathic surgery can have a significant impact on improving issuessuch as joint pain, periodontal issues, speech difficulties, facial dysfunction, and other related issues.

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Palatal Expansion

Palatal expansion is a treatment typically performed on children (although it can be effective for adults as well) and involves using a palatal expander to widen the maxillary (upper jaw) to improve the fitting of the top and lower teeth. Following the use of the palatal expander, patients will typically be fitted for braces to straighten their teeth. Palatal expansion will ideally be performed on patients before or during a growth spurt.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Airway and breathing obstructive sleep apnea can occur when a patient’s throat muscles relax and block their airway while they are sleeping, causing them to snore loudly or wake up gasping for air. Other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include drowsiness during the day, frequent headaches, nighttime sweating, highblood pressure, and more. There are a variety of different methods for treating sleep apnea, including lifestyle changes, CPAP machines, and/or orthodontically coordinated surgery.

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Retainers

Retainers are orthodontic appliances that are customized to fit your unique needs and prevent teeth from returning to their original positions following the removal of braces. Many people assume that following the removal of braces, their teeth will remain straight permanently. We now know that teeth can return to their original positions, which is why it is now considered best practice to wear a retainer for life time after your braces have been removed. Dr. Pan will be happy to provide you an overview of the different types of retainers available, each retainer types pros and cons, and which retainer type is best suited for you.

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Sleep Apnea

Over 18 million Americans are currently affected by sleep apnea, a condition that typically presents itself as snoring or waking up gasping for air. These issues are occurring due to the patient’s throat muscles relaxing to the point that they block the airway. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to follow up with your dentist, as there are many health risks associated with sleep apnea, such as behavioral problems in children and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in adults.

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Special Needs Dentistry

Special needs dentistry refers to a special approach to dentistry for patients who have been diagnosed with behavioral issues, Down syndrome, anxiety disorders, ADHD, palate issues, and cleft lip to name a few. Our staff is trained in treating patients who fit this category, with a focus on positive reinforcement and enhanced communications. We are committed to providing all our patients with a loving and safe environment so they can receive the care they need.

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Tooth Exposure

Tooth exposure refers to a procedure where a permanent tooth that has failed to erupt is exposed through a tiny incision that is made into your gum. Once the gum is exposed, the gum tissue is lifted and a bracket is placed. At your follow up appointment, a rubber band is attached to this bracket and the tooth is gently moved to the proper position. This is an important procedure to perform because failure to do so can impact a patient’s smile and alter the alignment of their teeth, which can change their bite.

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TMJ & TMD

Patients suffering from TMD (temporomandibular disorders) have a dysfunction of their TMJ (temporomandibular joint), the joint that connects your lower jawbone and skull together. TMD can present several different ways, including difficulty opening your mouth all the way, soreness and pain, difficulty chewing, and/or swelling. There are a range of factors that can cause TMD, such as arthritis, stress, or bruxism. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to correct this issue, which we will be happy to discuss with you.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota

Located in Hennepin county, Maple Grove, Minnesota acts as the medical, cultural, and retail center of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. While in Maple Grove, there are many wonderful activities to enjoy. Residents of Maple Grove will tell you that the Elm Creek Park Reserve is the most beautiful spot in the area. This well-maintained park offers a little something for everyone, including scenic bike trails, playground equipment for the kids to enjoy, small snack stores, and plenty of opportunities for hiking. If you are in Maple Grove during the winter months, there are also opportunities for skiing.

For those who enjoy visiting breweries, the Omni Brewing Company is a must stop. Offering plenty of comfortable outdoor seating and an incredible selection of craft beers, Omni Brewing Company offers a family (and dog) friendly environment, top notch service, and fantastic micro brews.

A popular tourist attraction for those interested in Eastern religions, or who enjoy architecture, is the Hindu Temple, which is the largest Hindu temple in Minnesota. The temple is open to be seen by anyone and offers regular tours that provide insight into the Minnesota Hindu community and the Hindu religion in general. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

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