Welcome to Yapel Orthodontics!

Smiles are a reflection of who we are. They reflect our emotions, confidence and attitudes. Because we understand the vital role of your smile, Dr. Mike Yapel and his team are excited to welcome you to our office.

With locations in Sartell, Little Falls, and Big Lake , Minnesota, we have been providing a full range of orthodontic services for children, teens and adults since 1992. We utilize state-of-the-art appliances such as ceramic braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. Invisalign is ideal for adult patients who want to enhance their smile, but are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces.

At Yapel Orthodontics, we work together to provide personalized service and an enjoyable orthodontic experience in a comfortable and fun environment. Contact us today and let us create a life-changing smile for you!

COVID-19 UPDATE (Office Reopening)

Governor Walz has announced an easing of restrictions on elective medical and dental procedures effective this week. It is not a complete return to normal, but it does allow us somewhat greater flexibility to start seeing some non-emergency patients.

In order to re-open a practice, clinics are required to follow strict additional protocols regarding infection control, social distancing, staff safety and conservation of personal protective equipment. Our highest priority is making sure our patients and team members are safe, so you will notice some changes in how we schedule, check you in and the personal protective equipment worn by clinical staff.

Team members will begin calling patients whose appointments were cancelled due to the Executive Orders. It will be most efficient if you wait for them to call you since we will be working our way through the list in the order of cancellation. The Minnesota Department of Health may need to pause elective procedures again if there is a spike in COVID cases, so we will start by scheduling just a week or two out.  Please understand that it will take some time to catch up from the shutdown, but you have not been forgotten. We are focused on making this work and dedicated to resuming your orthodontic treatment. 

Following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Board of Dentistry, it is our plan to get everyone in for an evaluation and adjustment as quickly as possible while deferring longer aerosol producing procedures until the supply chain catches up with demand for the necessary personal protective equipment. Since our Sartell office is set up with greater physical separation of treatment chairs and allows one way traffic flow, we will be seeing all patients in that location until the pandemic subsides and restrictions are lifted.

Thank you again for your understanding during the closure and reopening. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Dr Mike Yapel and the team at Yapel Orthodontics

There is also guidance from the American Association of Orthodontists on how to address many minor orthodontic problems in the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for an office visit during this time. Please click here to be directed to the AAO's website.

For more information on the closure and your treatment, visit here.

New Check-In Procedures


Prior to arriving, please print and complete the following (2) forms. The medical screening needs to be completed the day of the appointment. Bring the forms to your appointment. COVID Medical Screening and Informed Consent

When arriving for your appointment, check-in via text with your first and last name (1-844-430-8721) or phone (320-251-7109) from your vehicle. We will notify you when you may enter the office.

A mask must be worn when entering the office.

We ask that only the patient enter the building. If a chaperone or interpreter is needed, one adult may accompany the patient, they also need to wear a mask.

Everyone will be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms upon entering.

  • Sartell-St. Cloud Office


    325 19th St. S., Suite 101
    Sartell, MN 56362

  • Little Falls Office


    119 1st St. N.E.
    Little Falls, MN 56345

  • Big Lake Office


    570 Humboldt Dr., Suite 102
    Big Lake, MN 55309

Meet Dr. Mike Yapel


Meet Dr. Mike YapelDr. Mike Yapel has provided outstanding orthodontic care to patients throughout central Minnesota since 1992. Read His Biography Learn More


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