Achieving a straight smile doesn’t have to be a drag. The days of sporting a mouth full of metal brackets and wires are over. Today, people throughout the United States choose to straighten their smiles with Invisalign clear braces. Did you know that our talented cosmetic and general dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno is a preferred Invisalign provider? Our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers some helpful information on Invisalign and the benefits of clear braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular brand of clear, discreet braces. Instead of utilizing metal wires, brackets, and ligatures to straighten teeth, Invisalign consists of a series of clear, plastic aligners. Over time, these plastic aligners will move teeth to a straighter position. Invisalign can improve malocclusions such as underbites and overbites as well as gapped and crooked teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Below are a few benefits that patients enjoy with Invisalign braces.
- Invisalign braces are removable – Unlike metal braces, patients can remove Invisalign aligners while they eat and brush their teeth. Some proponents of Invisalign believe that removable braces are better for maintaining a clean mouth. Many patients who have traditional metal braces complain that they have a difficult time cleaning their teeth because food gets stuck under metal orthodontic appliances.
- Invisalign braces are discreet – Because the plastic aligners are clear, Invisalign braces are almost undetectable. Many patients report to our team that they don’t feel self-conscious of their smiles when wearing Invisalign braces.
- Invisalign braces are smooth – Patients with metal braces often experience discomfort from metal brackets and wires scraping against soft oral tissues. Fortunately, Invisalign braces have smooth surfaces. With Invisalign, patients don’t have to worry about cutting their tongue, lips, or insides of their cheeks on metal parts.
To learn more about Invisalign or to schedule an appointment, contact our Rochester dentist office at (507) 281-3659. We serve patients from Hastings, Farmington, Red Wing, St. Charles, and the surrounding Rochester communities.