Do you wish you had a straighter smile? Many people yearn for a straight, healthy-looking smile but avoid orthodontic treatment because of conspicuous metal braces. Fortunately, Dr. Gilly Calcagno can straighten your smile without metal wires and brackets by using Invisalign clear aligners. We straighten smiles of all ages at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry with clear, plastic braces.
Straight Smiles are Important for Oral Health
Some people believe that a straight smile is desirable only for esthetic reasons. However, in reality, a straight smile and aligned bite is important for your oral health, too. The alignment of your bite and the position of your teeth affect your ability to chew, grind, and tear at food. In some cases, misaligned teeth can even affect your ability to speak. Patients with malocclusions (misaligned bites) often experience tooth wear and tooth enamel loss. Additionally, crowded and overlapping teeth are difficult to clean properly and debris and bacteria may collect in hard to reach places. For this reason, patients with crowded or overlapping teeth possess a heightened risk for developing gum disease and cavities.
Straighten Your Smile Discreetly
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear braces are made from plastic. A series of clear aligners are custom made to move the position of your teeth over time. Invisalign retainers are also removable. Patients who use Invisalign enjoy the ability to remove their aligners for cleaning their teeth, eating, or attending a special event. Invisalign aligners are inconspicuous and comfortable, too.
Patients with underbites, overbites, crooked and crowded teeth may benefit from Invisalign clear braces. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, our team recommends scheduling a complimentary smile makeover consultation with Dr. Calcagno. To reserve your appointment, contact our Rochester dentist office (507) 281-3659. We serve patients from Red Wing, Hastings, Farmington, St. Charles, Winona, and the surrounding Rochester neighborhoods.