Do you want a beautiful smile? Do your teeth need to be straightened and realigned? Many people avoid traditional orthodontics because they don’t want to wear bulky, metal braces. One cosmetic dental procedure will realign your teeth without traditional metal braces. Your Rochester cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains how Invisalign can transform your smile.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system allows teens and adults to enjoy a straighter smile without ever having to wear braces. With this system, Dr. Calcagno can close gaps, straighten teeth, and reduce crowding. Invisalign replaces harsh metal braces with a series of thin, plastic aligners. The patient’s teeth are gradually reposition with the clear plastic aligners in about 18 months or less.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign offers several advantages over metal braces, and not just esthetics. Since the clear aligners can be removed, there is no need to alter your diet or avoid foods like popcorn or taffy. Invisalign also makes dental care easier. Simply remove the aligner to floss and brush with ease. You’ll run no risk of uneven stains from adhered brackets. In addition, patients attend fewer dental visits than are required with braces, seeing Dr. Calcagno once every four to six weeks.
How Does Invisalign work?
As an Invisalign Preferred Provider, Dr. Calcagno is qualified to provide patients with inconspicuous orthodontic aligners. First, you will meet with Dr. Calcagno for an oral examination to determine whether Invisalign is the right choice for you. The next step involves Dr. Calcagno taking x-rays and impressions of your teeth. These records will be sent to a special lab where technicians will design your custom aligners with the aid of 3D computer technology.
Once you receive your clear, plastic aligners, you will wear them between 20 and 22 hours a day. Approximately every two weeks you will switch to the next set of aligners, slowly and gently straightening your smile. By following Dr. Calcagno’s instructions, you will soon enjoy a straight, gorgeous smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester Dentist
Are you interested in correcting misaligned teeth with Invisalign? Call to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Calcagno today by contacting our 55902 dentist office at (507) 281-3659. Invisalign is perfect for most teenagers and adults. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.