Do you want a beautiful smile free of unsightly misalignment? Do you avoid seeing the dentist because you fear the embarrassment of wearing metal braces? Did you know there’s a practically invisible alternative to traditional orthodontics? For many teens and adults, Invisalign provides an esthetically pleasing and comfortable method of smile repair. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains the benefits of Invisalign for improving smiles.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign allows Dr. Calcagno to restore your smile using a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners gently and gradually reposition your teeth, straightening your smile. Patients wear the aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day and approximately every two weeks they will switch to a new set. Unlike traditional braces, the entire treatment period typically lasts about one year, saving you time and money.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Invisalign offers an array of advantages over traditional orthodontics. The clear aligners are custom-made and comfortable. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t irritate the gums and cheeks. Patients don’t need to alter their diets or avoid certain foods, such as taffy or popcorn, because the aligners can be removed before meals. Brushing and flossing is easier, which ensures better oral hygiene. In addition, patients can expect fewer office visits, which helps free up valuable time in your hectic schedule. We understand that your teenager can at times be absent-minded, which is why Invisalign offers up to six free replacements should your aligner become lost.
To straighten your teeth with Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Calcagno. After a thorough oral examination, Dr. Calcagno will decide if Invisalign provides the best means of restoring your smile. Dr. Calcagno will take photographs, x-rays, and an impression of your teeth. These will be used to create your aligners. Simply follow Dr. Calcagno’s instructions, wearing the aligners for the time specified, and you can have a beautiful smile.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in straightening your smile with the innovative Invisalign system? Make an appointment with your Rochester cosmetic dentist by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.