Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, for adults with misaligned teeth, traditional orthodontics can be a lengthy and expensive ordeal. Not to mention the fact that most people consider metal braces to be an eyesore, one an adult is rarely willing to deal with. Thankfully, a dental procedure exists that addresses smile imperfection without the hassle of metal braces. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains how Invisalign provides clear advantages over traditional braces.
The Clear Alternative
Instead of metal and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently and gradually reposition teeth. Typically, patients wear the aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day. Soon, you can receive a beautiful, even smile free of misalignment without undergoing the discomfort of metal braces.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers a host of additional benefits. Removable aligners mean patients don’t need to alter their diets or avoid certain foods. You never need to worry about food damaging your braces or becoming stuck in them. In addition, brushing and flossing are easier, improving your dental health and reducing the risk of teeth stains. The plastic aligners are comfortable, you no longer need to experience the gum and cheek irritation often caused by braces. For adults, the entire treatment time usually takes about a year. Patients also only need to see Dr. Calcagno once every six weeks, which saves both time and money.
The Invisalign Process
After an oral examination, Dr. Calcagno will decide if Invisalign is the best route for rejuvenating your smile. If so, she will take x-rays, photographs and an impression of your teeth. These items will be used to craft your custom-made aligners. Simply follow Dr. Calcagno’s instructions and you can have a beautiful new smile.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist
Are you interested in address your smile misalignment with Invisalign? Then talk to your Rochester cosmetic dentist. With Invisalign, you can receive clear and comfortable smile correction. Make an appointment today 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.