Do you want a gorgeous smile? Do you often find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh or hiding your smile? Many people feel embarrassing of their teeth due to unsightly misalignment. Despite this, few people want to endure traditional orthodontics to correct their smile. Thankfully, Invisalign provides a clear and removable alternative to metal braces. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno answers a few common questions patients often ask about Invisalign.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Question: Does Invisalign really correct misalignment without the use of metal braces?
Answer: Yes! Instead of traditional braces, Invisalign employs a series of clear and custom-made plastic aligners.
Question: How exactly does the Invisalign system work?
Answer: Dr. Calcagno will take x-rays, photographs, and an impression of your teeth. These materials will be used to create several sets of clear plastic aligners. Simply wear the aligners daily for the time specified by Dr. Calcagno. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a new set of aligners as your teeth are gradually and gently repositioned.
Question: Can I remove my aligners before meals?
Answer: Yes! Patients no longer need to alter their diets and avoid certain foods that may damage or become stuck in their braces. You can remove your aligners before meals or during special occasions. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving oral hygiene.
Question: Do the aligners cause any discomfort?
Answer: Patients typically don’t experience the gum and cheek irritation often associated with metal braces.
Question: How long will I need to wear my aligners?
Answer: In most cases, Dr. Calcagno recommends that our patients wear their aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day. The entire process can take between 12 and 18 months.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist
Do you have any further questions or concerns regarding our Invisalign clear braces? Then talk to Dr. Calcagno today! Make an appointment with your Rochester cosmetic dentist by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, cosmetic, and cosmetic dentistry to transform your smile. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.