Rochester Dentist Offers a Clear and Removable Alternative to Braces


No one looks forward to receiving braces. In fact, many people consider them unsightly and uncomfortable. As a result, some people simply avoid the necessary dental care to improve their misaligned smiles. But what if there was a clear alternative to metal braces? In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, discusses how Invisalign can provide practically invisible smile correction.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Instead of traditional metal orthodontics, Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners to improve smiles. Simply wear your custom-made aligners daily for the time specified by Dr. Calcagno, typically between 20 and 22 hours a day. Every two weeks you will move on to a new set of aligners as your teeth are gradually and gently repositioned. On average, the entire treatment process takes between 12 and 18 months.

Free Consultation

If you think Invisalign might be the right choice for you, then schedule a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Calcagno! She will sit down with you to discuss your smile goals and perform a thorough oral examination. If Dr. Calcagno decides Invisalign will best address your smile needs, she will take photographs, x-rays, and an impression of your teeth. These materials will be used to create your new aligners.

Advantages of Invisalign

In addition to inconspicuous smile repair, Invisalign offers a host of additional benefits, including:

  • Comfort. Patients rarely report the gum and cheek irritation common with metal braces.
  • Convenience. Patients require fewer office visits, normally only seeing Dr. Calcagno once every six weeks. This saves both time and money.
  • Improved dental health. Removable aligners mean brushing and flossing your teeth become easier, improving your oral health.

Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist

Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative 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 our patients 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.