For adults, a gorgeous smile is important. Whether you want to do well at a job interview or just make a great first impression, a beautiful smile helps. In fact, according to a recent Kelton Research study, people with bright and even smiles are generally considered more attractive and successful. Unfortunately, many of us have smiles plagued by unsightly misalignment. While traditional orthodontics would help, some feel metal braces could hurt their standing in the professional world. Thankfully, there is a solution. Invisalign provides a clear and removable alternative to traditional braces. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, discusses the advantages of Invisalign
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign offers people practically invisible smile repair. Instead of uncomfortable metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently and gradually reposition teeth.
The Benefits of Invisalign
With Invisalign, patients receive a wide variety of benefits over the traditional metal options, including:
- Comfortable aligners that don’t cause gum and cheek irritation.
- Removable aligners that don’t require changes in diet and make brushing and flossing easier, improving oral hygiene.
- Fewer office visits, which saves both time and money.
Receiving Your Clear Braces
First, schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Calcagno. After a thorough oral examination and discussion of your smile goals, Dr. Calcagno will decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you. If so, she will then take x-rays, photographs, and an impression of your teeth. These materials will be used to create your custom-made aligners. Simply wear the aligners daily for the time specified by Dr. Calcagno, typically between 20 and 22 hours a day. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a new set of aligners. In most cases, the entire process takes around one year for adult patients.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in receiving a beautiful smile with 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.