Rochester Dentist Addresses Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Braces


Do you suffer from embarrassing misalignment? Are crooked teeth impairing your smile? Like many people, you want a beautiful smile but really don’t want to endure traditional orthodontics. After all, metal braces can be unsightly and uncomfortable, especially for adults and teens. Well, we have some good news. With Invisalign, patients can receive smile correction using practically invisible clear braces. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, answers some commonly asked questions about our breakthrough clear braces.

Clear Braces Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How does Invisalign work?

Answer: Instead of metal braces, Invisalign employs a series of custom-made and clear plastic aligners to gently and gradually reposition your smile.

Question: Do I need to avoid certain foods?

Answer: No, since the aligners can be removed before meals, patients don’t need to alter their diets. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving oral hygiene.

Question: Does the Invisalign system require multiple office visits?

Answer: No, in most cases, patients only need to see Dr. Calcagno once every six weeks, saving both time and money.

Question: How long do I wear my aligners?

Answer: The majority of patients will need to wear their aligners between 20 and 22 hours each day. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a set of plastic aligners. The entire treatment process normally takes 12 to 18 months.

Question: Are the plastic aligners comfortable?

Answer: Yes. Your plastic aligners will be custom-made based on photographs, x-rays, and an impression taken of your teeth. Patients typically don’t experience the gum and cheek irritation often reported with metal braces.

Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist

So, did we answer all of your questions? If you have any more questions or concerns regarding our clear braces, then talk to Dr. Calcagno today about Invisalign. 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.