Rochester Dentist: Invisalign FAQ


Do you suffer from embarrassing smile misalignment? Dental imperfections can lead to people feeling self-conscious about their smiles. Thankfully, help is closer than you think. Your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, provides a practically invisible method of smile correction. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno discusses the advantages of our innovative Invisalign system.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: Does Invisalign really provide clear smile correction?

Answer: Yes! Instead of using traditional, and unsightly, metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners. In addition to being inconspicuous, our plastic aligners don’t cause the gum and cheek irritation often reported with metal braces.

Question: How does Invisalign work?

Answer: Patients will receive a set of custom-made aligners, which will gradually and gently reposition their teeth.  Approximately every two weeks patients will upgrade to a new set of aligners.

Question: How long do I need to wear my aligners?

Answer: Between 20 and 22 hours a day. The entire process is typically takes between 1-year and 18-months to provide optimal smile improvement.

Question: Can I remove my aligners before meals?

Answer: Yes, and as a result, patients don’t need to alter their diets or avoid certain foods. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing their teeth easier, which improves their oral hygiene and helps prevents embarrassing teeth stains.

Question: Will I need to see Dr. Calcagno often?

Answer: No! Unlike other orthodontic systems, Invisalign normally only requires office visits about once every six weeks. This saves our patients both time and money.

Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist

Do you want a beautiful smile without the imperfections and misalignment? Interested in trying Invisalign clear braces? Then talk to Dr. Calcagno today! She will perform a thorough oral examination and decide if Invisalign provides the best method of smile correction. If so, you’ll be on the road to clear smile correction! 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.