Rochester Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Removable Braces


Do you suffer from smile misalignment? Crooked teeth and unsightly gaps may leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Unfortunately, most people feel just as self-conscious about traditional orthodontics. Metal braces can be cumbersome, uncomfortable, and a bit of an eyesore. Thankfully, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers a clear and removable alternative. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno discusses the benefits of Invisalign removable braces.


Unlike metal braces, Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners to correct your smile. Simply wear the aligners daily for the amount of time recommended by Dr. Calcagno, typically between 20 and 22 hours a day. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a new set of aligners as your teeth are gradually and gently repositioned. In most cases, the entire treatment time takes about a year.

Advantages of Removable Braces

With braces, patients must alter their diets quite a bit. Certain foods have the tendency to become stuck or even damage your orthodontic work. But with Invisalign, patients remove the aligners before meals. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving your oral hygiene and keeping your smile bright. Since Invisalign aligners are custom-made, patients don’t report the gum and cheek irritation often experienced with traditional orthodontics. The Invisalign system also requires fewer office visits. Patients normally only need to see Dr. Calcagno about once every six weeks, saving them both time and money. But perhaps the best benefit offered by the Invisalign system? No unsightly braces! Our aligners provide practically invisible smile correction, improving your smile without the use of embarrassing metal wires and brackets.

Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist

Interested in improving your smile with our breakthrough Invisalign system? Then talk to Dr. Calcagno today! Dr. Calcagno will decide if our clear removable braces provide the best method of correcting your smile. Make an appointment with your Rochester cosmetic dentist by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform your smile. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.