Rochester Dentist Answers Questions About Clear Braces for Adults


As an adult, if you could receive an even, gorgeous smile but had to wear braces, would you? In most cases, the answer is “no.” For many people, metal braces belong on children and adolescents and they fear that wearing traditional orthodontics could hurt their standing in the professional world. As a result, many endure a lifetime of smiles riddled with dental imperfections. Thankfully, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, can help. Invisalign offers a clear and esthetically pleasing method of smile correction. Do you want to learn more? In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno answers common questions about our innovative clear braces for adults.

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How does Invisalign work?

Answer: Instead of using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners to correct smiles. Patients wear the aligners daily for the amount of time specified by Dr. Calcagno, typically between 20 and 22 hours a day. Approximately every two weeks they will upgrade to a set of aligners as their teeth are gradually and gently repositioned.

Question: Do I need to alter my diet?

Answer: No, since the aligners can be removed before meals, there is no need to worry about food becoming stuck or damaging your braces. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving your oral hygiene.

Question: How long does the treatment last?

Answer: In most cases, the entire treatment time last around one year. In some cases, patients may need up to 18 months to properly address their misalignment.

Question: Will the Invisalign system require multiple office visits?

Answer: No, in the majority of cases patients will only need to see Dr. Calcagno once every six weeks, saving our patient’s both time and money.

Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist

If you have any more questions or concerns regarding our clear braces for adults, then talk to Dr. Calcagno today. With Invisalign, Dr. Calcagno offers clear and comfortable smile correction. 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.