Rochester Dentists Discusses Clear Braces for Teens


Do you want a beautiful smile? Do you find yourself feeling self-conscious about your dental imperfections? Many people desire smile correction but are unwilling to endure the years of traditional orthodontics necessary to straighten their teeth. In addition to being unsightly, metal braces can also be uncomfortable. Thankfully, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers a clear and removable alternative. With Invisalign, you can improve your smile without resorting to metal braces. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno explains the benefits of the Invisalign system.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Instead of using wires and metal brackets to straighten teeth and close gaps, Invisalign employs a series of clear plastic aligners. Patients wear the aligners daily for the amount of time recommended, typically between 20 and 22 hours a day. Approximately every two weeks patients will upgrade to a new set of aligners. Over time, your teeth will be gradually and gently repositioned, transforming your smile. The entire process usually takes between 12 and 18 months. In that time, you can finally obtain the gorgeous smile you deserve.

The Advantages of Clear Braces

First, the Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Patients no longer need to worry about embarrassing metal braces. Patients also don’t have to alter their diets. With traditional orthodontics, certain foods can become stuck or even damage braces, while our plastic aligners can simply be removed before meals. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving your oral hygiene. The Invisalign system requires fewer office visits, saving you both time and money. Patients normally only need to see Dr. Calcagno once every six months. Finally, your Invisalign aligners will be custom-made for a comfortable fit, reducing the gum and cheek irritation often associated with metal braces.

Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist

Interested in improving your smile with our innovative Invisalign clear braces? 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.