Rochester Dentist Offers Clear Braces as an Orthodontic Alternative

Invisible bracesEveryone seeks the perfect smile, yet no one seems to have one naturally. In terms of straight teeth, teenage years bring metal braces with constant tightening appointments. In the past, metal braces were the only option for readjusting teeth, yet with the introduction of Invisalign your can realign your smile without the unappealing metal. If these clear braces sound like the right alternative for you, then a visit to Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your Rochester, MN dentist is in order.

Correct Your Smile at any Age

Having perfectly aligned teeth isn’t a luxury exclusively available for teenagers, adults can correct their smiles just effectively and efficiently with Invisalign clear braces. These alternatives to metal braces come with a series of custom-made aligners to straighten your teeth in small increments. The patient wears one set of aligners for a two period before disposing of that set and beginning a new one. The entire process takes about a year, and the result is a beautifully adjusted smile.

For these clear braces, Dr. Calcagno in Rochester, MN must determine your candidacy. Invisalign works best for patients with minor dental issues, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Mild overbites and underbites

Once Dr. Calcagno approves the treatment, a series of pictures, x-rays, and impressions take place. This information is then sent to the Invisalign lab where technicians create the custom-fitted aligners. With a final appointment to ensure the fit of your braces, you can begin altering your smile.

Caring for Clear Braces

In order for the braces to take full effect, you must wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily. The aligners only require removal during meal times and to clean your teeth. Invisalign braces also stain easily, therefore, smoking and consuming dark colored beverages during use isn’t advised.

Invisalign Braces from Calcagno Family Dentistry

A beautiful smile is always possible, especially as an adult. If you would like to have your smile corrected without the use of traditional metal braces, then talk to your Rochester, MN dentist about clear braces. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. We look forward to treating patients from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington and surrounding communities.