As a parent with a teenager, you understand the awkwardness and self-consciousness that comes with being a teen. Having a smile riddled with dental imperfections, such as crooked teeth or unsightly gaps, doesn’t help at all. While braces would correct the issue, many teens fear the metal brackets and wires will be embarrassing and only make things worse. Thankfully, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers a clear alternative to traditional orthodontics. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno explains how Invisalign provides clear and comfortable smile correction.
Clear Smile Correction
Traditional orthodontics relies on metal brackets and wires to address dental misalignment. Invisalign, however, uses sets of clear plastic aligners. The aligners are worn each day for between 20 and 22 hours. Approximately every two weeks, your child will upgrade to a new set of aligners as his/her teeth are gradually and gently repositioned. The entire treatment time takes between 12 and 18 months.
Additional Benefits of Invisalign
Along with being inconspicuous, Invisalign offers a host of additional benefits. Since the aligners are custom-made for comfort and accuracy, patients rarely report the gum and cheek irritation often experienced with metal braces. The aligners can also be removed before meals, so your teen doesn’t have to alter their diet or avoid certain foods. Removable aligners will also make brushing and flossing teeth easier, improving oral hygiene and keeping smiles bright. Finally, Invisalign requires fewer office visits than many orthodontic alternatives. In most cases, patients only need to see their Rochester MN cosmetic dentist once every six weeks. This saves our patients and their families both time and money.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester, MN Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in improving the appearance of your smile with Invisalign? For more information, talk to you Rochester, MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, today. To schedule an appointment, call our 55902 dentist office at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. Dr. Calcagno offers patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We are proud to serve the residents of Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington and surrounding communities.