Rochester Dentist Addresses Questions About Invisalign

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Have you ever heard of Invisalign? Across the country, more and more people are choosing this clear and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign allows your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, to correct misalignment without the use of metal brackets and wires. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno answers your questions about the Invisalign process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: How does Invisalign work?

Answer: Invisalign gradually and gently repositions a patient’s teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners are worn daily for between 20 and 22 hours. About every two weeks, the patient upgrades to a new set of aligners. The entire treatment process typically takes one year for adults and 18 months for teens.

Question: Does Invisalign really provide practically invisible smile correction?

Answer: Yes. The aligners are custom-made for comfort and accuracy. Made from clear plastic, the aligners are substantially less noticeable than traditional orthodontics.

Question: Will I need to alter my diet with Invisalign?

Answer: No. With braces, sticky foods can become stuck and hard foods can potentially damage your orthodontics. Since the aligners can be removed before meals, there is no need to avoid certain foods. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, which improves oral hygiene and helps prevent the appearance of teeth stains.

Question: Will the procedure require multiple office visits?

Answer: No. In fact, in most cases patients only need to see their Rochester MN cosmetic dentist once every six weeks. This saves both time and money.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester, MN Cosmetic Dentist

Invisalign provides an inconspicuous method of smile correction. For more information on Invisalign clear braces, talk to you Rochester, MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, today. Dr. Calcagno will deice if Invisalign is the right choice for your smile improvement. 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.