Do you have crooked teeth that detract from the beauty of your smile? Are you afraid to straighten them because of the embarrassment you may feel from wearing braces? If so, Invisalign may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Featuring a system of clear aligners that does away with metal wires and brackets, Invisalign has succeeding in bringing discretion to orthodontic treatment. To learn more about how Invisalign can straighten your teeth without damaging your self-esteem, read below as your Rochester MN dentist, Dr. Calcagno, compares clear braces and standard braces.
An Overview of Standard Braces
Standard braces have been known to lower self-esteem because of the stigma that comes from wearing them especially as an older teen or adult. Imagine how you might feel walking into work wearing standard braces. You might hope that your friends and colleagues will not react and simply continue with business as usual. However, it is quite likely that upon seeing their fleeting expression of surprise, you would begin to feel self-conscious. In addition, the struggles of dealing with mealtimes and homecare might contribute to feelings of frustration at your braces, lowering your confidence even further.
Living with Invisalign
On the other hand, Invisalign has actually been known to increase confidence in patients. From the first day of wearing your new clear braces, you will be buoyed by the knowledge that you are on the road toward the smile you have always wanted, and yet, when you smile into the mirror, you will still notice your teeth as the most prominent features of your smile. Also, because Invisalign’s clear aligners are removable, you will not have to make any sacrifices during mealtimes, and your homecare will be no different, saving you time and frustration.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester MN Cosmetic Dentist
Are you ready to transform your smile? Would you like to learn more about Invisalign? If so, contact your Rochester MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, today at (507) 281-3659 to schedule an appointment or a consultation. We look forward to treating patients from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding communities.