It’s very common for anyone, but especially adults, to experience trepidation regarding the idea of straightening teeth with traditional orthodontics. Metal bracket-and-wire braces look out of place after a certain age. If this is the only option for you, you should certainly absolve yourself of embarrassment and remind yourself that your time with braces will be well worth it when all is said and done. However, there are many people who are finding comfort and freedom in clear orthodontic options such as Invisalign. Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, would like to expand upon what clear braces are, and how they might make the right option for you.
Invisalign: A Clear Advantage Over Tradtional Braces
There are braces with clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires. Invisalign is a completely different way of straightening teeth. Technology now allows us to offer patients a truly discrete method of teeth straightening. Invisalign is a viable straightening system when particular elements of misalignment and crookedness exist with your teeth. Utilizing clear and removable aligners, teeth are gradually and inconspicuously brought into a flawlessly straight position.
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign begins with a detailed examination and collecting data, measurements, and images of your teeth. A lab will fabricate a set of alignment trays just for your specific case. No two Invisalign patients are exactly the same. You should change your aligners to the next set every two weeks. You will go back to see Dr. Calcagno every six weeks or so to make sure everything is straightening up as planned. By the time you finish your treatment, your results are likely to amaze you. The results of Invisalign can seem subtle since clear braces allow you to see the action day in and day out. However, when you view your before and after pictures, you’ll realize how far you’ve come.
About Calgano Family Dentistry
To learn more about Invisalign in Rochester, MN, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gilly Calcagno, contact our office at 507.316.6288. We welcome patients living in Winona, Red Wing, St. Charles, Farmington, and the neighboring areas.