FAQs: What is an Invisalign Preferred Provider?

Do you have uneven teeth? Interested in orthodontic smile correction? Then you may benefit from a unique clear braces system. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dr. Calcagno is an Invisalign preferred provider. If you would like to obtain a straighter smile without wearing metal orthodontics, then contact our office today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: What is an Invisalign preferred provider?

Answer: This is awarded to a doctor who has experience providing patients with clear braces. Only a handful of dentists and orthodontists in the country are awarded with this distinction. Dr. Calcagno has the experience and skills necessary to help you achieve a beautiful smile free of misalignment.

Question: Will Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Heimer offer free cosmetic consultation?

Answer: To start patients on the road towards a stunning smile, we offer a complimentary cosmetic consultation. During this visit, we will employ advanced technology, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, to gather a detailed look at your smile. We can then decide which cosmetic procedures will best improve the health and appearance of your smile.

Question: How do clear braces work?

Answer: Traditionally, metal brackets are placed onto the teeth and connected with metal arch wires. Using tension, the positions of the teeth are changed by adjusting the metal braces. With Invisalign, the patient wears a series of clear plastic aligners to improve the smile.

Question: Will I need to change how I eat?

Answer: Actually, no you will not. With most metal orthodontics, food can become stuck in the braces or in some cases actually damage them. However, you can simply remove the aligners before eating, meaning you no longer need to avoid certain foods. This also makes brushing and flossing your teeth easier, which can improve your overall oral health.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including dental implants, Six Month Smiles, pediatric dentistry, root canals, and teeth whitening in Rochester MN. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.