How Do I Correct Misalingment?

Misalignment can have a major impact on your smile. People with crooked or crowded teeth may have difficulty eating, feel self-conscious about their smile, or experience a greater risk of developing TMJ disorder or bruxism (grinding or clenching the teeth). Are you asking your self: How do I correct misalignment? Fortunately, there are multiple options for achieving an even smile. With Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, you can enjoy a stunning and misalignment-free smile.

Invisalign Clear Braces

One popular method for improving alignment of the teeth is the Invisalign system. Instead of placing brackets on the teeth and connecting them with an arch wire, using tension to reposition them, the patient wears a clear plastic aligner. The aligners gradually and gently move the teeth into an optimal position. This system works for patients over the age of 16 who have minor misalignment. The aligners can be removed before meals and before you brush and floss your teeth. This makes Invisalign a convenient and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. We will exam your smile to see if this is the best option for improving the beauty of your smile. If you would like to see if this option is for you, then call to schedule a free cosmetic consultation.

Six Month Smiles

With Six Month Smiles, patients wear clear brackets and tooth-colored arch wires. The result is an orthodontic system that is practically invisible. We recommend this option for patients over the age of 16 with minor misalignment. For example, if you once wore braces and your teeth have since moved slightly, this might be an excellent option for correcting your smile. As the name suggests, the entire treatment process typically takes six months or less. If you have any questions about this treatment option, then please contact out office today.


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.