Common Questions About Six Month Smiles

If you have uneven teeth, you probably assume braces are your only option for obtaining a straighter smile. While metal orthodontics are important and can correct misalignment, there are other more esthetically pleasing options available. With Six Month Smiles, we can provide orthodontics that will be practically invisible. Let’s look at common questions about Six Months Smiles.

Six Month Smiles in Rochester MN

Question: Can I receive a free initial consultation?

Answer: Yes, we offer first-time patients a free cosmetic consultation. During this visit, we will carefully exam the teeth and gums to assess the cause and severity of your esthetic issues. We can then recommend the most appropriate treatment. Should you have uneven teeth, we may recommend the six-month solution or possible Invisalign.

Question: How does this treatment work?

Answer: Like traditional braces, you will have brackets placed onto your teeth and connected with an arch wire. However, the brackets will be smaller and clear. The connecting wire will be colored to mimic your teeth. As a result, your orthodontics will be much less noticeable that other more common metal braces.

Question: Why should have my misalignment corrected?

Answer: Misalignment affects more than just your appearance. Uneven teeth can make properly brushing and flossing your teeth difficult, allowing food to remain trapped between teeth. Bacteria can then break down the food particles, spreading and coating teeth in a layer of plaque. Patients can then experienced an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Question: Can anyone wear clear braces?

Answer: We recommend this option for patients over the age of 16 who have minor misalignment. We will decide if this is the best option for addressing alignment issues. If you have any questions please contact our office.


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.