A Comfortable Alternative to Braces

One reason many people feel hesitant to wear braces is due to the gum and cheek irritation. However, there is a comfortable alternative to braces that reduces discomfort while remaining practically invisible. With Invisalign, Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can help correct misalignment and improve the beauty of your smile.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system offers a unique and barely noticeable option for correcting misalignment. While orthodontics typically involve placing metal onto your teeth and using tension to reposition them, this option instead uses clear BPA-free plastic aligners. Removable, they allow you to eat with ease and enjoy special occasions without the aligners in. People report they are more comfortable than metal braces, with a reduction in the gum and cheek irritation often associated with metal braces. Another advantage includes fewer office visits, as patient sonly need to visit our office about once every six weeks.

How Do Clear Braces Work?

To see if you qualify, simple attend a free cosmetic consultation. There we will examine your teeth and jaws and discuss your smile goals. If this is the best opt9opn, you will return for an appointment. During this, we will take digital impression of your teeth. Once we send the impressions to the Invisalign lab, the experts will fabricate your full set of aligners.

Once complete, you will need to wear them every day for between 20 and 23 hours. For adults, the entire treatment typically takes about a year. However, teen patients over the age of 16 may need up to 18 months for optimal results. Dr. Calcagno is an Invisalign preferred provider, one of the few in the nation. We’re ready to help you achieve a straighter and more beautiful smile. Contact our 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.