Enjoy a Straighter Smile Without Braces

Metal braces are the most common option for correcting misalignment. However, many adults and teens aren’t eager to wear metal orthodontics for between a year-and-a-half to two years. Can you enjoy a straighter smile without braces? With Invisalign and Six Month Smiles you can receive practically invisible orthodontic treatment.

Correcting Misalignment

Question: Why should I correct my smile?

Answer: Most people assume uneven teeth are simply a cosmetic issue, not one that affects oral health. However, crooked or crowded teeth actually provide hiding places for harmful bacteria and stray food particles, increasing the chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease. In addition, misalignment can strain the jaw joints and possibly lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism.

Question: What is Invisalign?

Answer: Patients will wear a series of clear aligners, which provide barely noticeable smile correction. With this system you don’t need to change your diet and caring for your teeth becomes easier. Both teens and adults can benefit from this unique system.

Question: How does Six Month Smiles work?

Answer: Instead of aligners, patients wear clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. This practically invisible solution to misalignment can improve smiles in as little as three to six months. We suggest this option for those with minor alignment issues, such as misalignment that develops as teeth shaft following the removal of metal braces.

Question: Who qualifies for orthodontic treatment?

Answer: Both of these treatments are recommended for patients who are over the age of 16 who have minor alignment problems. We will carefully examine the teeth to see if either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles provide the care necessary to improve oral health and smile beauty. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free cosmetic consultation, then 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.