Should I Try Clear Aligners?

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we understand how important an even smile can be. As a result, we offer the unique Invisalign system. In fact, Dr. Calcagno is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. If you would like to obtain a straighter smile without the use of metal braces, then perhaps you should try Invisalign® clear aligners.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Question: Can teens wear clear aligners?

Answer: Yes, provided they are over the age of 16. We recommend them for older teens and adults because at that age the jaw has stopped growing and developing.

Question: Does it matter how severe my misalignment is?

Answer: Yes. We recommend clear aligners for more minor cases of misalignment. Severe malocclusion is best addressed with traditional metal braces. We will examine your smile to see if Invisalign® is the best choice for improving your smile.

Question: How does the treatment work?

Answer: After we take impressions, x-rays, and photographs of your smile an Invisalign® lab will use the materials to create a series of clear plastic aligners. Each day you will wear one set of aligners for between 20 and 23 hours, upgrading to a new set about once every two weeks. Total treatment time takes about a year to 18 months, depending on the severity of your misalignment.

Question: Do I need an initial consultation?

Answer: Yes. During the initial consultation we will examine you smile and discuss your smile goals with you. Afterward, we will decide the best option for correcting your smile. We offer a free cosmetic consultation for new patents who want to improve the beauty of their smiles. If you have any questions about clear aligners, then please contact our office today.