FAQS About Invisalign

Did you know that Dr. Calcagno is an Invisalign Preferred Provider? This distinction is only awarded to dentists that have performed multiple successful cases, helping people of all ages enjoy more even smiles. Do you have frequently asked questions about Invisalign? Would you like to learn more about clear aligners?

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: How do you create the aligners?

Answer: First, we need to take detailed digital impressions of your smile, as well as digital x-rays. These images will be sent to an Invisalign lab. There, experts will design and create a custom set of aligners. Made from a BPA-free clear plastic material, they will fit comfortably and remain practically invisible during treatment.

Question: Who is a candidate for clear aligners?

Answer: We will need to assess the cause and severity of your misalignment to see if this is the best choice for you. In the past, we’ve treated children, teens, and adults with clear aligners, helping them enjoy a straighter smile, which not only boosts esthetics, but can also improve overall oral health.

Question: How often do I wear them?

Answer: You will need to wear them every day for about 20 to 23 hours. Total treatment time varies, as the severity of your alignment and age can impact how long you will need to wear them. On average, adults take about a year but teens and younger patients may need around 18 months.

Question: What benefits do they have over traditional braces?

Answer: First, they fit comfortably and don’t irritate the gums or cheeks. In addition, they are barely visible and can be removed before you eat, so you don’t need to change your diet. Finally, removing them means you can also brush and floss without difficulty, improving your oral health during treatment. If you have any questions about clear aligners, then contact our office today.

Interested in Our Clear Aligners?

Using aligners, we can provide a clear and comfortable solution to misalignment! For more information about our treatments, from Invisalign braces to dental implants, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.