Why Choose Invisalign®?
When it comes to improving your smile, you have several options, depending on the nature of your cosmetic concerns. For crooked teeth, which affect many adults to different degrees, you also have options that may help you avoid the need for traditional braces. Invisalign® clear aligners, for instance, can offer the same teeth-straightening benefits as braces, but without the inconvenience, discomfort, and potential embarrassment of wearing metal braces as a teen or adult.
How is Invisalign® Different than Braces?
Orthodontic braces correct crooked teeth by gradually moving them into more symmetrical positions. They do so by applying pressure through brackets and wires that are bonded to your tooth structure. Every couple of months, you will have to visit your dentist’s office to have the wires tightened so they can continue to apply adequate pressure to your teeth.
By contrast, Invisalign® achieves the same teeth movement, but instead of bonding brackets to your teeth, the treatment consists of a series of clear, comfortable, virtually-invisible plastic aligners. As you wear each aligner for a couple of weeks and then change it for the next in the series, the clear braces will gently guide your teeth along the path of movement that Dr. Calcagno prescribes.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign® Treatment?
There are numerous benefits to choosing Invisalign® treatment over metal braces, including the confidence you’ll feel while wearing your clear aligners. Other advantages of the invisible braces include:
- Effective treatment of a large variety of alignment and spacing issues
- Improved confidence through straighter, more attractive teeth
- Improved oral health through straighter, better-functioning teeth
- Work as well for older teens as they do for adults
- Smooth aligners do not irritate soft oral tissues like brackets and wires
- Removable aligners allow you to eat what you want
- The aligners also allow you to brush and floss your teeth more easily than with braces
Find Out if You Should Choose Invisalign®
If you want a straighter smile without the hassle of braces, then find out if you should choose Invisalign® clear braces. For more reading resources, check out our website devoted to our Invisalign® practice. To schedule a consultation, call Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659. Conveniently located in Rochester, MN, our office also welcomes patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.