Have you ever heard of Invisalign? Instead of using metal orthodontics to improve alignment, we can offer the same results with clear aligners, which are barely noticeable when worn. These aligners offer a number of benefits for our patients, including the ability to be removed before you eat or brush and floss your teeth. What are some other reasons to try Invisalign?
Reasons to Try Invisalign
- The Aligners are Clear: The aligners are created using a clear plastic, which means when worn they are practically invisible. This makes Invisalign the preferred choice for many teens and adults worried about the impact orthodontics can have on their appearance.
- They Fit Comfortably: We take detailed impressions, as well as photograms and x-rays of the teeth. These materials are all used in the fabrication of the aligners. We want to ensure a comfortable fit, as well as accurate and precise treatment. Patients also experience a reduction in the gum and cheek irritation often associated with metal braces.
- Clear Aligners Help Patients of All Ages: Many people assume this works only for teens and adults. However, we have treated children as young as seven years old using this system. We will of course need to perform an exam to assess the cause and extent of the patient’s misalignment before recommending the most appropriate treatment option.
- Shorter Treatment Times: Often, adults can complete their treatment in as little as a year, while teen and children may need around 18 months. On average, metal braces can mean up to two years of treatment. However, the exact time will of course depend on the severity of the patient’s misalignment. If you have any questions or concerns about correcting misalignment, then contact our team today. Remember, correcting your smile does more than just boost your appearance, you can enjoy improved oral health, which includes a reduced risk of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (teeth grinding/jaw clenching).
Interested in Clear Orthodontics?
With a series of clear aligners, we can help you enjoy a more even and beautiful smile. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.