When you have crooked or crowded teeth, orthodontics can help you enjoy an even smile again. Instead of relying solely on metal braces we can offer a clear and comfortable alternative with Invisalign. Do you have questions about Invisalign?
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Question: How does Invisalign work?
Answer: Well, instead of attaching metal brackets to the teeth and attaching wires to them, a series of clear plastic aligners will be created. The patient wears the aligners each day for about 22 to 23 hours. Approximately every two weeks, you will move on to the next set of aligners, as your teeth are gradually repositioned over the period of about a year.
Question: Who can be treated with clear aligners?
Answer: Many people assume that treatment is limited to adults. However, we often correct smiles for teen patients and have used clear aligners to help patients as young as age seven. We will examine your smile to see if this is the best choice for you.
Question: How often do I wear them?
Answer: As we mentioned above, you will need to wear them every day for the amount of time the doctor recommends. We mention this twice because often patients will forget to wear them and grow frustrated that the treatment time increases or optimal results aren’t reached in the original time frame. You have to wear them for the aligners to work!
Question: What benefits do they offer?
Answer: They are practically invisible when worn and can be removed before meals or when brushing/flossing teeth. Treatment time is often shorter then with braces and the aligners tend to fit more comfortably than metal orthodontics. If you have any questions about our clear aligner system, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a healthier, more even smile!
Do You Have Questions About Invisalign?
Clear aligners can help you correct misalignment and enjoy a healthier smile. Instead, we can use a series of clear aligners to offer clear and comfortable smile correction. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.