FAQs About Invisalign Clear Aligners

We’re proud to offer our patients access to this unique and comfortable orthodontic solution. In fact, Dr. Calcagno’s experience in providing clear aligners has led to being awarded the distinction of an Invisalign Preferred Provider. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at common questions people ask about Invisalign clear aligners.

Common Questions About Invisalign

Question: Who qualifies for treatment?

Answer: We can actually treat patients of all ages with our clear aligners! Invisalign can assist teens, adults, and even children as young as age seven. We will assess the cause and extent of your misalignment before we recommend treatment. We’ve found that patients of all ages prefer clear aligners that are practically invisible over wearing metal orthodontics.

Question: How do you create the aligners?

Answer: We will take digital impressions, digital x-rays, and other images of your smile. These materials are then sent to an Invisalign lab, where they will be used to create a series of aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. You will the return to the office, where we will give you your aligners and discuss what the treatment process will entail.

Question: What does treatment involve?

Answer: Each day, you will need to wear the aligners for between 20 and 23 hours. You can remove them to eat, brush and floss, or for special occasions. Otherwise, please remember to wear them as recommended. Otherwise, you won’t see optimal results in the original time frame the dentist quoted.

Question: How long do I wear them?

Answer: Total treatment time will vary, depending on the cause and extent of misalignment. However, for teens the time frame is typically 18 months while adults often require about a year. If you have any questions or concerns about our clear aligners, then please contact our office today.

Interested in Trying Clear Aligners?

If you would like to obtain a straighter smile, then talk to our team today. We can help you enjoy a more beautiful smile with our clear plastic aligners. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.