Invisalign® FAQs

Questions About Invisalign®

Does Invisalign® really work like braces?

If you’ve ever worn braces as a child, or know someone who has, then you may wonder how exactly Invisalign® can offer the same treatment. Both traditional braces and clear aligners operate on the same principle of orthodontic treatment—gently shifting misaligned teeth into straighter, more symmetrical positions. The only difference is that braces apply force through arch wires and brackets bonded to your teeth, while Invisalign® uses a series of clear, comfortable aligners designed to achieve the same result.

How long does Invisalign® treatment take?

In addition to making treatment more comfortable and virtually invisible, Invisalign® can also make it less time-consuming! Treatment times vary depending on each patient’s unique needs, the severity of their tooth misalignment, and their adherence to treatment protocols. However, using advanced Propel® Orthodontic Technology, Dr. Calcagno can complete many cases in as little as one year or less (compared to the two or more years that traditional braces require).

What will my smile look like with Invisalign®?

Though the consequences of tooth misalignment can be profound for your oral health, many people are driven to straighten their crooked teeth due to cosmetic concerns. As a Premier Provider of Invisalign® treatment, Dr. Calcagno utilizes the advanced iTero scanner, which allows her to show you the result of your treatment before you even begin! The scan takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish, and the image will show you exactly how your smile will look after you’ve completed your Invisalign® treatment.

Can my teen wear Invisalign® instead of braces?

The convenience and confidence of Invisalign® treatment makes the clear aligners often ideal for teenagers with tooth misalignment. Teens today are often as image-conscious as adults, and sometimes more so, especially when it comes to their smiles. The good news is that many teens can also enjoy the benefits of clear aligners using Invisalign® Teen! The custom-made clear aligners will help your teen enjoy the lifelong benefits of a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile without interfering in their everyday activities.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign®?

Another major benefit of Invisalign® treatment is that the system works for patients of nearly all ages. At our Rochester dental office, Dr. Calcagno has helped countless patients improve their quality of life by improving their smiles with Invisalign®. Our patients range from teens as young as 14-years-old, to seniors well into their 70s. To find out if you, too, are an ideal candidate for Invisalign®, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Calcagno as soon as possible!

How much does Invisalign® cost?

In light of the many advantages that Invisalign® treatment offers, you may be surprised to know that it’s also highly affordable. In many cases, treatment starts at $99 per month with no interest (with good credit). For specific details about the cost of your treatment, speak with Dr. Calcagno by scheduling a free consultation.

Dr. Calcagno is a Premier Invisalign Provider in Rochester, MN. To reserve your complimentary consultation appointment, call 507-281-3659.