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Invisalign – Rochester, MN

The Clear Choice For A Straighter Smile

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If straighter teeth are what you envision for your smile, then look no further than Invisalign in Rochester. At Gentling Dental Care, we can help you achieve your individual goals without the metal brackets and wires. Traditional braces may be effective, but for adults looking for a more discreet treatment, Invisalign is the way to go. Not only are these clear aligners practically invisible, but they make straightening your teeth a much more enjoyable experience. To find out how you can get started with Invisalign, call us to schedule an appointment.

What is Invisalign?

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Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners (trays) to gently shift your teeth until they are in the proper location. Your trays are customized so that every two weeks, you’ll change out your set for the next in the series. Over the duration of your treatment, your teeth will gradually move until your desired result is achieved.

Invisalign braces are clear and smooth, which means there’s no harsh wires or brackets that can irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. Also, they’re clear so no one will be able to see that you’re receiving treatment!

How Does it Work?

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Once your cosmetic dentist in Rochester determines you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we’ll work with the lab to have your customized aligners created. Each set will represent a different stage of your smile throughout the process. It will be your responsibility to wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day in order to prevent a delay in treatment. Each set is to be worn an estimated two weeks before switching to the next set. You’ll also be required to come in for regular checkups so that we can make sure everything is moving along smoothly.

By the time your treatment is over, you’ll have a brand new smile you can be proud to show off.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

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If you’re an adult, you’re probably wanting a more discreet, flexible treatment option for straightening your teeth. While traditional braces are great for younger children and teenagers, the hard metal look isn’t exactly what you’re wanting to show when you walk into the office Monday morning to give your presentation. Here are some of the benefits to choose Invisalign:

  • You can take out your trays prior to eating and/or drinking. Traditional braces are worn 24/7 and can make it difficult to enjoy eating some of the foods you love. Invisalign makes it so that you don’t have to worry about food getting trapped in brackets or wires. Just remove your trays and when finished, put them back in!
  • Traditional braces are like shining a spotlight on your teeth. The metal wires and brackets stick out like a sore thumb. If you’re wanting a more subtle and discreet option, Invisalign is for you. These clear, plastic trays are impossible to notice, so unless you want to tell someone you’ve got Invisalign, they’ll never know.
  • Shorter Treatment. Depending on the severity of your dental needs, you can expect your treatment with Invisalign to be significantly shorter than treatment with traditional braces.
  • No Irritation. If the feeling of wires and brackets rubbing against your cheeks, gums, tongue, and lips doesn’t sound like much fun, then you’ll appreciate the smooth feel of Invisalign. The soft tissues of your mouth will remain intact and sore-free!