ClearCorrect aligners are another clear aligner system that is comparable to Invisalign and offered at a more affordable price. Read on in this blog from Burke Dental Group to learn more about how ClearCorrect works, its benefits, and how to tell if you’re a candidate.
ClearCorrect aligners are a type of transparent plastic removable aligners that are worn in place of metal wires and brackets to correct a patient’s orthodontic alignment. ClearCorrect can fix crooked teeth, small gaps, overcrowding, and bite problems.
After taking impressions and scans of your teeth, this information is sent to a dental lab that creates an accurate 3D model of your teeth, where they can digitally plan how your teeth will move over time.
You can view this model of your teeth after your treatment plan has been developed. It will show you your current alignment, how your teeth will move through the course of treatment, and what your final alignment will look like.
You need to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day to be on the right track with your treatment. You will return to the dentist for periodic checkups and you will change your aligners about every 2 weeks, as the aligners place gentle pressure on your teeth to gradually shift them.
ClearCorrect is much more discreet, hygienic, and convenient than traditional braces. The aligners are clear so they won’t cause any cosmetic insecurities with your teeth. They blend in with your natural smile instead of placing hunks of silver metal over your teeth.
Braces are fixed but clear aligners can be taken out at any time. This allows you to eat a restriction-free diet through your entire treatment and makes cleaning your teeth much easier. Most people end up with white spots on their teeth after getting braces removed because of inadequate brushing and flossing.
This isn’t a problem with ClearCorrect because no surface is obscured. ClearCorrect aligners can also be paired with engagers which are buttons of composite resin that are bonded to your teeth which can help correct misaligned bites.
You don’t need to return to the dental office for readjustments as you do with braces. You will only need to return routinely for a quick check-up to check on your treatment progress.
A good candidate for ClearCorrect is someone who is in good oral health, is old enough to have self-discipline, and wants to avoid traditional braces. If you have any active tooth decay or gum disease, these issues need to be treated before you can undergo orthodontic treatment.
ClearCorrect is best suited for adults who are looking for a discreet alternative to metal braces, because younger patients may struggle to wear aligners for 22 hours per day and care for them properly. While ClearCorrect can fix a range of orthodontic problems, you may not be a good candidate if you have severe bite problems, large gaps, or require complex tooth movements that aligners cannot perform.
Are you interested in correcting misaligned teeth or an improper bite? ClearCorrect can help you improve your orthodontic alignment without all the inconvenience, discomfort, and embarrassment of traditional braces! Contact us at Burke Dental Group today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amanda Burke.