What is ClearCorrect?
If you want straighter teeth but don't want to wear brackets and wires, then ClearCorrect may be your ideal treatment. This method of corrective dental treatment is comparable to Invisalign in that it works via clear plastic aligners. Treatment occurs over several months, during which you change your custom-made aligners every few weeks. Each aligner shifts your teeth in the direction of your best smile. There are four phases to the ClearCorrect process, each of which is timed perfectly to address your needs. While the small details of each phase may vary, the basics are the same: you wear your customized aligners all the time, removing them only for brushing and flossing, and for eating. You see Dr. Mahal periodically, as well, so she can check your progress. It's that simple!
Who is an Ideal Candidate for ClearCorrect?
Teens and adults who would like to correct mild to moderate alignment issues usually make excellent candidates for ClearCorrect. This convenient system can correct a variety of concerns, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Excess space between teeth
- Rotated (turned) teeth
To ensure that you are a good candidate, Dr. Mahal will perform a thorough dental examination and consultation in which she gains a clear understanding of your concerns and goals. The examination portion of your first visit will alert her to any conditions that may need to be addressed before your ClearCorrect program can begin. For example, if you have gingivitis or cavities, these will need to be repaired before you engage in treatment that involves near-constant coverage by your aligners.
What Are The Benefits of ClearCorrect?
Aside from getting a smile you absolutely love, there are several reasons to consider ClearCorrect. These include:
- Clear plastic aligners are the most discreet appliances to straighten your teeth.
- Your ClearCorrect aligners are not affixed. They can be removed when you eat and also when you brush and floss.
- Removing your aligners allows you to take great care of your dental and gum health throughout your treatment program. You can brush and floss normally without any appliances in the way.
- ClearCorrect is convenient. You only need to see the dentist every four to six weeks for a progress check.
- Great results! ClearCorrect is a proven system that has corrected millions of smiles since it became available.
ClearCorrect vs. Traditional Braces
As much as we love using ClearCorrect to bring out the best in patients' smiles, we cannot say that this treatment is right for everyone. If you have severe malocclusion, you may require traditional orthodontic treatment for full correction. The scope of care is one difference between ClearCorrect and traditional braces. Another notable difference is that traditional braces, which include brackets that are cemented to your teeth, are noticeable. Even when the brackets and wires are clear, people notice something different in the smile. This is one major reason why so many people choose clear aligners to improve their alignment. The ClearCorrect aligners are customized through a series of measurements and computer processing. Where traditional braces require frequent visits to tighten the archwires, ClearCorrect progresses via a simple switch of your aligners. Observing the convenience, comfort, and discreet nature of plastic aligners, it's clear why ClearCorrect is so popular!
Is ClearCorrect Safe?
Yes. ClearCorrect aligners are made to be worn at all times without major risk. Your aligners are made without phthalates and BPA. The material for ClearCorrect aligners has been approved by the FDA after thorough safety testing. ClearCorrect is so gentle that it may even be appropriate for women who are pregnant or nursing.
How does it work?
You and your doctor will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once you and your doctor establish ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, your doctor will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect uses in manufacturing your custom aligners. Then your doctor writes a prescription for your custom aligners and sends it to ClearCorrect.
What can it do?
ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles. Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities. Ask your doctor how ClearCorrect can help you.