March 7, 2017
Are you unhappy with your smile? Maybe your teeth are crowded or you have some unsightly gaps between your teeth. You’d like to fix all that but you’ve just can’t bring yourself to wear a mouthful of metal for months and months.
A lot of people didn’t have the opportunity to get braces when they were kids. Then when they’re adults and can afford the option, it just seems the wrong time to walk around with obvious braces on their teeth. It’s not the most professional look to have in an important business meeting or interview.
You’re in luck because now you have the option of using clear aligners for straightening your teeth. With help from the latest technology and the team at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX, you could get that perfect smile you’ve always wanted…and no one will even know that you’re wearing braces!
If you don’t want to choose the option of traditional metal braces, with their noticeable brackets and wires, the Davenport Dental Group can offer you a great alternative. Removable clear plastic aligners called ClearCorrect that will straighten your teeth a little bit at a time.
In addition to being clear, here are some other advantages of ClearCorrect aligners:
- They can be removed easily and cleaned.
- They are non-invasive since they are custom fit to your teeth.
- They can be used by people who are allergic to metal.
- They adjust your teeth in very small increments. You’ll wear one aligner for a certain period of time (a few weeks) then you’ll move on to the next phrase of treatment and get a new aligner.
ClearCorrect aligners are different from other aligner products out there, like Invisalign, because they’re more affordable.
Clear aligners are a lot more comfortable than traditional metal braces, with their brackets and wires. With braces, the dentist periodically tightens them, which can cause pain. Also, the brackets and wires around traditional metal braces can poke the inside of your mouth.
With clear aligners, you only feel a slight pressure when you change out your aligner. ClearCorrect is the most comfortable way to straighten your smile.
Metal braces take, on average, about two or three years to align the teeth. With ClearCorrect, you can get results in just about a year!
You will need to remove your aligners to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. Just know that they need to be worn for about 22 hours a day to be completely effective.
What Does The ClearCorrect Procedure Involve?
Once a dentist at Davenport Dental Group determines you’re a good candidate for clear aligners, he will take photos and X-rays, then use a scanner or take impressions to capture the shape of your teeth. The resulting prescriptions will be submitted to ClearCorrect.
ClearCorrect makes the clear aligners out of a superior plastic called Zendura, which is free from harmful chemicals.
Once they’re done, you’ll get a series of slightly different aligners. You’re wear each aligner for two weeks, before moving on to the next one. This moves your teeth in small increments.
The number of aligners you’ll need will vary depending on the amount of work that has to be done. Normally, you’ll get a couple of months’ worth of aligners at a time. You’ll work through them independently, which means fewer check-ups than you’d have with traditional braces.
Does Dental Insurance Cover ClearCorrect?
Many dental plans include coverage for orthodontic appliances such as clear aligners. Your insurance company can provide more details.
Am I A Good Candidate For Clear Aligners?
Make an appointment for a consultation. We can talk with you about your overall treatment goal and the condition of your existing teeth. Then we’ll go over what can and can’t be corrected.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to finally achieve that straight smile that you’ve always wanted? Our Laredo, TX dental team will be delighted to take a look and see if you’re a good candidate for ClearCorrect. Please contact our office directly to schedule a consultation, by calling our Junction Drive location at 956-242-6745 or our Winfield location at 956-517-2695. You can also use our online contact form to send us a message. Either way, a member of our team will be happy to help you schedule a convenient date and time for your visit.