Are you tired of covering your mouth to hide your crooked or misaligned teeth? Do you wish you could grin naturally without self-consciousness or embarrassment? Maybe you’ve looked into getting traditional braces, clear braces, lingual braces, or even Invisalign. But those are not the only orthodontic options available.
At Davenport Dental Group of Laredo, TX, we are proud to offer ClearCorrect, an appealing alternative to Invisalign and traditional braces. To find out more or schedule a consultation, call one of our convenient locations: Junction Drive (956-242-6745) or Winfield (956-517-2695).
Am I a Good Candidate for ClearCorrect?
If you are an adult or teenager with mild to moderate bite or alignment problems, then yes, you probably are someone who can benefit from ClearCorrect! ClearCorrect aligners are designed to help people whose teeth are:
- Overly crowded
- Unevenly spaced
- Crooked or rotated
ClearCorrect also fixes overbites and underbites.
How Does ClearCorrect Work?
Your ClearCorrect treatment will require you to wear a series of removable clear plastic aligners that will, over time, shift your teeth into the flawless smile you’ve always wanted. The length of treatment and the number of aligners required will depend on the severity and type of your orthodontic problems.
The aligners are fully removable for eating and cleaning your teeth, which means you don’t have to change your diet, worry about breaking your braces, or food lodging in the appliance. You may even take them out for a very special occasion — though keep in mind that if you don’t wear them for the expected 22 hours per day, you may not get the results you want.
What’s the Difference Between ClearCorrect and Invisalign?
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are similar in that they both use sets of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. You may be wondering why you’ve heard of Invisalign but not ClearCorrect. Well, ClearCorrect is newer and less well known because of that. It is just as effective as Invisalign and even has a couple of advantages over its more famous competitor. Invisalign is an international corporation with its products typically manufactured overseas. ClearCorrect, on the other hand, is a solidly American company. In fact, your ClearCorrect aligners will be crafted right here in Texas! And while ClearCorrect cost depends on the length and complexity of the individual treatment plan, it often ends up being less expensive than Invisalign.
Why Choose ClearCorrect over Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces still have their place. For severe orthodontic problems, they are often the most effective treatment. But for mild and moderate cases, ClearCorrect has a number of clear benefits (pun absolutely intended).
- ClearCorrect aligners are virtually invisible. No conspicuous metal train tracks crossing your smile.
- ClearCorrect aligners are comfortable to wear. No painful poking by stray wires.
- ClearCorrect treatment is appropriate for people who are allergic to metal.
- You remove the aligners to eat, so you can enjoy any foods you want. No need to avoid chewy things that might get stuck in brackets and wires, or hard foods that could break them.
- You brush and floss just like usual. No tedious flossing in between and behind individual brackets.
- ClearCorrect treatment is fast — normally about a year, as opposed to two years or more for traditional braces.
Are ClearCorrect Aligners Custom Made?
Yes! Your ClearCorrect aligners will be crafted to fit the precise dimensions of your mouth and teeth. At our office, will will take detailed impressions and photographs of your teeth, and then send a prescription for your custom aligners to the ClearCorrect laboratory. The ClearCorrect team will build a 3-D model of your bite, from which a total treatment plan will be created. After approval from you and your dentist, the aligners will be manufactured.