ClearCorrect is a brand of clear plastic aligners used to straighten teeth. Unlike metal braces, the aligners are flexible and transparent. At Mark Lowe DDS, each aligner is made to fit your teeth exactly and is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next aligner. The total number of aligners a patient uses depends on the dentist's treatment plan. The treatment process is completed when the teeth are straightened to the satisfaction of the treating orthodontist or dentist.
Because they’re made of transparent plastic, these aligners are virtually invisible. They’re also removable, so patients can take them out to eat and clean their teeth, unlike regular braces. The aligners can also be removed while in public, such as on a date or at a special event. This allows for greater self-confidence among those wearing a clear-aligner system than traditional braces. In addition, the fact that these aligners can be removed makes it easy for patients to brush and floss normally, whereas straight-wire braces could make it difficult to clean hard-to-reach places in the mouth.
Aligners are also a good option for those whose teeth are irregularly shaped, widely spaced, have small gaps, or are overcrowded. They are also a good option for patients with minor bite issues, such as crossbites or underbites, as long as the bite is not too severe. Finally, they are a practical option for adults and teens as long as they are responsible enough to wear their aligners as directed. Failing to do so can lead to damage to the teeth and possible misalignment if treatment is halted for too long.
The Advantages of ClearCorrect
ClearCorrect treatments are virtually invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them! This means less time spent fidgeting and discomfort in social situations.
Comfort and Convenience
The smooth plastic aligners are comfortable to wear and shouldn’t irritate your gums or cheeks as traditional metal braces might. Plus, they’re removable, so you can take them out to eat and drink normally.
An Easier Clean
Since you can remove your aligners for brushing your teeth and eating, you don’t need to brush around brackets and wires the way you would with metal braces. Just pop the trays back in, and you’re good to go!
How Long Does ClearCorrect Take?
Treatment with ClearCorrect can take anywhere from six months to a year and a half, depending on your case and your doctor’s treatment plan. Generally, your treatment will last from nine to 18 months. However, as your teeth move into better alignment, you will need to visit your dentist for checkups less and less often. Once you have completed orthodontic treatment, most patients will need to wear a retainer at night to prevent their teeth from shifting back out of place over time.
There are many advantages to choosing ClearCorrect to align your smile. For the best dental care, visit Mark Lowe DDS at 7055 N Fresno St #203, Fresno, CA 93720, or call (559) 435-0966.