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ClearCorrect: How Does it Work?

Only your dentist can determine if ClearCorrect is the right orthodontic treatment option for you. Alternatively, your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist to determine the best option to meet your specific treatment needs.

ClearCorrect is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Similar to other clear aligner brands (like Invisalign) available to dentists or orthodontists certified to offer them to their patients, ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a little bit at a time, eventually correcting the teeth and smile to elicit a new, revitalized look.

Clear Connect Adult Braces

What You Should Know

Your records – including impressions, photographs and radiographs, along with a prescription for your custom-made aligners – are sent by your dentist to the ClearCorrect laboratory, where an exact 3D model of your teeth is created. Your treatment team then maps out a complete treatment plan showing the gradual realignment that will reposition your teeth from their current position to where your dentist wants them to be.

The “treatment set-up,” a computerized representation of your teeth before and after treatment, is available for viewing after treatment planning. You receive your treatment set-up by email and respond with your approval or any adjustment requests. Using the most up-to-date digital mapping and molding technology, custom aligners then are created with computer precision.

ClearCorrect treatment involves four phases of aligner therapy. Each phase requires a new set of aligners that are worn for a three-week period. The time between each phase allows for control and flexibility.

ClearCorrect aligners are worn all the time, except when eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing. Designed with aesthetics in mind, the aligner are barely noticeable and won’t have an impact on your daily routine.

How it Works

After wearing each aligner set, results will be noticeable as your teeth begin slowly adjusting and aligning to your desired smile. Periodic check-ups with your dentist are required so your progress can be evaluated and you can be given the next set of aligners. This sequence will continue until you have achieved your new smile.

Treatment time can vary from one to two years, depending on your specific conditions and degree of misalignment.

The cost of treatment varies from option to option, with Unlimited at the top of the cost spectrum. To determine the best treatment option for you and to further evaluate costs, setup a consultation with a ClearCorrect provider in your area.

Who can benefit?

Clear Correct Adult Braces

ClearCorrect currently is available to treat adults and teenagers (compare with Invisalign Teen). Children who might not have all of their molars and senior citizens who present with more complicated dental cases also may be candidates for ClearCorrect, but should consult with their dentists to determine the treatment option that best suits their needs.

ClearCorrect can be used to treat the following orthodontic conditions:

ClearCorrect vs. Traditional Orthodontics

In cases where ClearCorrect is not suitable for certain misalignment cases or complex bite problems, traditional orthodontics can be used. However, traditional metal braces are attached to the teeth and adjusted periodically by your dentist, and they are not removed until your treatment is complete. Also traditional braces might hinder your ability to perform routine oral hygiene tasks and might interfere with eating and speaking.

On the other hand, the aligners are custom fit to your teeth to provide an irritation-free treatment, with nearly no adjustment discomfort.

ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign

ClearCorrect and Invisalign both are a series of clear, custom-fit, removable aligners that slowly realign teeth into the desired position. Fabricated impressions then are used to create a 3D model of the teeth. Both are possible solutions to correcting problems such as crowded or spaced teeth, overbites, underbites and crooked (turned) teeth. ClearCorrect aligners offer enhanced clarity (meaning they are virtually invisible) and are minimally invasive. They are also resistant to clouding from wear.

Both aligners are provided in sets, and periodic follow-up appointments with your dentist are required so he/she can check your progress. The length of treatment and number of steps vary depending on the specific alignment problem.

Getting Started

Only your dentist can determine if ClearCorrect is the right orthodontic treatment option for you. Alternatively, your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist to determine the best option to meet your specific treatment needs.

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