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ClearCorrect™

ClearCorrect™ offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.

ClearCorrect treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.  The dentist changes the trays every few weeks. In addition to the reduced visual impact, ClearCorrect aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled.  

What kind of bite problems can ClearCorrect resolve?

ClearCorrect resolves the same dental problems as traditional braces; the only difference is that ClearCorrect trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.

Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with ClearCorrect:

  • Overcrowding 
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite 
  • Overbite 
  • Underbite 

What advantages does ClearCorrect offer over other solutions?

Traditional dental braces, ClearCorrect aligning trays and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth.  There are many different considerations to make when considering which treatment will be best, and each of these options works better in certain situations.

ClearCorrect differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient.  This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible.  Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.

ClearCorrect is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, ClearCorrect actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth.  Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed.  In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.

What does ClearCorrect treatment involve?

First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays. Digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth. 

Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made.  The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.

What are some considerations when wearing ClearCorrect trays?

The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.

If you have questions about ClearCorrect, please ask your dentist.

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