Orthodontics using Clear Correct
Clear Correct is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people. Patients receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. The aligners provide a slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. With Clear Correct, adults and teens can achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted without feeling self-conscious about the mode of treatment.
Did you know…
wearing Clear Correct is in no way as restrictive as traditional braces? Many adults opt for this system not only because it is discreet, but also because there is no need to change your diet to avoid foods that could damage braces. This is because the Clear Correct system is free of braces and brackets, instead opting for a removable tray that can be taken out prior to meals. Also, Clear Correct fits well into busy adult schedules, as there is no need to attend frequent visits for wire tightening. Most patients simply change to a new aligner tray every couple of weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Clear Correct?
If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are embarrassing to you or otherwise preventing you from achieving optimal oral health, Clear Correct could be the solution for you. Visit your Clear Correct dentist for a complete consultation to find out if you could benefit from clear orthodontics.
What should I expect during my Clear Correct treatment?
You will wear your aligners nearly all of the time, with the exception of about two hours per day. Clear Correct treatments are different for everyone, but most patients can achieve their ideal smiles within one to two years. During that time, you can expect to make occasional dental visits to monitor your progress.
Will I need any post-treatment care?
Following your treatment, you will no longer need to wear Clear Correct trays. However, you will need to wear a retainer each day to help protect your new smile. For the first 6 months following Clear Correct you will need to wear it day and night. After that you will need to wear it only when you sleep. It is also important to continue visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and twice-yearly cleaning.