ClearCorrect invisible aligners are a fantastic alternative to traditional metal braces. They are designed to fix teeth that are crooked or crowded, while also closing gaps and correcting overbites. ClearCorrect aligners are created using 3-D models of the patient’s teeth. These aligners must be worn for a minimum of 20 hours per day to slowly adjust the positioning of the teeth over time. Approximately every two weeks, the patient will replace their current aligner with a new one so the teeth can continue to adjust. Patients are typically required to wear ClearCorrect aligners for one to two years before treatment is finished.
There are many advantages that ClearCorrect aligners provide over regular braces. Because of their clear color, ClearCorrect aligners are virtually invisible and extremely discreet. Since the aligners can be removed at any time, the wearer will have the freedom to eat and drink whatever they would like during treatment, and they will not need to make any adjustments to their usual oral hygiene practices. ClearCorrect aligners are also easy to maintain because they can be taken out for quick cleaning. They are also ideal for athletes who participate in contact sports since they do not have the same injury risks as metal braces.
While ClearCorrect aligners offer many advantages, there are some drawbacks that should be considered. Certain issues such as severely rotated teeth and problems with large spacing may not be correctable with ClearCorrect. Since ClearCorrect aligners can be taken out at any time, removing the aligner too often and not wearing it for the recommended amount of time can prevent the patient from achieving the desired results. Because of this, ClearCorrect aligners may not be best for unmotivated patients. Despite these limitations, ClearCorrect aligners provide many patients with outstanding results.
If you would like to learn more about ClearCorrect aligners and how they can be used to fix issues with your teeth, please contact our office to arrange for a consultation. You may call us at (313) 261-0966 to set up an appointment.