ClearCorrect is a discreet clear aligner orthodontic treatment which is a more comfortable, aesthetic, and hygienic alternative to metal braces. This brand of clear aligners is also cheaper and thinner than Invisalign, which makes them even less noticeable.
Clear aligners are the orthodontic treatment of choice for adults who want to correct their alignment issues without causing attention or wearing clunky and forceful metal brackets and wires. Because ClearCorrect can only correct minor orthodontic problems, it is considered a cosmetic treatment.
We take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fit aligners that you will wear 22 hours per day. The aligners place gentle force on your teeth to gradually shift them. Contact us at Eagle Mountain Dentistry to schedule a consultation with your Saginaw Dentist.
ClearCorrect is a clear aligner technology that has been around since 2006.
Dr. Renas will examine your teeth to determine the severity of your orthodontic problems and evaluate your oral health to determine if you’re a good candidate for ClearCorrect.
Our dentist in Saginaw will take 3D digital scans of your teeth and digital x-rays and send them to the dental lab so they can fabricate your aligners.
Based on scans and x-rays taken of your teeth, the lab technician can create a 3D model of your teeth which is what your aligners will be based on. Using special software, we can digitally plan how your teeth will move through your treatment.
After a few weeks, your aligners will be ready to be picked up. You will receive enough aligners to change them every 2 weeks.
About every 6 weeks, you will return to our office so we can check on the progress of your treatment and you will receive more aligners.
Once you have completed your treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain this new alignment.
When you wear your aligners for 22 hours per day, within 2 weeks, you will notice a difference in your alignment. The aligners are gradually shifting your teeth by exerting gentle force to move them into the proper alignment.
ClearCorrect can close small to moderate gaps to achieve a more aesthetic smile and prevent the collection of food particles and bacteria which may lead to oral health problems. However, large gaps will require the use of braces.
Overcrowding is a result of a lack of jaw space for the number of teeth in the mouth. This results in teeth misaligned and overlapping teeth which pose high risks of tooth decay because of the difficulty of thoroughly brushing and flossing between them. ClearCorrect can correct minor cases of overcrowding.
Bite problems such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites are a result of a misaligned jaw. While severe bite problems should be treated with braces, ClearCorrect is effective at treating minor to moderately misaligned bites with the help of attachments and elastics.
These attachments anchor the aligners to exert the amount of force needed to shift specific teeth and the elastics help move the jaw forward or backward.
Clear aligners are more hygienic than braces because there aren’t metal brackets and wires obscuring the tooth surfaces when you clean your teeth.
The length of your treatment will depend on many different factors, including your age, the severity of your alignment issues, and your ability to comply with treatment. The average treatment time is 12 to 18 months but patients with very minor orthodontic problems may only need 6 months of treatment. You must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day to avoid prolonging the length of your treatment
You should always remove your aligners before eating and drinking. However, it’s okay to drink cold or room temperature water while wearing your aligners. Do not smoke with your aligners in. When it’s time to take your aligners out, rinse them under warm water and store them in their storage case.
Do not ever expose your aligners to hot water, which may morph them. After eating and drinking, brush and floss your teeth before placing them back in. Rinse your aligners one more time when taking them out of the storage case.
You should clean your aligners twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush and denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals. We recommend soaking your aligners for about 15 minutes at least once a day.
Clear aligners are more comfortable because they place gentler pressure on the teeth.