ClearCorrect invisible aligners represent an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. ClearCorrect can provide the same great results as metal braces, but with much less of the inconvenience. The treatment involves wearing a series of tightly fitted clear aligners over the teeth. Every two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with a new one in order to adjust the positioning of the teeth over time. This treatment will continue until the teeth reach their desired positioning which usually takes about one to two years.
What makes ClearCorrect aligners great is their ease of use and their overall effectiveness. They are completely transparent which makes them virtually invisible when they are being worn. Patients who feel shy about receiving orthodontic treatment love ClearCorrect since most people won't’ even know they are using it. While they must be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day, the user can easily take their aligner out to eat, brush and floss. This means that they can eat and drink anything they want during treatment, and they will not need to make any changes to their usual hygiene. ClearCorrect aligners are also great for athletes since they do not present the same injury risks as metal braces. And caring for ClearCorrect aligners is very simple, as patients will find that they are very easy to clean.
The reason that ClearCorrect aligners are so effective is that they are custom-made from models of the patient’s teeth. When a new aligner is applied, it will be very tightly fitted, and the user will feel the forces it is applying to their teeth. Over the next two weeks, the aligner will gradually feel looser until it is replaced with the next aligner.
Some of the dental health issues that can be managed using ClearCorrect aligners include:
- Spacing issues
- Problems with bite
- Crooked teeth
- Rotated teeth
Patients should remember that ClearCorrect aligners must be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day in order to achieve the desired results. Failing to wear the current aligner for that amount of time could delay or stall treatment. Patients should make sure that they can commit to this requirement before starting ClearCorrect treatment.
If you want to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, then ClearCorrect invisible aligners might be for you. Please call us at 630-454-8166 to schedule an appointment.