If you’re considering clear aligners to achieve your smile goals, you’re probably wondering how they work.
ClearCorrect is a popular orthodontic treatment considered as invisible braces. They work by moving teeth into their ideal positions resulting in straighter, healthier teeth.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how the ClearCorrect system works and what you can expect from this treatment. Keep reading to learn more!
- 1 What is ClearCorrect?
- 2 How Does ClearCorrect Straighten the Teeth?
- 3 How Often Do You Need to Change ClearCorrect Trays?
- 4 How Long Does ClearCorrect Treatment Take to Work?
- 5 Do ClearCorrect Aligners Hurt?
- 6 Is There Any Food You Need to Avoid with ClearCorrect?
- 7 Is ClearCorrect the Same as Invisalign?
- 8 What are the Advantages of ClearCorrect?
- 9 Who Can Benefit from ClearCorrect?
- 10 Is ClearCorrect Cheaper than Braces?
- 11 How Much Do ClearCorrect Aligners Cost?
- 12 Final Thoughts
What is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without using metal brackets or wires. Instead, the system uses a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that make gradual tooth movements, shifting teeth into their final position.
ClearCorrect aligners are custom-made for each patient and are an excellent choice for both adults and teens who want to achieve a straighter smile without anyone knowing they’re wearing braces. The aligners are also very comfortable to wear and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
ClearCorrect Clear Aligners are FDA-approved and have been used by dentists for over ten years. If you’re looking for an invisible way to straighten your teeth, ClearCorrect is worth considering.
How Does ClearCorrect Straighten the Teeth?
ClearCorrect aligners are custom-made for each patient and are designed to gently move teeth into their proper position by applying pressure on each tooth. You’ll wear each ClearCorrect aligner for a specific period of time before moving on to the next aligner in the series.
As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, until they’re straight. You’ll visit your dentist about once every six weeks for periodic checkups to ensure that your treatment is on track. You will also be given the next set of aligners.
The ClearCorrect treatment process follows these steps:
- It begins with a consultation with a dentist from a ClearCorrect provider. During the consultation, the dentist will take X-rays, impressions, and photos of the teeth.
- The images taken will be used to create a 3D model of the mouth.
- The dentist will use the computerized model to design a treatment plan which is presented to the patient for approval.
- Once the treatment plan is approved, ClearCorrect will manufacture the aligners. Each aligner is custom-made to move the teeth little by little at a time, and each tray is changed according to your treatment plan.
How Often Do You Need to Change ClearCorrect Trays?
Instructions typically recommend that the aligners be changed every two weeks. However, some people may need to change their ClearCorrect trays more frequently, depending on their individual treatment plan.
You will need to see your dentist every 6-8 weeks so that they can check your progress. It is important to change your ClearCorrect trays as needed, so your treatment stays on track. If you don’t change your ClearCorrect trays, your treatment could take longer than necessary.
How Long Does ClearCorrect Treatment Take to Work?
ClearCorrect trays are worn for 22 hours per day. The actual treatment times will vary depending on how much your teeth need to be moved.
The average treatment time for ClearCorrect is between 6 and 18 months. However, some people may need to wear their aligners for longer or shorter periods of time, depending on the degree of misalignment and their individual situation.
As a rule, the more complicated the case, the longer it will take for ClearCorrect to achieve the desired results. However, ClearCorrect can often treat cases in a shorter timeframe than traditional braces.
If you are considering ClearCorrect, it’s important to speak with a dentist to find out if it’s right for you. Your dentist can give you a more specific estimate of how long your treatment will take.
Do ClearCorrect Aligners Hurt?
ClearCorrect aligners are made from flexible plastic, a comfortable material that will not hurt your teeth or gums. In fact, many adult patients report that ClearCorrect is significantly more comfortable than traditional braces.
However, some patients experience mild discomfort when they first begin wearing their ClearCorrect aligners and whenever they change to a new set. This discomfort is caused by the pressure of the aligners against the teeth and gums.
Most adult orthodontics patients find that this self-reported discomfort decreases within a few days to a week as they get used to wearing their ClearCorrect aligners. If you experience significant pain or discomfort while wearing your ClearCorrect aligners, please contact your dentist immediately.
Is There Any Food You Need to Avoid with ClearCorrect?
The good news is that you can eat anything you want while wearing ClearCorrect aligners – as long as you remove the aligners before eating. While y0u can drink water with your aligners in, be careful not to drink anything too hot, as this can damage the aligners.
Other beverages can be consumed, but you’ll need to remove the aligners first. So go ahead and enjoy your favourite foods and drinks – there’s no need to worry about damaging your aligners or affecting your treatment.
Is ClearCorrect the Same as Invisalign?
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are both clear aligner therapy systems used to straighten teeth. They both consists of a series of aligners worn in succession. Each aligner moves your teeth a little bit closer to the final desired position.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are very similar and often compared with each other because both clear aligners are nearly invisible when worn. However, there are some subtle differences between the two.
While both brands offer similar results, there are key differences between them that should be considered when deciding which option is best for you.
- Cost: ClearCorrect is less expensive than Invisalign, but the cost will vary depending on the severity of the misalignment.
- Material: ClearCorrect aligners are made from durable plastic that is lighter and thinner, while Invisalign aligners are thicker.
- Comfort: With Invisalign’s own patented material using thermoplastic technology, Invisalign aligners are more comfortable to use, more gentle to the mouth, and easier to put on and take off than ClearCorrect.
What are the Advantages of ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect offers several advantages over traditional braces.
First, the aligners are practically invisible, making them much less noticeable than braces.
Second, the aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, so there is no need to worry about food getting stuck in braces or difficulty brushing around wires.
Third, ClearCorrect treatment generally takes shorter time than traditional braces, so patients can achieve their beautiful smile faster.
Finally, ClearCorrect aligners are more comfortable than braces. You can wear them confidently, knowing they won’t irritate your gums or cheeks.
If you’re looking for a discreet and convenient way to straighten your teeth, ClearCorrect may be the right choice for you.
Who Can Benefit from ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect is an effective treatment for mild to moderate orthodontic issues and can be an alternative to braces. Because ClearCorrect aligners work by gradually shifting the teeth into the proper position, they are a suitable treatment option for people with:
ClearCorrect aligners are an excellent solution for overcrowding. Overcrowding occurs when there is insufficient space for all the teeth in the jaw. Crowded teeth can cause several problems and increase the risk of gum disease and other dental problems, such as difficulty in flossing and brushing, and tooth decay.
Gapped teeth are a common orthodontic issue caused by several factors, including thumb sucking, misaligned jaw growth or having impacted or congenitally missing teeth. While some gaps may close on their own over time, others may require intervention from a dentist.
An overbite is an orthodontic issue where the upper teeth protrude too far forward over the lower teeth. It’s also called “Class II malocclusion” or “buck teeth.” Overbites can be caused by genetics, bad habits (like thumb sucking), or incorrect jaw alignment.
While they are relatively easy to treat, they can cause many problems if left untreated, including jaw pain, tooth wear, and difficulty chewing. Using ClearCorrect can help address an incorrect bite function.
An underbite is a type of malocclusion or a bad bite. It occurs when the lower teeth protrude in front of the upper teeth, and it can cause many problems, including difficulty chewing and speaking clearly.
In severe cases, an underbite can also lead to jaw pain and TMJ disorders and may require surgery to correct the problem. However, in many cases, ClearCorrect aligners can be used for orthodontic tooth movement for a better-aligned bite.
A crossbite is an orthodontic issue in which the upper teeth sit outside the lower teeth when you bite down. It can happen on both the front and back teeth, affecting one side of the mouth or both.
Crossbites can be caused by genetics, thumb sucking, or a misaligned jaw. It can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and jaw problems if left untreated.
An “open bite” is a misalignment where the upper and lower teeth do not touch when the jaw is closed. There are several reasons why someone might have an open bite:
- Genetics: Some people are simply born with a naturally misaligned jaw, resulting in an open bite.
- Habits: Habits like tongue-thrusting and thumb-sucking can cause an open bite.
- Trauma: An injury to the face can cause misalignment that leads to an open bite.
- Teeth grinding: This habit can wear down the teeth and change their position over time, resulting in an open bite.
Is ClearCorrect Cheaper than Braces?
How Much Do ClearCorrect Aligners Cost?
The average cost of ClearCorrect treatment is typically between $4,500 and $12,500. The price varies, and the treatment cost depends on several factors such as:
- Dentist’s location
- Severity and complexity of the case
- Length of the treatment period
- Patient compliance
- Mid-treatment changes or revisions
- Additional aligners needed by the end of treatment
- Type of treatment plan
There are four different treatment plans for ClearCorrect aligners, including:
- Flex: This is the most affordable option for patients, and it’s best for minor cases of misalignment. The patient pays for each set of aligners as required.
- Limited 6: Patients will receive six sets of aligners as part of this plan. Limited 6 is great for minor cases of misalignment, similar to the flex plan.
- Limited 12: This plan is ideal for moderate cases of teeth misalignment. It includes 12 different sets of aligners.
- Unlimited: The most severe cases of misalignment can be treated with this plan, which is also the most expensive. Patients pay a single fixed fee for five years of aligners under this plan. You’ll get as many as you need until your treatment is finished. The unlimited coverage includes one set of retainers as well.
ClearCorrect clear aligners are one of the most popular types of braces available today. They work by gently moving your teeth over time, shifting them into the ideal position, and giving you a more confident smile. These aligners are a great option if you’re looking for a more subtle way to straighten your teeth than traditional metal braces.
If you’re considering ClearCorrect, we recommend scheduling a dental consultation at Burwood Dental Care by calling (03) 7003 2004. You may also book an appointment through our website.
Our team of dentists can help you decide if ClearCorrect is the right choice for you and answer any questions you may have about the treatment process. Let’s start working on your ideal smile today!
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