Many patients are concerned with the alignment of their teeth. It can make them feel awkward when talking or eating, and can even cause some patients discomfort. A typical solution to this problem over the years has been braces. However, many patients are averse to the idea of wearing the metal brackets and wires on their teeth due to their appearance. Arkansas River Valley Dentistry can now offer a viable alternative with ClearCorrect in Clarksville.
What Is ClearCorrect? How Does It Work?
ClearCorrect is an orthodontic treatment that can correct a patient’s overbite, underbite, or generally misaligned teeth. It accomplishes this by using clear plastic aligner trays that fit onto your teeth. The trays are meant to be worn in a specific series, with each one being a different shape that gradually shifts your teeth into alignment. The individual trays are meant to be worn up to 22 hours a day for about 2 weeks before progressing to the next one. Treatment can take anywhere from 8-18 months depending on your degree of misalignment. ClearCorrect has progressed over the years to be able to address more and more complicated orthodontic issues, so most patients who are considering orthodontics should be able to benefit from it.
What Is The Process Of Getting ClearCorrect?
The first step is that Dr. Fisher, Dr. Cook, or Dr. Nichols will need to give your teeth a thorough examination. This will allow them to see if ClearCorrect is the right step for you, as well as allow you to ask any questions you might have. Should you both decide to go forward, they will start by taking a series of x-rays and photos of your mouth. These will be used to make sure that your trays are perfectly fitted to your particular teeth. Once you have started wearing your trays, you will need to visit the office about every 6-8 weeks so your progress can be monitored.
ClearCorrect vs. Traditional Braces
ClearCorrect has a number of differences when compared to traditional braces, such as:
- The clear plastic makes them much less noticeable on the teeth compared to the brackets of traditional braces.
- The trays are removable, which allows a patient to eat and care for their teeth as they would normally.
- The smooth plastic tends to be less irritating to the surrounding soft tissue of the lips and gums compared to braces.
- The trays often work faster to correct issues than traditional braces.
- ClearCorrect requires less frequent visits to the dentist’s office.
ClearCorrect helps patients undergo orthodontic treatment without having to alter their habits like they would with traditional braces. The discreet appearance allows them to keep their treatment private, and many people even forget they are wearing their trays throughout the day.
Is ClearCorrect Right For Me?
ClearCorrect is very similar to Invisalign, with one key difference: affordability. ClearCorrect can give you the same results and experience as Invisalign while costing thousands of dollars less. It is often even more affordable than traditional orthodontics. This enables more people to get the customized orthodontic care that they need.
If you’d like to know more about how ClearCorrect can give you a straighter smile, please give us a call today.