If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, which may present as an overbite or under-bite, you might have heard people tell you to get braces. The most common braces are the wire braces that are permanently placed on your teeth.
ClearCorrect dental treatment also corrects crooked and misaligned teeth. It constitutes a clear aligner made in the shape of your teeth, which you place on your teeth. You can remove it when you are eating or cleaning your teeth. It is different from braces in that you can take it out as needed, and it is clear/colourless.
You might also come across the term Invisalign; these are a kind of dental treatment that is visually and physically similar to ClearCorrect but might have small differences that mostly revolve around thickness and material used.
Why Do People Choose ClearCorrect Over Braces?
ClearCorrect is visually appealing compared to metal braces and, therefore, might help you become socially comfortable if you are extremely conscious about your looks.
Not Everyone Can Have ClearCorrect Dental Treatment
You should know that not everybody is a good candidate for ClearCorrect aligners. Why? If the dentist finds that your dental condition cannot be fixed effectively by ClearCorrect aligners, they might recommend an alternative like metallic braces. Also, if after a few weeks it is found that the ClearCorrect aligners are not working, may be because you keep taking them out even when not eating, you might not be a good candidate for ClearCorrect aligners.
Do ClearCorrect Aligners Work?
Yes, they do. However, how well they work depends on you. Since you have the freedom to take them out, ensure you only do so when eating and don't forget to put them back after you are done. You need to wear them for the longest time possible per day for them to be effective.
If you have braces, you normally visit the dentist for tightening. On the other hand, if you have ClearCorrect aligners, you still need to visit the dentist for monitoring. The dentist should give you a schedule for the visits.
Since ClearCorrect aligners are made to fit the exact shape, alignment and measurement of your teeth, you might need a new set made once the current set has done its work. This shows you that ClearCorrect aligners can be expensive.
How Many Sets of ClearCorrect Aligners Do You Need?
You may need several ClearCorrect aligners made. Based on how the dentist expects your teeth to adjust, they can give you an approximation of the number of ClearCorrect aligners you might need. However, during the treatment, the number can decrease or increase slightly; maybe by one.
For more information on ClearCorrect aligners, reach out to a local dentist.