When you think of braces, you probably have the image of huge metal wires all over your teeth. While that option is still available to those who want to pursue it, cosmetic dentistry has advanced considerably from the time when metal braces were the only option. Today, there’s an alternative. ClearCorrect can align your teeth without unsightly metallic braces using clear retainers that comfortably correct mild to moderate misalignment.
Dr. Bryan J. Shanahan at Peak Family Dental Care can get you or your children set up with ClearCorrect. We will devise a cosmetic plan that suits your lifestyle and lays the foundation for a smile that you can be proud of.
Why Choose ClearCorrect?
Essentially, ClearCorrect is a clear, plastic retainer that is far less visible than traditional braces or retainers. Instead of being a one-size-fits-all solution, each ClearCorrect aligner is custom made for every patient. The system works by slowly aligning your teeth using a graduated set of aligners each of which is closer to your ideal smile. Aligners are switched out after being worn for three weeks and then you begin wearing the next in the series. The aligners gradually align your teeth until they are aligned correctly.
The Benefits of ClearCorrect
The top benefit of ClearCorrect is that it’s difficult to see. It can perform many of the same functions as braces but for very misaligned teeth, ClearCorrect will not be the best option. On the other hand, patients report that ClearCorrect is more comfortable than traditional braces and, since the tray is removable, patients can still enjoy a wide variety of foods without worrying about the foods getting stuck in their braces or needing to perform complex teeth maintenance to prevent plaque buildup. Similarly, the plastic is less irritating to your gums than braces which can hurt and cause sores.
ClearCorrect can perform many of the same functions as braces but it can’t replace them entirely. ClearCorrect can correct a number of alignment issues. These include:
Twisted or crooked teeth
Gaps between teeth
Overbites and underbites
In some cases, ClearCorrect can be used to correct issues related to TMJ, reducing symptoms.
For teeth that are very misaligned, there are other options available. These include traditional braces, invisible braces, and more. On the other hand, if you have the option of going with ClearCorrect, it’s the best solution for teeth that are moderately misaligned. Patients report that they are more comfortable than traditional braces, require less maintenance, and don’t prevent them from enjoying their favorite foods.
Given the numerous advantages the ClearCorrect system boasts over traditional orthodontics, it has become the tooth-aligning treatment of choice for many patients.
The ClearCorrect Experience
When you come to the Peak Family Dental Care office, we will perform a simple examination of your teeth and assess whether or not ClearCorrect is the ideal means of aligning them. Our doctors can determine how your teeth need to be maneuvered to achieve the ideal alignment. We will then take a series of 3d x-rays which are sent to a ClearCorrect laboratory and used to create your aligners.
Numerous patients have shown excellent results with ClearCorrect. The best part is, these results can be achieved with less discomfort than traditional braces and you don’t have to go through the aesthetic nightmare of traditional braces.
Once your aligners are made, they will be sent to our office and we will set up a follow-up appointment. You will get your first aligner. You will have to wear the aligner for at least 22 hours of the day. You should only remove the aligners while eating or when brushing your teeth. The aligners will be replaced every three weeks. While different patients will have different timelines, most cases can be resolved in 12 to 18 months.
Straighten Your Smile with ClearCorrect
The dentists at Peak Family Dental Care are committed to making your smile one that you can be proud of. This is why we offer our patients only the best treatments for their dental and alignment problems. ClearCorrect uses cutting edge technology to provide a solution that is not only more aesthetically pleasing than traditional alignment solutions, but also more comfortable. ClearCorrect delivers exceptional results at an affordable cost. Give us a call or talk to us online to set up an appointment today!
A Subtle Treatment
ClearCorrect straightens teeth using clear plastic trays rather than metal brackets, allowing for a more discreet and cosmetic treatment than traditional orthodontics. See Patient Results