ClearCorrect invisible aligners are an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces, fixing issues such as crooked or crowded teeth, noticeable gaps and troublesome overbites. They are custom built using impressions of the patient’s teeth, providing quick results that leave the patient thrilled.
A patient receiving ClearCorrect treatment is required to wear their aligner for a minimum of 20 hours per day so that the desired outcome can be achieved. Approximately, every two weeks, the current aligner will be replaced with a new one in order to continually adjust the positioning of the teeth. Most patients wear ClearCorrect aligners for one to two years before completing treatment.
There are several advantages that ClearCorrect invisible aligners provide over metal braces. ClearCorrect aligners are transparent in color, making them nearly invisible. They can be taken out at any time, which allows the user to eat or drink whatever they would like during treatment. Their removability also means that the user will not need to make any adjustments to their regular oral hygiene practices. The aligners are very easy to clean and maintain, only requiring a daily washing with warm water and dish soap. Because ClearCorrect aligners do not present the same injury risks as metal braces, they are a great option for athletes who play contact sports.
While there are many advantages provided by ClearCorrect aligners, there are also some downsides that should be taken into consideration. Some issues such as teeth that are severely rotated and excessively large gaps cannot be fixed using ClearCorrect. While being able to take out ClearCorrect aligners at any time is a major convenience, the patient must be careful not to remove their aligner too often, as doing so can prevent the desired results from occurring. Unmotivated patients may not benefit from ClearCorrect treatment since they may be tempted to take their aligner out too often. Despite these limitations, ClearCorrect aligners provide tremendous results for most of the patients who use them.
To learn more about ClearCorrect invisible aligners and to find out if you’re a good candidate for treatment, please call us at (973) 282-8277 to schedule an appointment.