One of the best alternatives to traditional metal braces, ClearCorrect invisible aligners, are designed to fix troubling issues such as crooked teeth, spacing problems and unsightly overbites. They are worn over the user’s teeth, and their custom design works to provide quick results that look great.
When receiving ClearCorrect treatment, a patient will be required to wear their current aligner for at least 20 hours per day. This will ensure that the desired results are achieved as quickly as possible. Every two weeks, the current aligner will be replaced with a new one, thereby continually adjusting the positioning of the teeth over time. In most cases, a patient will need to use ClearCorrect aligners for one to two years before ceasing treatment. At this point, it may be necessary to use a retainer in order to prevent the teeth from reverting to the old positions.
ClearCorrect invisible aligners provide several advantages over traditional metal braces. Perhaps their best feature is that they can be taken out at any time, allowing users to eat or drink whatever they would like during treatment. This also means that users will not need to make any adjustments to their brushing or flossing habits while using ClearCorrect. The aligners are very discreet, and their transparent construction makes them almost invisible to others. Additionally, they are very easy to clean, only requiring a simple combination of warm water and dish soap. ClearCorrect aligners can also be used while playing contact sports since they do not present the same injury risks as traditional metal braces.
Although ClearCorrect aligners offer some major benefits for users, there are some limitations that should be considered. Certain issues such as severely rotated teeth and particularly large spacing issues may not be properly fixed using ClearCorrect aligners. While being able to take out the aligners at any time is a major benefit of ClearCorrect treatment, doing this too often can prevent the desired results from being achieved. Unmotivated patients who are not fully committed to wearing an aligner for 20 hours per day should not use ClearCorrect for this reason, but in spite of these drawbacks, many patients have achieved amazing results using ClearCorrect aligners.
If you would like to learn more about ClearCorrect invisible aligners, please call us at (773) 455-0885 to schedule an appointment.