Do you remember seeing your friends with metal brackets attached to each tooth? Or wires that went across the front of their teeth? Traditional braces have been a sore spot for many people, and the idea of having them put in your mouth to correct misaligned teeth likely seems unappealing. Luckily, ClearCorrect is the perfect alternative. With ClearCorrect, Schneider Family Dental offers the newest solution in orthodontics for our patients.
ClearCorrect is a series of clear, custom-fit, removable aligners that slowly realign teeth into the desired position. Using a 3D model of your teeth, an impression is made and aligners are crafted to custom fit your mouth. You will then wear the aligners, similar in fashion to a mouthguard. In many cases, it’s the perfect solution to crowded or spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth.
What does the process look like?
CEREC technology is used to create a highly detailed digital scan of your mouth. Based on the unique shape of your teeth you’ll be provided with aligners in sets. Moderate cases usually require 32 steps of treatment delivered in eight phases and aligners for both the upper and lower teeth will need to be worn about 22 hours a day.
For less severe cases, 12 steps of treatment, delivered in three phases, is usually enough. Treatment duration can vary between one and two years, depending on the specific alignment problem.
What are the benefits of ClearCorrect?
One of the most appealing benefits of ClearCorrect is that they are completely transparent. Being virtually invisible means you can smile with confidence!
ClearCorrect is also minimally invasive. After the aligners have been created they only need basic maintenance and can even be removed while eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing.
The aligners are also extremely resistant to clouding and discoloration from use.
Is ClearCorrect right for me?
ClearCorrect can be used to address a range of problems, but as with any orthodontic treatment, it may not be suitable for everyone. For certain misalignment issues or complex bite problems, traditional orthodontics might be the best option.
If you think you may have teeth alignment issues, contact us today at (614) 889-2211 for an appointment to find out if ClearCorrect is right for you.