ClearCorrect is a clear, mostly-invisible alternative to braces that is designed to fix crooked teeth, spaces, and underbites or overbites. ClearCorrect uses a process that involves a number of transparent, replaceable aligners that evens out teeth over a period of time.
What ClearCorrect Can Fix
The alignment process can handle many different scenarios:
Spaces or gaps between teeth
Overbites and underbites
Crooked or twisted teeth
If you are thinking about using ClearCorrect to align crooked teeth, you should be aware of how the process works. Your dentist will send all of your relevant information to a ClearCorrect laboratory. They will need to have very accurate information so that they can custom-make the mold to fit your mouth. The technicians will study your situation and work out a plan to reposition your teeth in accordance with your wishes.
You will be able to access this plan online before the mold is made so that you can ask for corrections if need be. You will be able to see a computer-generated image of how your mouth looks presently and how it will look once the process is complete. From there, the team will use a digital mapping process to create your custom aligners.
How ClearCorrect Works
You are going to end up wearing many sets of different aligners. You will wear one for three weeks and then you will wear a new set for three weeks. Each one will bring your teeth more and more in the correct position.
You will wear the aligners most of the time, except when you are eating or brushing your teeth. The aligners are clear and most people won’t even notice that you have them on. It shouldn’t take long until you start seeing the results. You’ll need to check in with your dentist a few times so that they can monitor your progress and make sure that everything is going smoothly.
The process is faster for some than others, depending on the condition of their teeth. It usually is a long-term project that takes one to two years to complete. There are a few different ClearCorrect plans available:
Unlimited: The patient can have as many aligners as they need to make their way through the correction process.
Limited 12: The patient will receive a total of 12 aligners.
Limited 6: The patient will receive a total of 6 aligners.
Unlimited is the most expensive form of treatment. To find out the exact pricing and what your insurance covers, you should check with the Boynton Laser Dental Center. The center does a lot of work with ClearCorrect and can address any questions or concerns you might have.
Who Can Use ClearCorrect
Teenagers and adults can use ClearCorrect. Children can’t be treated until all of their molars have grown in. Senior citizens can sometimes use ClearCorrect, but not always. Senior citizens often have special issues that might not be compatible with the alignment process.
When ClearCorrect Should be Used
If you have a complex issue or bite problem, you will probably need to use braces or another similar orthodontic measure. ClearCorrect is a popular alternative to braces, because braces are attached to your teeth and won’t be removed for years. ClearCorrect aligners can be taken out or put back in at any time. Braces also make it difficult to talk, eat, or keep your mouth clean. ClearCorrect doesn’t have those issues and people generally prefer an aligner to braces.
The Difference Between Invisalign and ClearCorrect
Both have a similar procedure wherein a model is made of the teeth and aligners are made to correct spaces or crooked teeth. ClearCorrect aligners are clearer than Invisalign, meaning people are less likely to notice you are wearing them.
The Invisalign process requires you to use up to 30 aligners over the course of one year. ClearCorrect sometimes takes just 12 sets of aligners total. Other times, ClearCorrect will take longer but still will probably require less aligners than Invisalign.
Most of the time, the process will cost between $2,500 to $5,500 depending on the severity of the dental issues that need to be addressed. The cost is about the same as it is for Invisalign. Check with the Boynton Laser Medical Center to see what your insurance will cover.
How to Get Started
You will need to consult with a dentist to find out if ClearCorrect will work for you. The Boynton Laser Medical Center has a lot of experience with aligners, braces, and patients with cosmetic issues. Dr. Shiffman and the rest of the staff are highly regarded in the region for their commitment to giving patients a comfortable, stress-free dental experience. They keep up to date on all of the latest technology and can handle your ClearCorrect process with aplomb. Give the Boynton Laser Dental