Hello again readers! Welcome back to the dental health blog of Lapalco Family Dental in Marrero, LA. Recently, several of our patients have asked us about the ClearCorrect system of adult orthodontics. At our comfortable and modern office, we’re extremely excited about ClearCorrect because we believe it is changing orthodontics for the better.
ClearCorrect is an excellent option if you’ve ever considered adult braces. Unlike traditional adult braces, ClearCorrect doesn’t require the use of metal brackets or wires. ClearCorrect is an American-made system which instead uses a series of clear aligners which are nearly invisible in your smile.
In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to tell you a little more about ClearCorrect. We’ll look at the treatment time required for ClearCorrect, and contrast it with the lengthier treatment time required with traditional adult braces. We’ll also look at how ClearCorrect’s cosmetic advantages set it apart from its competitors. Then we’ll look at what you can expect when you eat with ClearCorrect. Lastly, we’ll compare the similarities and differences of ClearCorrect and Invisalign.
ClearCorrect Offers a Shortened Treatment Time
Traditional adult braces generally have to be worn for at least two years to be effective. ClearCorrect is a faster option for adults and older teenagers. ClearCorrect can solve many of the same problems as adult braces. ClearCorrect is useful tool is you are suffering from crowded teeth, gaps in your smile, or crooked teeth.
Your treatment with ClearCorrect is planned and mapped out before you ever put on an aligner. Using 3D model technology, we can plan out every stage of your treatment. We’ll even show you a preview of what your smile will look like when you finish your treatment. That means there’s absolutely no surprises, you can be confident in your treatment before you even begin.
ClearCorrect moves your teeth with a series of clear aligners. ClearCorrect aligners are worn for a few weeks at a time, then you move onto the next aligner. This process will quickly and painless realign your teeth without the need for metal wires or brackets. Most patients can see the results they desire in a year or less of treatment. That’s half the time of traditional adult braces!
ClearCorrect Aligners are More Attractive than Metal Brackets and Wires
One of the main reasons patients avoid traditional adult braces is because they dislike the idea of how they’ll look in metal brackets and wires. Teenagers seem to believe that traditional adult braces will make them look silly or “uncool.” The fear is similar for adults who worry about walking into the workplace in braces and looking inexperienced.
ClearCorrect takes all of these fears out of the equation. With ClearCorrect, you’ll never have to walk around school or the workplace with a mouth full of metal. ClearCorrect aligners are designed to be invisible when you wear them; patients have told us that friends and family members don’t even notice when they’re wearing their aligners! In addition, ClearCorrect aligners are removable if you have an important social function to attend.
Eating is Easier with ClearCorrect
Because ClearCorrect’s aligners are removable, eating is easy. ClearCorrect is one of very few orthodontic treatments which allow you to continue eating and drinking whatever you like during your orthodontic treatment. You simply take out your aligners to eat, then put them back in after you’ve finished.
Compare that to the minefield that is eating in traditional adult braces. With traditional metal braces, you have to worry about food getting caught in the metal brackets and wires. Food can end up trapped in traditional adult braces, increasing your risk of tooth decay. Other foods can even knock the brackets right off your teeth! Imagine how painful that could be!
ClearCorrect is An Alternative to Invisalign
Invisalign is one of the most popular options for adult orthodontics on the market. Invisalign functions in the same manner as ClearCorrect; transparent aligners are used to realign teeth. Invisalign is an older system than ClearCorrect, but we believe ClearCorrect has several advantages.
Namely, ClearCorrect is more affordable than Invisalign. ClearCorrect can deliver the same results in comfort and privacy as Invisalign. How similar are the systems? The manufacturers of Invisalign actually sued the ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect can work for you and save you money!
Make An Appointment
Are you interested in learning if you’re a candidate for ClearCorrect? Then schedule an appointment at Lapalco Family Dentistry in Marrero, LA. You can reach our office at 504-264-6461.