ClearCorrect is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as anCrowded teeth
alternative to traditional braces. ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a
series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a
little bit at a time, eventually correcting the teeth and smile to elicit a
new, revitalized look.
What You Should Know
Your records - including impressions, photographs and radiography, along
with a prescription for your custom-made aligners - are sent by your dentist
to the ClearCorrect laboratory, where an exact 3-D model of your teeth is
created. Your treatment team then maps out a complete treatment plan showing
the gradual realignment that will reposition your teeth from their current
position to where your dentist wants them to be.
The "treatment set-up," a computerized representation of your teeth before
and after treatment, is available for viewing after treatment planning. You
receive your treatment set-up by email and respond with your approval or any
adjustment requests. Using the most up-to-date digital mapping and molding
technology, custom aligners then are created with computer precision.
How it Works
ClearCorrect treatment involves four phases of aligner therapy. Each phase
requires a new set of aligners that are worn for a three-week period. The
time between each phase allows for control and flexibility.
ClearCorrect aligners are worn all the time, except when eating and
drinking, or while brushing and flossing. Designed with aesthetics in mind,
the aligners are barely noticeable and won't have an impact on your daily
After wearing each aligner set, results will be noticeable as your teeth
begin slowly adjusting and aligning to your desired smile. Periodic
check-ups with your dentist are required so your progress can be evaluated
and you can be given the next set of aligners. This sequence will continue
until you have achieved your new smile.
Treatment time can vary from one to two years, depending upon your specific
condition and degree of misalignment.
Who Can Benefit?
ClearCorrect currently is available to treat adults and some teenagers.
Children who might not have all of their molars and senior citizens who
present with more complicated dental cases also may be candidates for
ClearCorrect, but should consult with their dentists to determine the
treatment option that best suits their needs.
ClearCorrect can be used to treat the following orthodontic conditions:
Spacing between teeth
Crooked or turned (rotated) teeth
ClearCorrect vs. Traditional Orthodontics
In cases where ClearCorrect is not suitable for certain misalignment cases
or complex bite problems, traditional orthodontics can be used. However,
traditional metal braces are attached to the teeth and adjusted periodically
by your dentist, and they are not removed until your treatment is complete.
Also, traditional braces might hinder your ability to perform routine oral
hygiene tasks and might interfere with eating and speaking.
On the other hand, the aligners are custom fit to your teeth to provide an
irritation-free treatment, with nearly no adjustment discomfort.
Only your dentist can determine if ClearCorrect is the right orthodontic
treatment option for you. Alternatively, your dentist may refer you to an
orthodontist to determine the best option to meet your specific treatment
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