Considering Invisalign®? Learn About Other Options
For a long time, the only solution for correcting crooked teeth was metal braces. Still a popular solution today, metal braces are incredibly effective. They are also incredibly noticeable. Braces consist of metal brackets and wires that work to straighten your teeth, improving the quality of your smile and your oral health. However, not everyone wants a metal smile while correcting tooth alignment. Today, teeth can also be straightened with clear aligners. One of the most well-known options is Invisalign. It is not the only one. Summit Dental Group can improve the alignment of your teeth with ClearCorrect.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is one of the most well-known alternatives to traditional metal braces. The treatment involves the use of clear aligners made from a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. Treatment involves the use of a series of aligners, which are worn at two week intervals. They are meant to be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day for optimal results. The aligners should only be removed to eat and to brush your teeth. With Invisalign aligners, orthodontic treatment is much more discreet. They are incredibly popular for older teens and adults who work in a professional environment.
What is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect is another type of treatment that uses clear aligners to correct the alignment of your teeth. They are made from a hard, plastic material that is made for stress retention. This means that they are resistant to becoming deformed under biting pressure. Like Invisalign, ClearCorrect aligners are removable. However, they should only be taken out to eat and to care for your teeth. They should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results.
There are a few different options for ClearCorrect aligners. Limited 6 treats the whole arch, but uses only 6 sets of aligners. This treatment is meant for those who need only minor adjustments. Limited 12 is similar to Limited 6, except that it uses 12 sets of aligners. This treatment helps to provide further treatment beyond the 6 aligners. The Unlimited plan involves the use of as many aligners as it takes to correct your alignment issues. This treatment is recommended for those who need more drastic adjustments to the alignment of their teeth.
How Long Does Treatment Take with ClearCorrect?
Treatment times with ClearCorrect vary. Those using the Limited 6 will have a shorter treatment than someone using Unlimited. Where Invisalign aligners are worn for two week intervals, the length of time you wear each set of aligners for ClearCorrect will vary based on your specific situation.
Is ClearCorrect Right for You?
Like Invisalign, ClearCorrect can treat a variety of different issues. However, there are some issues that it cannot fix. A thorough consultation will allow us to determine if ClearCorrect is the right option for you.
If you are considering Invisalign, it is important to consider other clear aligner options as well to find the best one for you. For more information about ClearCorrect, and to find out if it is right for you, contact Summit Dental Group today.