ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect is a brand of clear tray aligners that gradually shift the teeth into a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile. Aligners apply pressure to crooked and misaligned teeth to slowly create changes in the patient's teeth.

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at-a-glance

ClearCorrect

avg. recovery
0 days
permanence
Is permanent
application
Not Applicable
surgical
No
cost
$2000 - $8000

About the Procedure

Individuals with crooked teeth or gaps in their smile may lack confidence when in social situations or taking a picture. Adults may be wary to seek treatment for imperfect smiles, worried that treatment may require wearing bulky metal braces for months or years. However, correcting crooked teeth is now much more discreet. ClearCorrect is a brand of clear aligners designed to gradually straighten the teeth with a series of custom trays. Other clear aligner systems include Invisalign, Simpli5, and Smile Direct Club. Much like other orthodontic systems, a visit to the orthodontist is first needed to determine if your individual case can be corrected with the ClearCorrect system or if a more aggressive treatment is needed to adjust the position of the jaw. A scan will be taken of the teeth and mouth which is sent to ClearCorrect in order to create the custom trays used to adjust the smile. Once the tray is created, it will be sent to your orthodontist's office as will subsequent replacement trays. Patients will go to their orthodontist to ensure proper fit of the tray which should be worn for a period of 2 weeks before it is exchanged with the next aligner in the treatment series. Trays will be worn and replaced every 2 weeks for the duration of treatment which will last several months to a few years depending on the needs of the patient.

The goal of ClearCorrect aligners is to improve a number of dental imperfections such as crowding, too much space between teeth, overbite, crossbite, openbite, and overjet.

Concerns

ClearCorrect addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

Once the aligners are in place, there is typically minimal irritation and discomfort associated with the ClearCorrect straightening system. No recovery time is needed however it may take a few days to adjust to speaking while wearing the trays.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidates for ClearCorrect are those whose teeth are generally in good health and wish to improve dental imperfections such as mildly crooked or protruding teeth and other malocclusions such as mild overbites, underbites, gaps, overcrowding, open bites, crossbites, and overjet.

Not Recommended For

The ClearCorrect system is not recommended for children as their mouths are still growing and usually do not have the dedication to finish the program. Patients with severe orthodontic issues are not candidates because the jaw needs to be shifted.

Side Effects

Side effects from ClearCorrect are minor and typically temporary but may include impediments or hindrance to proper and comfortable speech, excessive salivation, bad breath, dry mouth, and gum irritation.

Pros
  • removable
  • no food restrictions
  • good oral hygiene
  • transparency
  • discreet
  • for adults
Cons
  • misplace aligners
  • aligners irritate gums
  • patient compliance
  • not for all orthodontic issues
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