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ClearCorrect Dental Alignment in Sedona, AZ
Why Choose ClearCorrect?
Traditional braces are unsightly metal fixtures that are set on the fronts of your teeth for everyone to see. ClearCorrect, on the other hand, is a clear, plastic retainer that fits over your teeth making it much less visible than metal braces or retainers. ClearCorrect aligners are made uniquely to fit your individual teeth. The aligners are gradually replaced to get your teeth closer and closer to your ideal smile and perfect alignment. After three weeks of wearing an aligner, your teeth will move closer together. At that point, the aligner is replaced with one that looks less like your teeth and more like your ideal teeth. The aligners are replaced like this until your teeth are aligned perfectly.
ClearCorrect can manage a number of issues. These include twisted or crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gaps, in teeth, overbites, and underbites. ClearCorrect can reduce symptoms related to TMJ disorders as well. For those for whom ClearCorrect is an option, it usually presents the best option. For those whose alignment issues surpass what ClearCorrect can provide, traditional braces and invisible braces are still both available.
The Benefits of ClearCorrect
Most people prefer aligners that you can’t see to braces that you can see. That being said, ClearCorrect is only useful for those who have moderately misaligned teeth. Those who have very misaligned teeth will still need some kind of braces in order to correct their alignment problems. However, those who are candidates for ClearCorrect would find them preferable for a number of reasons and not just because they’re harder to see.
Most of our patients report that ClearCorrect is relatively comfortable while those with braces have difficulty eating different kinds of foods or find it difficult to clean their teeth after eating some kinds of foods. With ClearCorrect, you remove the aligner while you’re eating, enjoy whatever foods you want, brush your teeth, and then put it back on. Since you can take it off, you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in it and worrying about plaque buildup where the braces are. Additionally, the ClearCorrect aligners are made out of plastic as opposed to metal which makes them less irritating to your gums. Patients who opt for ClearCorrect do not report problems with sores in their mouth or other such issues.
Given the numerous advantages the ClearCorrect system boasts over traditional orthodontics, it has become the tooth-aligning treatment of choice for many patients.
The ClearCorrect Experience
The first part of the treatment process is determining whether or not ClearCorrect is right for you. If it isn’t, we’ll explore other options. If they are, then we take a series of 3d x-rays which are sent to the ClearCorrect laboratory. These are used to create your aligners.
When your first aligner is ready, you’ll come in to pick them up. These aligners need to be worn all day long. You can take them out when you’re eating and brushing your teeth only. In three weeks time, you will be given another aligner and three weeks later, yet another. Every patient will have a different timeline depending on the extent of their misalignment. The majority of cases resolve after 12 to 18 months after which your teeth will not only look perfect but you’ll avoid many of the future problems of misaligned teeth.