Malocclusion is one of the most widely encountered oral conditions. It is known to affect individuals belonging to all age groups, all ethnicities, and is majorly affected by one’s heredity. Misaligned teeth entirely ruin the aesthetics of one’s smile and can make it very difficult for the patient to brush and floss. Most importantly, the embarrassment one could face due to a crooked smile is just unimaginable.
Lucky for us, we no longer have to live with misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment solutions in the form of aligners can help you get a better smile by getting rid of the malocclusion. Some of the widely used orthodontic aligners are metal braces, clear braces, Damon braces, and ClearCorrect.
What is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect is one of the most advanced orthodontic aligners that is backed by state-of-the-art technology. It is made from clear, dental-grade plastic and is nearly invisible when you put it on. In comparison to conventional braces, ClearCorrect does a great job of staying in disguise. However, its effectiveness is just as good as that of dental braces.
ClearCorrect vs. Metal Braces
- ClearCorrect is made from a transparent plastic material. Metal braces are made from metal brackets and wires.
- ClearCorrect is absolutely metal-free. Also, it doesn’t have any sharp edges or corners that could injure the soft tissues of the mouth. But, when it comes to braces, the chances of the brackets injuring the lips and soft tissues are higher.
- The technology used to fabricate ClearCorrect aligners is advanced. This allows the dentist to keep a track on the movement of the teeth and even predict their movement in the future. Such an advantage isn’t available with dental braces.
- Since ClearCorrect is removable, you can easily take them off and eat any food you wish to. In simple words, there is no specific diet that you should follow with ClearCorrect treatment. But, when you have braces on, eating hard or sticky foods would not be recommended as they could get stuck in between the braces and the teeth. This could affect the effectiveness of the treatment procedure.
During the initial visit to the dentist’s office, we would conduct a thorough screening of the teeth and the oral cavity. The type and severity of the malocclusion would be determined, which would decide the candidacy for ClearCorrect. The teeth will be scanned to obtain a digital mold using a hand-held scanning tool. This produces a digital 3D model of the teeth on a computer screen, which can be used to obtain an unlimited number of views of the teeth.
The aligners will be fabricated in a dental laboratory using the data from the scans. Once you start the treatment procedure, the aligners will have to be worn for at least 22 hours every day. Meaning, they can only be taken off when you have to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. You will be handed a new set of aligners once every 2 weeks to advance to the next stage of treatment. Based on the severity of malocclusion, the treatment procedure would take between a few months to a couple of years to be completed.
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