Have you been wanting a more aligned and beautiful smile, but wanted to skip the hassle of awkward metal braces? You’re not the only one. We frequently treat patients of all ages with ClearCorrect clear braces in Saginaw. This clearly better alternative to traditional braces provides you with a straighter smile without the discomfort of metal brackets and wires. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, where we’ll determine whether ClearCorrect is right for your smile.
ClearCorrect utilizes clear plastic aligner trays that are worn over the teeth. They apply a gradual, gentle pressure to the teeth to shift them into a straighter position over time. There are three options of ClearCorrect aligners you can choose from: Unlimited, Limited 12, and Limited 6. Unlimited gives you as many aligners as you need to complete your treatment. Limited 12 gives you twelve aligners, while Limited 6 allots you six clear aligners in Saginaw.
No matter how many aligners you receive, you still have to wear them for at least 20-22 hours a day in order for them to work effectively. You’ll pretty much only remove them when eating or drinking, or while brushing and flossing. Keep in mind that in order to keep your aligners clean and clear, you should brush and floss after every meal or snack and before you reinsert the aligners.
Dr. Renkuntla can use ClearCorrect to treat a variety of orthodontic issues, like:
If your teeth are too close together, it can be hard to clean them. This leaves you more at risk for problems like tooth decay and gum disease. ClearCorrect can more evenly space out your teeth.
Besides being considered unattractive, having gaps in between your teeth can be detrimental to your oral health. Bits of food can get stuck in the spaces and attract bacteria, putting you more at risk for infections. ClearCorrect can shift your teeth into a more correctly spaced position.
Problems with an overbite, underbite, or crossbite can increase your chances of developing TMJ disorder and bruxism, a condition where you clench and grind your teeth. All of these bite issues can be fixed with ClearCorrect.
Modern dentistry has come a long way in designing technology to straighten smiles. ClearCorrect in particular has many benefits over traditional braces, such as:
No two mouths are the same, and because of that, it’s difficult to come up with an estimate for ClearCorrect treatment without first examining your mouth. The cost of your ClearCorrect aligners will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your misalignment, your age, and the amount of time you’ll dedicate to wearing your aligners. The only way to figure out exactly how much your treatment will cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Renkuntla, your trusted dentist in Saginaw. Only then can we determine a treatment plan for you.
If you’re looking for a clearly better alternative to traditional braces, there’s no better option than ClearCorrect in Saginaw! Nonetheless, it’s only natural to have some questions about this popular treatment before you’re ready to give it a try yourself. That’s why we’ve gathered a few of the most common questions we get about ClearCorrect below so you can learn more. When you’re ready to schedule your consultation or if you have more questions you’d like answered, we encourage you to give us a call!
ClearCorrect and Invisalign operate using the same principles. They both utilize a personalized series of clear aligners that place specific pressure on the teeth to gently shift them into their ideal positions. However, these two options are not exactly alike. ClearCorrect aligners are made of different material than Invisalign aligners. This makes ClearCorrect thinner, less visible, and easier to maintain than Invisalign. On the downside, this benefit also makes them more fragile. Another difference to consider is their cost: ClearCorrect is typically slightly less expensive than Invisalign.
When wearing your ClearCorrect aligners, the only thing you should drink is cold or lukewarm water. Unfortunately, this means coffee is a no-go if your aligners are in your mouth. There are several reasons for this:
Whether you finish wearing traditional metal braces, Invisalign, or ClearCorrect, you’ll need to wear an aligner afterwards. This last step of your treatment is crucial for ensuring that your results last as long as possible! Even after you finish your last set of ClearCorrect aligners, your teeth will still need time to be set firmly in place. A retainer, as its name suggests, will function to hold your pearly whites in their new positions as the jawbone strengthens around their roots. Then, we’ll instruct you to wear your retainer less often. However, you will need to continue to wear your retainer for many years afterwards, as your mouth will continue to change shape naturally as you age, which will move your teeth out of alignment without the help of a retainer.
In short, yes! Many times, an overbite or underbite is caused by misaligned teeth. A personalized ClearCorrect treatment can guide your teeth into the proper positions to effectively correct your bite. In some cases, extra attachments may be used with your ClearCorrect aligners to help guide your jaw into a healthier position during your treatment. While ClearCorrect can address most mild to moderate bite issues, traditional metal braces may be a better option for patients with more pronounced or severe bite misalignment.