Hardly a day goes by that our office doesn’t see a patient with tooth alignment issues. Even if a patient had orthodontic treatment as a child, teeth continue to move around in the mouth. Today most patients, young and old, want subtle orthodontics to move their teeth. They don’t want to deal with metal braces, worrying about wire tightenings, or especially have a treatment that sticks out like a sore thumb.
Our Racine WI dental office wants to show you the truth behind ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect is an invisible orthodontic solution similar to Invisalign, though is less expensive than Invisalign and is made in America. If you have alignment issues and need an orthodontic consultation, give us a call today at 262-417-7326. You might be a candidate for ClearCorrect if you have mild alignment or bite issues.
Today we want to share a few truths about ClearCorrect. These aren’t necessary pros or cons, but these are things you need to know about your treatment.
People might notice … Initially
Like any procedure, ClearCorrect takes a little bite of time to get used to. It’s a piece of plastic on your teeth, so it will take a few days to make it feel natural. While people might not notice the actual trays on your teeth, (they are virtually invisible) you may sound a little different. Some patients with ClearCorrect develop a tiny lisp during the beginning of their treatment, but that typically fades with time as the patient gets more comfortable with having the trays in their mouth.
You might eat less
The great thing about ClearCorrect is that you can remove the trays to eat whatever you want. That’s a huge advantage because you don’t have to limit your food like you would with traditional braces. When you have braces, it’s hard to eat foods like steak, corn-on-the-cob, or popcorn. But his also means that your less prone to snack throughout the day. As a result, many patients with ClearCorrect end of eating less and even losing weight.
You really need to wear the aligners
ClearCorrect uses a series of aligners to move teeth into a better position. The average treatment time for ClearCorrect is between 12 and 18 months. That’s much shorter than the treatment time for traditional braces. But you need to wear the aligners for about 20 hours a day. If you’re not wearing aligners for at least 20 hours, you’ll stall your treatment or you’ll experience tightness from your trays.
Keep a travel toothbrush handy
You should pop off your ClearCorrect trays whenever you’re eating and clean your teeth before applying the trays. If you’re not brushing your teeth after your meals, you’ll trap in food debris and increase your risk of tooth decay. It’s best to keep a small travel toothbrush in your purse or your car so you can quickly brush your teeth after meals before putting your putting your aligners back in.
Schedule an appointment
Most teens and working professionals don’t want to deal with the hassle of metal braces. That’s why more people are turning to systems like ClearCorrect. As the treatment advances, we’re able to treat more severe orthodontic issues. But the best way to determine if you’re a candidate for ClearCorrect. Give us a call today at 262-417-7326 or use the online form to request a visit.