ClearCorrect aligners are orthodontic devices used to gradually align a person’s teeth over time. The aligners themselves are made from medical grade plastic and are virtually invisible when worn. The aligners can help a person achieve a more appealing smile and are not as noticeable as traditional metal braces.
When you choose clear braces, you can remove the braces whenever you are eating or before you brush your teeth, although they need to be worn for 22-23 hours each day for maximum effectiveness. This makes hygiene easier to keep up and you don’t have to avoid any of your favorite foods. Traditional metal braces feature metal wires and brackets that are permanently attached to your teeth, often for years at a time. Trying to clean your teeth when dealing with all of that metal gear is super difficult. Clear braces are clear and plastic aligners that help to slowly shift teeth into the correct position. It is a much easier and more hygienic option for individuals who want to correct their dental alignment. Furthermore, when you choose clear braces the treatment typically takes less than 12 months, compared to multiple years of treatment with metal braces.
In general, Clear Correct is best suited for mild to moderate teeth alignment issues. Severe misalignment is the type of dental issue that may require more intricate orthodontic procedures.
Retainers are very helpful because they can keep teeth from shifting out of place just after treatment. In most cases, the dentist will suggest that a retainer is worn after the orthodontic treatment is complete because it can ensure all the hard work is long-lasting. There are ClearCorrect retainers available which can be very discreet when worn just like the aligners. How long and how often a patient will need to wear a retainer will depend on the severity of the orthodontic which were being treated.