If you have minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues, but don’t want to commit to a highly visible treatment with metal braces, ClearCorrect may be the best solution for you! ClearCorrect is very similar to Invisalign, and it uses a system of clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. To learn more about this treatment, contact our office today!
More than one-third of all Americans are unhappy with their smiles. ClearCorrect can straighten your teeth and boost your confidence.
ClearCorrect can treat various types of malocclusion, ranging from simple to advanced extraction and surgical cases.
Environmentally conscious? ClearCorrect uses recyclable materials in their manufacturing and packaging, and their aligners are shipped in biodegradable bags.
Straighter teeth have more than just cosmetic benefits. They are easier to clean with brushing and flossing, so you’ll enjoy health benefits as well!
ClearCorrect offers an affordable, discreet alternative to traditional braces.
ClearCorrect uses a thinner material than competing aligners and is often more affordable.
This discreet orthodontic treatment helps patients stay confident as their teeth are gently shifted into proper position.
Patients spend less time in the dentist’s chair without the need for regular adjustments and checkups.
Most ClearCorrect treatment plans are complete in about a year.
Clear aligners are removable, so you won’t have any dietary restrictions during your treatment.
ClearCorrect is a great option for those who require minor-to-moderate orthodontic correction. It is ideal for treating things like crowded teeth, gaps in your smile, and slightly crooked teeth, as well as minor issues with your bite position.
However, it may not be right for you if you have more serious orthodontic problems like a major overbite or extremely crooked/rotated teeth. Traditional metal braces or lingual braces are more versatile, and better suited for treating patients who have serious orthodontic problems. To find out if you’re a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimball.
The process begins with a comprehensive orthodontic exam from Dr. Kimball. If you are approved for treatment after an exam, impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent to ClearCorrect where your personalized treatment plan and your aligners will be created. The process of developing your plan and building your first sets of aligners usually takes around 4 weeks.
Once your aligners arrive at our office, you’ll come in to pick them up, and we’ll give you thorough instructions for wearing them. Usually, you’ll wear each set for about 2 weeks, then switch to a new one. Every 4-6 weeks, you’ll come in for a quick consultation to check on your progress, and you’ll get your next several sets of aligners.
ClearCorrect treatment usually takes 20-24 sets of aligners for the average patient, which means that treatment time is typically just under a year. This will not always be the case, though. More minor orthodontic issues may take less time, and more serious problems may require longer treatment. If you would like an accurate estimate for the length of your ClearCorrect treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimball to get more details.
The best way to ensure you get great results from your treatment is to wear your aligners diligently. Unlike braces, ClearCorrect aligners can be removed to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. However, you should still wear them for at least 20-22 hours per day. It’s also important to make sure you switch to your new set of aligners whenever you are instructed to do so by Dr. Kimball.
Failing to wear your aligners enough or not switching in time can lead to treatment delays. It will take longer to get your dream smile, and these delays will cost you time and money. Always make sure to follow the instructions of Dr. Kimball throughout your treatment.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign use the exact same principles of orthodontic correction to straighten your teeth and provide you with a healthier, more beautiful smile. In all of the important ways, these treatments are identical.
However, there are some minor differences. The plastic used to make the aligners for each of these treatments is different. ClearCorrect uses a thinner plastic that is a little bit more brittle, but ensures that the aligners will be completely transparent when worn, and will not affect speech or appearance. In contrast, Invisalign uses plastic that’s a little thicker, but is a bit more durable.
ClearCorrect is usually a bit more affordable than Invisalign and traditional metal braces. However, this is not always the case, because each individual patient is different. Unfortunately, it’s simply not possible to provide you with an average cost of ClearCorrect treatment. Since every patient’s treatment plan is different, there is no single answer to this question. However, if you are interested in ClearCorrect and you want to know if it’s within your budget, you can come to the office of Stan Kimball, DDS.
Dr. Kimball will examine your mouth, help you understand if ClearCorrect is right for you, and discuss the cost of your treatment. We’ll also go over your options for things like payment plans, so that you can find out if ClearCorrect is right for your budget.
ClearCorrect can treat most common minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues. It’s often used to treat issues like gaps in your smile, uneven or crooked teeth, and crowded teeth. In some cases, ClearCorrect can even be used to treat problems such as minor overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites. However, this depends on the specifics of your case.
It’s important to note that, compared to traditional braces, ClearCorrect is much more limited in scope. It is not recommended for severe orthodontic problems, since it’s not as versatile or powerful when it comes to correcting major bite issues and extremely crooked teeth.
To find out if you’re a good candidate, you should contact Dr. Stan Kimball in Laguna Hills for a ClearCorrect consultation. He can examine your teeth and determine if ClearCorrect is right for you, or if you may be better off with an alternative treatment.