ClearCorrect® braces are an alternative to both traditional braces and Invisalign®. In our San Diego dentist office, we provide this solution for straightening teeth discretely. If you live in or near the San Diego area and want to improve your appearance, we invite you to call (619) 223-7189 and schedule a consultation to learn how this treatment option can work for you.
What is ClearCorrect®?
Instead of relying on metal brackets and wires to move teeth, ClearCorrect® braces use a series of clear aligners to move teeth into place. The aligners are made of a clear and comfortable plastic that looks similar to a full retainer. By taking care of them and refraining from scratching their surface, aligners will remain clear and virtually invisible when worn. At Michael G. McMahon, DDS A Professional Dental Corporation, , we can show you how to keep your aligners in perfect condition during the treatment process.
The aligners are created using an impression of your teeth and gums. Once received, the lab will create a series of aligners that start with the current position of your teeth and slowly move them until they are perfectly straight. A patient will wear each aligner for about four to six weeks. Afterward, the patient will replace the old aligner with the next one in the series. The aligners place pressure on specific teeth to gradually move the teeth for a more comfortable experience. By wearing all of the aligners in the series, your teeth will move from crooked to perfectly straight.
The aligners are given to you at the beginning of the procedure so that you do not have to visit our San Diego dentist office every time that you need to switch them out. This allows you to spend less time in the dental chair than you would when wearing traditional metal braces.
ClearCorrect® vs. Traditional Braces
Traditional metal braces are extremely effective for straightening teeth and treating misaligned jaws. While metal braces are more comfortable than they were in the past, they are still noticeable and unfavorable to many. With the wires, brackets, and rubber bands, traditional metal braces can negatively impact the way that a person looks and feels. Many people find that traditional braces are distracting and do not fit into a busy or professional lifestyle.
Simultaneously, metal braces are difficult to keep clean as food can become stuck between the brackets, requiring a special floss to remove the bits of food. At Michael G. McMahon, DDS A Professional Dental Corporation, , we can help patients receive the necessary treatment without having to drastically change their diet or skip out on some of their favorite treats when wearing braces. While only temporary, this can be inconvenient and at times, frustrating. Given the tendency for food to become stuck, those wearing braces, also need to spend more time brushing and flossing throughout the day.
ClearCorrect® ClearCorrect® is a far more convenient option than other methods for straightening one’s teeth. Patients remove the aligners themselves when eating, so there are no restrictions on which foods you can eat. Patients also do not have to worry about something becoming stuck in the brackets or the embarrassment of feeling awkward while eating. Patients wear ClearCorrect® for at least 22 hours per day, leaving plenty of time to enjoy a romantic dinner, business meeting, or lunch without metal braces ruining one’s confidence. This makes it possible for patients to maintain their current lifestyle without any further restrictions.
Another advantage of ClearCorrect® braces over traditional ones is that patients can remove the aligners while playing sports, a musical instrument or singing in the choir. As a dentist, we recommend that athletes wear a mouth guard during practice or a game. With braces or other teeth-straightening products, this can be an issue. With ClearCorrect®, patients can remove the aligners to wear the mouth guard. If you play sports on a regular basis and live in the San Diego area, we invite you to schedule a consultation to see how much easier it is to continue wearing a mouth guard when using ClearCorrect® to straighten your teeth.
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ClearCorrect® Braces vs. Invisalign®
In our San Diego dentist office, we offer ClearCorrect® braces as an alternative to Invisalign® and are confident that ClearCorrect® is the superior way to straighten teeth with aligners. When comparing the cost of ClearCorrect® with Invisalign® we have found that our solution typically saves our patients money over the course of their treatment. Another benefit of ClearCorrect® braces that we find, is that the aligners themselves seem to be clearer than those provided by Invisalign®. p>
At Michael G. McMahon, DDS A Professional Dental Corporation, , we receive requests to straighten teeth as fast as possible. We understand this desire and offer possible solutions that will work with the patient’s lifestyle. In general, ClearCorrect® has better and faster customer service than Invisalign®. Since they manufacture the aligners in the United States, versus overseas, the process is even faster. This enables us to provide you, our patient, with aligners in an expedited fashion so that you can begin treatment and have straighter teeth – faster.
They both have a similar method for treating teeth, applying pressure through aligners. However, with ClearCorrect® braces, you will receive phenomenal results, high-quality patient care, and beautifully straight teeth. If you are considering either of these options, we invite you to call 619-223-7189 and schedule an appointment with our San Diego dental office so that we can discuss your goals and the ClearCorrect® procedure in further detail. Once you are ready to get started, we will walk you through the process and examine your teeth on a regular basis to ensure that they are responding as they should, so that you can love your smile again.