Many adults wish they could have straighter teeth for family photos and important interviews. Unfortunately, traditional metal braces carry the drawbacks of unsightly brackets and wires that stand out on your smile and prevent you from eating particularly hard or sticky foods. Fit Dental offers a more convenient, attractive solution for a crooked or misaligned smile in the form of ClearCorrect; if you’re looking to make your pearly whites more beautiful, contact our office today for a consultation.
ClearCorrect gradually moves your teeth into a new position with a series of clear aligners. These trays are virtually invisible and far less noticeable than metal braces; most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them. They can be taken out any time, so they won’t get in the way during meals or while brushing your teeth; you can feel free to enjoy all of your favorite foods and continue your regular oral hygiene routine.
Depending on the complexity of your case, you can use ClearCorrect for many different orthodontic problems, including:
Dental impressions will be taken so that your aligners can be customized for your teeth. Each one is designed to gradually straighten your teeth; the number of aligners you’ll get depends on the extent of the corrections needed.
You’ll wear each ClearCorrect aligner for a set amount of time (usually about two weeks) before moving on to the next one. You’ll need to visit Fit Dental every six weeks or so for a checkup; we’ll be able to confirm your treatment is going as planned and make adjustments to the process if necessary. After 6 to 18 months, your improved teeth will speak for themselves!
When you first start using ClearCorrect, your teeth might feel uncomfortable for the first few days. This is actually a good sign; it means that the aligners are doing their job and slowly pushing the teeth into a new position. You might also experience some soreness and irritation, but that will fade over time.
Some patients might have a lisp while speaking with new aligners. With a little practice and some time for your tongue to get used to the appliance, you can adapt and overcome such problems. In general, the key to adjusting to ClearCorrect is to keep wearing the aligners so that your body has a chance to adjust.
Here are some things to keep in mind every day during your ClearCorrect treatment: