Countless adults put off orthodontic treatment, even while wishing they had straighter teeth. Because metal braces are highly noticeable, inconvenient and time-consuming, adults can’t find the opportunity to take the plunge. Fortunately, those metal braces are no longer the only option. Alternative orthodontic procedures like Invisalign and ClearCorrect rewrite the straightening script. Every aspect of treatment takes patient concerns into account to provide an experience that is nearly as delightful as the results.
Invisalign utilizes a series of clear aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners blend with your teeth so that your smile is visible during treatment, and are both comfortable and subtle. Invisalign offers effective, efficient straightening with a procedure that’s much more patient-oriented than traditional braces.
ClearCorrect also uses a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. It offers an option for patients who are well suited to treatment (have mild to moderate malocclusion). ClearCorrect aligners are slightly different from Invisalign aligners – they are thinner, which means they look a little less bulky in the mouth. ClearCorrect is also a newer company and technology.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign have slightly different indications. Overall, if you have a mild to moderate malocclusion, you’re likely a candidate for treatment. A malocclusion is the crookedness of your bite. This is determined by both the alignment of individual teeth and the ways your upper and lower jaws meet. If your front teeth are crooked but your bite is good, one of these options will straighten those teeth quickly and effectively. More severe malocclusions may require metal braces to fix. You must also be willing to voluntarily wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day and complete treatment on track.
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth without traditional braces, schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about whether alternative orthodontics could be right for you.