ClearCorrect is a set of customized clear tray braces that you wear over your existing teeth. You can remove them when you need to brush your teeth and eat; while you wear them, they exert enough gentle force to bring your teeth into a better position. They fit snug over your teeth and are transparent, so people will not even know you’re wearing them.
ClearCorrect can fix many problems that were once only treated with cumbersome metal braces. These include:
Traditional metal braces make cleaning your teeth difficult. With ClearCorrect, you can brush and floss as you’re accustomed to, keeping the health of your teeth pristine as you adjust their alignment.
You don’t have to forgo sticky, crunchy, or large foods – like whole apples. The aligners slip off easily so you can eat your favorite foods even while you improve your smile.
The ClearCorrect aligners are also far more comfortable than traditional braces and much more discreet. Most people won’t even notice them.
Dr. Rice begins the process of prescribing your invisible braces by making photographs, radiographs, and impressions of your current bite. She sends them to the ClearCorrect laboratories, where they make precise 3-D models of your bite and create a series of custom clear aligners designed for you to wear that move your teeth into optimal position over time.
Dr. Rice also develops a treatment plan so you know when to move to the next set of aligners to keep the changes in your teeth progressing.
For optimal results, wear ClearCorrect aligners about 22 hours per day. Dr. Rice directs you to change aligner sets every two to three weeks, depending on your progress.
Plan to wear ClearCorrect for several months or up to a year or two, depending on the complexity of your treatment plan. In a consultation, Dr. Rice can give you an idea of your specific timeline.
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