Acquiring straighter teeth no longer requires uncomfortable metal braces with pinching brackets and multiple wires. Invisible braces align your teeth without restrictions on what you eat, discomfort, or obvious dental work. At Cool Springs Laser Dentistry, you have the option of ClearCorrect inserts that coax your teeth into alignment. Dr. Kellye N. Rice can evaluate your mouth and determine if this therapy is right for you. If you live in Brentwood, Tennessee, contact Cool Springs Laser Dentistry to make an appointment, or use the convenient online booking tool.
ClearCorrect Aligners Q & A
What is ClearCorrect?
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.
Who is a candidate for ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect can fix many problems that were once only treated with cumbersome metal braces. These include:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Overbites, underbites, and crossbites
- Gapped teeth
- Open bites
What is the advantage in using ClearCorrect?
- 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.
How do I go about getting ClearCorrect?
Dr. Rice begins the process of prescribing your invisible braces by making photographs, radiographs, and digital impressions of your current bite. She sends them to the ClearCorrect laboratories, where they make precise 3D 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. The cost of the preliminary scans go towards your treatment plan if you accept within three months.
How often do I have to wear ClearCorrect?
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 and a few months, depending on the complexity of your treatment plan. In a consultation, Dr. Rice can give you an idea of your specific timeline.