ClearCorrect is an orthodontic treatment system that moves your teeth in tiny increments with the help of custom-fit aligners. At Hulen Smiles, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist, our dentist will design a customized treatment plan to move your teeth from their current position to the desired one. Each set of ClearCorrect aligners will have a different shape, so our dentist can gradually shift each tooth into a better alignment.
Regular appointments over several weeks will be necessary to check your progress and adjust your treatment plan. Treatment times vary depending on the severity of your misalignment and your dedication to following the instructions provided by our dentist. Less complex treatments can be completed in one year or less.
Once your teeth are straightened with ClearCorrect, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful, healthy-looking smile and new-found confidence!
How Do ClearCorrect Braces Work?
Many patients love ClearCorrect aligners because they are invisible and removable, unlike traditional metal braces. They help achieve the desired results by gently and gradually moving the teeth into proper alignment.
ClearCorrect aligners are designed for your specific needs and custom-made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit. The aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth and gradually move them over time into their optimal position.
Patients also find ClearCorrect aligners very convenient. They can remove their aligners for up to two hours per day to eat, drink, brush, and floss as they wish. This can help maintain good oral hygiene much easier during treatment since patients can clean their teeth more thoroughly than with traditional braces.
How Should I Clean and Maintain My Aligners?
When your aligners are not in your mouth, you should store them in the case we provided. This will keep them from breaking during travel or when in storage. Clean your aligners with lukewarm water and a toothbrush or soft cloth whenever you take them out, and then rinse them off before placing them back in your mouth. Refrain from using hot water, as it will distort the plastic.
If you are sick, take your aligners out and clean them with soap and water to stop bacteria growth. Bacteria growth in or on aligners can irritate the mouth’s soft tissues and cause infections. You should also brush and rinse your teeth after every time you wear your aligners. This will help prevent build-up and cavities as well.
Remember to remove your aligners when you eat. The aligners are made from plastic, meaning eating with them in place could damage your teeth by rubbing against them repeatedly.
For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit Hulen Smiles, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist, at 6217 Oakmont Blvd, Fort Worth 76132, or call (817) 585-4159 .