The ClearCorrect system is almost identical to Invisalign, however ClearCorrect has a few differences. ClearCorrect’s system costs slightly less than Invisalign and is made from a slightly clearer and thinner plastic, making the aligners less noticeable. Also, ClearCorrect manufactures all of their aligners in the United States, unlike globally manufactured Invisalign. Here are a few of the most common questions we are asked regarding straightening your teeth with the ClearCorrect system:
ClearCorrect aligners are like clear plastic retainers that gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners are custom fit for your mouth and can easily be removed and cleaned. ClearCorrect is the best tooth straightening solution for patients who are allergic to metal
ClearCorrect aligners are made from Zendura, a custom formulation of medical-grade polyurethane which has been thoroughly tested for biocompatibility.
Yes, your ClearCorrect aligner should be worn nearly all day and when sleeping at night. Remove your aligner only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
We recommend avoiding hot liquids while wearing aligners, since they can distort the material. Coffee and tea can also stain aligners, and sugar can get trapped between the aligners and your teeth. In fact, Stroudsburg Family Dental recommends removing the aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water.
The plastic aligners adjust the teeth in very small increments. After wearing one aligner for a specified period of time (for example 2-4 weeks), you will move on to the next phase of treatment and receive a new aligner.
Your length of treatment will depend on the current position of your teeth and how far you hope to move them. Dr. Iglio will determine the necessary length of treatment during your appointment.
When starting a new aligner, patients often feel some degree of pressure - however the pressure gradually subsides as the aligner is worn over a typical three week span.
If you’re receiving a new aligner, try wearing your previous aligner for an extra couple weeks. This could help teeth to complete the movements scheduled for the next step. If you have short clinical crowns, you may require engagers to help seat the aligners over the posterior teeth. If neither of these options is applicable for your situation, Dr. Iglio will investigate to figure out your best course of action.
Habitual tooth-grinding can make clear aligner therapy difficult, as the constant grinding of teeth wears down the aligners to the point that the material loses its retentiveness. In some cases, Dr. Iglio can adjust the aligner schedule to keep up with replacement needs.