If you have teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded, or otherwise misaligned, you may have thought about braces. Traditional metal braces were the go-to treatment for straightening teeth for years, but over the past decade innovations in orthodontic technology have led to the effective, efficient, and more aesthetically pleasing alternative known as transparent aligners.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are the two most well-known brands of transparent aligner (also sometimes known as “invisible braces”). Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. John Schmid offers ClearCorrect, which is manufactured right here in Texas and is less expensive than Invisalign yet equally effective.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth but do not want braces, ClearCorrect may be a great option for you. Schedule your ClearCorrect consultation by calling Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry today at 512-329-5967.
Why Choose ClearCorrect?
In addition to being uncomfortable and even painful, traditional metal braces have a number of downsides:
- Difficult to keep clean
- Can cause staining on the teeth
- Require dietary restrictions
- Can cause sores and irritation to soft tissue
- Require adjustment by a dentist
With ClearCorrect, these downsides are subverted. ClearCorrect aligners can be removed for flossing, brushing, and eating, meaning you do not need to avoid certain types of food and it’s easier to keep your teeth clean.
Plus, because the aligners are made of a clear plastic, it is difficult for people to tell when you have them on. If you don’t want anyone to know that you’re having your teeth straightened, ClearCorrect is a much better option than braces, which are highly noticeable.
ClearCorrect also does not require adjustment by a dentist. A series of aligners are created using highly sophisticated technology, and you change them every two weeks for gradual adjustment of your teeth. While you will still need to visit Dr. Schmid for follow-up appointments so he can check your progress and make sure everything is going well, you don’t need to sit through adjustment sessions like with braces.
Do You Even Need to Straighten Your Teeth?
You may think that misaligned teeth are a purely aesthetic concern, and that if it doesn't bother you, you don’t need to correct them. However, the truth is that crooked teeth are not merely a cosmetic concern. They can cause a number of problems with your oral health and hygiene, such as:
- Creating buildup in hard-to-reach areas between teeth, leading to plaque formation and tooth decay
- Allowing bacteria buildup in the gums because the tooth doesn’t sit properly
- Causing bad breath due to bacteria trapped between teeth
- Weakening neighboring teeth due to lack of support
For these reasons and more, it’s a good idea to get your teeth straightened as soon as possible. ClearCorrect can be used by both teenagers and adults, and has a high success rate. Not only will your smile be aesthetically improved with straighter teeth, your oral hygiene will be better as well.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth with braces alternative ClearCorrect, don’t hesitate to schedule your consultation with experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Schmid by calling 512-329-5967 today. We serve patients in Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and other nearby areas of Texas.