Posted: January 27, 2020
Clear aligner trays have been used for teeth straightening for many years now as an alternative to traditional braces. The ClearCorrect system is designed to be discreet, making it a great option for patients who are not comfortable with wearing metal brackets and wires.
Dr. John Schmid is a cosmetic dentist in Austin who is qualified to treat a variety of teeth alignment issues. As an experienced provider of ClearCorrect, Dr. Schmid can determine if the system is the best option to transform your smile.
What can ClearCorrect Treat?
Many types of alignment concerns can be resolved using ClearCorrect. In cases of extreme crowding or complicated bite misalignment, alternative treatment may be needed. ClearCorrect is intended to treat mild to moderate cases of:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Misaligned bite
What are the Benefits of ClearCorrect?
- No interruption in oral hygiene – Traditional braces involve brackets and wires that make it difficult to brush and floss. With ClearCorrect, you simply remove your aligner tray to brush and floss like normal, which means you can stay on top of your oral health.
- Invisible trays – ClearCorrect clear aligner trays were designed with balance in mind. That is, they are thick and strong enough to effectively move teeth, yet thin enough that other people may not even notice that you are wearing them.
- Removable trays – Though you need to wear your trays for 22 hours per day to keep your treatment on schedule, you are able to remove the trays to eat, brush and floss, and clean your trays. With traditional braces, you must take care not to damage your brackets, which means you may need to avoid certain foods. Additionally, you must be very careful not to allow food particles to get stuck around the brackets.
- Improved oral health – Beyond delivering a beautiful smile, ClearCorrect can help resolve oral health issues. Decay can become a problem with crowded teeth, as it can be difficult to clean between them. A misaligned bite can cause uneven wear on your teeth and increase your risk of damaging a tooth. Once your bite and teeth are aligned, you are in a better position to have good oral health long-term.
How Long Does ClearCorrect Take?
Every patient is unique, so treatment times vary. On average, you can expect ClearCorrect to deliver results within one to three years. The more complex your teeth and bite misalignment are, the longer your treatment could take. Dr. Schmid will be able to provide a more specific treatment time once he has evaluated your teeth.
The other major factor that impacts your treatment length is how consistent you are with wearing your trays. If you fail to wear your trays for the recommended 22 hours per day, you risk prolonging your results.
Call Us to Find out if ClearCorrect is Right for You
For more information on ClearCorrect, call 512-329-5967 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmid. We serve patients in the greater Austin area, including Lakeway and Bee Cave.