ClearCorrect is a modern orthodontic system that uses a series of clear and removable aligners to straighten teeth. Dr. Matthew Warner of Willoughby Dental is pleased to offer ClearCorrect to Greenville patients who want a straighter smile without traditional metal braces.

Here, the trusted dentist answers the most frequently asked questions about ClearCorrect.

How does ClearCorrect straighten teeth?

ClearCorrect uses a series of custom-fabricated clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Each set of aligners are worn for approximately two weeks before they are replaced with the next set of aligners. Most patients require about 20 to 30 sets of aligners to get their desired results. ClearCorrect aligners are removable; they can be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning. For best results, patients should wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day.

What are the aligners made of?

The aligners are made of clear, medical-grade plastic designed to look similar to teeth-whitening trays.

Is treatment painful?

Treatment with ClearCorrect does not hurt; the aligners are designed to fit securely over your teeth without irritating your gums. It is possible that you may experience slight tooth sensitivity when you switch to a new set of aligners. This is normal and should subside within a few days.

Can the aligners slip off?

It is very unlikely that your aligners will slip out of your mouth. Your aligners will be created specifically for you (using impressions of your teeth), ensuring a snug yet comfortable fit.

How do I take care of my aligners?

You should clean your aligners every day by gently brushing them and rinsing them with lukewarm water.

How long will treatment last?

How long your ClearCorrect treatment lasts will depend on the severity of your case. On average, patients complete treatment in about 12 months.

How much does ClearCorrect cost?

The total cost of ClearCorrect depends on the length of treatment and the degree of correction needed. Our team can provide you a more detailed price estimate during your consultation.

To learn more about ClearCorrect, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Warner. Contact our Greenville office by calling (864) 546-4242 or emailing us today.