If you are bothered by crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth, yet hesitate to undergo orthodontic treatment with braces, Dr. Matthew Warner of Willoughby Dental offers an appealing alternative. ClearCorrect, sometimes referred to as “clear braces,” uses a series of clear aligners to gently shift the teeth into the proper position and alignment.
There are some incredible benefits to using the ClearCorrect system instead of traditional orthodontics.
Clear and Discreet
Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments, which often entail wearing conspicuous metal brackets and wires for two or more years, clear braces are very discreet. Unless someone is looking very closely at your teeth, the aligners are virtually undetectable.
Another benefit of clear braces is that they tend to be more comfortable than traditional braces. The brackets and wires of metal braces can scratch and irritate the gums, insides of the cheeks and soft tissues of the mouth. Pain and discomfort can occur when the wires are periodically tightened. On the other hand, clear braces are made from a softer plastic material that is less likely to cause pain, discomfort or sore spots.
Removable for Eating and Drinking
The clear aligners should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day, but can be easily removed for eating and drinking anything other than water. There are no “restricted” food items that you must avoid with clear braces; you can eat whatever you want without worrying that food particles will get stuck in between the brackets and wires.
Removable for Brushing and Flossing
It is so easy to remove the aligners and maintain a normal hygiene routine. There is no need to use special techniques or instruments to clean around the wires or in between the tiny nooks and crannies of the brackets.
Create a Beautiful, Healthy Smile
ClearCorrect can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Straighter, properly spaced teeth look more attractive, and are also easier to keep clean, fit together and support a good bite. They decrease the stress placed on the jaw joint and are less likely to contribute to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Contact Willoughby Dental
To learn more about the ClearCorrect system and how it works, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Warner today.