Many people with crooked teeth have opted for clear aligners rather than traditional braces. While many dentists and orthodontists use Invisalign®, at Willoughby Dental, we prefer to use ClearCorrect clear aligners.
If you have crooked teeth and are considering clear aligners, visit Greenville dentist Dr. Matthew S. Warner. Dr. Warner will examine your teeth and determine if you’re a good candidate for ClearCorrect aligners.
Clear Aligners vs Traditional Braces
The main reasons that most people opt for clear aligners rather than traditional braces are appearance and comfort. Traditional braces have bulky brackets and metal wires, and they are very obvious. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are nearly invisible.
Without brackets and wires, clear aligners are also more comfortable than traditional braces. Brackets and wires can poke into cheeks and cause pain, sores, and even bleeding. Furthermore, clear aligners can be removed. This allows you to brush and floss your teeth more easily. It can be very difficult to floss and brush around traditional braces.
ClearCorrect vs Invisalign
ClearCorrect works similarly to Invisalign. It is a system of clear aligners that gradually straighten your teeth while being virtually invisible. Unlike Invisalign, however, ClearCorrect aligners are fabricated solely in the United States. ClearCorrect is also generally less expensive.
If you’re looking for a solution for your crooked teeth, ask Dr. Warner about the benefits of ClearCorrect aligners over traditional braces and Invisalign.
Benefits of ClearCorrect
Most people get aligners or braces to make their smiles more aesthetically pleasing. However, there are other benefits as well. Crooked teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth. The overlapped areas tend to trap plaque which can eventually lead to tooth decay. The misaligned bite caused by crooked teeth also makes them more prone to cracking and wear. And crooked teeth are more prone to having gum disease develop around them.
How does ClearCorrect work?
To receive ClearCorrect aligners, first, you will meet with Dr. Warner for a consultation. He will examine your mouth, review your dental history, and determine if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners. Next, an impression will be made of your mouth. This impression will be used to create your customized series of aligners, and it also will allow you to view how your teeth will look at the end of the process.
ClearCorrect clear braces should be worn for at least 22 hours a day to work effectively. You will change to the next aligner every 2-4 weeks. Over time, you will see your teeth get straighter.
Make sure that you remove the aligners every day to brush and floss. This will help you avoid plaque buildup on your teeth so that you can prevent cavities and gum disease.
Contact Our Greenville, SC Dentist for Straightened Teeth
If you have crooked teeth, visit Willoughby Dental in Greenville, SC. Our team will provide you with gentle care and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Contact Dr. Warner’s office to learn more about the benefits of ClearCorrect clear aligners. Call us at 864-546-4242.