If you’re looking for a straighter smile, but don’t want the hassle of traditional metal braces, ClearCorrect could be the solution for you. As your choice dentist in Hoffman Estates, IL, Dr. Dhara Patel is a ClearCorrect provider. Dr. Patel can help you determine if ClearCorrect is the right choice to fix your crooked teeth.
What is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect is similar to Invisalign as an alternative to traditional metal braces. It uses a system of clear aligners that are changed frequently to slowly move the teeth into the ideal position. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks at a time. Dr. Patel will keep an eye on the status of your teeth and how long the treatment time will have to be.
What are the Benefits of ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect comes without many of the downsides of metal braces. Since it uses clear aligners, it’s hard for people to even tell that you’re wearing them. They’re more comfortable than braces and you don’t have any brackets or wires to deal with. You do have to wear them for about 22 hours a day, but they can be removed to do things like eat or oral healthcare.
Since you remove them when you eat, you don’t have any dietary restrictions like you would with traditional braces. You also don’t have any extra steps for cleaning. To brush and floss, you just take the aligners out. You don’t have to learn to floss around wires. To clean the aligners, you simply need to rinse them or clean them with a bit of toothpaste.
What is the Process to Get ClearCorrect?
For ClearCorrect, Dr. Patel will use CEREC with computer software to make digital impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to make the clear aligners that are personalized to your mouth and bite. The number of aligners and length of treatment will depend on your specific condition and how severe it is. You wear each aligner for about two weeks as your teeth slowly move into place.
Using Digital Smile Design
Best Dental Spa uses the unique Digital Smile Design process to show you how your smile makeover will look. Utilizing technology, you can see what your smile will look like before your treatment even begins. If you’re not sure about the price and process of something like ClearCorrect, we can show you just how good your smile will look when you get it straightened!
Why Do I Need to Fix My Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth aren’t just a cosmetic problem. Having crooked teeth can lead to increased tooth decay. There are tiny nooks and crannies that are formed by crammed teeth. It may be hard to clean them properly, leading to buildup in those areas.
In addition, crooked teeth can change the way you bite, cause speech problems, or have more wear on them based on their position. You may be more likely to chip or damage your teeth if they’re crooked, as your bite isn’t meeting where it’s supposed to.
Your Dentist in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
At Best Dental Spa, we want to help you get a healthy smile you’re proud of. To start the process of ClearCorrect, call us today or schedule an appointment online!