Do you want to correct crooked teeth for a straighter and more balanced smile? ClearCorrect is an alternative to traditional metal braces that offers comfortable and comprehensive treatment to teens and adults. Dr. Dhara Patel is a Clear Correct provider in Hoffman Estates. We can work with you on an individual basis to address your dental health or cosmetic needs using this discreet orthodontic treatment option. A straighter smile is also a healthier, more stable smile.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Misaligned and crooked teeth can cause more oral health and aesthetic problems down the road. Crooked teeth can cause:
- Speech issues
- Uneven bite
- Wear and tear
- Cracked teeth
- Jaw strain
One of the most serious problems that crooked teeth may cause is tooth decay. It can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth, and bacteria can build up in areas of the mouth that are hard to reach. Bacteria can become plaque which leads to infection and decay. Straightening teeth will not only make a smile more aesthetically pleasing but can make it easier to clean teeth and fight tooth decay.
Benefits of ClearCorrect
- Nearly-invisible appliances
- No dietary restrictions
- No obstructions to flossing or brushing
- Controlled single-tooth movement
- Remote monitoring options
- A more comfortable alternative to traditional braces
- Removable clear aligners
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth with ClearCorrect, call Best Dental Spa at 847.660.6603.
Treatment with ClearCorrect
Dr. Patel uses CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) with computer software to make digital impressions of teeth. Impressions are sent to ClearCorrect to create a series of clear plastic aligners. The number of aligners needed as well as the total treatment time depends on the needs of each patient. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks to gradually straightens teeth over time. Aligners should be gently brushed with a toothbrush and water.
How long should I wear the clear aligners each day?
The ClearCorrect clear aligners should be worn for about 22 hours per day. Dr. Patel will review your daily use of the aligners and their care with you.
Is treatment with ClearCorrect painful?
ClearCorrect treatment is no more painful than traditional braces. You may feel some mild pressure or discomfort as you adjust to each new aligner, but this discomfort will fade as your teeth adjust.
Can you eat with ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect does not require any dietary restrictions. You can remove the clear aligners to eat. Be sure you brush and floss your teeth before wearing the aligners again.
Do clear braces take longer than clear aligners?
Clear braces do take longer than metal braces, however, the time difference is minimal. On average clear braces take at least 12 months to straighten teeth. The time difference between metal braces and clear braces is typically around a month.
Do clear aligners turn yellow?
Clear braces are more likely to turn yellow over time without proper cleaning and maintenance. Patients should avoid drinking dark drinks like coffee with the aligners on to avoid staining. The best rule of thumb is to remove your ClearCorrect before every meal, and at least rinse your mouth before putting them back on.
Schedule an Appointment
Call Best Dental Spa for clear aligner treatment today at 847.660.6603, or request an appointment online today.