Traditional metal braces used to be the only option available for straightening misaligned teeth. While they were effective, they could be very uncomfortable, not just on the teeth themselves, but on the soft tissues in the mouth. Fortunately, developments have been made in dentistry that have created an alternative to this treatment. With the ClearCorrect treatment, you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile using clear aligners. Bluebonnet Dental proudly offers this treatment to patients in Houston.
What is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect is a system of clear aligners that are custom-fitted to the teeth. Each aligner is slightly different so that, as they are worn consistently, the position of the teeth is gradually altered until misalignments are fixed and you are left with a straight line of teeth.
Benefits of ClearCorrect
Unlike metal braces that irritate the gums every time the wires are tightened and injure the inside of the cheeks with the hardware, ClearCorrect aligners are very comfortable. Additionally, they are practically invisible, so wearers don’t have to feel self-conscious about having a mouth full of metal. This can be especially helpful for adults who are undergoing the treatment and worry about appearing professional in their workplaces. Finally, the aligners are removable, making it easy to clean both the aligners themselves and the teeth every day.
How does it work?
Your dentist at Bluebonnet Dental will first evaluate your teeth and take x-rays and photos. A scanner or impressions will also be used to accurately capture the shape of your teeth. This information will be submitted in a prescription to ClearCorrect to have the aligners created.
A series of aligners will be made according to a treatment plan to strategically and gradually move the teeth into alignment. You will be required to wear each aligner for at least 22 hours a day. You will need to visit your doctor periodically to allow him or her to check the progress of your treatment and to receive new aligners. Treatment can take from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the misalignment issues.
If you are interested in achieving a straighter, more attractive smile in Houston without having to deal with cumbersome metal wires and brackets, make an appointment at Bluebonnet Dental to discuss ClearCorrect.