ClearCorrect is an alternative to traditional braces. It uses a system of strong, yet thin and lightweight plastic retainers to gently move your teeth into the proper position. It’s similar to Invisalign and other retainer-based braces alternatives.
ClearCorrect is an ideal treatment solution for older teenagers or adults who wish to correct minor bite issues, crooked and gapped teeth, or crowded and misaligned teeth, but do not to deal with the stigma or discomfort of unsightly metal braces. It’s nearly invisible and does not affect speech, so ClearCorrect can be worn anywhere, and helps you avoid the stigma of traditional metal braces.
After your consultation with Dr. Tran, he’ll create a custom ClearCorrect treatment program just for you, and you’ll receive your first set of aligners. These aligners should be worn for 22 or more hours per day. They should only be removed to floss and brush, and to eat and drink. The more you wear your aligners, the faster you’ll start to see results.
Over a period of about 2 weeks, your aligners will gently move your teeth into the proper position. Every 2 weeks, you’ll switch to a new pair of aligners, and the process will begin again. Usually, treatment takes about 20-24 sets of aligners, though this depends on the patient. This means that most patients can be treated in just under a year.
Here are a few reasons our patients love ClearCorrect treatment: Unlike braces, you can remove your ClearCorrect aligners to brush and floss, which encourages better oral hygiene during treatment. Braces, when tightened, can cause significant discomfort. But ClearCorrect aligners work gently and exert even pressure on your teeth, so they’re more comfortable.
Braces must be tightened every 2-4 weeks, requiring you to spend an hour or more in the dentist’s chair. Alternatively, ClearCorrect requires fewer appointments with Dr. Tran, which are usually also much shorter.