Can You Undergo Orthodontic Treatment With Clear Aligners?
ClearCorrect® is a clear aligner system designed to straighten teeth and correct various orthodontic issues. It offers an alternative to traditional braces, allowing patients to achieve their desired smile discreetly and comfortably. ClearCorrect aligners are custom-made for each patient and are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice among adults and teenagers. If you’re ready to correct alignment problems, contact our dentist in Seattle, WA, today by calling us at (206) 682-3888 to schedule an appointment.
What ClearCorrect Can Treat
Mild to Moderate Crowding
Crowding occurs when there’s not enough space in the jaw for all the teeth to fit properly. ClearCorrect aligners can gently shift crowded teeth into their correct positions, alleviating discomfort and improving aesthetics. It can also make them easier to clean and reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Spacing problems, often referred to as gaps between teeth, can be caused by missing teeth or naturally occurring gaps. ClearCorrect can close these gaps, creating a more harmonious smile.
Overbites and Underbites
Overbites occur when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth, while underbites involve the lower teeth jutting out beyond the upper teeth. ClearCorrect can help correct these bite alignment issues, improving both function and appearance.
Crossbites happen when the upper and lower teeth don’t align correctly when biting down. ClearCorrect aligners can adjust the bite to ensure proper alignment, reducing the risk of uneven wear on teeth and jaw pain.
Open bites occur when the upper and lower front teeth don’t touch when the mouth is closed. ClearCorrect aligners can gradually close the gap and improve bite function.
How Does ClearCorrect Work?
ClearCorrect treatment typically involves the following steps:
- Consultation: Our Downtown Seattle dentist will assess your dental condition to determine if ClearCorrect is suitable for you.
- Treatment Plan: A customized treatment plan is created based on your specific needs, and a series of clear aligners are fabricated to gradually shift your teeth into the desired positions.
- Wearing the Aligners: You wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
- Switching Aligners: Approximately every two weeks, you progress to the next set of aligners in your series, each designed to make incremental adjustments.
- Monitoring Progress: Regular check-ups with our dentist ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Completion: Once your treatment is complete, you may need to wear retainers to maintain your new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
ClearCorrect is suitable for teenagers and adults. It may not be recommended for children with primary (baby) teeth as they’re still developing adult teeth.
Most patients experience mild discomfort or pressure during the initial days of wearing a new set of aligners, but this discomfort typically subsides quickly.
Correct Alignment Issues for a Beautiful Smile!
With its clear and removable aligners, ClearCorrect offers patients a discreet and comfortable path to achieving a confident smile and improved oral health. If you’re ready to straighten your smile, schedule a consultation with our Downtown Seattle dentist today! Contact us by calling (206) 682-3888.