Clear Correct vs. Regular Braces: Which One is Right for You?
You have some big decisions to make when considering orthodontic care for yourself or your child. How much will it cost? How long will you have to wear braces or aligners? Which type of orthodontic correction is right for you? As a dental practice that works exclusively with ClearCorrect aligners in Sioux Falls, SD, we hope the information we provide in this blog will help you feel confident in your decision.
What Are ClearCorrect Aligners?
ClearCorrect is the brand name of a set of clear plastic aligners used in orthodontic treatment. Before you wear an aligner for the first time, we take customized molds of your teeth and send them to our dental laboratory. Our laboratory assistants then prepare a series of aligners for you to use throughout your treatment. You replace one aligner with the next one in the set approximately once every two weeks.
Patients of all ages appreciate that ClearCorrect allows them greater discretion with their orthodontic treatment than traditional metal braces. Thanks to the clear color of the aligners, others cannot see them from a distance at all. They are also removable, making for more flexible treatment. However, you should plan to wear your aligner at least 22 hours a day for the best results.
Aligners place pressure on your teeth to move into a different position. You will need to visit First Class Dental Care about once every six weeks so our orthodontist can check your progress and troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing.
Traditional Metal Braces Typically Cost Less
One benefit of standard braces is that they are generally less expensive than ClearCorrect. If cost is a concern and you still want the discreteness of aligners, clear-colored braces may be an option for you.
We would be happy to answer additional questions about ClearCorrect aligners in Sioux Falls, SD during a personal consultation.