ClearCorrect Treatment: What To Expect
If you’re looking for a discreet option to straighten your teeth instead of using metal, ceramic, or clear braces, you may be searching for a dentist in Watertown to start ClearCorrect treatment. And you probably want to investigate your options between braces and aligners, or perhaps you have general questions since this decision affects your overall quality of life.
Until recently, orthodontic treatment was focused mainly on children or teenagers and the preferred method was metal band & bracket braces. Today, about 20% of orthodontic patients are between 20 and 60 years of age, which is why ClearCorrect is becoming so popular as most adults find metallic braces on their teeth to be a bit of an eyesore.
How Does ClearCorrect Work?
ClearCorrect aligners are almost invisible. Metal-free ClearCorrect aligners are made from BPA-free clear plastic, and are custom made for your teeth. Our dentist in Watertown will use x-rays, pictures, and impressions to create a precise image of your teeth and to configure your aligner trays accordingly. Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners that slowly move your teeth towards their ideal positions. As opposed to metal braces that are adhered to your teeth, the ClearCorrect process allows you to take the clear aligners off whenever you want. However, if you want optimal results, it’s best when you wear the clear aligners for 20-22 hours every day. Because it is a new piece of hardware in your mouth you may encounter some pain and you may need to spend a few days adjusting to speaking.
What happens at your first visit/consultation?
While ClearCorrect can be useful in treating gaps, under and over bites, crowding and other issues, it is not ideal for every case. More severe cases of malocclusion would still require more traditional treatments like metal braces. By visiting our dentist in Watertown, your consultation will really help determine if ClearCorrect is right for you or if you need to revert to more traditional methods. At your visit, ask all the questions you need such as:
- How will you start my treatment plan?
- How long will my treatment last?
- How much does ClearCorrect cost?
- Do you take payment installments, or do I have to pay all at once?
- Do you accept insurance?
- Is financing available?