Here at Mayfair Dental Center, we don’t just offer a single brand for our orthodontic clear aligners. We also have ClearCorrect, a US brand which has been steadily gaining popularity since it came on the market in 2006. This is a high0quality brand, and it offers the same advantages as other orthodontic clear aligners.
Like other brands of clear aligners, ClearCorrect aligners are hardly noticeable. Each one is made of clear material, and they fit snugly. When our office in Mayfair, Philadelphia determines that ClearCorrect is the ideal solution to your orthodontic needs, we will need to get a precise measurement of your teeth. Photographs, X-rays, scans, and/or molds will all be taken so that there will never be a need for metal brackets to keep the aligners in place.
ClearCorrect aligners are designed to be worn for 22 hours a day, and they should only be popped out when the patient is drinking, eating or brushing and flossing. They’re very comfortable to wear and hardly noticeable. The material is also a great alternative for people who are allergic to metals.
ClearCorrect is very easy to use, and cleaning it and brushing the teeth do not present any special problems at all. About every three weeks depending on the schedule determined by our dentist, you’ll switch from one tray to another until the whole process is completed.
Perhaps the most notable advantage to using ClearCorrect is that currently, their prices are lower than Invisalign. This is a marketing strategy designed to attract a larger share of the consumer market. However, its quality is comparable to the more expensive clear aligner brands. ClearCorrect is a US company, and the aligners are all made in Texas.
Another notable difference is that Invisalign ships all the trays you need at the same time. With ClearCorrect, the delivery is in batches.
With ClearCorrect’s scheduled deliveries, the dentist can order adjustments made to the next batch of trays when you don’t adhere to the time requirements and fail to wear the aligners for 22 hours each day. That means the projected improvements to your teeth are not as good, and the actual measurements of your teeth will be different from what was expected. Our dentist can then notify ClearCorrect to make adjustments to the next batch to take into account the current progress of your teeth.
On the other hand, it’s very possible that ClearCorrect may not be able to ship the next batch of aligners on time. This can, in turn, delay your treatment because you’ll have to wait for the next batch to arrive.
With Invisalign, the problems are reversed. All the aligners you need will arrive at the same time. So as long as you can wear your aligners for the required number of hours each day, it shouldn't be a problem. But if you fail to do this, then your dentist will have to take new measurements to send to Invisalign, and new aligners will have to be made and sent to the office. That could increase the cost of the treatment and will also delay your progress.
If you need braces but would like to avoid the difficulties of traditional braces, call us at (215) 792-3055 to schedule an appointment here in our Mayfair dental office. We can determine if ClearCorrect is the most suitable treatment option for your needs.