ClearCorrect aligners prove that effective orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. These ingenious appliances have helped millions straighten their teeth and achieve better-looking smiles, and they can help you too.
ClearCorrect Aligners in Grand Junction, CO
ClearCorrect aligners are an effective and discreet orthodontic treatment option that are worn comfortably over your teeth to continuously adjust alignment and spacing.
ClearCorrect aligners are custom-made using models of both your current teeth and the end result you hope to achieve. With ClearCorrect aligners, you will switch to new aligners about every two weeks with each set shifting the teeth slightly—this continues until you have achieved your final results, which usually takes about two years.
You remove the ClearCorrect aligners for eating, drinking and cleaning only. At first, they will feel very tight, but they will begin to loosen and feel more comfortable after a few days.
How does the ClearCorrect process work?
To begin, we will take photographs of your teeth and face, dental impressions of your teeth and x-rays. Those records are sent to ClearCorrect with detailed instructions on how we want the final result to appear. ClearCorrect will scan the impressions to create a 3D model of the teeth and work with your dentist to get the mold to its exact proportions. Once final, the trays are made and mailed to your dentist office. You will wear a set of trays for two weeks at a time for approximately 2 years, or the length of time determined by your dentist.
ClearCorrect vs. braces—what's the difference?
There are many differences between ClearCorrect aligners and braces, we’ve listed some of the largest ones here. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but the introduction of clear aligners to the market introduced a more efficient, less painful way to straighten teeth.
- Materials. ClearCorrect aligners use clear transparent plastic, while braces use wires and brackets.
- Removability. ClearCorrect aligners can be removed by the user at any time, while braces can only be removed by a professional.
- Food Restrictions. ClearCorrect allows a user to eat whatever they would like and not make changes to their oral care practices, while braces restrict what the user can safely eat and require special maintenance and care.
- Injury Risks. ClearCorrect aligners do not present any injury risks, while braces can lead to cuts and other injuries.
- Visibility. ClearCorrect aligners are nearly impossible for others to notice, while braces are almost impossible to miss.
How much does ClearCorrect cost?
The cost for this treatment is similar to the cost for metal braces. Costs can vary, depending on:
- Insurance coverage. Most insurance plans cover ClearCorrect aligners the same way they cover metal braces. It is rare that insurance will cover ClearCorrect aligners for purely cosmetic reasons, but each case is different.
- Length / complexity of treatment. With ClearCorrect, you get new clear aligners every couple of weeks, so the cost varies, depending on if your treatment requires more (or fewer) aligners.
If you have any financial questions, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss your insurance coverage or additional payment options available.Contact Bookcliff Family Dental
Who can use ClearCorrect?
Most teens and adult patients requiring mild to moderate orthodontic corrections can use ClearCorrect. This includes patients with teeth that are crooked and misaligned or teeth that feature noticeable spacing problems. ClearCorrect can even help patients with minor bite issues—however, not all orthodontic issues can be treated with ClearCorrect. More extensive problems will require additional treatment.
Interested in ClearCorrect?
If you would like to setup an ClearCorrect consultation, if you have any questions about how clear aligners work, or if you're unsure if ClearCorrect aligners are right for you—contact us.