Sellwood-Moreland and Portland OR
Crooked teeth are not only bad for cosmetics, but they can also lead to problems with your oral health. Crowded teeth are much harder to clean and maintain. Luckily, there are more orthodontic solutions than ever before. At Whole Health Dentistry, we offer a discrete and effective solution for the gradual readjustment of your teeth, known as ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect can be the ideal solution for patients with minor orthodontic issues.
What Is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect is an aligner system that utilizes clear, plastic aligner trays. Each tray is custom-made to gradually move your teeth until they are in their proper position. During your initial preparation, we will establish a record of your teeth, including impressions, photographs, and x-rays. This information is sent to the ClearCorrect laboratory, where they will fabricate your series of trays. Each tray should be worn for approximately two weeks at a time before you move onto the next one in your series. Your aligners should be worn close to full-time, 22-24 hours a day. The only time you should remove your aligners is when you are eating or drinking, or while you brush and floss. Not to worry though, the trays are designed with esthetics in mind. The plastic trays are discrete and nearly invisible, meaning many people may not even notice them! After each series of trays, you should see noticeable results. We will ask you to schedule a follow-up appointment about every six weeks so we can monitor your progress. By the end of your treatment, the results should be significant! It is also important to protect your investment. Once your treatment is complete, we will fabricate a retainer to keep your teeth in their new permanent position.
Do You Qualify for ClearCorrect?
As with other aligner systems, ClearCorrect is best for less complicated teeth straightening, alignment, and stabilization. ClearCorrect can be used for crowded teeth, gapped teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and open bites. Traditional orthodontic treatment, such as metal braces, is better suited for more complex orthodontic issues. If you are interested in learning more, you should schedule an appointment with us. Dr. Smith will be able to determine if you qualify for ClearCorrect treatment.
ClearCorrect Vs. Traditional Braces
Most people are familiar with the metal brackets, metal wires, and elastic bands of traditional braces. Traditional braces can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and simply undesirable. However, there are certain misalignments and complex bite problems that only traditional braces can correct. For suitable issues, ClearCorrect has several benefits over traditional braces. Traditional braces can affect your ability to eat certain foods, as well as your speech. They can also hinder your ability to properly clean your teeth. This can lead to discolorations and tooth decay. ClearCorrect aligners are removable, meaning they do not interfere with eating or oral hygiene practices. They are also custom-fit to your teeth, providing an irritation-free treatment, with nearly no adjustment discomfort. The brackets and wires of traditional braces, on the other hand, can irritate your cheeks.
Schedule an Appointment
Find out if ClearCorrect is right for you! Call 503-462-1538 to schedule your appointment now!