What are ClearCorrect® Aligners?
ClearCorrect® aligners are an orthodontic treatment option that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth and correct a variety of dental issues. These aligners are custom-made for each patient, based on a digital 3D scan of their teeth. Each aligner is designed to gradually shift the teeth into their ideal positions, and patients typically wear each set of aligners for a period of two to three weeks before switching to the next set in the series.
ClearCorrect® vs. Traditional Braces
Say Goodbye to Noticeable Metal Braces with ClearCorrect® Aligners
While traditional metal braces are still a highly effective method for straightening teeth and treating misaligned jaws, many people find them noticeable and uncomfortable to wear. The wires, brackets, and rubber bands of traditional braces can negatively impact a person’s appearance and confidence, especially those with busy or professional lifestyles.
Eat Your Favorite Foods with ClearCorrect® Braces – No Restrictions!
At Silver Dental Centre, we understand the inconvenience of having to drastically change your diet or skip out on your favorite foods when wearing braces due to food getting stuck in the brackets. We offer alternative treatments that can straighten your teeth without these restrictions. This can make the process of getting braces less frustrating and more convenient, ultimately leading to better oral health.
ClearCorrect® Aligners Offer Convenience and Discretion for Teeth Straightening
ClearCorrect® offers a more convenient and discreet option for teeth straightening compared to traditional braces. Patients can easily remove the aligners themselves while eating, which allows for more freedom in food choices and eliminates the embarrassment of having food stuck in the brackets. ClearCorrect® aligners are also comfortable to wear, leaving patients with more confidence to go about their daily activities.
Continue Playing Sports with ClearCorrect® Aligners and Mouthguards
One of the most significant advantages of ClearCorrect® over traditional braces is the ability to remove the aligners during sports or other physical activities. For athletes, wearing a mouthguard is essential for protecting the teeth, but traditional braces can make it difficult to wear one. With ClearCorrect®, patients can remove the aligners to wear a mouthguard comfortably. This makes it easier for patients to continue to participate in sports and other activities while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
ADDITIONAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ClearCorrect®
What should I expect during treatment?
While wearing clear aligners, brief periods of discomfort may occur when new aligners are put on. Expect changes in your ‘bite,’ a lisp at first, and engagers (“buttons”) to assist the aligner in moving teeth.
Will the aligners hurt? How comfortable are the aligners?
Some tenderness or sensitivity may occur during the first few days of wearing a new aligner, but the more you wear the aligner, the more comfortable it becomes. Sores and irritation are possible but rare. ClearCorrect® aligners are among the most comfortable in the industry.
Are the aligners hard to keep clean? How do I clean them?
The aligners are fairly simple to keep clean, but proper oral hygiene is essential. Most aligners can be cleaned with a toothbrush, cool water, and non-abrasive toothpaste. Cleaning instructions are on every bag of new aligners.
I’ve seen people with bumps on their aligners – what are they?
Engagers (bumps) may be temporarily affixed to teeth depending on the treatment. They assist with difficult tooth movements and can be easily removed.
How long will I be in treatment?
Treatment time varies based on treatment goals, and the amount of correction needed. Treatment time can exceed estimates due to factors such as poor compliance, missing appointments, and poor oral hygiene.
What is the daily wear schedule?
It is recommended to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for meals, brushing and flossing.
Do I have to wear the aligners forever? What happens after treatment?
While treatment aligners have a determined wear period, retainers may need to be worn for an extended period based on the treatment result.
What are the clear aligners made of?
ClearCorrect® aligners are made of a plastic specially formulated for ClearCorrect. It is a polyurethane resin that is superior in stress retention, impact resistance, clarity, and stain resistance. It has also been tested for biocompatibility.
Do the aligners contain BPA or phthalates?
No. ClearCorrect® aligners are made without BPA or phthalates and have been approved by the FDA.
Is there a dentist near me in Ottawa that offers ClearCorrect® aligners?
Yes. At our Ottawa dental office we offer ClearCorrect® aligners to patients in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.