Braces are the standard for orthodontic correction, but few adults want to wear a mouthful of metal for a year or more while teeth are moved into better alignment. Clear Correct addresses this problem by offering a discreet alternative to metal braces. With Clear Correct treatment, there are no brackets and wires. Instead, you’ll receive a customized series of clear aligners that you’ll wear for at least 22 hours every day. The aligners will straighten the teeth little by little over the course of several months or years until you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Did you know…
that orthodontic treatments can be successful for patients of all ages? Because of advancements in subtle orthodontics, adults are beginning to represent nearly half of all orthodontic patients in the U.S. Clear Correct aligning trays are nearly invisible and so discreet that they have no effect on your day-to-day interactions. Although every patient is different, most adults can expect to wear Clear Correct aligners for between one and two years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Clear Correct?
To find out if you are a candidate for Clear Correct, you must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Bates. Together, you can analyze the condition of your teeth and discuss your personal cosmetic goals.
What should I expect during my Clear Correct treatment?
If Clear Correct is right for you, your treatment will begin with impressions and imaging of your teeth. Those images and impressions will be used by Clear Correct to produce a prescriptive set of custom aligners designed to slowly move your teeth into alignment. You’ll wear those aligners at all times with the exception of when you are eating, brushing or flossing your teeth. Though you will not need to visit us to have your braces adjusted, you will check in from time to time to monitor progress.
Will I need to follow any special guidelines when treatment is complete?
Once your treatment is complete, you will no longer wear Clear Correct aligners, but will likely require a retainer. Retainers are removable oral appliances designed to help retain the new position of your teeth and prevent them from moving back to their prior position.