ClearCorrect Clear Aligners
Show off your smile without people even noticing you are undergoing orthodontic treatment
Similar to other clear aligner brands, ClearCorrect straightens your teeth using a series of custom-made clear aligners which shift your teeth gradually over time. Thousands of people have successfully straightened their smiles using the ClearCorrect system.
How does ClearCorrect work?
After your initial consultation, we will tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique needs. X-rays, photos and impressions will be taken of your teeth to record their current shape and position. These images are then sent to the ClearCorrect laboratory where your custom-made aligners will be designed and manufactured. Once your aligners arrive back from the lab, you’ll receive your first sets of aligners to start your journey to a straighter smile. These aligners work by applying gentle pressure which gradually move your teeth to a better, and straighter position.
Depending on your circumstances, you will be given a series of aligners at each of your appointments, which will be worn for approximately two weeks each. Generally speaking, you will need to attend appointments about every six weeks, unless you have concerns and wish to return sooner. The aligners need to be worn at all times, except when eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing.
How long does ClearCorrect treatment take?
ClearCorrect treatment time can vary from one to two years, depending upon your specific condition and degree of misalignment. After wearing each aligner set, results will be noticeable as your teeth begin slowly adjusting and aligning to your desired smile. Dr Gibbins will schedule a number of follow-up appointments to periodically check the progress of your treatment and provide you with a new set of aligners for your next phase of the treatment.
Dr Gibbins will schedule a number of follow-up appointments to periodically check the progress of your treatment and provide you with a new set of aligners for your next phase of the treatment.
Why choose ClearCorrect?
One of the main reasons you may wish to consider ClearCorrect is that it is cheaper than other clear aligner brands, while still offering very similar treatment and results.
Is ClearCorrect suitable for everyone?
When it comes to orthodontics, the treatment you will require is entirely dependent on your unique set of circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment.
While ClearCorrect is an excellent product, it is not suitable to address more complicated orthodontic cases.
What should I expect during ClearCorrect treatment?
- Although wearing ClearCorrect clear aligners is normally not a painful experience, it is inevitable that you will experience some pain. This should only occur when you move to a new set of aligners, and this discomfort will last a matter of days at most; not weeks.
- While the ClearCorrect aligners are very discreet, you should probably expect that some people will notice and ask you about them.
- When your teeth are in transition, you bite is likely to feel “different” at times.
- While you are first getting used to talking with your aligners on, you may find you lisp slightly.
- Some patients will require “engagers” (a small bump or button on the aligner) to help it move your teeth.
How comfortable are ClearCorrect aligners? Will the clear aligner hurt?
It’s quite common to experience some sensitivity and/or tenderness during the first few days after you commence wearing each new aligner. As they begin to take effect, however, the aligners will become more comfortable. While there is a possibility you may experience some irritation or sores, it’s not common.
You may find ClearCorrect aligners have a temporary effect on your speech during the early stages of adjusting to them. Most people adapt to the aligners quite quickly, and it would be rare for any impairment to your speech to last for an extended period. Some people also experience either dryness of the mouth, or an increase in salivation during this time.
The ClearCorrect aligners are one of the most comfortable products available within the industry. Just like braces, if clear aligners are adjusted too quickly between steps, you may experience unnecessary discomfort. The unique system employed by ClearCorrect aligners provides an excellent balance between treatment time and your comfort.
How can I keep my ClearCorrect aligners clean? Is it difficult?
Keeping your ClearCorrect aligners clean is quite a simply exercise. Most can simply be cleaned using cool water, a toothbrush, and non-abrasive toothbrush. Each new set of aligners comes with cleaning instructions.
It is of utmost importance that you maintain proper oral hygiene and preventive dental maintenance during your treatment. Not doing so could put you at risk of gum inflammation, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even permanent marks on the teeth (decalcification).
What are the “bumps” I’ve seen on some peoples’ aligners?
These “bumps” are known as engagers. Whether or not your will need them depends on your unique circumstances and treatment. Made of tooth-coloured composite material so they blend with your natural tooth, they help with more difficult tooth movements. If you’re not wearing your aligners, they can feel a little strange in your mouth, but rest assured they can be easily removed following your treatment. We’ll also only use them when it’s really necessary.
How long does ClearCorrect treatment take?
The length of your treatment is entirely dependent on your treatment goals and your unique circumstances. While estimates will be provided before you commence treatment, at times your actual treatment time may exceed this for reasons such as: not wearing the aligners enough, missed appointments, excessive bone growth, not maintaining oral hygiene, damaged or broken aligners. These can also increase your costs and the quality of your results, so it’s essential you follow the directions provided to ensure the very best results.
Another factor which can impact treatment time is your overall healthy and physiology. A lot of the tooth movement involved in orthodontic treatment is heavily dependent on the metabolism and remodelling of the bone. The rate at which teeth move is not always linear; it may also depend on the exact movement being performed.
As such, it should be kept in mind that projected treatment times are only ever estimates, and are based on your practitioner’s experience and the findings of their clinical examinations.
How long do I have to wear the aligners each day?
We recommend you wear your aligners for 22 hours out of each day. It’s best you only remove them for meals, then brush and floss your teeth before re-inserting the aligner. If you do not wear the aligners for the recommended 22 hours per day, the corrective process can halt, and results can start to revers within just a few hours. It may then take up to a few days for the process to begin again. Wearing your aligners for the recommended 22 hours each day is the key to achieving the results you want.
How long do I wear each aligner before moving on to the next?
The schedule for your aligners will be determined by your practitioner, and takes your unique circumstances, health history and treatment history into account. In general you will wear each aligner for 1 to 3 weeks; the time for each aligner may vary. The type of movement being effected, and your compliance with wearing your aligner for the recommended time each day are key factors in determining the timing of aligner changes.
What happens after I finish my ClearCorrect treatment?
Depending on the condition of the treatment results, you may need to wear retainers for an extended period following the completion of your treatment. Your practitioner will recommend a wear schedule for your retainer.
What are ClearCorrect aligners made from?
ClearCorrect aligners are made of a specially formulated plastic manufactured specifically for the treatment. A polyurethane resin, it has been tested extensively and crafted to create a superior plastic just for our aligners. It is without parallel in crack and impact resistance, stress retention, stain resistance and clarity. It has also been thoroughly tested for biocompatibility.
Do ClearCorrect aligners contain BPA or phthalates?
No. ClearCorrect aligners do not contain BPA or phthalates. They are FDA approved.
I’m pregnant/nursing, can I do the ClearCorrect treatment?
As the ClearCorrect aligners do not contain harmful chemicals, they do not pose any significant risk to your health. It’s up to you and your practitioner to determine if the treatment is right for you.