Invisalign® / ClearCorrect® Straightening Teeth
Do you wish you had straighter teeth, but don't want to experience metal braces? Invisalign® or ClearCorrect® may just be the perfect option for getting those straight teeth. Using a clear aligners to straightening teeth has been a popular method due to how comfortable, convenient, and invisible the whole process is for patients.
Invisalign® vs. ClearCorrect®
They both use the clear removable appliances to straightening teeth, and both of them are proven to be clinically successful for many years. The philosophy and the mechanics are essentially the same. So, what are the differences?
- Invisalign has founded in 1997, and ClearCorrect was founded in 2006. This means that there are 9 years of differences in their clinical data.
- Invisalign is a global company, while ClearCorrect is an American company. You can find Invisalign providers all over the world, whereas ClearCorrect providers are currently only in North America (as of 2015.) This could be an issue if you need to switch the providers during your orthodontic treatment internationally.
- ClearCorrect is more affordable (as of 2015.) The company offers lower fees without compromising on their products or customer services.
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For either products, to begin, you will have a consultation to determine what your teeth straightening goals are and to establish whether you are a candidate for this method. As part of the process to determine if you are a candidate, we will take x-rays and pictures, as well as make impressions of your teeth for models. If you are established as a candidate for Invisalign® or ClearCorrect®, these x-rays, pictures and impressions will be utilized to create your exact treatment course which will show exact teeth movements throughout the process.
Clear, custom-made aligners will then be personally created to follow your treatment plan. You will be required to wear the aligners throughout the day, only removing them to eat, brush or floss. While the actual time frame may vary slightly, you will change your aligner trays to a new tray every two to three weeks. We will check your progress every 6 weeks or thereabouts. The length of the treatment time will vary by individual but we will give you an estimated date of completion according to your progress and results.
Make a change to your smile today, call us at 705-686-3368 to learn if Invisalign® or ClearCorrect® is right for you.