Those of us that have had traditional metal braces know that they can be cumbersome. However, in the age of 3D printing, one particular solution is available that makes orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth a simpler, more practical experience for all of our patients.WhiteWing Dental in McAllen would like to present to you – ClearCorrect – an alternative orthodontic treatment that will leave you with a smile as bright as the summer sun!
What’s the Difference?
If you’ve never heard of ClearCorrect you might wonder what makes them such a great alternative to traditional braces. Well, our excellent family dentists at WhiteWing Dental have quite the insight when it comes to ClearCorrect.
Some of their excellent benefits include:
Enjoy Your Meals with No Limitation
ClearCorrect and traditional braces are as different as night and day. With traditional braces, what you eat is limited. People with metal braces must avoid sticky foods like caramel or certain peanut butters. Hard candies, taffy, nuts, popcorn, and gum are also big no-nos when wearing braces.
With ClearCorrect, the sky’s the limit in terms of what you can eat. There are no dietary restrictions while using these aligners because they are 100% removable. That’s right, you can remove them to eat anything that you want, unlike traditional braces.
Just be sure that you wear your ClearCorrect aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day.
Traditional braces just can’t compete when it comes to the comfort level that ClearCorrect provides. Metal wiring, cheek irritation, gum tenderness all make metal braces second place when it comes to dental realignment. ClearCorrect applies a gentle pressure without an irritated mouth full of metal.
Traditional braces use metals that can draw attention to your mouth.ClearCorrect uses clear plastic retainers that are essentially unnoticeable, which can prove to be a huge benefit for adults, as social events and activities become much more frequent. No more awkward gazes because of your braces, ClearCorrect means you can smile freely and frequently.
Reduce Treatment Time
With ClearCorrect, you receive a new aligner every two to three weeks devised to further straighten and align your teeth. It is estimated that with ClearCorrect, the orthodontic treatment achieves desired results in about 12 months. With braces, achieving desired results can take as long as 18 months to 3 years.
Don’t Deal with Metal Allergies
ClearCorrect is a better alternative for dental realignment than braces because of the material it is made out of is a formulated plastic. Braces have metal, and people with metal allergies can experience allergic symptoms like hives, swelling, and rashes in or around the mouth.
What’s the Process?
ClearCorrect employs a simple process with effective technology. A digital scan is performed inside of the patient’s mouth. After the scanning is complete, a 3D printer will create a model of your teeth, where it is then thermoformed with a special formulated plastic to create a clear and custom aligner.
The result is a ClearCorrect aligner that perfectly fits your teeth and applies just the right amount of pressure to help the alignment process begin. The patient is then sent a new aligner every two to three weeks until the alignment reaches desired results.
Why Get ClearCorrect During the Summer?
It’s no secret that starting an alignment treatment early in your child’s life—some suggest as young as 7 years of age—will provide less orthodontic problems later on. Many of us adults complain that there aren’t enough hours in the day and scheduling an appointment during the school year can be difficult.
However, summer is the perfect time to schedule an appointment at WhiteWing Dental. Children have less extracurricular activities and obligations during the summer, so with a clear schedule, scheduling a consultation is so much easier.
Also, getting ClearCorrect during the summer months allows children to overcome and become accustomed to wearing aligners before their first day of school.
With our ClearCorrect orthodontic treatment option, and general dentistry services as well, WhiteWing Dental is the family dentistry for you.
We invite you to reach out to us today and schedule a consultation with one of our amazing McAllen dentists to see if ClearCorrect is the right fit for you. Contact us at (956) 686-5577.