Do you have crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth but don't want the hassle of bulky and uncomfortable metal braces?
ClearCorrect aligners are a clear, discreet alternative to give you a straighter smile without metal wires and brackets.
Learn how Sweet Tooth Dental in Kailua-Kona, HI, can give you a beautifully straight smile with ClearCorrect.
How Does ClearCorrect Work?
ClearCorrect is a series of clear aligner trays that work by using gentle pressure to guide your teeth into proper alignment. Patients wear each set for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next in the series. ClearCorrect results can be achieved in about 12 to 18 months, which is shorter than the average of 24 months with traditional orthodontics like braces. Clear aligner systems like ClearCorrect are a well-known, efficient, and convenient alternative to metal braces.
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You don't have to live with crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth. With our careful approach and state-of-the-art technology, we can provide you with effective treatment options to address your dental concerns. Let our team at Sweet Tooth Dental determine if ClearCorrect is the solution you need to achieve the straight smile you've always wanted.
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ClearCorrect is a trusted orthodontic alternative to metal braces. It has multiple benefits such as:
Because the aligners are clear, they are practically unnoticeable. Most people won't even realize you are wearing them, so you can straighten your smile without anyone knowing you are undergoing treatment.
Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments like braces, ClearCorrect trays are removable, so patients have no dietary restrictions. You can eat what you love without worrying about breaking a bracket or wire.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Misaligned teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss effectively. By correcting orthodontic issues, you can better maintain your oral health.
Treatment using ClearCorrect is quicker than traditional orthodontics. The average treatment time with ClearCorrect is 12 to 18 months, whereas the average treatment time for braces is about 24 months.
Aligner systems like ClearCorrect are easy to maintain as there are no metal wires and brackets to brush around. Simply take out your aligners and clean them with mild soap and a soft-bristle toothbrush.
Is ClearCorrect Treatment Painful?
Realigning your teeth involves some discomfort no matter which method you choose. But clear aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces, and certainly more comfortable than developing conditions like temporomandibular joint dysfunction by choosing no orthodontic solution at all.
ClearCorrect clear aligners are made from ClearQuartz,™which has a tough outer layer and an inner layer that applies gentle, consistent force. When you start wearing a new aligner, you may experience some mild discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medication should be enough to address any discomfort that results from wearing the aligners.
Candidates for ClearCorrect Treatment
Aligner systems like ClearCorrect are trusted and tried orthodontic solutions that can correct most mild to moderate bite issues; however, not everyone will qualify for this orthodontic option. Good candidates for ClearCorrect include patients who:
Are Committed to Treatment
Patients who undergo ClearCorrect treatment must be committed to wearing their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day for optimal and fast results. If you cannot commit to wearing your aligners for the required amount of time, traditional orthodontics may be a better option for you.
Have Mild to Moderate Alignment Issues
While ClearCorrect can treat a host of orthodontic issues, patients with more severe bite problems may not qualify for this clear aligner treatment. Orthodontic options like traditional braces may be the best option for patients with severe misalignment.
Take the First Step to a Straighter Smile
ClearCorrect gives patients cosmetic and restorative benefits during its typical 12-month treatment cycle. Straighter teeth are easier to maintain, and they look great, too. If you have mild to moderate misalignment issues, clear aligners can significantly enhance your smile. If you are interested in a comfortable and simplified orthodontic solution, trust your care to a practice that has been making Hawaii smile for more than a decade.
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A Closer Look at How ClearCorrect
Aligners Straighten Your Teeth
ClearCorrect Treatment Timeline
"ClearCorrect is a discreet orthodontic treatment option that helps patients achieve results in about 12 to 18 months."
ClearCorrect Aligner Maintenance
Caring for your teeth and aligners is easy. When it is time to brush, remove the aligner trays and brush and floss your teeth as normal. Clean your aligner trays with a soft-bristle toothbrush, water, and mild soap. If you have any questions before, during, or after treatment, our Kailua-Kona dental office is here to help.
What to Avoid
Don't Eat With Your Aligners On
Chewing with your aligners on will cause wear and tear. Always remove them before eating.
Don't Clean Them with Hot Water
Hot temperatures can warp your aligners. Use cooler water whenever you're cleaning your aligners.
Don't Throw Them Away
You may not need your clear aligners after you've completed treatment. Our dentist recommends keeping your oral appliances in a dry, cool place after use. By doing so, your aligners can be referenced in case of any issues after you finish treatment.
Affordable Financing Available
At Sweet Tooth Dental in Kailua-Kona, we do not want financial barriers to prevent patients from straightening their teeth and improving their oral health. We work with most insurance providers to reduce or even eliminate your out-of-pocket costs, and our staff will help file the necessary paperwork with your insurance provider. We also offer cash discounts and accept CareCredit® to help finance your clear aligner treatment if you don't have insurance or if your insurance does not cover all the costs. Contact us today to learn more about our affordable financing options.
What If I Ignore My Misaligned Teeth?
Crooked and misaligned teeth can do more than make you self-conscious about your smile. Without the proper orthodontic care from our Kailua-Kona office, you may experience:
- Difficulty chewing and speaking
- Worn teeth from grinding
- A misaligned bite
- Increased risk of tooth decay
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
Should I See an Orthodontist?
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