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Image of a woman opening her mouth, so a dental professional can examine it, at Senestraro Family Orthodontics, in Portland, OR. Are you looking for a discreet and comfortable solution to achieving straighter teeth? ClearCorrect might be the right option for you! Gone are the days of using bulky metal braces to achieve a beautiful smile. With vast technology advancements comes ClearCorrect, a revolutionary method of correcting misaligned teeth using clear, customized aligners. Suppose you're wondering where to start, our dentists at Senestraro Family Orthodontics would be more than happy to guide you through the process.

What is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect is an innovative transparent aligner system designed to help straighten teeth without the need for traditional braces. The system uses customized, progressive sets of clear aligners to gradually move the teeth into a well-aligned and aesthetically pleasing position over time. Unlike traditional metal braces, ClearCorrect aligners are virtually invisible, making them an ideal choice for anyone who wants to subtly improve their smile without drawing attention to the treatment.

The ClearCorrect system can treat various orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, and underbites. The treatment time varies depending on the severity of the case and usually takes anywhere from one to two years to complete. Afterward, you will be left with a straight, beautiful smile that you can be proud of!

Benefits of ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect aligners are designed to be nearly invisible. They also do not require frequent trips to the orthodontist for adjustments, as they can be removed to clean and floss teeth more easily. Furthermore, they are less likely to irritate the gums and cheeks, cause discoloration of teeth due to food particles getting stuck in them and be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces.

Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect

Invisalign and ClearCorrect are popular series of transparent, custom-fit, removable aligners used to realign teeth into desired positions. However, they differ in some ways. For instance, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to shift teeth into place. In contrast, ClearCorrect utilizes a series of clear, custom-made trays or “brackets” fitted over the patient’s teeth. ClearCorrect aligners are more discreet than Invisalign, as they appear thinner when worn in the patient's mouth. With Invisalign, an adult completes treatment in a year or less by using 20 to 30 aligners for both the top and bottom teeth. On average, Invisalign for teens may take 12 to 18 months before treatment is complete. ClearCorrect requires a series of 32 steps of treatment that is broken down into eight phases. The treatment process involves a 12-step regimen delivered in three distinct phases for minor cases.

Invisalign and Dental Hygiene

Since Invisalign aligners are removable, maintaining dental hygiene is less complicated and does not require much special care. It is just like the daily dental routine that you already follow. For example, you must brush and floss twice daily after meals. This will help keep bacteria and plaque from forming on your teeth. You may also need to use an antimicrobial mouthwash to avoid any periodontal issues due to the aligners being in the mouth.

Another important aspect of dental hygiene when using Invisalign is to ensure you use the proper brushing technique in which the toothbrush is at a 45-degree angle to graze the gum line in gentle circular motions lightly. Invisalign aligners should also be removed when eating or drinking fluids other than water. This will help reduce the bacteria and plaque accumulation on your teeth due to food particles trapped underneath the aligners.

Invisalign vs. Braces

Like ClearCorrect, both Invisalign and braces have an almost identical goal of straightening teeth, but they also differ. Unlike braces, which are made of metal brackets and wires affixed to each tooth, Invisalign is a clear aligner made of medical-grade plastic that gradually and gently moves teeth into the desired alignment. They have no visible wires, brackets, or elastic that can be seen when wearing them, making them much more aesthetically pleasing.

The biggest advantage of Invisalign over traditional braces is that the comfort level of wearing them is much higher, as the plastic aligners put far less pressure on the teeth than braces. However, here at Senestraro Family Orthodontics we offer whichever treatment you feel is best for you. Reach out to us at (503) 228-1945 for more information.
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