No one should be embarrassed or dissatisfied with their smile. And, with the help of ClearCorrect Australia, you don’t need to wear unsightly braces either!

Straightening your teeth, whether with modern innovative systems like ClearCorrect or with traditional braces, is extremely important. When no action is taken, poorly aligned smiles can negatively affect your bite function, wear out the top chewing surface of your teeth, and increase the risk of cavities.

Why choose clear braces?

Clear aligners give patients the gift of confidence, even during their treatment. The clear and thin materials used for the production of these aligners are virtually invisible. Unlike traditional braces, patients with clear braces feel more comfortable smiling.

Although they are virtually invisible, it doesn’t mean they are any less effective when it comes to correcting misaligned smiles. However, due to their sleek nature, clear braces are not the right option to correct complex bite or jaw issues. ClearCorrect is typically used to correct underbites, overbites, crowded, crooked and spaced teeth.

Aligners, like those offered by ClearCorrect in Australia, do not enforce any kind of restrictions on your diet. Feel free to keep eating your favourite crunchy and sticky foods without the fear of broken brackets and wires. Just remember to remove your aligners before eating. They can be worn to drink water.

The majority of clear braces are removable, so it is easier to uphold your dental health routine of brushing, flossing, and mouthwashes. Since every patient can remove the aligners to clean their teeth properly, they have less risk of developing serious dental complications during or directly after their treatment. It is also much easier to keep the teeth clean as there are no additional nooks and crannies created by wires or brackets.

What are ClearCorrect Aligners and how do they work?

ClearCorrect in Australia works to correct malocclusion, or the misalignment and crowding of teeth. The orthodontic system utilises a series of invisible trays that target specific, misaligned teeth.

Before the treatment starts, you will have a detailed consultation which includes a  digital x-ray of your teeth to create a 3D model of your mouth, customised aligners and a treatment plan for your smile.

You will also see a computerised representation of your smile before, during and after treatment before you even begin your orthodontic treatment.  Over the treatment period, the aligners made of polyurethane, work to gently yet consistently put pressure on targeted teeth. Throughout the treatment, these teeth are gradually shifted to the correct position.

ClearCorrect aligners are changed on a similar basis to Invisalign, generally every three weeks. However, this will depend on the starting position as well as the desired position of your future smile, and how much movement is required. As your teeth shift, your dentist will record the movements and help design the next set of aligners accordingly.

ClearCorrect requires patients to wear their aligners for 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, and clean their teeth.

ClearCorrect Aligners vs. Invisalign®

ClearCorrect Aligners and Invisalign are the two leaders when it comes to clear orthodontic treatments. Both options offer a series of customised, removable clear aligners and are fabricated from digital impressions to create a 3D model of your teeth.

While both systems are effective in shifting the teeth into an optimal position, many dentists prefer the ClearCorrect system. ClearCorrect uses polyurethane to construct their aligners while Invisalign is made of plastic. Polyurethane combines the strength of plastic and the flexibility of rubber, leading to a strong, crack-resistant material completely safe for the mouth.

This safety allows patients (and dentists) to have more confidence in the system, and there is a smaller likelihood of breaks or cracks needing repairs, which could extend the treatment process.

ClearCorrect aligners are not designed and shipped in one batch. Rather, they are created in a step-like manner as they are fabricated as the teeth shift. This creation results in aligners which are more customised and comfortable compared to Invisalign, even after the first teeth begin to shift.

How should I care for my aligners?

Always remove aligners before you eat or drink a beverage other than water. Food and drinks can stain your aligners.

Clean your clear braces at least once a day before going to bed. It is enough to brush them with some toothpaste and a toothbrush to remove all of the bacteria built up over the day. A denture cleaner can also be used for additional bacteria-fighting abilities. When bacteria are not removed, they can cause discolouration on the aligner’s surface.

Correcting your smile with ClearCorrect is easy, comfortable, and fast. Contact Dentistry on Solent on (02) 9158 6137 to book your initial consultation.

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