Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA
Patients often wonder how clear, plastic aligners are supposed to straighten teeth? The truth is that aligners such as ClearCorrect, can straighten teeth in a similar method as traditional braces, by applying pressure. Teeth can be moved by physiological forces, whether a pull or push effect. With braces, metal wires attached to brackets pull teeth into alignment, whereas aligners push teeth into place.
How ClearCorrect works to straighten your teeth
ClearCorrect uses a series of aligners that slowly push teeth into proper alignment. Each set of aligners is custom made to fit the changing needs of your teeth. Each new set of aligners will feel a bit tight at first, but as teeth begin to move and straighten, the aligners will begin to flex. At this point, the aligners are no longer working to push your teeth, indicating the need for a new set. This process continues until your teeth have reached the desired results. The amount of time and number of aligners necessary to achieve desired results will vary for each patient, but can range from a few months to a couple of years for complex cases.
Wearing your aligners
It is important to wear your aligners as prescribed by your Bloomsburg dentist to achieve maximum results in the time desired. Aligners are to be worn for 22 hours a day but can be removed to eat and for oral hygiene purposes such as brushing and flossing. Failure to wear your aligners as prescribed will result in a longer period of treatment, delaying your much-anticipated results. On the other hand, teeth are only able to move so much and at a certain rate of progression. It is not possible to speed up the realignment process, but be diligent in wearing your aligners so that you can stay on schedule with your treatment plan.
Benefits of ClearCorrect
Patients often report many benefits of ClearCorrect, with the most obvious one being the aligners are clear, so they are not noticeable by others! That means no unsightly metal like what you get when undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment with metal braces. Also, patients appreciate how comfortable and convenient the aligners are to wear in comparison to braces. Some patients may even be able to achieve results faster with aligner therapy.
Paying for ClearCorrect
The cost of treatment will vary, depending on how many sets of aligners need to be made to achieve your desired results. At Hamilton Dental Care, we never want finances to stand in the way of our patients achieving the beautiful smile they have always wanted. That is why we offer a variety of payment options suitable for most household budgets.
ClearCorrect in Bloomsburg
If you are interested in ways to straighten your teeth and achieve a beautiful smile, ClearCorrect may be the right option for you. To determine your candidacy, consider a consultation with us at Hamilton Dental Care.
Hamilton Dental Care helps create beautiful smiles that fit the needs of every patient in Bloomsburg, PA and surrounding areas including Danville and Lewisburg. To learn more about a smile makeover, contact our office today calling 570-387-0533 and schedule a consultation.