ClearCorrect: Invisalign Alternative
ClearCorrect Braces (Invisible Aligners)
Orthodontic treatment using traditional metal brackets and wires is a thing of the past. Our New Jersey dentist is proud to offer clear aligner therapy for those patients that might be hesitant about going through traditional orthodontic treatment.
Enjoy straighter, healthier teeth without having to wear metal orthodontic appliances. ClearCorrect aligners make it possible to adjust your bite in a discreet and comfortable manner.
ClearCorrect clear aligners are transparent plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually straighten them every two weeks. They’re made using the latest state-of-the-art technology – and are a great alternative to Invisalign for our patients looking for a more affordable option.
How ClearCorrect Works to Straighten Your Smile
ClearCorrect is a type of clear orthodontic therapy that uses a series of digitally designed aligners. Each set of trays slightly varies in shape and form from the next – reflecting the alignment process of your teeth. The trays are rigid on the inside and fit snugly over your teeth, slowly moving them to their new positions when changed out as directed (usually every two weeks.) There are no brackets or wires to adjust!
How Long Does the Clear Braces Process Take?
Since ClearCorrect (like Invisalign) uses digital mapping to plan out your treatment, Canal Vista Family Dental can provide you with a close estimate as to how long your teeth straightening process will take.
Dr. Bestandji will construct a treatment plan just for you. Each individual case is different, but most of our patients will be in ClearCorrect between 6-18 months. The number of aligners that are included in your treatment will determine how long it takes, as each pair is worn for about two weeks.
More ClearCorrect FAQs
When you visit our Princeton dentist for an orthodontic consultation, we’ll take a series of digital images of your teeth, as well as digital photos and possibly some impressions. This information is sent to ClearCorrect labs, where your digital case is planned.
Once your treatment plan has been developed using all of the information on hand, you may be able to preview a digital simulation of what your treatment will look like, previewing the results before you even start.
Wear your clear orthodontic aligners as prescribed (usually 20+ hours per day), only taking them out to eat or when you brush and floss. We’ll make sure you know how to take the trays in and out and give you several pairs to take home with you. Wear them as directed and be sure not to change them out too soon.
You’ll stop by to see Dr. Bestandji about every 6-8 weeks to ensure things are moving along properly and to bring your next several sets of aligners home.
- Eating any food you want
- Easy care and maintenance
- No changes to your oral hygiene routine
- “Invisible” appliances
- No irritating wires or brackets
- Fewer and quicker trips to the dentist
- Easy to whiten your teeth at the same time
- Nobody has to know you’re wearing them
Absolutely. Removable alignment trays have been used in dentistry for about two decades, with consistent, ongoing development in their technology. When it comes to aligners vs. braces, the removable trays work almost just as good.
If it comes down to making a case for ClearCorrect, our Princeton clear braces patients can expect the same great, straight teeth they would get if they were to wear traditional braces. Dr. Bestandji will thoroughly screen your bite to make sure you qualify for invisible aligners. As long as your case is one that is fitting for the treatment, you can hope to see a similar teeth straightening outcome as people who opt for conventional methods of orthodontic therapy.
Removable aligners like ClearCorrect use digital technology to virtually map your tooth movement before the treatment process even starts. Sometimes you can see an animated preview of your tooth movement prior to getting your clear braces. Seeing the virtual before and after can help you decide if adult orthodontic treatment is right for you!
It used to be that the price of braces vs. aligners was a bigger gap than it is today. A couple of decades ago, wearing clear braces meant paying as much as double. Fortunately, that’s just not the case anymore!
Today’s clear aligner braces for adults cost about the same as conventional orthodontic appliances, or just a fraction more. The month-to-month payment amounts if you’re financing the treatment is nearly the same for every budget. It’s easier than ever to afford aligners, because ClearCorrect aligners are more competitively priced than some of the other types of invisible adult braces.
Our financial coordinators will contact your dental insurance carrier to verify any orthodontic benefits under your individual plan. If they exist, we can apply that coverage towards the total cost of your braces to lower your out of pocket costs. It might be as high as 50% or a specific dollar lifetime allowance.
Typically, dental insurance pays the same amount on braces whether they’re invisible aligners or conventional orthodontic systems.
Plus, our Princeton braces can easily be financed on a month to month basis, so that you can fit ClearCorrect into your budget and get started on treatment right away.
Yes, ClearCorrect aligners can be faster than traditional braces. As long as you follow your treatment plan as directed, you’ll probably start to see an improvement in your tooth alignment process within just a few months. In fact, ClearCorrect has an accelerated braces option that offers faster cosmetic teeth straightening. For these cases, our Princeton dentist arranges to straighten the teeth that are most visible when you smile, instead of all of them at once. As such, you may be able to complete your ClearCorrect short-term braces in just 4-6 months!
If you’re someone who struggles with keeping up with your orthodontics, then you might respond better to conventional braces treatment. Fortunately, adults make great candidates for ClearCorrect because they’re so eager to see the results!
Having fixed orthodontics (braces) on your teeth means that you need extra oral hygiene aids to clean around the brackets and wires in place. Usually a proxy-brush and floss threader are required, each of which adds significant time to your daily care routine. However, using an electric toothbrush and a water flosser may prove to be quicker and easier to access these hard-to-reach areas. Most orthodontists will also prescribe a fluoride gel to use each day, to remineralize any areas where plaque isn’t cleaned off (to prevent unsightly “white circles” on your enamel once the appliances are removed.)
ClearCorrect wearers don’t really have to change their home care routine at all. Simply take your trays out twice a day to brush and floss like normal. Make sure you’re brushing for a minimum of two minutes each time. Floss at least once per day. Before you put your trays back in, brush them with lukewarm tap water and your toothbrush. Don’t use warm water, as it could cause the tray to warp. If you notice any significant buildup, you can soak your tray in an effervescent denture cleanser for 30-60 minutes then brush them clean.
Living with Invisible Braces
ClearCorrect makes your oral hygiene routine easier than ever. The trays are removable, so you can brush and floss like you normally would. Traditional braces trap food particles and plaque – something that you don’t have to worry about with removable aligners.
Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy some of your favorite snacks like gum, popcorn, and corn on the cob, because there are no metal appliances you have to worry about breaking. Just take out your trays and put the back in when you’re done!
Looking for a Invisalign Alternative in NJ?
If you’ve been wanting straighter teeth but can’t fathom the idea of wearing metal braces, then it’s time to consider an Invisalign alternative like ClearCorrect. Book an appointment online now.
Other Dental Services
Because most common dental problems are preventable, Dr. Bestandji opts to incorporate strategies that help our patients reduce the risk of tooth decay from a very early age. This may be through protective dental sealants, fluoride, or even ClearCorrect orthodontic trays to make it easier for you to keep your smile clean.
Has it been more than six months since your last exam and cleaning? Are you looking for a family dentist in Princeton? Canal Vista Family Dental accepts patients of all ages. Contact us today to request your first appointment.