ClearCorrect – Idaho Falls, ID
Clear & Simple Smile Corrections
Everyone wants a set of beautiful, straight pearly whites. Thankfully, having a mouthful of metal wires and brackets for several years isn’t the only way to correct crooked teeth anymore! If you want to straighten your teeth without changing your lifestyle, Dr. Brent Cline can offer clear and simple smile corrections with ClearCorrect in Idaho Falls. These removable plastic trays allow you to keep enjoying all your favorite foods and activities while providing the lasting orthodontic treatment you need. Call Oxford Dental Care of Idaho Falls today for a consultation to see if ClearCorrect is right for you!
Why Choose Oxford Dental Care of Idaho Falls For ClearCorrect?
- #1 Personalized Treatment for Precise Results
- #2 Convenient Office Hours
- #3 Dental Care for Smiles of All Ages
How Does ClearCorrect Work?
Nearly every aspect of the ClearCorrect process has advantages over metal braces. After you and Dr. Cline have decided that ClearCorrect is right for you, we’ll take a digital scan of your teeth. Not only is this more comfortable than sticky traditional impressions taken with putty, but it also provides more detailed and precise results. This way, we can personalize every step of your journey towards a straighter smile.
Once we’ve created your custom treatment plan from the digital images, the data is sent to ClearCorrect. Using state-of-the-art technology, they’ll create a series of aligners that will move your teeth in stages. You’ll wear each set of aligners for several weeks, then move on to the next one when your teeth have adjusted. Gradually, your teeth will be gently shifted into place until you reach your beautifully straightened smile!
How Long Does the ClearCorrect Process Take?
Just as no two smiles are the same, no two ClearCorrect treatments are identical. Your treatment timeline will depend on factors like how much your teeth need to be moved and if you need any bite adjustments. For minor misalignments, ClearCorrect can be effective in as little as a few months! On the other hand, bad habits like poor compliance, lacking oral hygiene, and careless handling that leads to damaged aligners may make your treatment time much longer.
Teeth need to be moved slowly to avoid damaging them, which is why you’ll wear a single set of aligners for several weeks. To protect them from damage and keep them from interfering with your lifestyle, you can remove them when eating, playing sports, or practicing your brass or woodwind instrument. However, you’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Otherwise, your teeth will begin to shift out of place and increase the length of your treatment.
How Much Do ClearCorrect Aligners Cost?
As ClearCorrect technology and techniques have evolved over time, this modern orthodontic treatment has become less expensive than when it first hit the markets. Because every individual treatment is different, we can give you a more accurate pricing estimate after your initial consultation. When deciding whether or not to invest in ClearCorrect, it’s worth considering the long-term benefits of correcting your crooked teeth sooner rather than later. Not only is a straightened smile less likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease, but it may end up saving you unnecessary jaw discomfort, worn-down-teeth, and expensive restorations further down the road!
If you’re ready to see if aligning your pearly whites with ClearCorrect is right for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule your consultation!
Whether you just started looking into your teeth-straightening options or have been considering orthodontics in Idaho Falls for years, it’s completely normal to have questions. After all, you want to be as prepared as possible beforehand to minimize any surprises along the way. Our knowledgeable team would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about this Invisalign alternative during your initial consultation. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions we hear from patients!
Does Wearing ClearCorrect Hurt?
Any orthodontic treatment, from traditional braces to ClearCorrect, is going to come with some soreness. After all, your teeth are being moved to entirely new positions! The slight ache is a testament to the fact that your clear aligners in Idaho Falls are working. Don’t worry – they are much more comfortable than traditional metal brackets and wires. Plus, you can also use a cold compress or take an OTC pain reliever to help mitigate any discomfort that arises.
How Long Do I Need to Wear My Clear Aligners for Daily?
Since traditional braces aren’t removable, pressure is being applied to your teeth constantly. ClearCorrect, on the other hand, can be taken out at any time. While this offers perks, like a more seamless oral hygiene regimen, it also means patients have to be extremely diligent about wearing them consistently. To stay on track with your treatment plan, you’ll need to commit to wearing them for 22 hours a day. Setting aside 30 minutes for breakfast, 30 minutes for lunch, and 45 minutes for dinner will give you plenty of time to eat while also ensuring you have enough time to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth after each meal.
What Foods Can I Eat During ClearCorrect Treatment?
Since the clear aligners are completely removable, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods throughout your treatment. With that said, there are a few best practices you should follow. To start, always remove your trays before eating to ensure they don’t break from the pressure of chewing. Second, stick to softer foods, like applesauce and yogurt, during the first few hours after switching to a new set of aligners since your mouth may be a bit sore. Lastly, keep sugary foods to a minimum since consuming them in excess can increase your chances of developing a cavity.
Will the Clear Aligners Change the Way I Talk?
Clear aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. As a result, they aren’t bulky, awkward, or obtrusive. During the first few hours or days, you may experience a slight lisp from your tongue adjusting to the presence of your trays. However, it likely won’t be noticeable and many patients don’t experience any changes to their speaking patterns at all.