If you’re ready for a straight, beautiful smile, we can correct your orthodontic concerns in our Tempe, Arizona office. Our practice has years of experience helping patients like you address crooked teeth, overbites, tooth crowding, and gaps with ClearCorrect clear aligners.
What is ClearCorrect?
In the past, correcting orthodontic issues meant years of wearing bulky, painful braces. Today, however, you can achieve a perfectly aligned smile without the hassle and visibility of braces. ClearCorrect is a series of clear plastic aligners that slowly move your teeth into place. We create aligners that gradually and gently shift your teeth into position using molds and state-of-the-art modeling software. You’ll work with our highly skilled team throughout your treatment - ensuring you receive the safest and most effective treatment plan possible.
Is ClearCorrect better than braces?
Braces realign teeth through a series of wires and brackets. This process usually entails years of painful treatment and a grin full of metal. Since the brackets are relatively delicate, braces come with a long list of food restrictions and a tedious care routine. Most patients find ClearCorrect to be an outstanding alternative to traditional braces.
ClearCorrect invisible aligners are virtually undetectable - most people will not even know you’re wearing them. Since the aligners are removable, you can still enjoy your favorite foods, and there’s no need for specialized tools to care for your teeth during treatment. Most patients find ClearCorrect far less painful than braces as well. Since the aligners move teeth gently, most patients experience some pressure, but not the pain many experience during braces adjustments.
The price for ClearCorrect in Tempe can vary, depending on a few different factors. To provide you with a precise quote, we will need to evaluate your bite, have our care coordinators incorporate your insurance benefit details (if applicable), and review other factors that could influence your treatment. Fortunately, after your initial exam, you’ll have a good idea as to the length and cost of ClearCorrect for your given situation.
Here are some things to consider:
Contact our office to reserve an exam to receive a precise breakdown of which fees may be involved.
Alternatives to ClearCorrect
Braces are the best-known alternative to ClearCorrect. Both braces and ClearCorrect straighten teeth under the supervision of a dentist or orthodontist. Braces gradually move teeth into the correct position by regular adjustments to move teeth into the proper place. Most patients wear braces for about 18-24 months, but the exact length of treatment depends on each patient’s specific needs.
At home straightening:
At-home clear aligners have seen a rise in popularity in recent years. This option offers some time and cost savings. However, all supervision is held virtually, which makes it very difficult to catch and prevent potentially serious oral health issues during treatment.
What is the Process for Getting ClearCorrect?
Your first step in getting ClearCorrect is an initial consultation with our team. During this meeting, we’ll determine if you’re a good fit for ClearCorrect aligners and discuss your goals for your smile.
Following this consultation, we’ll use 3D imaging to create your unique series of aligners. After we’ve created your aligners, you’ll begin treatment. Our team will monitor your progress as your teeth shift and you advance through the aligner trays.
How long do I need to wear ClearCorrect?
Most patients wear aligners for approximately 12-18 months. However, the precise length of time required for treatment depends on the scope of treatment and how consistently you wear your aligners. Patients should wear their aligners 23 hours per day for optimal results - only removing them to eat and care for their teeth.