Dentistry has seen extraordinary advancements in terms of technology used for the procedures. Sophisticated equipment such as scanning tools, chairside fabricating devices, low radiation x-rays, etc. have made it easier for dentists to treat their patients. Also, patients can get the procedures done in a shorter time span, making it more comfortable and easy. One such notable dental appliance that uses highly-advanced technology is ClearCorrect.
What is ClearCorrect?
Malocclusion has been a major oral concern for millions of Americans. Misaligned teeth ruin the aesthetics of your smile and make it quite difficult to clean the teeth and remove the food debris. If not treated at the right time, it can become challenging to align the teeth properly when the individual grows older. Though dental braces were the go-to solution for treating a malocclusion for several years, they do pose certain drawbacks.
ClearCorrect is an orthodontic system designed to treat malocclusion while overcoming the drawbacks of dental braces. ClearCorrect aligners are made from a transparent, dental-grade plastic material that has shape memory. Meaning, the aligners retain their shape effectively to apply pressure on the teeth and move them to their orthodontically right positions.
What are the advantages of ClearCorrect?
- Since ClearCorrect is made from transparent plastic material, it can’t be noticed easily. Patients who wish to keep their orthodontic treatment discreet can especially benefit from them.
- When you visit the dentist’s practice for the initial consultation, you can see how advanced the technology backing ClearCorrect is. Scanning the teeth, examining them through the scanned images, creating a simulation of their movement, using the data from the scans to fabricate aligners, and tracking the progress can be done effectively through the software.
- ClearCorrect aligners do not have any metal components that can injure the soft tissues of your mouth.
- The aligners are removable. You can take them off whenever you have to consume food or brush the teeth.
Usage of ClearCorrect
Patients must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day. This ensures they move the teeth to their desired positions within the expected treatment period. Avoid chewing the aligners or clenching the jaws when you put them on, as it could change their shape. The dentist will provide you with a new set of aligners once every two weeks, marking a new treatment phase. Ensure to remove the food debris from the mouth before putting the aligners on. If not, the pressure applied to the teeth can vary, which negatively affects the treatment.
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