Are you ready to fix your teeth, but don’t want the hassle of metal braces? You’re not the only one. Many adults feel the same way. They have careers and children to take care of.
There are ways that adults can straighten their teeth without a mouthful of metal. One of those methods is to use clear aligners. There are two large competitors on the market — Invisalign and ClearCorrect.
If you are not sure which aligner is right for you, here is a clear aligner comparison.
Why Would I Need A Clear Aligner?
Clear aligners do a great job with mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues. Clear aligners are very good at making corrections to mild bite issues or spacing issues with your teeth. One type of bite that aligners are good at fixing is an overbite. Overbites occur when the top teeth come down too far over the lower teeth. Your bite might be too high as well. You also may have a slight crossbite. This occurs when your teeth do not come together evenly when you bite down. Clear aligners can help with a crossbite as well.
You might also be a candidate for clear aligners if you need to have your teeth respaced. Sometimes, teeth can get too far apart or too close together. When that happens, you can use clear aligners to space your teeth properly.
Is ClearCorrect the Same as Invisalign?
Both ClearCorrect and Invisalign are a type of clear aligners. Both are an alternative to metal braces. Both work because an orthodontist develops a treatment program for you. He or she will use both X-rays and models to develop this program. ClearCorrect and Invisalign come in plastic, and slowly work to shift the position of teeth over time. To get either ClearCorrect or Invisalign, you have to go into an orthodontist’s office for a consultation. ClearCorrect and Invisalign use aligners that you can take out so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. You leave them in the rest of the time.
Which Is Better: Invisalign or ClearCorrect?
There are three main reasons you may want to consider ClearCorrect as your aligner of choice. First, ClearCorrect aligners are thinner. Many patients like thinner aligners because they reduce the chance other people will notice them. If you use ClearCorrect aligners, there is less chance that people will notice them. People with smaller mouths also seem to prefer ClearCorrect aligners because they are not as noticeable.
Another reason that ClearCorrect aligners may be better for you is comfort. Because ClearCorrect uses thinner plastic, many patients report they are more comfortable to wear. Many patients have said that they hardly notice they are wearing ClearCorrect aligners at all. This makes going through your treatment program more bearable and increases the chances you’ll complete the program.
Finally, patients love ClearCorrect because these aligners are less expensive than Invisalign. The makers of ClearCorrect made sure they made the product well. They also wanted to make it cheaper for people to buy. That means the savings passed down to your orthodontist, and, then, to you. These days, it pays to save money — even on your teeth.
If you were considering clear aligners for your teeth, we’d love to help you.
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