Traditional Braces vs. ClearCorrect Clear Braces in Waco

August 12, 2016

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , , , , , — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 6:39 pm

clear braces in wacoAre you hesitant to seek orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to wear traditional braces? More adults are getting braces than ever before these days. Whether you had braces as a teenager and your teeth have shifted, or if you missed the boat on orthodontic treatment entirely, it’s never too late for a more confident smile. Dr. Rick Cofer offers ClearCorrect, clear braces in Waco.

What Is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect is an invisible braces system that uses clear, plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the proper alignment. Unlike similar systems, ClearCorrect is made in the USA. It’s manufactured right here in Texas, actually.

ClearCorrect is an effective treatment option for most common orthodontic issues. Clear braces can:

  • Close gapped teeth
  • Even out crowded teeth
  • Correct crossbite, overbite, and underbite

Adults and older teens are eligible for ClearCorrect.Before undergoing ClearCorrect treatment, patients should have good oral health and be free of tooth decay and gum disease. You will undergo an initial checkup and cleaning with Dr. Cofer before your ClearCorrect treatment begins.

Comparing ClearCorrect with Traditional Braces

ClearCorrect uses traditional orthodontic principles to correct misalignments. Just like traditional braces, clear aligners place focused pressure on different areas of the teeth throughout treatment. But your experience throughout ClearCorrect couldn’t be more different compared to traditional braces.

Adults choose ClearCorrect clear braces for a number of reasons. Some of the most significant benefits of ClearCorrect include the following:

  • Removable trays allow for easy brushing and flossing, free from the barriers created by traditional metal braces.
  • Continue to eat what you like with ClearCorrect, which you can discreetly remove before meals and snacks.
  • ClearCorrect requires fewer visits to the dentist’s office compared to traditional braces.
  • Present at big meetings and socialize with friends and colleagues without worrying about how your braces look.

Day-to-Day With Clear Braces in Waco

Wondering how life works while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment with clear braces? It’s easier than you’re probably imagining. In fact, most patients say treatment with ClearCorrect is a breeze once you’re used to it.

Patients using ClearCorrect need to be wearing their aligners for at least 22 hours every day to progress through treatment without any delays. Every morning you wake up and clean your trays with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Brush your teeth as you normally would, free from the tricky maneuvering necessary with bulky braces. Remove your aligners before every meal and snack, and brush your teeth before reinserting them. You’ll have a visit with your dentist every six weeks to make sure everything is progressing as it should. After about a year, on average, the results are in — and you’re smiling more confidently than ever before!

Once your time wearing braces is complete, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back to their original position. This final step is crucial for the success of your orthodontic treatment. The retainer looks just like your clear braces. Most patients can switch to nightwear-only after just a few months.

Let’s Talk About Discreet Orthodontics

Are you interested in invisible braces? Let’s discuss your treatment with ClearCorrect. Schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Waco TX today!

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