At Prosper Family Dentistry, we have spent many years creating beautiful smiles with Invisalign®. Recently, we added another option for patients who want to straighten their teeth using clear aligners: ClearCorrect™.
Our goal is to give each person the beautiful smile he or she has always wanted. By broadening our horizons and offering multiple treatment alternatives, we make this goal more attainable than ever before.
With anything new, there are always questions. According to Google, here are the most frequently asked questions about ClearCorrect™ orthodontic treatment with our answers.
Is ClearCorrect™ cheaper than Invisalign®?
ClearCorrect™ offers more options for treatment length and pricing. We are able to pass those savings on to the patient. In general, clear aligner therapy with ClearCorrect™ is less expensive than Invisalign®.
Is ClearCorrect™ the same as Invisalign®
ClearCorrect™ is made from a slightly different clear plastic material. Many dentists feel that the ClearCorrect™ aligner material is actually thinner than Invisalign®’s. Thinner means less visible and less likely to cause changes to your speech.
Another way in which ClearCorrect™ is different: it is made in the U.S.A. We are so proud to use a company that creates jobs right here at home!
Is ClearCorrect™ worth it?
ClearCorrect™ will give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted! It works by focused, prescribed amounts of pressure applied to the teeth. This pressure guides and moves the teeth into the position set by the aligners.
Unlike other things you could spend money on, like a new TV or other new technology, ClearCorrect™ never depreciate. It will give you something that will last the rest of your life: a beautiful smile!
Is ClearCorrect™ covered by insurance?
ClearCorrect™ is an accepted form of orthodontic treatment, just like Invisalign® and traditional braces. If your dental insurance provides benefits for orthodontics, it will pay for ClearCorrect™. Many insurance plans put an age limit on orthodontic benefits, so you should check to see if your insurance covers orthodontic treatment at your age. If you are not sure how to do this, just ask Lorrie at our front desk. She is an insurance expert and can answer all of your questions!
Can you eat with ClearCorrect™?
Kind of . . .
In many cases, it is okay to eat with clear aligners in your mouth. The pressure of chewing actually helps move the teeth into the position of the aligner. However, it is important to remove the aligners to clean your teeth and the aligners any time you eat with them in place. It is best to remove them several times a day to clean them. Most people do this at mealtimes.
Can you drink with ClearCorrect™?
Because of the way clear aligners trap liquids against the teeth, you should not drink anything besides water when the aligners are in your mouth. Otherwise, you increase the risk for developing cavities!
Can you smoke with ClearCorrect™?
We do not want you to smoke ever.
Does ClearCorrect™ work?
ClearCorrect™ has thousands of happy customers! The teeth straightening results from ClearCorrect™ are predictable and beautiful.
Does ClearCorrect™ hurt?
Moving teeth can make the teeth sore or sensitive. Some people experience mild headaches. Dr. Jill and Dr. Cara have many years of experience moving teeth with clear aligners and can give you lots of tips to reduce this discomfort.
In general, clear aligners cause less pain than traditional braces because there is no metal and sharp edges to cut lips, cheeks and tongue.
Are You Interested in ClearCorrect™?
Call 972-347-1145 today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. They can answer any other questions you may have about straightening your teeth with clear aligners!