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ClearCorrect in Frisco, TX

Many patients ask about options for straightening their teeth without having to go into traditional brackets and wires. Clear aligner systems like ClearCorrect are often great options for adults, for several reasons:

  • The clear trays are discreet, and more aesthetically pleasing to adults
  • Clear aligners can be used to correct mild to moderate cases of misalignment, cross-bites, gaps, and rotated teeth
  • The cost is comparable to brackets and wires

How does ClearCorrect Work?

The ClearCorrect process begins with our team completing a digital scan of your teeth. This replaces traditional impressions and gives us great data on where you are now, so we can design a plan to get you where you want to be.

Once the scan is complete, we review the imaging and create a plan for your result. All the digital data is sent to ClearCorrect, where they begin their part of the process. ClearCorrect creates a series of models to create the clear aligners so that the teeth are moved in stages. Using a 3D printer, ClearCorrect can precisely mold each aligner to ensure proper fit and movement throughout your treatment.

Because teeth must be moved slowly, you will wear each aligner for several weeks before moving to the next step. You must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat and brush your teeth.

ClearCorrect aligners are designed to apply pressure to specific teeth at specific times. Your teeth need to be moved in a certain order to achieve proper movement and a great result. Each aligner will be snug at first. As the teeth begin to move, the aligners will start to feel looser. However, if you fail to wear each aligner as instructed, your teeth will not maintain their new positions and the process will be delayed.

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How Long does the ClearCorrect Treatment Take on Average?

Moving teeth is generally a longer process for adults than it is for children. However, ClearCorrect can be effective in as little as a few months if you have minor corrective needs. The exact duration of your treatment depends heavily on your specific case and how much teeth movement is required to achieve your ideal result.

How Much do ClearCorrect Aligners Cost?

When clear aligner systems first arrived on the market, they were often more expensive than traditional braces. Fortunately, as the technology has evolved, the costs have come down to be in line with brackets and wires options. Because individual needs vary, we can give you a more accurate pricing estimate once we have completed an initial consultation.

Another factor to consider when looking into ClearCorrect is the long-term benefits of correcting orthodontic issues sooner, rather than later. Not only will you have a great smile, but when your bite is properly aligned, your teeth are less at risk for grinding and wearing down. This means less jaw pain, less likelihood for more severe and expensive restorative dental procedures, better sleep, and an overall healthier mouth. Your orthodontic care is an investment in your long-term well-being. By investing in your oral health now, you may be saving yourself money in the future.