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.