Why Choose ClearCorrect?
At Sonrisa Dental in Bolingbrook, IL, we are constantly looking out for the latest technology to improve the solutions we offer our patients. Among our innovative treatments is the use of ClearCorrect system to straighten your smile. It is an alternative to traditional braces that many find uncomfortable and highly conspicuous.
What is ClearCorrect?
It is a clear aligner system that is used to straighten teeth. It is in many ways similar to other clear aligner brands available to dentists in Bolingbrook, IL. The treatment uses a series of clear custom aligners to gradually move teeth to the desired position. The aligners are usually removable, and are very discreet.
Using your dental records, which includes impressions, digital photographs and radiographs, the dentist will make a prescription for the custom-made aligners, which is then sent to the ClearCorrect Lab. At the lab, a precise 3D model of the teeth is made and then a treatment mad is developed, to show how your teeth will gradually move to the desired position, from their current position. Usually, you will be shown a computerized image of how your teeth look like currently, and what you can expect them to look like, after the treatment. At this point you can request some adjustments and after final approval from you and the dentist, the custom aligners are made with the precision of a computer and improved molding technology.
Once ready the aligners are sent back to the dentist where we will ensure that they fit properly. You will then be given the date of your next appointment to change the aligners as well educated on how to care and use the aligners for effective results
How Does it Work?
For the best results, you are required to wear your aligners for at least 22hours every day. Only remove them when eating or cleaning your teeth. Note that the aligners work by putting slight pressure on targeted teeth to move them in the desired direction. This is why you need to have them on for as long as possible to ensure the treatment works.
The aligners are changed every few weeks and each new one targets to move the teeth from where the last one positioned it until correct alignment is achieved. It usually takes between 1 to 2 years to achieve results. If you follow the direction given and keep all your appointments, you will get quicker results as opposed to someone that does not. Additionally, the number of aligners used will depend on the severity of misalignment. Most patients get between 6 to 12 sets of aligners but there are those that get more to complete the treatment.
There are several advantages for choosing ClearCorrect in Bolingbrook, IL, over other types of braces. It is this benefits that have contributed to its popularity over the last couple of years. They include the following:
ClearCorrect aligners are made from clear and BPA-free plastic material. They are hardly noticeable once you put them on unlike traditional braces that have wires and brackets. This gives you confidence to carry on with treatment without fear of stigma associated with wearing metal braces.
- Easy to Care For
The only maintenance the aligners need is regular rinsing with soap and water. You will not use them when eating and you have to brush your teeth before putting them back on. They require fewer dental visits too.
- No Food Restrictions
Since you have to remove the aligners before eating, you do not have to worry about certain foods being trapped on the braces. You can continue to enjoy all your favorite meals provided you brush and floss afterwards.
- Comfortable and Safe
The aligners are thin and within a short time you get used to their feel in your mouth. There are no awkward wires, brackets or any other attachments to constantly remind you that you are wearing an orthodontic appliance. The risks are also minimal since the design is straightforward.
- Good Results
You will still be able to get good results just like you would with traditional braces.
To get quality and reliable ClearCorrect services near you, Visit Sonrisa Dental + Orthodontics of Bolingbrook to get started. We also have a Spanish speaking dentist to cater to our bilingual patients in Bolingbrook and the neighboring areas of Romeoville, Joliet, Woodridge, Naperville and Darien.