Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®
Today, clear aligners such as Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® are the leading brands of clear, removable orthodontic appliances. An alternative to traditional braces, both Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® work by using a series of custom-fabricated transparent molds called “aligners” that gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. Because they require no metal wires, no rubber bands, and no metal or white brackets, it’s virtually undetectable, making it the treatment of choice among adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment.
The aligners are to be worn at least 20 hours a day in order to reposition the teeth successfully and most adults complete their treatment in less than one year (usually 6-11 months). However, treatment time will vary depending on the specific alignment problem that is being corrected. Despite popular belief, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® can be used to correct many of the same problems as traditional metal braces such as crowding, spacing, crooked teeth, open bites, teeth that protrude too far forward, reversed bites, and other jaw problems that may have been inherited. We can confirm if you are a candidate for these cosmetic braces during a consultation visit.