Many adults with gapped, crooked, or misaligned teeth would love to have straight, regular teeth. What stops them from pursuing orthodontic treatment is the potential inconvenience and pain of traditional metal braces. Nobody wants to have a “mouthful of metal” while they’re socializing or pursuing their careers. Fortunately, the answer is “clear” – ClearCorrect clear aligners from Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI.
ClearCorrect Is Different
Traditional dental braces use metal brackets that are affixed to your teeth and are connected by wires. Periodically, those wire are tightened to continue moving teeth into position. However, there are drawbacks. Cuts and scrapes inside the mouth are fairly common. It’s hard to clean thoroughly around the brackets and wires. Metal braces have a number of food restrictions which can be awkward in social situations. And, of course, there’s the embarrassment factor.
To be fair, metal braces are often the treatment of choice for complex orthodontic conditions. For almost everything else, there’s ClearCorrect.
ClearCorrect clear aligners avoid all those problems. ClearCorrect is a series of completely customized plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. The aligners are very hard to detect while you have them in place, which removes the embarrassment factor. And the smooth plastic won’t irritate or cut your tongue, your lips, or the insides of your cheeks.
You wear the aligners for 20-22 hours for best results, removing them to eat and to care for your teeth as you always do. The aligners fit so closely that you can sleep in them with no concern that they might pop off unexpectedly.
Every three weeks or so (the exact schedule will be determined by your individual treatment plan), you switch to the next aligner in your series to continue moving your teeth into position.
ClearCorrect Is Faster
ClearCorrect is short-term orthodontic treatment for teens and adults who have their permanent teeth. It’s possible to get the results you want in as little as one year compared to the two to three years required by traditional braces. Again, your results will vary depending on your particular situation. ClearCorrect is indicated for:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite where the teeth don’t meet
Straightening your teeth can also correct other dental conditions. For instance, many people with misaligned teeth have problems with chewing and with their temporomandibular joints (TMJ), the sliding hinges that connect the upper and lower jaws. Orthodontic treatment can correct those problems. That helps prevent excessive wear on your teeth and can alleviate the clicking, popping, and pain that goes with TMJ issues.
Dr. LoCascio will perform a thorough examination and take dental impressions to create your personalized aligner series. He’ll be able to tell you whether ClearCorrect will meet your needs or whether another orthodontic solution is better.
Get The Smile You’ve Always Wanted
You don’t have to live with a smile you’re embarrassed to show. You can have the straight teeth you’ve always wanted when you receive ClearCorrect treatment from Dr. James LoCascio.
Schedule a consultation with Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI today by calling 248-329-3552.