ClearCorrect is Your Short-Term Adult Orthodontic Solution
Your teeth are designed to be in specific positions in your mouth. They should face the same way, not have huge gaps between them, and they should meet just so when you bite. But that’s not always the case, which can lead to your teeth looking bad, not working right, or both. Get your ClearCorrect Highland Township, MI area consultation at Highland Advanced Dental Care.
Why Adults May Need Orthodontics
You probably think of orthodontics treatment like braces as something just for teenagers. You might have even worn them back in middle or high school. At that age, most people have had all of their adult, permanent teeth come in fully, which means dentists or orthodontists can start slowly moving the teeth around without worrying about them moving back again. In other words, most people get braces in their teens because that’s the first time it’s safe to do so. There’s nothing connecting braces with age.
That means adults can need orthodontics, too. Besides, your permanent teeth might have come in decades ago, but that doesn’t mean things wouldn’t have moved between then and now. Your wisdom teeth could have come in too close to your other molars, pushing your whole arch of teeth out of alignment. Injuries and accidents might shift your teeth as well, or periodontal disease could make teeth loose enough to move slightly. Or your bite might have changed over the years. Thankfully, we offer a new kind of orthodontic treatment at our Highland, MI dental office: ClearCorrect.
How ClearCorrect Works
ClearCorrect is a modern, safe, and convenient way to put your smile back in alignment. Often called “clear braces,” ClearCorrect is a series of clear plastic trays that fit comfortably over your teeth. If you’ve ever worn a mouthguard or teeth whitening tray, you have a good idea of what it looks like. Each tray (or aligner) is made specifically to fit a certain way that gently nudges your teeth to where they should be. You receive and wear a new aligner roughly every three weeks, which gradually moves your teeth.
In general, you will have to wear these aligners for most of the day, but unlike traditional braces, these can be removed any time. That means you can take them out when you eat, and that cleaning the aligners will be simple. How many months you will need to keep wearing ClearCorrect aligners depends on your particular situation, but many patients can finish up with a great smile in as little as one year — compared to two to three years for traditional braces. That’s why these are classified as short-term orthodontics. And because they are made from a clear plastic, they are very hard to notice on your teeth.
Benefits of ClearCorrect
Even though they look nothing like the regular metal-and-wire braces, ClearCorrect is an orthodontics system. That means it will help move your teeth. If you have large gaps between your teeth, teeth that stick out at odd angles or are a bit turned around, or a smile that is overcrowded, ClearCorrect can help. These clear plastic aligners can also help adjust your bite, getting rid of overbites and underbites so your teeth can meet just like they’re supposed to. Highland Advanced Dental Care’s Dr. James LoCascio is a member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry and continuing his education in advanced Restorative Dentistry at Pankey Institute for Continuing Dental Education
Having a crowded or ugly smile means you probably need orthodontics. But there’s no need to worry about embarrassing metal braces that take forever to work. With our ClearCorrect system, you can fix your smile quickly without anyone knowing about it. Call us today in our Highland, MI dental office at 248-329-3552 to schedule your ClearCorrect Highland Township, MI area appointment or use our convenient online form.