The Benefits of ClearCorrect Over Standard Metal Braces
When you think about having your teeth straightened, you probably think first about metal braces. For years, metal braces have been the standard for this kind of work, and to be sure, they have done a great job. However, as time moves on, technology presents us with many new options. One such option – ClearCorrect – may be a better choice for you or your child than traditional metal braces.
Clear Advantages of ClearCorrect
Of course, it only makes sense to adopt a new technology if that technology is going to help you in some tangible way. We would not recommend a given treatment if it wasn’t going to be any better for you than the proven alternative. In this case, we do find a number of ways in which ClearCorrect can be better for patients than metal braces. The rest of this point will highlight a few of the many ways in which a patient can be better-served by ClearCorrect.
An Invisible Solution
This is the leading benefit to discuss when it comes to ClearCorrect. Rather than having to wear visible metal braces for a period of time, you will be able to wear a nearly invisible product. Most people you encounter on a day to day basis will not notice that you are doing something to correct your teeth. They will simply see your beautiful smile, and you will be able to retain the self-confidence that comes along with looking your best day after day.
Many people put off getting braces due to the impact that traditional metal braces have on their appearance. This is particularly common among teenagers, who can often benefit the most from improved alignment. Teens don’t want braces to be present in pictures they will look at for the rest of their lives, so they fight their parents to avoid this outcome.
Thanks to the ClearCorrect option, it might not be necessary to use metal braces. You won’t see the ClearCorrect aligners in pictures, so you can smile with pride and live your life as usual. If the visual element has been standing in your way when considering braces – or if you have been trying to convince your child that alignment would be beneficial – ClearCorrect can take one big hurdle off the table.
An Open Dinner Table
In addition to the way they look, another drawback to metal braces is the fact that they limit what foods you can eat. Some foods are simply off the table when wearing braces, and other foods are difficult to chew at best. When you are finished with a meal, there may be food trapped in the wires, which is an embarrassing problem to have to correct when you are out with your friends or family.
Since ClearCorrect aligners can be removed quickly and easily, this is not a problem. You simply take them out, eat whatever you like, and then replace them after the meal. It’s just that easy! That means you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up your braces after eating.
We can’t trumpet this as a sure benefit of opting for ClearCorrect over metal braces, as there are many factors involved, but it is possible that this will be a more cost-effective solution. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, and the insurance policy involved, it may be less expensive to use ClearCorrect as compared to traditional metal braces. To determine the exact cost involved with each treatment, we will have to speak with you personally about your needs.
A Gradual, Productive Process
Using ClearCorrect is a gradual process. You will go through a series of invisible braces as the process moves along, with each pair doing a little more work than the one previous. This is an efficient way to move your teeth into position. By working closely with our office from start to finish, you can be confident that the end result will be something that you can show off with pride.
It is common for parents and children to clash over the care of braces. Let’s be honest – kids aren’t always the most accountable to things that feel like chores, such as keeping up with the care of their braces month after month. With ClearCorrect, those issues should be a non-factor. There is much less work to do overall when you choose ClearCorrect, meaning you can go about your normal day to day life with minimal interruption. And, if you are a parent who will be overseeing this process for a child, you can rest assured that they aren’t falling behind on any important maintenance. As long as they are wearing the invisible braces, your work is done!
Fewer Visits to the Office
While we love to see you here in the office, we understand that you have a busy life to manage. Most patients require fewer visits to the office than are required with metal braces, which is a good thing for all involved. You get to spend more time doing the things you want to do while still improving your teeth effectively.
Traditional metal braces remain a viable option for improving alignment, and for some patients, they are still the best option. They are not the only way to go, however, as ClearCorrect presents another way to improve your smile. Opting for ClearCorrect has a number of benefits, many of which have been highlighted above. If you are on the fence about whether to choose ClearCorrect or traditional metal braces, the best thing you can do is come into the office and speak with one of the doctors. We will be happy to help you understand the pros and cons of each path so you can make an educated decision. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you in our Airway Heights office soon!