ClearCorrect is one of the most sought-after orthodontic appliances to treat a malocclusion. Some of its exclusive features such as transparency, removability, and effectiveness put it ahead of braces, which was the only orthodontic treatment option available for a long time.
ClearCorrect treatment would start with the dentist visually examining your teeth and deciding whether or not you require orthodontic treatment. The teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and any existing restorations will be attended to. X-rays and 3D scanning will be done to accurately map out the position of the teeth and determine how best they can be brought to the right position.
The data from the images and measurements of the teeth will be sent to a dental laboratory where the customized aligners will be fabricated from plastic. They work by gently applying pressure on the teeth that are out of place and moving them into perfect alignment. The aligners will have to be changed every two weeks when the dentist gives you a different aligner. The new aligner will be slightly different from the previous one as it should accommodate the changes in the teeth alignment.
ClearCorrect will have to be worn for at least 22 hours a day to make sure the treatment is effective and completed on time. Based on the severity of your condition, the treatment period varies between a few months, up to a couple of years.
Schedule an online appointment or call Dentist Milpitas CA at 408-262-1710 to have a consultation with Dr. Lum and we’ll be able to guide you further.