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ClearCorrect and Invisalign Teeth Straightening

 

What are ClearCorrect and Invisalign?

ClearCorrect and Invisalign are the clear and simple way to straighten your teeth without wearing traditional braces so you can show your smile with pride!

 

ClearCorrect Wayne DentalDo you want beautiful straight teeth but aren’t interested in wearing braces? ClearCorrect and Invisalign are the clear and simple choices. Straighten your smile without the hassle of wires, brackets, bands, and food restrictions. With both ClearCorrect and Invisalign, Dr. Handel of Wayne Dental Care can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth slightly until you achieve your desired results.

 

ClearCorrect and Invisalign provide the same results as traditional braces with minimal disruption to your lifestyle. In many cases, the treatment time is shorter. ClearCorrect and Invisalign are the clear choices for your orthodontic needs.

 

Dr. Handel is the only dentist in Wayne, PA that is ClearCorrect certified. If you’d like to learn more, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Questions about ClearCorrect? You're Not The Only One

Check out these Frequently Asked Questions about ClearCorrect and other aligners.  If you have any other questions or concerns, be sure to call us right away at (610) 546-2730.

Will the aligners hurt? How comfortable are the aligners?

It’s fairly common to experience some tenderness or sensitivity for the first few days of wearing a new
aligner. However, the more you wear the aligner the more comfortable they become. Sores and
irritation are possible but really don’t occur that often.
The aligners can also sometimes temporarily affect your speech. But most people adapt quickly to
wearing the aligners and it is rare that your speech would be impaired for an extended period of time.
You may also experience a temporary increase in salivation or dryness of the mouth.
ClearCorrect aligners are among the most comfortable in the industry. Similar to braces, if aligners
change too abruptly between steps, they can cause unnecessary discomfort. ClearCorrect aligners
employ a unique system which balances your comfort and treatment time.

Are the aligners hard to keep clean? How do I clean them?

No. The aligners are fairly simple to keep clean, however, tooth decay, periodontal disease,
decalcification (permanent markings on the teeth) or inflammation of the gums may occur if proper oral
hygiene and preventative maintenance are not maintained.
Most aligners can be cleaned with a toothbrush and cool water. A non-abrasive toothpaste is also
recommended. Cleaning instructions are on every bag of new aligners.
I’ve seen people with bumps on their aligners – what are they?
Depending on your treatment, it may be necessary to temporarily affix engagers (those weird bumps) to
your teeth. They’re made of tooth-colored composite material and are there to assist with difficult tooth
movements. When you’re not wearing your aligners they can feel awkward in your mouth, but don’t
worry they’re easy to remove and are only used when absolutely necessary.

How long will I be in treatment?

That depends entirely on the treatment goals you set with your doctor and the amount of correction
that needs to be achieved. Treatment time can at times exceed estimates. Poor compliance, missing
appointments, excessive bone growth, poor oral hygiene and broken appliances can make treatment
time longer, increase costs and affect the quality of your results.
Treatment time can also vary considerably depending on an individual’s health and physiology. Much of
orthodontic tooth movement relies on metabolism and bone remodeling. Further, the rate of tooth
movement is not always linear and also depends on the type of movement being performed. For these
reasons, treatment times are estimates based on the doctor’s clinical examination findings and
experience.

What is the daily wear schedule?

It’s recommended that you wear the aligners 22 hours a day. They should be removed for meals only,
brushing and flossing before re-inserting the aligner. If not worn for up to 22 hours a day, the corrective
process can be halted and within a few hours begin to reverse. It can then take several days for this
process to start up again. Wearing your aligners 22 hours a day is key to achieving your treatment goals.

Do I have to wear the aligners forever? What will happen when I’m done with treatment?

While the treatment aligners will have a determined period of wear based upon the treatment goals,
the retainers may have to be worn for an extended period of time based upon the condition of the
treatment result.

Call our friendly staff to discuss your dental needs today! (610) 546-2730

A beautiful smile can make you look years younger and feel much better! Your friends and family will say “You Look Great!” when they notice the change in your smile. We look forward to seeing you soon at our office.