The dentist will create an impression of your mouth, and will then send that to the lab that creates the Clear Correct custom aligners. The aligners will then be manufactured according to the specific measurements of your mouth.
Clear Correct aligners should be worn for approximately 22 hours a day. You can remove the aligners to brush your teeth, floss your teeth, and eat and drink. Eating or drinking with your aligners in can cause warping or cracking. Be sure to carry your Clear Correct aligner case with you at all times so they can be removed when necessary.
Because Clear Correct is classified as an orthodontic appliance, it may be covered by your dental insurance.
Approximately every two weeks, you will exchange your current Clear Correct aligners for a new set of aligners. This will allow the aligners to gradually move the teeth into the correct position.
The timeline is different for each patient. Some people need only minimal correction and use the Clear Correct for a couple of months. Others may wear Clear Correct for up to two years, especially if significant movement needs to take place. On average, most people wear Clear Correct for at least nine months to one year.
This depends on the patient, but in many cases, the dentist will prescribe a retainer to help maintain the results achieved by the Clear Correct aligners. The Clear Correct company also produces invisible retainers, so you can avoid the metal retainers entirely if you wish.
In general, Clear Correct is best suited for mild to moderate teeth alignment issues. Severe misalignment is the type of dental issue that may require more intricate orthodontic procedures.
At All Pro Dental Care, we accept most major insurance plans. We accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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