Barrett G. Moore, DDS, PA & Associates – Charlotte NC
You deserve a smile you can be proud of, and Clear Correct can make it happen. The clear aligners (similar to retainer trays) are comfortable, removable, and, best of all, nearly invisible. Most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them. And because you can easily remove the aligners to eat, you don’t have to change your diet like you might with braces. You can show off your smile with almost no impact on your daily life.
Some severe cases of misalignment do require metal braces, but most patients can be treated just as effectively with clear aligners. The cost and length of treatment are generally comparable.
How does it work?
Dr. Macken is our office’s ClearCorrect provider. She will take impressions, x-rays, and photos of your teeth; then send them to ClearCorrect with instructions for the tooth movements needed to achieve your ideal smile.
ClearCorrect will create a series of clear plastic aligners custom-fitted to your teeth. Each aligner will apply targeted pressure to the teeth selected by Dr. Macken, slowly moving them into alignment.
Every six weeks or so, your doctor will check on your progress and give you your next two sets of aligners. Unlike other clear aligner companies, ClearCorrect manufactures your aligners in phases, so your doctor can request changes at any time. You’ll wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, progressing through each step until your treatment is completed. Treatment usually takes 6-18 months, but you’ll start to see results right away.
What can it do?
ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles: Crowding, Spacing, Midline Misalignment, Overjet, and Overbite. Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear our quicker, and are more prone to cavities.