Dr. Jason Petkevis is a Chester Springs ClearCorrect dentist near you, giving patients the option to discreetly reposition their teeth and straighten their smiles. Well suited for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontic treatment, ClearCorrect one of the most requested invisible braces systems in the United States.
Your smile is one of the first features that gets noticed by others. However, most people are not born with perfectly straight teeth. Although metal braces can correct misalignments, many individuals do not want to spend two to four years flashing a conspicuous smile. The ClearCorrect method is a unique alternative to the traditional alignment treatments. It is safe and effective for people of all ages.
ClearCorrect can be used for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces. This innovative system uses clear, removable aligners to gently reposition the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue, or TMJ. The dentist uses computer images to represent the teeth before and after the treatment. This provides for a more custom fit than conventional braces. The images are sent to a lab where the various sizes of tray aligners are fabricated. The alignment trays are made of clear, lightweight plastic, and they fit gently and comfortably over the teeth.
ClearCorrect is used to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked teeth
The ClearCorrect trays are replaced with new, slightly smaller sizes approximately every two weeks. This allows the aligners to gradually and gently shift the teeth to the desired position. Replacement is done in the dental office, so your dentist can monitor your progress and make any necessary modifications to the treatment procedure. The entire process takes approximately six months, depending on how much adjustment you may need.
ClearCorrect vs Braces
Studies indicate clear braces can lead to improved dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because ClearCorrect aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally, unlike traditional metal braces which can be difficult to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth. In addition, you can remove aligners to enjoy the food and drink you like without special restrictions.
ClearCorrect aligners are made of ultra-thin, ultra-clear, hard-soft plastic. Depending on your case, you will wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each. Most patients complete treatment in 6 to 12 months.
In addition to the esthetic and comfort advantages, ClearCorrect offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
- Improved gum and tooth health during treatment because of better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with ClearCorrect software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches
How do I keep my ClearCorrect aligners clean?
It is fairly easy to keep your aligners clean. Every new package of aligners will come with specific cleaning instructions. A toothbrush, cool water, and nonabrasive toothpaste may be used to clean your aligners daily.
Why do I need to wear the aligners all the time?
The ClearCorrect aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day. They may be removed to eat, brush and floss only. You must sleep in them in order for them to be effective. If you fail to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day, the corrective process will begin to reverse and will take several days to start back up again. Failure to wear the aligners for a sufficient amount of time every day will result in a longer treatment time.
What is the ClearCorrect process like?
First, Dr. Petkevis will take impressions of your teeth that will be sent away and used to create your aligners. A series of about 12 aligners will be made. Each set should be worn for about two weeks before you move on to the next set. You must wear them for 22 hours a day in order for the aligners to be effective. A typical treatment time is around 6 months long.
Schedule a ClearCorrect Consultation
Straight teeth can make a smile look brighter, healthier, and more attractive. The ClearCorrect tooth straightening system can significantly improve your smile without the inconvenience that other methods create. It can save you time as well as eliminate the pain normally associated with tooth alignment. If you are looking for a dentist near you that offers ClearCorrect® in the Exton, PA, Main Line, PA, Downingtown, PA, and Chester Springs, PA area, contact Dental Distinction to schedule a consultation. Dr. Petkevis will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if clear aligners are right for you.