ClearCorrect® Clear Teeth Alignment System in Lakewood, CO

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One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. For teens and adults alike, the prospect of wearing unattractive and potentially painful metal braces for long periods of time can be quite off-putting. At our dental office in Lakewood CO, we offer ClearCorrect® aligners, an almost invisible dental aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.

ClearCorrect® treatment consists of a series of clear, custom-made aligning trays. Your dentist changes the trays every couple of weeks to gradually move the teeth to their new positions. In addition to being almost invisible, ClearCorrect® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. Hundreds of thousands of patients love the ClearCorrect® treatment and the stunning results.

What kind of bite problems can ClearCorrect® aligners help with?

ClearCorrect® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that ClearCorrect® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at any time.

Here are some dental problems that ClearCorrect® aligners can solve:

  • Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
  • Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
  • Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
  • Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders) may occur.
  • Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJD can occur.

If you’re looking for more information on ClearCorrect® aligners in the Lakewood, CO area, please contact our offices today!

What advantages do ClearCorrect® aligners offer over traditional braces and veneers?

Traditional dental braces, ClearCorrect® aligning trays, and dental veneers are three different ways to straighten your teeth. Some treatments work better in different situations and there are things to take into consideration with each option. At Callahan & Klein Dental in Lakewood, CO, we advise patients on the course of action best suited to their needs and budgets.

ClearCorrect® aligners differ from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are made from an advanced type of plastic and are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient as they need to be worn almost constantly for the treatment to be effective. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment so the choice is really up to you.

ClearCorrect® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, ClearCorrect® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth to give the appearance of a straight tooth. Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed. In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.

What does ClearCorrect® treatment involve?

First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special ClearCorrect® aligning trays. Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come. In essence, this technology can show how ClearCorrect® trays will potentially affect the face overall.

Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical. Please see your Lakewood dentist if your aligners need replacing.

How do I take care of my ClearCorrect® trays?

Life with ClearCorrect® aligning trays may take a couple of weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay. Try to clean or rinse the trays out before putting them back in your mouth and avoid using harsh cleaners on them.

Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks, and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. ClearCorrect® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective. There is no doubt that ClearCorrect® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics.

If you have questions about ClearCorrect®, please contact our office.

Contact us to Get Started With ClearCorrect® Aligners in Lakewood, CO

If you’re considering ClearCorrect® in Lakewood, CO, contact us today for more information. Call us at the number below or request an appointment.

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