You may have heard of Invisalign as well as ClearCorrect. Invisalign is well known throughout orthodontics and dentistry because they were the original as well as the best option for clear teeth aligners that progressively straighten your teeth through a series of clear alignment trays.
At University Oaks Dental, we exclusively use Invisalign for our patients. In this article, we'll compare both Invisalign and ClearCorrect, and you can decide which one you think is the better option!
What Are Invisalign Aligners?
An Invisalign aligner is a removable, clear tray that fits comfortably over your teeth and gradually moves them to the desired position. They are made of a strong plastic material called polyurethane resin. These custom-fitted trays are also virtually invisible to others, so most people won't even notice you're wearing them!
Aligners are used to guide teeth into proper alignment. Most people wear their aligners for 22 hours a day and take them out to eat or clean their teeth. The amount of time you need to wear the aligners depends on your case, but most patients are happy with their results in just a few months!
After your treatment is complete, your dentist will probably recommend that you wear a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting back out of alignment. Many patients decide to continue wearing their retainers at night to keep their new smile looking perfect for years to come. Best of all, the aligners are comfortable, easy to use, and convenient—so you won't even notice you're straightening your teeth when you're wearing them!
During Invisalign treatment, patients receive a series of transparent aligners that fit snugly over their teeth. The clear design of an aligner means it's hard to see the device once it's in place. It's practically invisible when worn. That's why so many people prefer it over the clunky metal brackets of more traditional orthodontics.
In addition, Invisalign is removable, so there's no need to worry about changing your diet or your oral hygiene routine during treatment. Simply remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth. They also let you enjoy all your favorite foods and drinks. Simply pop the aligners back in after you're done eating or drinking. No restrictions!
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn't use wires or metal brackets. Many patients report less discomfort with Invisalign in comparison to regular braces. Plus, they're more comfortable on the gums since the aligners are made of a smooth plastic that doesn't scratch your soft tissues.
So, what do you think? We'll leave it up to you. If you're interested in learning more about Invisalign or teeth straightening with clear aligners, we have a unique perspective, having worked with both Invisalign and Invisalign.
Call us today at (713) 461-8012 to schedule your free consultation and visit.