A crooked smile isn’t just an aesthetic issue. Crooked, overcrowded teeth create spaces where bacteria and debris can become trapped, making it difficult to keep smiles clean and health. At his Chicago dental office, Dr. Ogbara uses ClearCorrect as a discreet way of helping teens and adults achieve a straighter, healthier smile without the need for metal brackets and wires.
ClearCorrect vs. Traditional Braces
In the past, achieving a beautiful, straight smiled required wearing bulky, uncomfortable metal braces. Although this form of treatment is highly effective, many adult patients have found the idea of wearing metal braces less than ideal, with a number of individuals avoiding any potential treatment.
ClearCorrect presents these individuals with a new option for braces treatment. Unlike traditional braces that rely on metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands to guide teeth into position, ClearCorrect uses clear, thermoplastic aligning trays to move teeth. Over the course of treatment, the aligning trays are swapped out for new trays that gently guide teeth into the correct position. By the end of treatment, our Chicago ClearCorrect patients are left with teeth that fit comfortably together and encourage a better, healthier bite.
The Advantages of ClearCorrect
This clear braces option is designed to fit discreetly into our patients’ smiles and lives. As the aligning trays are made to be easily removable, this provides patients with a number of extremely important advantages, including:
As the majority of the treatment occurs at home, ClearCorrect is made so that patients can easily remove and place their aligning trays on their own. Rather than having to thread floss through brackets and wires, ClearCorrect patients can easily clean their trays as they clean brush and floss.
No Dietary Restrictions
Beyond their bulky appearance, one of the biggest drawbacks of metal braces is that patients must avoid certain foods in order to protect their oral appliance. In contrast, because ClearCorrect aligners can be easily taken off and put back on, patients can enjoy all their favorite foods. Just remember to take off your aligners and brush and floss before putting your aligners back on.
Another major advantage for patients is that ClearCorrect is made to each unique smile. While new aligning trays may feel a little tight when first worn, they are uniquely designed to fit comfortably even as they move your teeth. Most patients don’t even notice that they’re wearing the braces!
Whereas regular braces require frequent visits to the orthodontist, all steps of the ClearCorrect process can be completed right in our Chicago dental practice. When you visit for checkups, we’ll give you several sets of aligning trays to change out on your own in accordance with your treatment plan.