3 Reasons ClearCorrect Might Work For You
- June 17, 2016
You don’t really know why, but you have become more self-conscious about your smile as you’ve gotten older. When you were in high school, a lot of your classmates wore braces to correct their teeth.
You didn’t, and you never thought anything of it at the time.
But now that you’re in the “real world,” you can’t help noticing that most of the people you work with have straighter teeth than you. You wish your smile looked better.
But do you really want to wear braces?
If you live in or near Columbia, there is another option. Make an appointment with Dr. Forbes, the dentist at Total Dental Care of South Carolina, to find out if ClearCorrect could work for you.
ClearCorrect can straighten your teeth without the drawbacks that come with wearing braces. We will explain three of those benefits today — discretion, diet, and simplicity.
Discreet Orthodontic Care
You may think discreet and orthodontics don’t fit together. You remember your classmates you had braces. It was impossible not to notice them.
In fairness, a lot of people get braces at that age, so they didn’t stand out. At least, they didn’t stand out in the same way that you would if you got braces now and wore them to work.
You may remember some friends that had ceramic braces, which were still visible although they were a little less distracting than metal ones.
Well, ClearCorrect will allow you to complete your orthodontic treatment without calling attention to itself. Instead of brackets and wires, ClearCorrect uses aligners made of transparent plastic.
When you place one of the aligners over your teeth, it is virtually invisible. This can help you feel less anxious about wearing them at work or in social settings.
When you consider that most orthodontic treatment takes more than a year, that’s something to take into consideration. Would you rather call attention to your braces or work on changing your smile discreetly during that time?
Eat What You Want
With braces, you will have the brackets and wires on your teeth 24 hours every day, potentially for years.
Your orthodontic care provider likely will talk to you about avoiding specific foods.
Hard or crunchy foods can cause your brackets to come loose or bend or break the archwire. This may mean no pretzels, nuts, or even raw carrots.
Even chips or crunchy tacos can pose problems if pieces get lodged between your braces and your teeth. You’ve probably realized by now that chewing hard candy is a bad idea when you have braces, too.
Sticky foods and gum can create problems of their own. These things can get caught in your braces as well.
With ClearCorrect, you will need to wear your aligners a majority of the time. The recommendation is that you should wear them for 22 per day for the best results.
However, you realize this means you can remove them for up to two hours each day. That’s more than enough time to eat your regular meals. That also means you won’t have to give up any of your favorite foods.
You can get popcorn at the movies. You can enjoy chips and salsa at your favorite Mexican restaurant, and you can treat yourself to a chewy caramel.
Will braces straighten your teeth? Yes. Will ClearCorrect? More than likely. (It may not work on the most severe cases.)
That is to say, there is a good chance that ClearCorrect will work for you, and if it will, it’s a much simpler treatment process.
We have already mentioned that braces wearers have brackets and wires attached to their teeth. Each time they need them adjusted, they have to return to the dentist’s office. (And they do feel each adjustment.)
Cleaning their teeth can be a little more complicated, too. They may need special tools to floss and to remove bits of food that gets stuck in their braces.
With ClearCorrect, you will remove your old aligner and replace it with a new one every few weeks. That’s it. You will need to visit us from time to time so we can check on your progress, but you won’t need to endure any special adjustments.
ClearCorrect also makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth since you can remove the aligners. You won’t need any special tools to maintain your oral hygiene.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are ready to do something about your smile, you owe it to yourself to call Total Dental Care of South Carolina. A consultation at our office in Columbia can help you know if ClearCorrect or another orthodontic option could help you.