Clear Correct Provider in Columbia, SC
- March 15, 2014
Metal braces are still around, but why get them when you can straighten your teeth without discomfort or awkwardness? Clear braces are the modern way to get the smile of your dreams, especially if you’re an adult or working professional. The clear braces are made of high-grade plastic that is kind to your mouth. There are no wires or brackets that can harm your gums and cheeks, and nothing to distract from your smile.
Clear Correct vs. Invisalign
Clear Correct is a type of clear braces similar to Invisalign. A series of transparent, removable aligners is used to reposition your teeth gently and gradually. You wear each aligner for about two weeks and until your teeth are straight. Like Invisalign, Clear Correct aligners allow you to eat whatever you want and clean your teeth painlessly.
Invisalign is an older, more established company, but many dentists and patients prefer Clear Correct for many reasons. Clear Correct treatment costs less than Invisalign, which charges additional fees for extra steps if you are unhappy with the final result. The Clear Correct retainer that you wear after treatment is included in the cost. Clear Correct customer service is also reportedly better, and the aligners are thinner and more transparent.
After you and your Columbia dentist decide that Clear Correct is the right orthodontic treatment, Dr. Forbes will take X-rays, detailed pictures, and impressions of your mouth. He will send these to the Clear Correct company that will manufacture your custom aligners. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth incrementally. After a few days, you are ready to start treatment. You’ll visit Dr. Forbes occasionally so he can check on your progress.
Not all dentists offer Clear Correct. Dr. Forbes is a certified Clear Correct provider in Columbia, SC who has received special training to provide this orthodontic treatment. Contact us today to schedule a Clear Correct consultation!