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ClearCorrect: Clear Alternative To Braces

  • October 9, 2016

Do you need braces to fix a crooked smile? Maybe not. ClearCorrect is another way you could straighten your teeth.

You can get ClearCorrect at Total Dental Care of South Carolina. You may find that this alternative to traditional orthodontics is more comfortable and more convenient than braces.

Most importantly, ClearCorrect can give you the kind of smile tomorrow that you wish that you had today.

Call 803-272-4162 to make an appointment with Dr. Forbes, our dentist in Columbia, SC, to find out if ClearCorrect could work for you.


ClearCorrect: No Wires Required

Braces have been used for a long time for a good reason: they work.

If you want straight teeth, then braces will get you there. It may take a couple years, but you can count on having straight teeth at the end of your treatment.

You will need to return to your dentist or orthodontist every few weeks to have your braces adjusted. This is part of having brackets and wires that push and pull your teeth.

ClearCorrect works by pushing your teeth. Instead of brackets and wires, you will receive a series of transparent plastic aligners.

You will wear each aligner for a few weeks. Each time you change aligners, you will know that you are closer to having the smile that you want to have.

You will need to visit Total Dental Care of South Carolina throughout the process, but you won’t have to worry about adjustments that can be painful. Your visits are a chance for Dr. Forbes to monitor your progress and answer any questions that you may have on your journey to a new smile.


The Advantages Of ClearCorrect

So braces use brackets and wires to move your teeth, whereas ClearCorrect uses plastic aligners.

Why should you use ClearCorrect at Total Dental Care of South Carolina?

It starts with Dr. Forbes. For 24 years, he has been providing high-quality dental care for patients in and around Columbia. He is active in the American Dental Association and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

In the years he has been in practice, he has made it a point to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies to provide better service to all his patients. That includes learning how to use ClearCorrect to achieve the best results for you.

But that still leaves open the question of why you should use ClearCorrect instead of braces. ClearCorrect offers some distinct advantages, in our view.

► ClearCorrect is more comfortable than braces.

Brackets and wires are effective at moving teeth. At the same time, they can hurt every time you have them adjusted. That’s assuming everything goes the way that it should.

Brackets also may scratch the soft tissue on the inside of your mouth. Wires can break, and they can poke you in the lips, cheeks, or gums.

Each ClearCorrect aligner is made of a single piece of smooth plastic. You will feel a little pressure when you first put in a new aligner, but that gentle pressure lets you know the aligners are working.

With the smooth plastic, you won’t have to worry about smaller pieces that can break or scratch the soft tissues of your mouth.

► ClearCorrect is discreet.

This is a point that working adults and shy teens can both appreciate.

ClearCorrect aligners are made of transparent plastic When they are placed over your teeth, they practically disappear.

Most people won’t notice that you have them on, and that can help you feel more comfortable in personal, professional, and social situations.

That’s less likely to happen with braces. Metal brackets and wires are hard to ignore. You could get ceramic brackets, but that still won’t make your braces as discreet as transparent aligners.

► ClearCorrect is convenient.

ClearCorrect aligners can be removed when you are eating. That means you can continue eating all the foods that you like to eat throughout your orthodontic treatment.

If you have braces, you will receive a list of foods that you should avoid. These are foods that can cause your brackets to come loose or get caught in your braces.

Oral hygiene is important all the time but especially during orthodontic care. With braces, you may need special tools to clean your teeth (and remove food that is caught in your braces).

With ClearCorrect, all you have to do is remove your aligners to brush and floss like you normally would.


Is ClearCorrect For You?

Schedule a consultation by filling out our online form or by calling 803-272-4162.

Total Dental Care of South Carolina serves patients in and around Columbia.


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