Frequently Asked Questions: ClearCorrect®

Frequently Asked Questions: ClearCorrect®If you have a smile with crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, it may make you feel uneasy about your appearance and insecure about smiling or talking. Perhaps you have put off straightening your smile because you worry about the way your traditional metal braces will look during treatment. However, a crooked smile is not just problematic for your appearance and confidence, it can also affect the health of your smile. ClearCorrect® can be a way to straighten a misaligned smiles. The treatment is suitable for both teenagers and adults who qualify. We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions concerning ClearCorrect® treatment. 

Q: Will it be noticeable?

Answer: The treatment is very discreet. The acrylic aligners are hardly visible in photographs and nearly invisible in person. Because of this, ClearCorrect® can be a great choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth without everyone seeing that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Q: How long do I wear the aligners?

Answer: You will need to wear your clear plastic aligners for at least 20 hours every day. You can take them out before you eat, drink, brush, or floss, which can make it more convenient than traditional braces. Approximately every two weeks, you will upgrade to a new set of the aligners that are designed to gradually and gently reposition your teeth. The total time of treatment will depend on your specific situation and misalignment, but treatment typically ranges from one year to eighteen months.

Q: Are the aligners custom-designed?

Answer: Yes, the clear aligners are custom designed based on your smile and your smile’s needs. The first step in the process will be to a careful examination of your smile along with gathering detailed digital impressions and measurements using intraoral cameras. The precise information will then be used to create a series of aligners from a clear, BPA-free acrylic material for each step of your treatment.

Do you have any questions about ClearCorrect® treatment?

Dr. Jing can help answer your questions about ClearCorrect®. To schedule a consultation, contact one of our offices closest to you in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.