Be honest: do you look in the mirror and love the smile you see, or do you see a need for some improvement? Well, now it’s easier than ever to achieve a better smile. Gone are the days of dreading adult braces. New advancements in invisible aligners can help you get a beautiful smile without the appearance of traditional metal and wire braces.
Dentists now use two brands of invisible aligners the most: ClearCorrect and Invisalign. Let’s explore them both to see which one may be right for you.
Benefits of Invisible Aligners
Invisible aligners allow you to fix your smile in a discreet and aesthetic manner. Aside from straightening your teeth, clear aligners also help close gaps in between the teeth, correct an overbite or underbite, minimize jaw pain that is caused from biting or chewing incorrectly, and reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease that can be caused from teeth overcrowding.
Other benefits of invisible aligners include no uncomfortable metal hardware, no food limitations, healthier oral hygiene, and relatively quick treatment (12-18 months).
Similarities Between ClearCorrect and Invisalign
Many similarities between these two invisible aligners include:
· Virtually clear appearance, so most people can’t tell you’re wearing them
· Easy removal and cleaning
· Custom-fit to your teeth
· Adjustment of teeth in subtle increments
· Worn for 22 hours a day
· Treatment done in phases
Differences Between ClearCorrect and Invisalign
Despite all the similarities, there are also quite a few differences, such as:
Many doctors and patients consider ClearCorrect the lower-cost alternative to Invisalign.
Where They’re Made
ClearCorrect is an American company that manufactures all of its products in the U.S., while Invisalign is a global company with products made all over the world.
ClearCorrect aligners are often thinner than those used for Invisalign. As such, many patients feel that they are less visible. The thinner material also tends to fit better in patients with smaller mouths.
Which Invisible Aligners Should I Choose?
The choice between ClearCorrect or Invisalign is a decision you and your dentist can make together. Some dentists have a clear preference for either ClearCorrect or Invisalign. For example, Dr. Ari Binder of 360 Dental in Eugene, Oregon, is one of many dental providers who prefers ClearCorrect.
“I choose ClearCorrect for my patients because we are able to customize the aligners to their exact specifications. I like that they’re made in the USA and that they are more affordable, so more people can reap the benefits,” said Dr. Binder.
Talk to your dentist about which invisible aligners are right for you.
Aligning Smiles in Oregon
Now is the time to get a smile you can love. Dr. Binder at 360 Dental in Eugene, Oregon, specializes in creating beautiful smiles, and he’s an expert provider of ClearCorrect. Dr. Binder is also known for his great sense of humor and making any patient feel at ease.
If you have any questions about invisible aligners and our other dental services, or to make an appointment, call (541) 689-1645 or use our online form to request an appointment.