If you need braces but are concerned about the “metal-mouth” look and the discomfort sometimes associated with traditional metal braces, we have an ideal solution for you! At New Essence Dentistry in Sacramento, we offer the ClearCorrect system of clear aligners. ClearCorrect aligners are clear and removable. ClearCorrect clear braces are custom-made to fit your unique alignment adjustment needs and deliver a perfectly aligned smile.
At New Essence Dentistry in Sacramento, we perform a complete examination of your teeth, including digital scans, photos, teeth impressions, and X-rays. Your dentist takes the exacting measurements ClearCorrect needs to give you the right aligners for your needs. These measurements are sent to ClearCorrect’s labs where your aligners are made. Once your aligners are ready, you return to your dentist.
ClearCorrect aligners are worn over four stages of adjustment. At the start of each phase, you receive new aligners. You will wear each set for three weeks. You and your dentist will discuss your progress at the end of every phase and adjustments can be made as you go along.
You will wear your ClearCorrect aligners for at least 22 hours every day. Take them out to eat and drink, as well as for brushing and flossing. It’s important to take your aligners out for brushing and flossing, as well as cleaning. Food particles trapped between the aligners and your teeth make for an ideal breeding ground for plaque-causing bacteria.
It takes a year, sometimes two years, for treatment to be completed, although treatment duration is dependent on each person’s unique needs. Three treatment options are available.
ClearCorrect works for the following conditions:
ClearCorrect works best with mild or moderate levels of misalignment or tooth crowding. Severe instances of misalignment and crowding may need to be treated with traditional metal braces. At New Essence Dentistry in Sacramento, we can determine if ClearCorrect is for you. Working as a team, we make sure you get the smile you want!