Are ClearCorrect® Aligners Really Better than Braces?

When it comes to straightening crooked teeth, many patients search for a better option than traditional orthodontic braces. For example, they may be uncomfortable with how braces make their smiles look, or the many accommodations that often come with wearing them. Fortunately, patients at our Austin, TX, dental office often have a better option than braces, thanks to the comfort and convenience of ClearCorrect® aligners.

How they look

When it comes to appearance, ClearCorrect® aligners are often considered better because they’re discreet enough that they usually go unnoticed. The aligners are made from clear, BPA-free acrylic, rather than metal. Instead of brackets and wires, the aligners rely on their precise, uniquely designed shapes to gradually guide crooked teeth into straighter positions. Because of how they’re made, ClearCorrect® aligners can remain virtually invisible throughout the entire duration of your treatment.

What they can fix

Even if they do remain virtually invisible, the only reason why ClearCorrect® aligners are so often recommended is because they work for a variety of orthodontic issues. Tooth misalignment can occur in many different ways, and no matter what orthodontic treatment you choose, it will only be successful if it can address your unique concerns. Because ClearCorrect® aligners are designed to conform to your unique smile, they can address a wide range of alignment concerns.

What daily life is like

Their material makes ClearCorrect® aligners more esthetically pleasing, but the fact the aligners can be slipped onto your teeth instead of bonding to them makes the aligners much more comfortable and convenient. For example, you can remove them temporarily to eat your favorite foods or to brush and floss your teeth. You won’t have to worry about food sticking between your brackets and wires, or about needing additional hygiene tools to properly clean around them.

Learn if ClearCorrect® is your best option

Straightening crooked teeth doesn’t have to be complicated. In many cases, ClearCorrect® is the better, more convenient, and more esthetically pleasing alternative to braces. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Austin General Dentistry in Austin, TX today at 512-346-5540.