What to Know About ClearCorrect Teeth Straightening
July 25, 2020
Taking your smile from misaligned from beautifully straight is easier than you think — and it doesn’t involve metal wires or sore gums. With advanced technology, today we have clear aligners that straighten teeth invisibly. Clear Correct treatment has lots of benefits, especially for older teens and adults who don’t want visible wires. But before you commit to anything, you must know all the details about ClearCorrect treatment in Ogden, UT.
ClearCorrect does not affect your speech During the first week, you may think your speech sounds funny but that’s probably because you’re very aware of the presence of the aligners in your mouth. You may lisp just a bit for the first few days until your tongue adapts to its new environment and speech returns to normal. After that first week, once you’ve gotten used to wearing them, you’ll find your speech sounds perfectly fine. No one will know you have them on unless you tell them.
You can still eat and drink what you want Unlike the food restrictions that come with metal braces, you can eat and drink anything with ClearCorrect. That’s because you can remove your aligners to eat — something that’s impossible with traditional braces. Bring on the popcorn and gummy candies! And if you’re a fan of red wine, coffee, tea and soda, don’t worry, you can still drink those too. Just keep in mind, if you keep your aligners in while enjoying a glass of wine, rinse them out afterward to avoid possible staining.
You’ll need to wear a retainer after treatment Once you’ve finished your ClearCorrect treatment, you’re not quite done. You’ll need to be fitted for a retainer to keep those pearly whites straightened. But modern retainers are not like the ones you used to see when you were young. Modern retainers are custom molded to your mouth and they’re smaller. The retainer we will craft for you is typically a remake of the last tray you wore, except it’s much more durable and strong. The best part is – you only have to wear it at night.
You have to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day While this may sound like a long time, it is necessary to wear the aligners as much as possible to shift the teeth and get quick results. You should wear the aligners at all times and take it out only for brushing, eating and cleaning the trays.
You switch to new aligners every 4 – 6 weeks When you wear ClearCorrect trays, you will need to witch your trays every 4 to 6 months. The aligners move the teeth by placing pressure on the specific to eventually get a more comfortable position. Once you complete all the aligner trays in the series, your teeth will transition from crooked to perfectly straight.