Teeth play a major role in deciding how your smile looks. If you struggle with crooked teeth, you might be thinking about heading to the nearest dentist to get them fixed. Talking to a local dentist is the first thing that comes to your mind as it should. But here are some of the options you have in front of you. Gone are the days when getting your teeth straightened meant getting metal brackets and traditional wire braces? Various kinds of clear, transparent aligners are available in the market today. The transparency makes them invisible in the mouth, unlike metal braces. The goal of these teeth aligners is the same as before: to put gentle pressure on your teeth and change their positioning.

Clear Correct

It involves straightening your teeth with the help of a clear plastic aligner that is transparent. You need to wear this plastic aligner for a specified period of time. The aligners are made from a hard material to resist its deformation from applying too much biting pressure. It is recommended to wear these for at least 22 hours a day for getting the best results. Clear Correct treatment requires changing the aligners periodically after a set period of time which usually last for 4 to 6 weeks. However, the duration of this treatment and the number of aligners a person needs depends on the severity of the condition and the selected treatment. The most common range of Clear Correct treatments are:

Limited 6 – It involves a total of 6 set of aligners and is the perfect treatment for minor adjustments. The aligners work towards treating the full arch instead of focusing on the first premolar to the first premolar on the other side.

Limited 12 – It is similar to the Limited 6 treatment except it includes 12 set of aligners.

Unlimited – This treatment involves using as many sets of aligners as required by the dentist over the span of 3 years. The aligners are changed until achieving the required results.

Invisalign

 

Invisalign has many similarities with Clear Correct treatment. Getting Invisalign treatment involves wearing aligners over your top and bottom teeth. It uses clear plastic aligners which gradually straighten your teeth by shifting them to get in the correct position. You need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day and get a new set of aligners after every 1 to 3 weeks until your treatment is done. Invisalign doesn’t offer a set plan of treatment; rather it provides a custom treatment plan. Under this plan, you never know the cost of your treatment until the first consultation and people often wear around 20 to 30 set of aligners before the completion of treatment.

Cost

 

The cost of ClearCorrect vs Invisalign treatments is somewhat similar. The prices start at $2000 and get as high as $8000 depending on the complexity of the treatment.

Alignment issues

Clear Correct and Invisalign treatments can treat the same kind of teeth alignment problems including space between teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, crooked teeth, and overcrowded teeth.