Not too long ago, your only option for getting straighter teeth was a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. But with advances in dental technology, you can now get a straighter smile with comfortable clear aligners.
While nearly everyone has heard of Invisalign®, it’s not your only option for getting a more perfect smile comfortably and discreetly. ClearCorrect has fixed hundreds of thousands of smiles across the United States. You may wonder though, which is better: ClearCorrect or Invisalign?
At Fabulous Smiles of Atlanta in Georgia, our experienced cosmetic dentist, Danielle Greene, DDS, offers ClearCorrect as an orthodontic option to improve misalignment. We want you to know some of the similarities and differences between the two clear aligner brands so you can determine which is better for you.
ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign: Similarities
One of the primary reasons you may be interested in clear aligners for fixing your smile flaws is because of their discretion and comfort. Well, both ClearCorrect and Invisalign check off that box. Both brands are nearly invisible and fit snugly on your teeth so no one will know you’re wearing them, and they won’t cause any irritation to your gums like metal braces.
You may wonder, though, can these clear aligners fix my misalignment? In most cases, yes. Both ClearCorrect and Invisalign can fix many common smile concerns, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Overbite or underbite
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
- Minor misalignments
Both clear aligner systems also work very quickly, especially when compared to traditional braces. While everyone’s case is different, you can expect to have a more perfect smile with ClearCorrect or Invisalign within 12-18 months, and sometimes even faster. With traditional braces, it can take 18-36 months to move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are removable, which means there are no diet restrictions like there are with braces, and it’s a lot easier to maintain good oral hygiene. And both systems encourage you to wear your clear aligners for 22 hours a day to get the fastest results.
ClearCorrect vs Invisalign: Differences
While it seems as though both clear aligner systems offer many of the same benefits, there are some subtle differences that set them apart and may play a role in helping you decide which is better for you.
When it comes to comfort, ClearCorrect may be a better fit. The aligners used by ClearCorrect are thinner and fit more tightly to your teeth then the Invisalign aligners. This means you won’t feel any rubbing on your gums whatsoever.
ClearCorrect may also be able to fix more smile concerns than Invisalign. In addition to what’s noted above, ClearCorrect can also fix a midline shift, where the top and bottom teeth aren’t perfectly aligned.
The aligners used by ClearCorrect are also made in the United States and are optimized to handle stress and be resistant to stains and cracks. ClearCorrect was also founded by doctors, and the company collaborates with dentists like us, which means we play a significant role in improving their methods.
What’s better for you
You’ve already made the decision that clear aligners are the route you want to take to improve your smile. When it comes to getting results, there’s not much difference between ClearCorrect and Invisalign. But when it comes to comfort, resiliency, and reliability, ClearCorrect is the obvious choice, which is why we’ve decided to offer this clear aligner system at our practice.
For an orthodontic consultation to discuss ClearCorrect and how it can improve your smile, call our Fabulous Smiles of Atlanta office at (404)720-5381, or request an appointment online today.