Here at Dental Savers, we don’t just offer a single brand for our clear braces. We also have Clear Correct, a US brand which has been steadily gaining popularity since it came out in the market in 2006. This is a high quality brand and it offers the same advantages of other clear braces.
Similarities of Clear Correct to Invisalign
Like other brands of clear aligners, Clear Correct aligners are hardly noticeable. Each one is made of clear material, and they all fit perfectly. When our clinic in Mayfair, Philadelphia determines that Clear Correct is the ideal solution to your orthodontic problem we will need to get a precise measurement of your teeth. Photographs, X-rays, scans, and molds will all be taken so that there will never be a need for metal brackets to keep the aligners in place.
Clear Correct braces are designed to be used for 22 hours a day and they should only be popped out when the patient is drinking or eating. They’re very comfortable to use, and you won’t have to worry about getting teased. The material is also a great alternative for people who are allergic to metals.
Clear Correct is very easy to use, and cleaning it and brushing the teeth do not present any special problems at all. Every three weeks depending on the schedule determined by our dentist, you’ll switch from one tray to another until the whole process is completed.
Differences of Clear Correct from Invisalign
Perhaps the most notable advantage to using Clear Correct is that currently their prices are significantly lower than Invisalign. This is a marketing strategy designed to attract a larger share of the consumer market. However, its quality is comparable to more expensive clear aligner brands. Clear Correct is a US company, and the aligners are all made in Texas.
Another notable difference is that Invisalign ships all the trays you need at the same time. With Clear Correct, the delivery is in batches.
With Clear Correct’s scheduled deliveries, the dentist can order adjustments made to the next batch of trays when you don’t adhere to the time requirements and fail to wear the aligners for 22 hours each day. That means the projected improvements to your teeth are not as good, and the actual measurements of your teeth will be different from what was expected. Our dentist can then notify Clear Correct to make adjustments to the next batch to take into account the current progress of your teeth.
On the other hand, it’s very possible that Clear Correct may not be able to ship the next batch of aligners on time. This can in turn delay your treatment, because you’ll have to wait for the next batch to arrive.
With Invisalign, the problems are reversed. All the aligners you need will arrive at the same time. So as long as you can wear your aligners for the required number of hours each day, it won’t be a problem. But if you fail to do this, then your dentist will have to take new measurements to send to Invisalign, and new aligners will have to be made and sent to the clinic. That will increase the cost of the treatment significantly, and will also delay your progress.