If you have crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, consider orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect®. ClearCorrect provides an affordable and discreet alternative to metal braces. At Chesterfield Dentistry, cosmetic dentist Melba Akinwande, DDS, and the team use ClearCorrect to help teens and adults achieve beautiful, symmetrical smiles from start to finish under one roof. To make an appointment, call the office in Chesterfield, Missouri, or book online today.
ClearCorrect uses removable aligners made of plastic to improve the position of your teeth and jaw. The aligners are transparent and fit snugly over your teeth, so they blend in whenever you open your mouth to speak or laugh.
At Chesterfield Dentistry, the team uses ClearCorrect to treat various alignment problems, including:
You might also benefit from ClearCorrect treatment if you have an abnormal bite, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
Before prescribing ClearCorrect, your Chesterfield Dentistry provider reviews your dental records, asks about your goals, and performs an oral exam. They also take a series of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to assess the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
If your provider determines that you qualify, they take digital impressions of your mouth with an iTero® intraoral scanner. Then, they upload your scans to a computer program that helps them create a custom orthodontic treatment plan.
After mapping out the movements of your teeth and jaw, your Chesterfield Dentistry provider sends the plan to a nearby ClearCorrect lab. Technicians at the lab evaluate your provider’s instructions and use them to design and create a custom set of ClearCorrect aligners.
When the lab finishes the aligners, you return to Chesterfield Dentistry and try them on. Your provider makes adjustments, ensuring a perfect fit, and explains how to care for them.
Once you receive the aligners, wear them for at least 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.
Treatment with ClearCorrect typically takes 12-18 months*, but it may take longer. That’s especially true if you don’t wear your aligners as prescribed or skip routine checkups.
Once you achieve your desired results, you transition to an orthodontic retainer. After you finish wearing the retainer, your Chesterfield Dentistry provider can recommend final aesthetic enhancements, like teeth whitening or veneers.
ClearCorrect aligners collect food particles and plaque, so it’s vital to keep them clean. The team at Chesterfield Dentistry recommends rinsing your aligners in cool water after meals and snacks and brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed.
Don’t wait to request a ClearCorrect consultation at Chesterfield Dentistry. Call the office to speak with a team member or request an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.