Thursday, June 16, 2016

Best alternatives to traditional braces - ClearCorrect Vs. Invisalign

The majority of people will receive some form of dental treatment to straighten their teeth, but many people can’t afford traditional braces, or don’t want to deal with the look and feel that they bring. There are very few alternatives to braces that are less expensive, but many other options are more attractive and are needed for a shorter amount of time. Two common alternatives to braces are Invisalign and ClearCorrect.

Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect are invisible braces made from a 3-d model of your teeth that can be removed from the mouth at any given time for eating, brushing teeth, flossing, etc. They both have their pros and cons, but ClearCorrect seems to have a newer, more attractive, and less expensive product overall.

ClearCorrect braces cost between $2500 to $3500 for a limited treatment or $4,000 to $5,500 for a full treatment, while Invisalign braces cost between 3,500 and 8,000, and traditional braces cost between 3,000 and 7,000. Both alternatives need to worn about 22 hours out of the day otherwise patients will not see results as fast as they would like. ClearCorrect braces provide a more comfortable feel, offer more clarity and are resistant to becoming cloudy from wear. One benefit to Invisalign is it typically only takes about one year for the treatment vs. ClearCorrect which takes about a year and a half.

Every patient will have their personal preference, but overall ClearCorrect braces seem to be the best solution for your teeth. They are just as effective as Invisalign, but are less expensive and have a more attractive look. Additionally, ClearCorrect braces are manufactured by a U.S. company vs. Invisalign which is manufactured by a global company. And what's great is that many dentists can typically install this alternative to braces, making it an easy and affordable option. 

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