Clearcorrect: The Alternative To Metal Braces

Dreaming of straighter teeth but don’t like the idea of “metal mouth”?

Consider contacting Mangrove Bay Dentistry in Tampa, FL to find out about ClearCorrect, the alternative to metal braces.

Many people would like to have straighter teeth but just don’t feel comfortable with the idea of metal bands and wires being attached to their teeth, such as is done with traditional braces. However, Dr. Toan Tran may have the perfect option: ClearCorrect clear braces.

How ClearCorrect works is very similar to traditional braces. As with traditional braces, your Tampa dentist will make careful measurements of your mouth and develop an individual treatment plan tailored specifically to your case. Instead of putting bands and wires on your teeth, however, your Tampa dentist is going to have you wear a series of hard clear plastic trays, similar to a sports mouthguard, that are designed to place a mild amount of pressure on your teeth to shift them into proper alignment. Because the trays are made of clear plastic, they are invisible to the world. Also, because ClearCorrect trays are removable, you can continue with your regular oral health routine of brushing and flossing.

Because your ClearCorrect clear braces are designed specifically for you, it is important that you wear them for the time and duration prescribed for optimum results. Cases vary, but patients who use ClearCorrect generally have to wear the trays on average for 12-18 months or more depending on individual needs, and around 23 or 24 hours a day.

ClearCorrect is not for everyone. Generally, ClearCorrect works best for milder bite, occlusion, or spacing issues. If you have a severe underbite, overbite or crossbite or your teeth are profoundly crooked or you have major spacing issues, your Tampa dentist may recommend another option.

To find out more about ClearCorrect, contact Mangrove Bay Dentistry in Tampa, FL at 813-891-9898.