Want to straighten your teeth but don’t want your smile to be hidden by metal braces? Dr. Farmer takes the metal out of teeth straightening by offering her guests two of the latest advancements in orthodontics: ClearCorrect and Bioliner invisible aligners. Both types of invisible braces are clear, custom-made and removable trays that take the place of traditional braces, straightening teeth without wire or brackets. These invisible braces are not only more attractive in appearance, but also more comfortable than metal braces, as they are made from medical-grade plastic with a smooth, antibacterial surface.
ClearCorrect dental aligners are used in mild to moderate cases of teeth misalignment. These aligners straighten your teeth a little bit at a time, often in less than a year’s time. Bioliner trays are used when only minor adjustments are needed for anterior (or front) teeth, a process that takes much less time than conventional braces.
Who Can Use These Teeth Aligners?
Depending on the need, Dr. Farmer of Crossroads Dental Longmont will use either ClearCorrect or Bioliner aligners for her child and adult patients. For children, Dr. Farmer will evaluate the right time to start treatment to make sure the ideal results are achieved in the least amount of time. Since no two guests can be treated the same, Dr. Farmer will customize a treatment plan just for you!
The Benefits of ClearCorrect and Bioliner Teeth Aligners
- Clear, invisible design — no metal obstructing your smile
- Comfortable fit — custom-made to fit your mouth
- Smooth plastic mold — no painful metal or wire brackets
- Easily cleaned and more hygienic — removable for cleaning and for brushing and flossing teeth
- No food restrictions — aligners can be removed to eat chewy, hard and sticky foods
- Straighten teeth in less time — treatment usually lasts one year or less, unlike metal brace treatment
Conditions Corrected by ClearCorrect and Bioliner Teeth Aligners
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
The Placement of Invisible Teeth Aligners
Dr. Farmer will make an impression of your bite and send it, along with your dental records, to the dental laboratory in order to create a 3D model of your teeth. From this model, Dr. Farmer will customize a treatment plan that will gradually straighten your teeth; this plan will include a digitized map of your teeth before treatment, and one projected as the result of treatment. Both of these maps will be available to you, and will be used to create custom-made aligners to fit your specific bite. Because of this, the comfortable aligners are barely noticeable and you will be able to go about your daily routine without thinking about them.
For ClearCorrect aligners, the treatment process is typically broken down into four phases. In each phase (which typically lasts about three weeks), a new set of aligners are worn. Patients should wear the aligners at all times, removing them only when eating and drinking or brushing and flossing their teeth. Over time, you will begin to notice your teeth subtly shifting to form a straighter smile. The entire treatment can last anywhere from several months to two years, depending on the degree of misalignment of your teeth.
For Bioliner aligners, the same alignment trays are worn for the duration of the treatment, which usually lasts less than six months.
ClearCorrect Invisible Braces FAQs
What are the aligners made of?
ClearCorrect aligners are made from medical-grade plastic that is specifically molded to fit the patient’s teeth.
Is the process painful?
Treatment with ClearCorrect is virtually painless. Some people may experience slight pressure in the mouth for a few days at the beginning of each new treatment phase. This is only temporary and should subside within a few days.
Why should I choose ClearCorrect over traditional braces?
ClearCorrect offers several benefits over traditional braces. First, unlike metal braces, the aligners are transparent, making them hardly noticeable. The aligners are also removable, making brushing and flossing easier than with braces. It is also much easier to maintain and clean the aligners than it is to clean braces.
How much does ClearCorrect cost?
Ultimately, the cost of your ClearCorrect treatment will depend on the degree of correction needed. In most cases, ClearCorrect is comparable to the cost of traditional braces.
Will my insurance cover ClearCorrect?
Your dental insurance can cover all or a portion of your ClearCorrect treatment if your plan includes orthodontic coverage. Dr. Farmer also offers affordable and flexible financing options to help pay for your treatment.
Talk to Dr. Farmer about ClearCorrect or Bioliner Alignment Trays
If you want to show off a straighter and more attractive smile but don’t want a mouth full of uncomfortable and unattractive metal, then one of our invisible teeth aligners.