What is ClearCorrect?
ClearCorrect is a clear teeth aligner that does not come with any metal attachments. Thus, they offer you the chance to correct your smile without those horrendous metal braces.
If you have any of the following dental issues, you may be a candidate for ClearCorrect:
- Crowded Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
There are three options for ClearCorrect braces. They are Limited 6, Limited 12, and Unlimited. Limited 6 comes with 6 aligners, Limited 12 comes with 12 aligners, and the unlimited option has no limit of aligners. Each set will be worn for one week of use.
To get the best result, you should wear the aligners 24/7 except when you are eating or drinking.
What is Invisalign?
Like ClearCorrect, Invisalign is a clear bracing solution. You have to wear a brace for 22 hours a day except during eating and drinking.
The thickness of the bracing material is slightly thicker in Invisalign which makes them slightly more visible than the ClearCorrect option.
The material is an FDA-approved, BPA free material similar to the ClearCorrect. This latex-free material is highly useful in straightening the teeth.
The Invisalign comes with multiple options like Full, Lite, Express 10, Express 7, and Invisalign i7. The Full options come for the entire mouth, whereas the lite and numbered options are for a shorter period.
The full option comes with unlimited aligners. On the contrary, numbered options come with the respective number of aligners. That means Express10 will come with 10 aligners, Express 7 has 7 aligners, and so on.
ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign?
No matter which option you pick, be sure you are choosing a clinician who is qualified to prescribe and monitor the results of clear aligner treatments. Any licensed professional will be able to offer you both guidance and the treatment itself.
Before you set up the appointment with your dental professional, go over the differences to get the Invisalign or ClearCorrect Benefits.
ClearCorrect treatment is more affordable than Invisalign. The advertised price of ClearCorrect started at $2000, whereas the cost for Invisalign starts at $5000.
Limited 6 is the most affordable option among the Clear Correct, whereas Express 7 comes with the lowest price. The more extended treatment plan, you will choose the costlier it will get.
The Thickness of the Aligners
Both ClearCorrect and Invisalign aligner is made with FDA-approved, BPA and BPS-free plastic. The material is gluten and latex-free. This material ensures comfort and irritation-free treatment.
The material of the ClearCorrect is thinner than that of Invisalign. The thinner materials mean no one will ever notice that you have a aligners over your tooth.
ClearCorrect uses the same BPA and BSA-free plastics, whereas Invisalign developed a new thermoplastic material known as SmartTrack® material.
This thermoplastic material is much easier to take off and put-on. Thus, some of the patients find Invisalign more comfortable than ClearCorrect.
Expertise and Experience of the Company
Align Technology, the manufacturer of Invisalign has been in the market since 1997. The company received FDA approval in 1998.
On the contrary, ClearCorrect came on the market in 2006 and received its FDA approval in 2009.
Our Harrisburg NC Dentist Office
To learn more about dental treatments from Icard & Strein Family Dentistry, or to schedule an appointment, call our Harrisburg, NC dental office today at 704.455.5003.