Many of our patients wish for straighter teeth but have concerns about wearing brackets and wires for an extended period of time. Let’s face it, brackets and wires can be a nuisance!
Dr. Icard and Strein have both achieved certification in ClearCorrect orthodontic treatment in order to provide our patients with an alternative to traditional orthodontics.
Misaligned teeth are about more than how you look. A properly aligned bite can help you avoid decay caused by overlapping teeth and make it easier to place restorations if necessary.
ClearCorrect treatment involves using clear, plastic aligner trays in sequence to gradually move your teeth in 2-3 week increments. ClearCorrect can straighten your teeth to enhance your smile and also move teeth into the proper position to improve the outcome of crowns and veneers.
Our dentists will perform a comprehensive consultation to ensure that you are a good candidate. ClearCorrect works best for older teen and adult patients with simple to moderate orthodontic cases. If we determine that you are a good candidate, we will take photos, digital x-rays, and molds of your teeth to send to our lab where they will design your case.
You should wear your trays for at least 22 hours per day. We will schedule regular visits to ensure that your treatment stays on track and make any adjustments necessary to your treatment plan. Your compliance is essential!
Once your orthodontic treatment is completed, it’s extremely important to wear a retainer as directed. Teeth have a tendency to drift back to their original position — which is the last thing you want after straightening them!