ClearCorrect and Invisalign are clear aligners that are great alternatives to traditional metal braces. When compared to metal braces, invisible aligners offer a more comfortable and less bulky treatment option. Dr. Frederick Marra provides patients with invisible aligners in Cohoes, NY. He collaborates with his patients to help them find the right orthodontic option for their needs. On this page, we will answer common questions about ClearCorrect and Invisalign, so you can better understand how these orthodontic treatments work.
Q&A: Invisible Aligners
Read answers to frequently asked questions about Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatment below:
What are the advantages of invisible aligners?
Because our orthodontic aligners are clear, they offer a more discreet option than metal braces. Metal braces have brackets and wires that can irritate the gums. With Invisalign and ClearCorrect, patients can remove their orthodontic appliances to eat, brush, and floss. Patients can provide a more thorough clean to their teeth and gums without brackets and wires in the way. Invisalign and ClearCorrect patients also enjoy the foods they love without restrictions.
How long is treatment with invisible aligners?
Every patient has different orthodontic needs, which has an impact on the length of their ClearCorrect or Invisalign treatment. Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect can take anywhere from 8 to 12 months or more. We may be able to give you a rough estimate of your treatment time, but this will also depend on how long you wear your aligners. Our team recommends that patients wear their aligners for 22 hours a day.
What is the difference between ClearCorrect and Invisalign?
The main difference between ClearCorrect and Invisalign is the material. ClearCorrect is made of a thinner material. Although this makes ClearCorrect aligners more fragile, they are more discreet and easier to maintain. Invisalign uses durable aligners that are made of thicker plastic.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you want to realign your smile? Call our dental office for treatment with invisible aligners. If you are a new patient, call (518) 650-1930. Our current patients may call (518) 237-0019. Feel free to request a dental consultation with Dr. Marra on our website. Please let Dr. Marra and his team know if you have any further questions and they will be happy to assist you.