Clear Correct FAQ’s Westerville

Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Your Clear Correct dentist can help you achieve your best smile with clear aligners. Like the name suggests, Clear Correct are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little into optimal alignment. Keep reading to learn what questions our patients typically ask us before starting Clear Correct treatment. If you have a question that isn’t listed below, be sure to call your local Clear Correct provider.

  • How does Clear Correct straighten teeth?

    Clear Correct exerts enough pressure on teeth to move them into their final positions. In other words, Clear Correct helps you achieve better teeth alignment. At each appointment, your dentist will check your progress and give you your next set of teeth aligners in the series when you’re ready. Each set of aligners is worn for about 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity of your case and how diligent you are wearing your aligners.

  • How long will I have to wear aligners?

    How long you’ll need Clear Correct braces will depend on the complexity of your case. During your initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist will be able to explain how long you may need Clear Correct.

  • What are the benefits of Clear Correct?

    One of the main benefits of Clear Correct is that they are subtle enough to go unnoticed by your friends, family, and co-workers. If you are an adult seeking orthodontic treatment, Clear Correct is an attractive option because you don’t have to wear metal braces on your teeth.

    Clear Correct also makes it easier to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits. People with braces often neglect their oral hygiene because it’s difficult to clean around wires and brackets. For example, to floss your teeth around braces, you would have to thread the floss under the wire for each tooth in your smile. With Clear Correct, you simply remove your clear aligners and resume your normal oral hygiene routines. Since Clear Correct aligners are removable, you are also able to continue eating your favorite foods.

  • How long do I have to wear aligners each day?

    You will need to wear Clear Correct at least 22 hours a day to get the results you want. The only times the clear aligners should be out of your mouth are when you’re eating food or brushing your teeth.

  • Does Clear Correct hurt?

    Since Clear Correct exerts pressure on teeth to move, you will feel temporary dental discomfort during the first day or two of wearing new aligners. However, many of our patients feel that the temporary pain is worth having a straighter smile. The pressure you feel on your teeth is a sign that the aligners are working.

  • Can I still eat my favorite foods with Clear Correct?

    You can enjoy an unlimited diet during Clear Correct treatment. Clear Correct aligners are removable, which means you will simply take them out before eating your favorite foods. Many of our patients appreciate being able to eat foods that would be too sticky or hard-to-chew for braces. Keep in mind that you will need to brush and floss your teeth after eating to avoid staining your clear aligners.

The dentists at Westerville Dental Associates are dedicated to helping patients achieve their best smiles through Clear Correct and other cosmetic dentistry services. To schedule an appointment with one of our Westerville Clear Correct dentists, call our office at (614) 882-1135.