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Am I a Candidate for ClearCorrect?

Dentist In Kalamazoo, MI

Clear Correct Dentists KalamazooDo you feel self-conscious of crooked teeth? Do you always smile with your mouth? Ask our dentist if you’re a candidate for ClearCorrect aligners. Like the name suggests, ClearCorrect are nearly invisible aligners you wear over your teeth.

After several months of clear aligner treatment, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautifully straight smile. Continue reading to learn whether you’d be a good candidate for ClearCorrect aligners.

Candidate for ClearCorrect?

Would you feel self-conscious with metal braces?

Wish you could straighten teeth without traditional metal braces? Like the name suggests, ClearCorrect are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little into a straighter smile. Many of our patients appreciate that ClearCorrect aligners are subtle enough to go unnoticed by friends, family, and coworkers. While ClearCorrect is noticeable up close, most people won’t even realize you’re in the middle of orthodontic treatment.

Are you self-disciplined?

You don’t have to be a child or teenager to be a candidate for orthodontic treatment. In fact, our dentist recommends ClearCorrect clear aligners for teenagers and adults. Often, older patients are more motivated to straighten teeth because they know what it’s like to feel embarrassed of their smile. For ClearCorrect to work, you must wear your aligners 22 hours a day. This means that you should only take out your clear aligners to eat and brush your teeth. If you don’t consistently wear your ClearCorrect aligners, you could end up prolonging your treatment time and spending more money in the long run.

Do you follow your dentist’s instructions?

Since adults are the ones paying for their own treatment, they’re often highly motivated to wear their aligners as instructed by their dentist. We’ll also give you other instructions so you can care for your teeth aligners between appointments. For example, you’ll need to brush your teeth after meals to avoid staining your clear aligners.

Do crooked teeth affect your oral health?

Teeth straightening doesn’t just improve the appearance of your smile, it also reduces your risk for cavities and gum disease. People who have crooked teeth have more difficulty brushing and flossing, which leads to oral health issues.

If you’re prone to cavities because of crowded teeth, schedule a ClearCorrect consultation with our dentist as soon as possible. They’ll be able to determine whether you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment.

Do you have major bite issues?

Advances in clear aligner technology have made it possible for us to treat more severe cases with ClearCorrect. Yet, it’s important to remember that each patient is different. If you need to move your jaw forward or back, we may recommend metal braces instead. Metal braces can be combined with other types of treatment (like headgear) to move your jaw into optimal alignment. Issues with your bite can lead to other oral health problems, such as TMJ disorder, jaw pain, or uneven wearing of your teeth. Fortunately, we offer a range of orthodontia services to care for your smile.

Dr. Stephanie Busch-Abbate is a dentist in Kalamazoo, MI. To request an appointment, call Gentle Dentistry at (269) 381-3890.

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