Clear Correct braces are very similar to Invisalign. In fact they are competing companies that offer the same type of clear plastic aligners. Both are a great alternative for adults that might feel self-conscious using traditional braces.
At the first appointment we will take photos, x-rays and make impressions of your teeth. This helps us understand what your particular needs and the stages needed to address them.
Once we have a plan in place a series of plastic aligners will be custom built to match your mouth. These aligners are made from a clear durable plastic. Ideally you will need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day for full effectiveness.
Every two weeks you will change to a new set of clear plastic aligners. Over time your teeth will gradually conform to the new alignment. In most cases the total adjustment period lasts around six to eight weeks.
Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as you would with your normal oral hygiene regimen. Rinsing the braces with an antiseptic mouthwash that has received the ADA Seal of Acceptance will help reduce any bacterial build-up on the braces themselves.
If you have questions about Clear Correct braces please feel free to call us at 361.994.4900 to schedule an appointment.