ClearCorrect aligners represent a highly successful innovation in dentistry to straighten teeth without making the treatment very obvious. Unlike traditional metal braces that are conspicuous and visible from outside, ClearCorrect aligners are much more under-stated and mostly invisible from the outside.
ClearCorrect treatment is designed to straighten teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move the teeth into their desired position. Experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rob Strain, provides ClearCorrect braces through his practice Studio Dentistry. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas at his dental office.
Treatment Duration and Process
ClearCorrect aligner treatment may usually last from one to two years. The precise period of duration will depend on the extent of complexity of the patient’s condition and how diligently the patient adheres to the instructions of the cosmetic dentist during the course of treatment.
ClearCorrect treatment process begins with the dentist preparing images, X-rays, and impressions of the patient’s teeth. These dental records, along with the dentist’s prescription for ClearCorrect aligners are sent to the manufacturer’s laboratory. An exact 3-D model of the teeth is fabricated in the lab. The ClearCorrect treatment team then maps out a detailed treatment plan involving gradual realignment of teeth.
Patient is provided access to a computerized representation of their teeth before and after treatment following the treatment planning process. If the patient has any concerns with this representation, it is possible to make adjustments even before the actual treatment begins. Advanced digital mapping and molding technologies are used to create custom aligners with high precision.
How it Works
Studio Dentistry is a premier dental office providing ClearCorrect braces to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby locations. The ClearCorrect procedure involves four phases of aligner therapy. A new set of aligners is required to be worn for a three-week period in each phase. The time gap between the phases allows for adjustments and flexibility.
Throughout the duration of ClearCorrect treatment, the patient must wear the aligners all the time, except when eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing. Since the aligners are hardly noticeable, and offer gentle comfort, the patient can go through the treatment period smoothly, and without any or too much impact on their everyday routine.
Results will start becoming noticeable with the passage of months as the teeth begin to adjust and align slowly to the desired smile. During the treatment period, the patient is required to visit the dentist for period monitoring and evaluation of progress. The next set of aligners is provided on each visit, and the cycle continues until the treatment is completed.
Three treatment options are available to patients who choose ClearCorrect aligners. The first is the “Unlimited” option where the patient is provided with as many aligners as they may need during the course of treatment. “Limited 12” and “Limited 6” are options in which the patients are provided with 12 and 6 sets of aligners respectively. Patients can discuss the most appropriate treatment avenue to take with their dentist.
If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.