Invisalign & ClearCorrect In Cibolo
Crooked, gapped, and uneven teeth can leave you feeling uncomfortable with your smile, and these issues can even affect your oral health. At Cibolo Family Smiles, we offer orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, including both Invisalign and ClearCorrect. These treatments can give you a straighter smile with a virtually invisible treatment, and you won’t have to worry about the wires and rubber bands associated with traditional braces.
The Benefits Of Invisalign & ClearCorrect
- Clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so nobody needs to know about your treatment.
- Your speech will not be affected, so you can hold conversations and speak in public without feeling self-conscious.
- The pressure exerted by clear aligners is much more gentle than traditional braces, making them more comfortable.
- Aligners are removable, so you can brush and floss easily throughout treatment and you’ll be able to eat what you want.
- Orthodontic treatment is faster with clear aligners. In most cases, patients with ClearCorrect and Invisalign complete their treatment in just one year.
How Clear Aligners Work
Clear aligners function similarly to a retainer, and they are designed to gently exert pressure on your teeth and shift them into the proper alignment. After Dr. Patel creates your personalized treatment plan, your custom aligners will be created by an outside lab. You’ll wear your aligners for 20-22+ hours per day, and switch to a new set of aligners about every 2 weeks. Every six weeks, Dr. Patel will check on your treatment progress to make sure everything is on track. The average treatment time with Invisalign and ClearCorrect is just under a year, though this depends on your specific orthodontic needs.
Am I A Good Candidate For Clear Aligners?
This mostly depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues. If you have minor orthodontic problems, such as crooked, crowded teeth and gaps, Invisalign or ClearCorrect may be right for you. However, if you have more serious bite problems and very crooked teeth, braces may be a better choice for correction. To find out if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel!
Is Invisalign Cheaper than braces?
Overall, the cost of braces and Invisalign are quite similar. This price difference is typically minimal, so if you’re leaning toward Invisalign treatment, it may still be a better option for you if you’d like a more subtle, faster treatment compared to braces.
However, the cost of Invisalign vs. braces depends on a number of different factors, such as your expected treatment time and the extent of your orthodontic problems, so it’s difficult to say which treatment will cost more for you without assessing your needs.
If you’d like to get a cost estimate for Invisalign, the best option is to come into Cibolo Family Smiles for an appointment with Dr. Patel. During your consultation, he’ll help you understand whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, and provide you with an accurate cost estimate.
What Orthodontic Issues can Invisalign Fix?
Invisalign can correct most minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems. Commonly, Invisalign is used to treat things like:
-Gaps between the teeth
-Crowded, crooked and uneven teeth
-Minor bite issues (overbite, underbite, crossbite, etc.)
For most patients without serious orthodontic issues like a malpositioned jaw or extreme bite issues, Invisalign is a great option. It’s very versatile and can be used to give you the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
However, it must be noted that Invisalign is not as powerful or versatile as traditional metal braces. If you have more complex and serious orthodontic issues, Invisalign may not be right for you. To find out whether you’re a good candidate, schedule a consultation at Cibolo Family Smiles.
What's the difference between Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
At Cibolo Family Smiles, we offer both Invisalign and ClearCorrect aligners. Invisalign and ClearCorrect use different types of plastic material in their aligners. ClearCorrect uses a thinner material, which is more comfortable and even less noticeable when worn but is not as durable. Invisalign aligners tend to be a bit thicker, but they are more durable and may be a better choice if you’re worried about breaking or damaging your aligners.
Overall, both treatments are quite similar and usually deliver nearly identical results. If you’re not sure which treatment method is right for your needs, we recommend consulting with Dr. Patel for more information.