Patients of Dr. John Tan who are searching for an alternative to metal braces may wish to consider ClearCorrect™. This method of orthodontics treatment involves no wires, brackets, or other metal parts. Instead, a series of clear, smooth, plastic aligners are fitted to move crooked teeth into their correct positions over a period of about one year. There are several benefits to clear braces in McAllen, TX including:
- Comfortable fit
- No sores or irritation
- Discreet appearance
- Easily removable
- Easily cleaned
What is ClearCorrect™?
ClearCorrect™ is a cosmetic orthodontics treatment that straightens crooked teeth without using metal wires or brackets. Instead, a series of clear plastic aligner trays are custom created to fit comfortably over the teeth, moving them back into the correct position little by little. Since there are no metal parts, there is virtually no risk of irritation. There is also no need to tighten wires.
How does it work?
Dr. Tan will take x-rays and make impressions of your teeth which will be used to create your custom sets of aligner trays. Before the trays are created, however, a special computer software is used to map out the movement of your crooked teeth and develop a treatment plan. Once your aligner trays are created, you will wear them all day and night. ClearCorrect™ should only be removed when eating or brushing your teeth.
Every two weeks you will need to replace your current aligners with the next set in the series. This will slowly move any crooked teeth back into the correct position. Every six to eight weeks, you will meet with Dr. Tan to discuss the treatment and ensure everything is going as planned. While treatment length may vary, it usually lasts about a year.
Patients suffering from crooked teeth can often improve their smiles with ClearCorrect™. Contact Dr. Tan to learn more about clear braces in McAllen, TX today!