What Are ClearCorrect Aligners?
If you are interested in straightening your smile without sacrificing cosmetic appeal, ClearCorrect teeth aligners are a great option. With ClearCorrect, your teeth and bite can be dramatically improved by simply wearing clear aligners. These custom-made appliances not only allow for great comfort, but the freedom of eating whatever you want because they can be easily removed during meal times so you don't have to worry about food getting stuck like you would with metal braces. With 7 locations across the Northeast Kentucky region, Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign is an exceptional choice for your orthodontic needs. Dr. Durbin is not only highly-trained in applying ClearCorrect braces, but exhaustively trained in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. You can rest assured that you are in excellent hands!
"Dr. Durbin and the entire staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They will honestly listen to all of your concerns and make sure you are comfortable before proceeding with any treatment. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends and family."- L.F. / Google / May 04, 2022
"Awesome experience! When my daughter started with Dr. Durbin she was 11, now she’s 14 and just got her braces off! Her teeth look absolutely gorgeous! We couldn’t of asked for a more down to earth, friendly atmosphere! They are all so welcoming and caring! A great group of professionals!"- L.C. / Google / Mar 11, 2022
"I was not expecting to feel like part of a family when I went in for work on my teeth but that is exactly what happened. From day one, Dr. Durbin and his staff not only made me feel at home but they were extremely patient and kind with all my questions and concerns. I threw a few curve balls at them, having to leave the state for awhile but not once did they drop the ball. They stayed in consistent contact with me and worked on making for sure I was taken care of. Dr. Durbin provided excellent work and my teeth look and feel amazing! At 41 years old, I am finally confident in my smile. I highly recommend this practice to anyone seeking confidence in their smile, provided by a wonderful Doctor and his staff."- S.H. / Google / Feb 24, 2022
"I was patient of Dr Durbin 22 years ago ( I was in 8th grade). I got my braces off in 2000! I not only get compliments on my smile nearly every where I go, I also have had zero shifting. He placed a permanent retainer on and 22 years later it’s perfectly intact. I have never had to have any work on my retainer! My dentist compliment what a great job was done on my retainer and how well cleaned it is. If you are looking for a excellent orthodontist look no further. I rarely write reviews but I can’t say enough good things about Dr Durbin & his team."- A.I. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
"Gosh, I wish I knew where to start. When I met Dr.Durbin, I felt really timid and ashamed of my smile because I had always been told things like, “ you would be so pretty if you would fix your teeth”…makes a person afraid to make eye contact and smile at the world. I also felt hopeless because other orthodontists had told me that Invisalign wasn’t an option for my complex crowding issue…I was 34 years old and not interested in traditional braces. To say he pulled off a miracle would really be selling him short. Most days, I recheck the mirror over and over because I can’t believe this smile is on my face. He is both warm and technically skilled, and for my whole life, I will recommend him to anyone who will listen."- J.W. / Google / Feb 15, 2022
ClearCorrect Vs. Invisalign Treatment
The first question patients usually ask us when visiting our orthodontic practice is what is the difference between ClearCorrect and Invisalign? As a top Invisalign provider, we have experienced fabulous results time and time again with both Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Although there are minor differences between the two, the final decision ultimately relies on personal preference. The main differences between the two are:
- Is often more affordable than Invisalign
- Retainer at the end is often free
- Aligners are manufactured in the United States
- The plastic material may not be as comfortable as Invisalign's
- Typically more expensive than ClearCorrect
- The cost of the retainer is often an additional cost
- Aligners are manufactured offshore
- The smart track plastic material offers greater comfort than ClearCorrect
When you come into our office for a ClearCorrect consultation, Dr. Durbin can discuss the differences further and answer all your questions to determine if ClearCorrect is the best choice for you.
How Do ClearCorrect Aligners Work?
Once you chose ClearCorrect, Dr. Durbin will take digital X-rays of your teeth and jaws, plus dental impressions that will be used to make your ClearCorrect aligners. Once we receive your aligners, we will schedule a fitting appointment. Generally, you can expect to have follow-up appointments every 2 weeks. During this time, we will check on your progress and issue replacement aligners as your teeth and bite change. If you lose or damage one of your aligners, just give us a quick call and we can have replacement aligners made so that you can continue treatment without waiting until your next appointment. Depending on the position of your teeth and the amount of correction needed, your prescribed orthodontic care could last 12 – 24 months (or 3 – 8 phases of treatment).
What is the Aftercare Process for ClearCorrect Aligners?
Dr. Durbin will require regular visits for checkups to document your progress and to make adjustments as needed. It is also very important to keep your teeth and the ClearCorrect aligners clean so that you do not end up with tooth decay. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash after you take the aligners out to eat is a good habit to start along with rinsing or cleaning the aligner before putting it back in your mouth. You should also store your aligners in their designated protective case during meal times to prevent aligners from being lost.
ClearCorrect Aligners FAQ
Does wearing ClearCorrect Aligners hurt?
No, wearing clear aligners isn’t painful; however, some patients may experience minor soreness as their teeth adjust to a new tray.
How long will I have to wear my ClearCorrect aligners?
For the average patient, a treatment plan with ClearCorrect will require them to wear their aligners for 12 – 24 months.
How often do you have to change ClearCorrect aligner trays?
ClearCorrect aligner trays are typically changed every two weeks with a dental checkup at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign every 6 – 8 weeks.
What’s the difference between ClearCorrect aligners and Invisalign?
Both of these clear tray teeth aligners are effective options for straightening your teeth with many of the same advantages. However, ClearCorrect is often more affordable, with Invisalign having a higher rating among patients for comfort.
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A Clear Choice In Treatment
We want to invite you to Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign to see all the options available to you. Come visit us at any of our following locations: Nicholasville, Georgetown, Richmond, Winchester, Lexington, Owingsville, or Mount Sterling. If you want straighter teeth through ClearCorrect invisible braces, our Orthodontist Dr. Douglas D. Durbin can walk you through the process and see if you qualify. While ClearCorrect aligners may not be suitable for all patients, they are especially effective for patients with severe overbite, rotated or crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or excessive gapping. Call today to get started with ClearCorrect!
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