If you want a more attractive smile, ClearCorrect® may be your answer. ClearCorrect is an alternative to traditional braces and Invisalign®. The treatment is completed with custom-made aligner trays which are nearly invisible! No wires or metal brackets as with traditional orthodontic treatments.
People choose ClearCorrect treatment to correct severe crowding, cross-bite, gaps between teeth, or overbite problems. The process involves three easy steps:
- First, your dentist examines you, takes x-rays, photos and impressions.
- Step two is making a series of custom-designed clear aligners.
- In step 3, you will receive your aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for about 2 weeks.
One major benefit of ClearCorrect over traditional orthodontics is that you can take them out to eat or brush your teeth. Approximately every 6-8 weeks you will see the doctor for a check-up.
Treatment can vary as each case is different and is custom designed for your smile. ClearCorrect can help you have a great smile in as little as 6 months, depending on the amount of correction needed. Our patients say that their new improved smiles give them the confidence they need to succeed in their personal, professional, and social lives.
Dr. Rever is a highly trained and experienced orthodontist in Silver Spring, MD. He offers a full range of treatment options for children, teens, and adults to meet your specific needs and cosmetic goals.
ClearCorrect offers patients several key benefits, making orthodontic treatment more convenient and less noticeable.
- No dietary restrictions
- Easy removal for cleaning and routine dental care
- Soft material does not irritate the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth
- No risk of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached brackets
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Rever will first determine if ClearCorrect is the solution for your dental health and cosmetic needs. He will take impressions of your teeth to be used in making your customized set of clear aligners. Made of smooth plastic material, you will change your aligners every couple of weeks to gradually reposition your teeth. Contact our office at (301) 637-0960 to schedule an initial consultation. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you will have your great new smile!
ClearCorrect: What to Expect
5 Cleaning Tips for Your ClearCorrect Aligners
Rinse Your Aligners
Whenever you take your aligners out, be sure to rinse them with warm water. Saliva and plaque can easily gather in them, which can create the ideal environment for bacteria to breed.
Soak Your Aligners
Be sure to soak your aligners at least an hour a day in a solution like Denture Cleaner or the Invisalign cleaning crystals to sanitize them. Avoid just leaving them out, as this can expose them to more bacteria, or even cause you to misplace them.
Brush Your Teeth
Make sure to brush and floss before you put your aligners in. The plaque on your teeth can become trapped by the aligners and make it much easier to cause tooth decay or bad breath.
Brush Your Aligners
Just like your teeth, plaque and bacteria can build up on your aligners, and it needs to be brushed off. Be sure to brush gently so you do not scratch your aligners. You may even want to invest in a soft-bristled brush. Use a clear anti-bacterial soap, as colored soaps can actually stain your aligners. Regular toothpaste (especially those with whitening properties) can be very abrasive and scratch your aligners. These scratches can create areas for plaque and bacteria to gather.
Try to only drink water while you are wearing Invisalign. Many other foods and drinks can stain and discolor your aligners, or become trapped within them. The closed-off, damp environment is perfect for bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay and bad breath.