ClearCorrect® Aligners Silver Spring, MD

If you want a more attractive smile, ClearCorrect® may be your answer. ClearCorrect is an alternative to traditional braces and Invisalign®. The treatment is similar to Invisalign and includes custom-made aligner trays, which are nearly invisible. With ClearCorrect invisible braces in our Silver Spring, MD, office, you do not need wires or metal brackets like traditional orthodontic treatments.

Dr. Rever is a highly trained and experienced Silver Spring, MD orthodontist. He offers a full range of treatment options for children, teens, and adults to meet your needs and cosmetic goals.

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The Benefits of ClearCorrect Treatment in Silver Spring, MD

ClearCorrect offers patients several key benefits, making orthodontic treatment more convenient and less noticeable.

  • Easy Removal: One major benefit of ClearCorrect over traditional orthodontics is that you can take them out to eat or brush your teeth. You may also clean the ClearCorrect aligners separately from your teeth and gums.
  • No Dietary Restrictions: You can’t eat hard, sticky, or crunchy foods with metal braces. However, with ClearCorrect treatment, you don’t wear your aligners when you eat. As a result, you can eat popcorn, nuts, chips, and other foods you can’t eat with braces.
  • Comfortable Aligners: ClearCorrect uses soft materials that do not irritate the mouth’s gums and other soft tissues.
  • No Staining: With ClearCorrect, there is no risk of braces brackets staining tooth enamel. Because the aligners are removable, you can remove leftover food and plaque from your teeth and gums.

People choose ClearCorrect treatment to correct severe crowding, cross-bite, gaps between teeth, or overbite problems. Invisible braces are a great option for patients who do not need extensive orthodontic care but still have bite problems.

ClearCorrect at Advanced Total Dental Care

You can easily get invisible braces in two to three visits. The process involves three easy steps:

  1. First, our dentist examines you and takes X-rays, photos, and impressions. Dr. Rever then determines if ClearCorrect is the solution for your dental health and cosmetic needs. He also takes impressions of your teeth and uses them to make your customized set of clear aligners.
  2. Step two is making a series of custom-designed clear aligners. We send your dental impressions to a lab, where technicians create a series of clear aligners. Once these are complete, you will return to our office. We will provide you with several pairs and a case. Made of smooth plastic material, you will change your aligners every few weeks to gradually reposition your teeth.
  3. Finally, you will receive your new aligners. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before changing to a new set. You will see our dentist every 6 to 8 weeks for a check-up. Dr. Rever will keep track of your progress until you complete treatment.

Treatment can vary as each case is different and customizable to your smile. ClearCorrect can help you have a great smile in as little as six months, depending on the correction you need. Our patients say their new, improved smiles give them the confidence they need to succeed in their personal, professional, and social lives.

Caring for ClearCorrect Aligners

We recommend that you wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. Yes, that means you will wear your clear aligners during sleep. Only remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. If you leave your aligners off your teeth for too long, it will take longer for your teeth to shift. If you need replacement aligners, let us know as soon as possible so we can get you back on track.

Once you complete the ClearCorrect treatment, you will wear a retainer. The retainer will keep your teeth straight to prevent orthodontic relapse, which occurs when the teeth shift out of their straight position. Cleaning your teeth, gums, and retainers and wearing the retainers will ensure straight teeth for years to come.

Before and after ClearCorrect aligner treatment in Silver Spring Maryland

ClearCorrect: What to Expect

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5 Cleaning Tips for Your ClearCorrect Aligners

After you receive your first pair of aligners, you must properly care for them. Proper care keeps you on track to complete treatment on time. After you receive your ClearCorrect aligners from our Silver Spring office, remember:

Rinse Your Aligners

When you take your aligners out, rinse them with warm water. Saliva and plaque can easily gather in the aligners, creating the ideal breeding environment for bacteria.

Soak Your Aligners

Be sure to sanitize your aligners at least an hour daily in a solution like a denture cleaner or the Invisalign cleaning crystals. Avoid leaving the aligners out, as this can expose them to more bacteria or even cause you to misplace them.

Brush Your Teeth

With ClearCorrect, you can easily brush and floss without your aligners in the way. Make sure to brush and floss before you put your aligners back on your teeth. The aligners can trap plaque on your teeth, making it much easier to cause tooth decay or bad breath. Leftover food on your teeth can also make your aligners smell.

Brush Your Aligners

Plaque and bacteria can build up on your aligners, like on your teeth. Remove the aligners and brush gently so you do not scratch your aligners. You may even want to invest in a soft-bristled brush. Use a clear antibacterial soap, as dark soaps can 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. When brushing, avoid abrasive toothpastes that can damage your aligners.

Drink Water

Only drink water while you are wearing ClearCorrect. Many other foods and drinks can stain and discolor your aligners. The closed-off, damp environment is perfect for bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay and bad breath. Additionally, avoid hot water because it can damage and warp the plastic aligners.

Get a Straighter Smile

Do you want an alternative to braces? Get comfortable, convenient invisible braces with ClearCorrect in Silver Spring, MD, today. Contact our office at (301) 637-0960. You can also schedule a consultation. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you will have your great new smile.