Clear Correct or Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Braces or ClearCorrect

Patients looking to straighten their smile may find that there are many alternatives for their desired treatment. Traditional braces and ClearCorrect aligning trays are two options for those seeking to straighten their smile. While both have similar goals, there are some differences between treatments which may make one more appropriate for different smiles. Understanding how each treats your smile individually will aid in the decision to do what’s best for your smile.

ClearCorrect and traditional braces treat for the same types of orthodontic conditions such as:

- Crowded teeth
- Overbite, underbite, and other malocclusions 
- Crooked or turned teeth
- Spacing or gaps between teeth 

Traditional braces, however, are utilized for more complex cases and can conduct a faster treatment than ClearCorrect, depending on the case. By having wires affixed to the teeth, braces are able to correct back tooth bite problems more predictably than clear aligners. As part of phase one and phase two processes for orthodontic treatment, traditional braces have been used to treat severe problems of bite, including crowded, crooked, or turned teeth. Patients looking for a relatively permanent solution for their orthodontic problems turn to traditional braces, a great way to treat complex cases with reliability. It may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it is thoroughly effective.

ClearCorrect can be used to treat a relapse of traditional orthodontic treatment or to effectively treat minor conditions of crowding, spacing, or crooked teeth. However, the major difference between ClearCorrect and traditional braces is the convenience ClearCorrect provides patients with their clear, non-clouded, custom aligners. Although you should wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, you have the ability to remove them when you wish. They are unnoticeable, unlike traditional braces, and adjust your teeth inconspicuously.
Consult your dentist on whether ClearCorrect or traditional braces are right for you. Depending on your diagnosis and your comfortability, you have options to straightening your smile. 

Contact Cleveland, TX Dentist for Affordable Braces and ClearCorrect

At A2Z Dental & Braces, we offer a range of services from phase orthodontics, traditional braces, and ClearCorrect to treat our patients for their smiles. With affordable payment plans, we ensure that our patients receive treatments to correct alignment problems for a long-lasting healthy bite.

If you are suffering from a misaligned bite, or are self-conscious about your smile and would like to schedule an appointment, remember to contact our Cleveland, TX dental practice today for more information! 

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