ClearCorrect – Hillsboro, OR
Choose the Clear Choice for a Straight Smile
Your smile says a lot about you, but is it saying the wrong thing? Crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth can significantly impact your self-esteem and how others view you. Not to mention, your teeth are also harder to clean, which increases your risk of oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease. To correct the issues, you’ve considered metal braces, but you don’t want to deal with their visibility and restrictions. What if you could get the results you want without brackets and wires? Now you can with ClearCorrect in Hillsboro.
What is ClearCorrect?
Dr. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey understand traditional orthodontics don’t fit everyone’s lifestyle, which is why they strive to provide their patients with several solutions to improve the appearance and function of their teeth. As an alternative to metal braces, they offer the ClearCorrect system.
A series of custom-made clear aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into position in as little as 12 months.
How Is It Different from Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces rely on brackets and wires bonded to your teeth to pull them into alignment. Although it’s effective for treating even the most complete bite and alignment concerns, it isn’t cosmetically pleasing.
ClearCorrect resolves the common disadvantages of traditional braces. Custom-made aligners move your teeth over time. This provides a discreet solution that’s also comfortable and convenient to give you the confidence you need to stop hiding your teeth.
Who is a Candidate?
Now, aligners are used to treat an array of issues, like gaped, rotated, tilted, and overcrowded teeth, as well as bite problems. While they are effective, they aren’t right for everyone. You need a consultation with Dr. Kirby to assess your oral health, your lifestyle, and your orthodontic concerns.
What are the Benefits?
ClearCorrect provides several benefits that aren’t possible with traditional braces, such as:
- Transparent aligners create a sophisticated and discreet treatment.
- The aligners are smooth for a comfortable fit, so there’s no irritation to the inside of the lips or cheeks.
- The aligners are removable to eliminate dietary restrictions.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Oral hygiene routine is unchanged because there are no brackets or wires to clean around.
- You don’t need appointments for adjustments to spend less time in the dental chair.
- Complete your treatment in just 12 months.
What is the Process?
After ensuring you’re a candidate, digital impressions of your mouth are used to create a series of aligners. Each one is designed to slightly move your teeth. You wear one aligner for about 2 weeks before switching to the next. You must be committed to wearing it for at least 22 hours per day, only removing the aligner when eating, drinking, or caring for your teeth. At the end of your treatment, you’ll need a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions.
Would you like to straighten your smile without having metal placed in your mouth? At The Dentists at Orenco Station, we don’t want our patients to be dissuaded to improve their oral health because they can’t sacrifice their professional image. That’s why we offer ClearCorrect in Hillsboro, which is a completely customized orthodontic treatment that’s discreet. Below, we’ve answered some common questions we receive from patients for your convenience.
Can ClearCorrect fix more severe problems?
When you visit our office for teeth straightening in Hillsboro, we’ll conduct a visual examination and capture several images of your mouth to determine the severity of the orthodontic problems that you face. For issues that will take more time to correct, we may suggest the Unlimited aligner option, which allows us to create as many sets of trays as it will take to achieve your perfect grin.
ClearCorrect can be used to treat more serious issues; however, certain major orthodontic problems may be best treated using traditional braces. During your consultation, we’ll address each of your options in detail so you can make an informed decision that’s best for you.
Will the aligners be uncomfortable to wear?
Each time you switch to a new set of ClearCorrect aligners, you’ll most likely experience some tenderness and sensitivity due to the change in the fit of your trays. The best way to ease your discomfort caused by your new series of aligners is to switch them at night. That way, you sleep through a majority of the adjustment period.
When you’re first getting used to wearing your aligners, you may experience temporary additional salivation or dry mouth along with changes in your speech. Remember that these are only temporary and should go away within a week or so.
Are ClearCorrect aligners hard to clean?
Cleaning your aligners is important and easy! To prevent food debris and plaque from becoming trapped between your tray and teeth, you’ll need to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and regularly clean the aligners. You can do this by using a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap to scrub them. You can also soak them in a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar for 15 minutes to sanitize them. After each of these, be sure to rinse your aligners before you put them back in your mouth. Your dentist in Hillsboro will also provide you with additional maintenance care tips before you take home your first set of aligners!
Can I use ClearCorrect aligners if I’m pregnant or nursing?
ClearCorrect aligners are made from safe and comfortable materials that are free of harmful chemicals. However, it’s up to you and your dentist to determine if the treatment is safe for you while you’re pregnant or nursing. The plastic used to craft the aligners are also BPA and phthalate-free and have been approved by the FDA.
Get a Beautiful Smile Today!
If you’re ready to get a beautiful smile without traditional braces in Hillsboro, it’s time to see if ClearCorrect is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.