Dr. Robert W. Hessberger can help patients achieve a beautiful and straight smile using ClearCorrect as a discreet, more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. This orthodontic treatment provides a series of clear aligner trays made from BPA-free Zendura® plastic. Each tray is designed to fit precisely over your top and bottom teeth to correct bite disorders and shift teeth into proper alignment. Because the trays are removable, patients can eat without fear of damaging brackets or arch wires, as well effectively maintain oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Compared to other aligner systems, ClearCorrect proudly makes each aligner in the United States.
Are You a Good Candidate for ClearCorrect?
The best candidates for ClearCorrect are patients with mild to moderate dental misalignment and jaw placement issues, such as:
- Gapped teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Under bite
- Open bite
- Cross bite
- Overly crowded teeth
For patients with more severe dental misalignment, traditional metal braces may be recommended to help achieve cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hessberger will perform a thorough evaluation using x-rays and impressions to determine which orthodontic procedure is best suited for your unique needs. If you are a good candidate for ClearCorrect, Dr. Hessberger can send the impressions to the ClearCorrect lab to design your custom-made aligner trays. Fabrication of aligner trays can take anywhere from two to three weeks.
Compared to other aligner systems, ClearCorrect proudly makes each aligner in the United States.
How ClearCorrect Works
Compared to conventional orthodontic treatment, ClearCorrect offers an innovative solution to achieving a straighter smile. While traditional braces involve brackets, arch wires, and ligature elastics secured to the front of teeth to gradually correct misalignment, ClearCorrect provides a series of clear aligners designed to apply mild pressure. Each tray should be worn at least 22 hours a day consecutively for two weeks before progressing to the next tray in the series. Dr. Hessberger will monitor your results periodically to ensure your teeth are responding well to the aligners. Fresh impressions will be taken and a new set of aligners provided every few weeks. Depending on the severity of your dental misalignment, treatment can generally be completed in six to 12 months. For patients seeking a quicker alternative to straightening their smile, we also offer Six Month Smiles®.
Benefits of ClearCorrect
This aligner system provides quicker results than traditional braces and is extremely beneficial for adult patients looking for a subtle solution to straightening their smiles. After treatment is completed, you will be able to enjoy a healthier, straighter, and more attractive smile. You may find yourself smiling with confidence and enjoying life to the fullest. Compared to traditional braces, the benefits of ClearCorrect include:
- Discreet, virtually invisible treatment
- Generally fewer appointments
- Removable trays for easy eating and cleaning
- More comfortable treatment
- No food restrictions
Does Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatment?
Although many insurance companies provide orthodontic coverage—especially for younger patients—there can be limitations on how much they will cover. To help alleviate any out-of-pocket costs you may incur, we accept financing through CareCredit® in addition to providing in-house payment plans. We never want cost to prevent you from receiving the care you need and from achieving the smile of your dreams.
Call to Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about ClearCorrect and the other orthodontic treatments we provide, contact our office online today or call (773) 792-5562 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hessberger.