ClearCorrect FAQs in Maryville, TN

Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Aligners

An alternative to traditional braces, ClearCorrect is a clear aligner system (like Invisalign) used to straighten teeth. ClearCorrect treatment involves four phases and four sets of clear, custom-made, removable aligners.

What should I expect during treatment?

Wearing clear aligners all day every day will take some getting used to, but we assure you it doesn’t take long. Your bite will feel off initially and you may experience a lisp at first, but within a matter of days, the aligners will feel natural.

Will the aligners hurt? How comfortable are the aligners?

Since the aligners will be new, they may feel uncomfortable in the beginning, but the more you wear them, the more quickly you become accustomed to them. Don’t be alarmed if they impede your speech, make you salivate, or cause dryness. These are all common side effects while you adjust, and they’ll go away within a few days. The aligners should not hurt, so if you find they are bothering you, please call us to discuss. We are proud that our ClearCorrrect provides the most comfortable aligners available today.

Are the aligners hard to keep clean? How do I clean them?

Cleaning is simple. Use a toothbrush and cool water like you do with your teeth. And make sure to keep up on your oral hygiene during treatment to prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, decalcification (permanent markings on your teeth), and inflammation of your gums.

I’ve seen people with bumps on their aligners – what are they?

Those bumps are called engagers, and they’re actually affixed to teeth when there’s difficulty with tooth movement. Not everyone requires them, but they are quite effective in assisting with moving teeth that need some extra help.

How long will I be in treatment?

The length of each treatment ranges from a few months to a couple years, depending on the complexity of your case, your treatment goals, compliance, oral hygiene, and commitment.

What is the daily wear schedule?

You should always be wearing their aligners except for when you are eating or cleaning your teeth. A safe rule of thumb is 22 hours a day.

Do I have to wear the aligners forever? What will happen when I’m done with treatment?

No, after treatment, you’ll wear a retainer at night, preventing possible relapse in your treatment.

What are the clear aligners made of?

Our aligners are made of a specially formulated plastic. This carefully crafted and tested polyurethane resin ensures a unique durability that is resistant to stress, cracks, and stains.

I’m pregnant/nursing. Can I do clear aligner treatment?

ClearCorrect aligners are risk free and chemical free, so we are confident in recommending them. However, we encourage you to discuss your situation with Dr. Lindahl before starting treatment.

Ready to get started?

The benefits of ClearCorrect range from their completely transparent, almost invisible quality to their removable capacity that enables you to eat, brush, and floss without restriction. Make an appointment with us today to get started!