For Hurst and Fort Worth area patients, Brookshire Dentistry offers numerous orthodontic procedures including ClearCorrect aligners. Here, Dr. Afkami can help patients get straighter teeth without the hassle of metal braces using the ClearCorrect system.
ClearCorrect aligners are orthodontic devices used to gradually align a person’s teeth over time. The aligners themselves are made from medical grade plastic and are virtually invisible when worn. The aligners can help a person achieve a more appealing smile and are not as noticeable as traditional, metal braces.
The aligners are made to the exact specifications of a person’s teeth and gums. Each step is worn for two to three weeks and then changed to the next progression down the line. The aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day to be the most effective. They are removable however which makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene habits during the process. There are also no food restrictions since they are removable. Depending on how severe the crowding or alignment issues are treatment ranges from a few months to a few years.
Typically, dental insurance plans will cover a portion of the cost for using ClearCorrect aligners. If a person meets the eligibility requirements, the insurance company usually covers up to the maximum lifetime limit. The exact cost a person will pay will depend on the treatment plan and their insurance. Talk to the office about what your plan will cover and your expected out-of- pocket price.
To prevent teeth from moving back out of position, retainers are very helpful. Usually the dentist will recommend that a retainer be worn after the treatment process. There are ClearCorrect retainers available for after treatment and they can be very discreet when worn. How long and how frequently you need to wear a retainer will depend on the severity of your orthodontic issues and what was done during the treatment process.
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