How to Decide Between ClearCorrect and Invisalign
When it comes to invisible braces, people are usually more concerned about the quality of the product and the final outcome of their treatments than they are the specific brand or technology of the company making their aligners, explains Dr. Marios Grigoropoulos of Aesthetica Dental in Fort Lauderdale. Still, Invisalign and ClearCorrect have become the two leading companies providing invisible braces to people in Florida because both offer products that are so similar and so effective.
At his office in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Grigoropoulos offers ClearCorrect and Invisalign. Fort Lauderdale is an area where people care about their appearance and they care about the way their teeth look, and many adults who need minor adjustments to the alignment of their teeth are not willing to wear traditional metal braces for a year or more to achieve their goal. ClearCorrect and Invisalign braces give people a way to get straighter teeth without wearing obtrusive orthodontia.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are two companies that offer competing systems, however Dr. Grigoropoulos says both systems work very well for his teenage and adult patients. Patients in Fort Lauderdale like Invisalign and ClearCorrect because both systems involve wearing a series of clear aligners that gradually move the teeth into the correct alignment over a period of months. In most cases, Dr. Grigoropoulos says the dentist will make the choice between ClearCorrect and Invisalign for the patient, depending on the patient’s current jaw position and budgetary concerns.
Whether or not a particular patient can be considered a good candidate for ClearCorrect or Invisalign in Fort Lauderdale will depend on what state that person’s alignment is in. Thankfully, Dr. Grigoropoulos says almost every patient who is interested in aligning their teeth can be considered a good candidate – including teenagers. The only people Dr. Grigoropoulos recommends not treating with Invisalign or ClearCorrect are young children under the age of 15 or 13.
After undergoing a basic checkup and exam, patients interested in clear braces will have their dental alignment inspected by Dr. Grigoropoulos. The dentist will look at the condition of the teeth, and talk to the patient about what his or her goals are in terms of aesthetics and alignment. The next step in the process is to take photographs of the teeth and create molds of the mouth, which are then sent out for analysis.
Dr. Grigoropoulos will make his final treatment recommendation based on the results that the patient is trying to achieve, and the clear braces company will send back a 3D simulation of the treatment, along with a timeframe indicating how long the treatment will take to complete.
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