Transform Your Smile and Oral Health with Discreet ClearCorrect Aligners
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Transform Your Smile and Oral Health with Discreet ClearCorrect Aligners

Bothered by gapped, misaligned, or overcrowded teeth in Baltimore, Maryland? Good news! You don’t have to commit to years of wearing traditional braces. Dr. Garcia General and Cosmetic Dentistry offers ClearCorrect Aligners to align your teeth gradually with medical-grade plastic aligners. These trays are removable and minimally visible, offering a convenient and discreet treatment.

What to Expect from ClearCorrect Treatment

Want to transform your smile with clear aligner therapy? The first step is a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Garcia to establish your eligibility for ClearCorrect aligners using photos and X-rays of your smile. 

Your consultation is followed by a digital scan. There is no room for messy, goop-based impressions. We’ll use a comfortable hand-held wand to take thousands of images of your smile in less than five minutes. 

Best yet, we’ll convert the digital images into a 3D rendering to show you how your smile will look in every stage of orthodontic treatment so you know what you can expect from your treatment. 

Once you’re aligned with treatment, we’ll order a set of aligners from our partner lab. Once we receive them, you’ll pick them up from our office as we give you instructions for using them — usually, you should wear each of the aligners for two to three weeks per step, at least 22 hours daily.

Benefits of clear aligner therapy

ClearCorrect aligners allow you to live life on your terms. Since the aligners are removable, you can take them out to eat your favorite foods. Imagine enjoying an apple, popcorn, or steak without it getting stuck in your brackets! You can remove your aligners as necessary as long as you wear them for at least 20-22 hours daily.

The other benefits of ClearCorrect aligners include:

  • Comfortable treatment
  • Undisrupted oral hygiene
  • Fewer dental visits
  • Discreet treatment
  • Plastic aligners are ideal for patients with metal allergy
  • Easy maintenance of aligners

Achieve your ideal smile with ClearCorrect

Looking for a straight, beautiful smile with a minimal-fuss orthodontic system? It’s time to talk to Dr. Garcia General and Cosmetic Dentistry about ClearCorrect. 

Call (410) 834-0207 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garcia to explore the possibility of a beautiful smile with clear aligner therapy. 

ClearCorrect FAQs

What basic information can you tell me about ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect is a proven treatment that uses a series of custom-crafted, clear plastic aligners crafted specifically for each patient. These aligner sets are made to align and straighten teeth and correct other orthodontic issues gradually. Developed as an alternative to metal braces, ClearCorrect aligners are nearly invisible, making them a popular choice for adults and teens looking for a discreet option to enhance their smiles. The aligners are designed to be worn throughout the day and night, except during meals and while brushing and flossing. ClearCorrect is prescribed and monitored by licensed orthodontists and dentists, ensuring a tailored treatment plan that addresses each patient’s unique dental needs.

What sets ClearCorrect apart from other clear aligner treatments like Invisalign?

ClearCorrect and Invisalign are both clear aligner treatments, but they differ in some key ways. ClearCorrect aligners are made from a slightly thinner material, which some patients find more comfortable and less noticeable. Moreover, ClearCorrect frequently provides a more adaptable pricing structure, enabling orthodontists to offer cost-effective solutions for different treatment complexities. The treatment approach and planning software also differ, with some professionals preferring ClearCorrect’s workflow. Ultimately, the choice between ClearCorrect and Invisalign depends on the patient’s specific needs and the dental provider’s preferences.

Does ClearCorrect require attachments (i.e., rubber bands)?

ClearCorrect may require attachments, similar to other clear aligner treatments like Invisalign. These attachments, small tooth-colored buttons, are temporarily bonded to the teeth to help the aligners achieve more complex tooth movements. In some cases, rubber bands might also correct bite issues or ensure proper alignment. Whether attachments or rubber bands are necessary depends on the individual’s treatment plan and the specific movements needed to achieve the desired results. Your orthodontist will determine if attachments are required based on the complexity of your case.

Does ClearCorrect hurt?

ClearCorrect aligners can cause some discomfort, especially when starting a new set, as they apply pressure to the teeth to facilitate movement. This discomfort is typically mild and temporary, often described as a feeling of tightness or pressure. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any initial soreness. Many patients experience a reduction in discomfort within a few days as they adapt to the new aligners. Compared to traditional braces, ClearCorrect is generally considered to cause less pain and irritation due to the absence of metal brackets and wires.

How long does ClearCorrect take to complete?

The length of ClearCorrect treatment varies based on the particular dental issues being addressed and the complexity of the case. On average, treatment takes six to eighteen months. Simple cases may be completed in a shorter timeframe, while more complex cases requiring significant tooth movement or bite correction may take longer. Regular check-ups with your orthodontist are essential to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. Adhering to the recommended wear time of 22 hours per day is crucial for achieving optimal results within the estimated timeframe.

Will I need a retainer following the ClearCorrect treatment?

After receiving ClearCorrect treatment, wearing a retainer is crucial to maintaining the results. Once the active phase of treatment ends, a retainer helps keep the teeth in their new positions while the surrounding bone and tissues stabilize. Without a retainer, teeth may gradually shift back to their original positions. Orthodontists typically recommend wearing the retainer full-time initially, gradually transitioning to nighttime wear. Your orthodontist will determine the type of retainer and the duration of use based on your individual needs and the specifics of your treatment.

How long will ClearCorrect results last?

ClearCorrect results can last a lifetime with proper post-treatment care, primarily the consistent use of retainers. Retainers prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions, a natural tendency after orthodontic treatment. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices also contribute to maintaining the results. The long-term stability of the treatment can be influenced by factors such as age, genetics, and lifestyle. While ClearCorrect effectively aligns teeth, the commitment to wearing retainers as directed by your orthodontist is crucial for preserving the straightened teeth and ensuring the longevity of the results.

Nicholas R. Garcia, DDS

Dr. Nicholas Garcia, affectionately known as Dr. G, is a dentist driven by a family legacy and a commitment to transformative patient care. A University of Maryland graduate, Dr. G's practice is a testament to his dedication. He and his team ensure a patient-centric experience with cutting-edge tools and refined techniques. Trust Dr. G for unwavering expertise, compassionate care, and a commitment to redefining your dental journey.