As an alternative to Invisalign treatment®, Dr. Stephen Malone and Dr. Michael Costa offer their Knoxville patients the option of ClearCorrectTM clear aligner therapy.
What is ClearCorrect?
Achieving the terrific, straight smile you’ve always wanted is effortless with ClearCorrect treatment! With ClearCorrect treatment, you can straighten your teeth discreetly and without giving up any of the activities or foods you enjoy in your daily life. ClearCorrect treatment consists of wearing a series of clear aligners to gradually reposition your teeth for a healthy bite and a beautiful smile. The nearly invisible aligners are made from a thin, smooth plastic that is designed to be comfortable and avoid irritating the sensitive tissues within your mouth. The material is so thin that patients can easily adjust to speaking with the aligners in their mouth, and you can even play instruments with mouthpieces!
The aligners are completely removable, which means that you are not restricted in terms of what you can eat or drink — you can still enjoy all of your favorite foods without fear of popping brackets or wires out of place. In addition, you don’t have to worry about brushing and flossing around brackets that are cemented onto your teeth, which means your oral health will not suffer due to the inability to thoroughly clean your teeth.
The ClearCorrect treatment process
Many patients are surprised at just how easy the ClearCorrect treatment process is. The first step is a personalized consultation with the dental team of Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry. We will discuss what you like and don’t like about your teeth and evaluate your bite and current tooth position to determine whether ClearCorrect is right for you. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth that are used to create your customized series of aligners. Once they are ready, you will come into the office where we will give you the aligners along with instructions on how frequently to change them out, how many hours per day to wear them, and how to take care of them.
As your treatment progresses, you will come in for quick and painless check-ups, and once your treatment is complete, we will provide you with a retainer to wear at night so you can maintain your terrific results.
Differences between Invisalign and ClearCorrect
Like Invisalign aligners, ClearCorrect removable aligners are a simple way to align your teeth. Although Invisalign technology has been available and developing longer, ClearCorrect is highly effective.
Three distinguishers are:
(1) ClearCorrect does not charge for fabrication of the retainer at the end of treatment.
(2) if a patient is not completely satisfied at the end of treatment, additional steps are usually free for full cases.
(3) the fee for full treatment is typically less.
If you are unsure of whether Invisalign or ClearCorrect is the better choice for you, Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry will perform an in-depth evaluation, and our dentists will explain why Invisalign might be the more appropriate choice for you.
Schedule your consultation today
If alignment of your teeth is part of your individualized treatment plan, you will play an integral role in the design process with Dr. Costa or Dr. Malone to meet your oral health and smile objectives. Our ClearCorrect doctors are highly skilled and experienced in helping patients achieve their smile goals! Call today to schedule an appointment to learn if ClearCorrect aligner therapy is a good choice for you.
Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry offers a unique dental care experience to our patients in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas. The crew is committed to protecting and increasing the natural beauty of your smile by employing conservative, cutting-edge techniques that result in attractive, long-lasting smiles!
Our dedicated and experienced team of doctors includes Dr. Stephen Malone, D.M.D., University of Louisville, and Dr. Michael Costa, D.D.S., UNC School of Dentistry, M.H.A., UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. They are firm believers in continuing education to provide their patients with the finest possible care.
Drs. Costa and Malone see their patients as real partners in their service. Our team is committed to making your dental care journey as pleasant as possible.