ClearCorrect Provider Charleston

ClearCorrect, Is It The Right Choice For You?

ClearCorrect is the completely discreet way to get the straighter, easier-to-clean, aesthetically-pleasing teeth you’ve always wanted. Unlike metal braces or a traditional retainer, it’s clear, blending into your teeth. Unless you tell people, most won’t notice you wear it. Let’s find out if you’re a good candidate and what to expect during your treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for ClearCorrect

The best candidate for ClearCorrect has:

  • Minor misalignments
  • Minor crowding
  • Minor relapses after previous braces (e.g., you didn’t wear your retainer per doctor’s orders)
  • Need for single-arch alignment, which means that only the top or bottom teeth need treatment

Some candidates are less ideal but can still benefit for ClearCorrect as long as they realize that the process may take longer. These include:

  • Moderate misalignments
  • Moderate crowding
  • Minor or moderate overbite or underbite

Bruxism (teeth grinding) and sleep apnea that requires a nighttime device called a CPAP may reduce your chances of being a good candidate because they can make it harder to wear the ClearCorrect properly.

What Can I Expect with ClearCorrect Treatment

Once you’ve been fitted for a ClearCorrect aligner, you’ll wear it at least 22 hours a day, taking it out only when you eat or need to wear a mouth guard, such as may be the case if you play a contact sport.

During check-ups, your doctor assesses your progress. When you’re ready, you’ll graduate to the next level of aligner. Each level normally lasts 2-3 weeks and gets you closer to that perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Your treatment may take only a few months of a few years depending on the complexity of movement needed in your mouth.

Do you want straighter, easier-to-care-for teeth? Contact our office for a consult to find out in ClearCorrect is a good fit for you. Trident General Dentistry has 5 convenient locations in Charleston, SC.


Are You A Candidate For Invisalign In The Charleston Area?

Invisalign is one of the best ways to straighten teeth and achieve that confident, beautiful smile. This orthodontic treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners rather than using typical metal braces. Before choosing this dental treatment option, you should find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign. 

The nature and severity of the problem you want to fix

The first issues you will have to think about are the nature and severity of what you want to fix. Some of the situations that Invisalign can fix include overbite, underbite, gapped teeth, crowded teeth and cross bite. However, since Invisalign has a difficult time fixing severe cases, you should consider advanced procedures if the case is too severe. 

Age is a factor

Generally, Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for older teenagers and adults. Young adults will not make good candidates for the procedure since their teeth are still growing and changing. As such, it becomes difficult to create accurate aligners to correct the dental anomaly.

Your willingness to work for straight teeth

Unlike traditional braces, you will have to remove Invisalign when eating or drinking. You can also remove them whenever you want. However, if you do not have them on for a good part of the day, they will not help you achieve the desired results. You should be ready to commit to the treatment program and ensure that Invisalign will fit into your schedule. 

Free smile assessment test 

Invisalign’s free smile assessment test can help you establish if the aligners can treat your case. Your Invisalign provider will decide on whether you are a possible candidate. 

It is important to ensure that you work with a professional Invisalign such as Trident General Dentistry. We are proud to offer 5 convenient locations to serve you and your family. Call today to schedule an appointment 843.552.2580.