It’s never too late to straighten crooked teeth. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with our Jenison dentists at McMahon Family Dental. ClearCorrect are nearly invisible aligners designed to move your teeth little by little into a beautiful healthy smile. Continue reading to learn if ClearCorrect aligners are right for you.
If you’re a good candidate for clear aligners, we’ll take dental impressions and x-rays before submitting your prescription to ClearCorrect. Next, we’ll make a series of aligners customized to apply pressure to the teeth that you want to move. Our family dentists will check your progress periodically and give you new sets of aligners. You’ll wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, progressing through each step until your treatment is done.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are ClearCorrect aligners covered by dental insurance?
Many dental plans do include coverage for orthodontic appliances such as teeth aligners. If you meet your insurance company’s eligibility requirements, they may cover a portion of the total treatment cost up to a lifetime maximum. Contact our office or your insurance company for more information.
Can I pay for ClearCorrect aligners with an FSA or HSA?
Generally, yes. Funds from flex spending accounts and health savings accounts can be applied to orthodontic appliances like aligners.
How often should I wear aligners?
Wear aligners as directed by your dentist—usually 2 to 3 weeks per step, at least 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and brush your teeth.
How long does treatment take?
This varies from patient to patient. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.
How visible are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are completely transparent, which makes them much more discreet than metal braces. People usually don’t notice them. They’re not magic, however—you can see them at close range if you know what to look for.
Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?
To prevent relapse, dentists usually prescribe a retainer after any orthodontic treatment. ClearCorrect offers affordable, discreet clear retainers suitable for patients treated with clear aligners or traditional metal braces.