If you’re dealing with crooked teeth or gaps in your smile due to dental misalignment, you might be weighing your options for addressing the issue and getting your smile back on track. If you’re considering clear aligner treatment, ClearCorrect and Invisalign are perhaps the two most popular choices around. But you might not know what the variance is between the two of them—are they the same, or are there distinct differences? Here’s a closer look at a few things to keep in mind when comparing the two.
1. Overall Price Differences
One of the top advantages that ClearCorrect holds over Invisalign is the cost factor; it tends to be the much more affordable option of the two. However, it’s important to note that every patient’s treatment plan differs, so you can also expect similar cases to have similar overall costs. After you visit your provider for a consultation and you’re able to come up with a more detailed treatment plan, you’ll be given a cost estimate to help inform your decision.
2. Varying Aligner Thicknesses
One other difference between Invisalign and ClearCorrect is the thickness of the aligners themselves. ClearCorrect aligners tend to be thinner than Invisalign trays, and the lighter material also usually appears to be less visible. While this thinner material does mean that the aligners aren’t quite as sturdy and are sharper at the edges, as long as you care diligently for the aligners and protect them when they aren’t being worn, you shouldn’t have to worry about them breaking.
3. Comfort in Mouth
Invisalign is crafted from a patented material known as SmartTrack; it was developed after years of testing and research and received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and it helped to pave the way for the emergence of other similar types of clear aligner treatments like ClearCorrect, which is also made from similar materials that have been approved by the FDA. While Invisalign has been around for longer, ClearCorrect still is safely reliable and has the approval of experts.
Whether you go with Invisalign or ClearCorrect, you’re certain to walk away with a straighter smile that you feel great about. In any case, ClearCorrect has a few great advantages that can’t be ignored!
About the Practice
Tylan Creek Family Dentistry proudly serves the dental needs of the Simpsonville, Greenwood, and Powdersville communities. They offer a comprehensive range of services including ClearCorrect, so if you have any questions about the service or would like to arrange a consultation for you or a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact the practice today! Telephone for Simpsonville office: (864) 962-6671.