Modern dental technology has come a long way from the past where thick braces were your only choice for corrective dental work. Now there are a variety of different options that are all much sleeker and less intrusive, but perhaps none more popular than ClearCorrect and Invisalign braces. For those considering their options, it can be easy to confuse the two types, as they both have similar descriptions. However, there are some notable differences that you need to be aware of when making your choice. Here are three of the most prominent differences between the two types and what they mean for you when you wear them.
1. They're Thinner
Clearcorrect is known for being the thinnest aligners/braces on the market that are still effective at what they do. They are made of a very strong and durable plastic that works exactly the same way as Invisalign and braces do. The one downside to their tiny size is that they do work slightly slower than Invisalign. So, if speed is of the essence then Invisalign braces should be your first choice. If comfort is something that you want to prioritise, then ClearCorrect is the obvious choice. It really comes down to personal preference but there is no doubt ClearCorrect is thinner.
2. They Cost Less
Overall ClearCorrect aligners are cheaper to use; they cost between $2,500–$3,000 for a full set of aligners. Your dentist will be able to give a more accurate quote when you ask them about the cost and it can change depending on the severity of your needs. That does not mean Invisalign braces are prohibitively expensive by any means, as they still often cost less than braces do. The difference is mainly in the materials used, which is why ClearCorrect is also thinner.
3. They Easy to Tweak and Adjust
When it comes to refining your aligners ClearCorrect takes the edge because of their more in-depth process. While the initial set of aligners are all made after your first appointment, ClearCorrect is different from Invisalign in that it allows you to change your aligners during the course of your treatment. With Invisalign, you are locked into the small increments because your aligners are all made from the start. ClearCorrect can be tweaked as you go along and either ramp up the process or ease back if it is going too fast and you are not responding well. For those who want more control, ClearCorrect is the more customer-friendly option.
Learn more about your options by contacting ClearCorrect and Invisalign providers.