Advertisement

How are ClearCorrect braces fitted?

Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
The ClearCorrect system is a series of clear plastic aligners much like Invisalign. The "fitting" occurs when your orthdontic office takes very accurate impressions of your teeth that are used to create digital models. The teeth on these digital models can then be "straightened" by your orthodontist using software rather than pliers. Once he is satisfied with the result, he then submits his "prescription" for your smile to the factory where the aligners are constructed. When they are returned to your orthodontist, he then starts moving your teeth by snapping the first set of aligners over your teeth. You're on your way!

Continue Learning about Orthodontics

Why is orthodontic treatment important?
Dustin S. Burleson, DDSDustin S. Burleson, DDS
Orthodontic treatment is important for several reasons. Alignment of the teeth and jaws can prevent ...
More Answers
How can an orthodontist help straighten my teeth?
Dante A. Gonzales, DMDDante A. Gonzales, DMD
An orthodontist goes through 2-3 years of additional training after dental school to become a specia...
More Answers
Do I have to see my dentist if I am also seeing my orthodontist?
American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association
Yes, your primary dentist is still the best caretaker of your overall dental health. Your orthodonti...
More Answers
How do I take care of my teeth if I have braces?
RealAgeRealAge
Braces can be dislodged by chewing hard foods or candy, or even chewing on things like pencils. It i...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.