How do I know if ClearCorrect braces are right for my child?

Teens can wear ClearConnect braces successfully, but ClearCorrect braces aren't right for younger children who don't have all their permanent teeth yet.

The removable aligners must be worn for 20-22 hours a day and should be removed only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. A teen must be able to commit to removing the braces when necessary and brushing his teeth after eating even a small snack.

Because ClearCorrect aligners can be easily lost or broken, a teen must take proper care of them.

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