The soft tissues in your mouth are actually extremely firm and durable. After all, your teeth aren’t just attached to the jawbone directly; they’re kept in place by gums, muscles and ligaments designed to maintain their shape and consistency. Even though the average molar has 200 lbs. Of biting power when you’re chewing, your teeth stay in place, and this is a good thing.
Unfortunately, the same strength that keeps your teeth in place also makes it difficult to correct an overbite, underbite or any number of orthodontic conditions. This is why the standard for orthodontic treatments is metal braces. A hard, durable material is needed to retrain the gums to their new, healthy positions – and a metal alloy is usually the best choice.
The Problem With Braces
The problem with braces is twofold. First, they’re metal. This means that they can irritate and chafe the soft tissues inside your mouth. They also make it difficult to chew gum, brush your teeth and can make it easy for bacteria and mouth particles to accumulate in your mouth. This can cause all kinds of problems, from painful cuts to halitosis (bad breath). The other issue is how braces look. A study confirmed that over half of all teens feel self-conscious about wearing their braces. Many adults share this feeling. This can stop people from getting the care they need.
Fortunately, it’s possible to get clear aligners that do everything braces do, while being invisible to the naked eye and easily removable. This is what our clinic offers with the ClearCorrect option.
The ClearCorrect Alternative
ClearCorrect aligners completely correct most underbites, overbites, spacing issues and other periodontal conditions in as little as six months. They’re easy to install and less expensive than braces. Most importantly, they make it easy to brush your teeth, sing and even chew gum because they can be removed in seconds.
There are many invisible aligners on the market, but ClearCorrect is one of the oldest and most trusted brands. It was also started by a professional dentist, which makes them unique in quality and reliability. We highly recommend the ClearCorrect brand and stand behind it firmly.
To find out more about ClearCorrect, and whether the invisible aligner solution is a good fit for you, why not call us now? We’re available at (713) 682-7233, and our staff members are ready and waiting to take your calls!