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Clearcorrect vs. Invisalign

ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign: What’s the Difference?

Why is ClearCorrect the better choice than Invisalign for straighter teeth? Find out from Hubbard Dental.

If you need straighter teeth or are the parent of a child with misaligned teeth, you might have researched traditional braces and clear tooth-straightening procedures such as ClearCorrect and Invisalign. Maybe you are familiar with the advantages of clear plastic aligners over metal braces but have not heard much about ClearCorrect.

At Hubbard Dental, we have thoroughly investigated ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign, and we find ClearCorrect to be the best choice for our patients in nearly all cases. Still, we want you to be able to make an informed decision. So take a moment to consider the differences between traditional braces, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect before deciding which option is best for you. 

Invisible Braces vs. Metal Braces

Invisible braces, which include the ClearCorrect brand of aligners, are thin plastic that conforms precisely to the shape of your teeth. ClearCorrect braces are very thin, making them difficult for other people to notice, allowing people who are straightening their teeth to have privacy, self-confidence, and peace of mind. 

Metal braces cost several thousand dollars, which places them within the low end of the price range for invisible braces. The price of invisible braces has been dropping due to computer technology advances, particularly three-dimensional printing methods. If the patient has only a mild misalignment, a short course of ClearCorrect treatment could be a little more expensive than the least costly traditional braces.

Patients can remove invisible braces to eat while metal braces remain in place. This has advantages and drawbacks. Patients using ClearCorrect do not have to worry about damaging their trays. However, the invisible braces must be left in 22 hours per day. In addition, patients not being good about replacing the aligners after eating will not get the best results.

Similarities to Invisalign

ClearCorrect and Invisalign are similar products that work in the same general way. Their differences are in the details of the procedure and their pricing.

  • They are products that straighten teeth
  • They use custom plastic aligners based on impressions of your teeth, created with computer imaging and 3D printing technology
  • They gradually move and straighten teeth over several months
  • Patients wear the aligners for most of the day
  • The aligners are clear, unlike metal braces
  • Aligners are non-toxic and safe for extended wear
  • They typically produce mild side effects such as nausea and pain while eating

 Why Are ClearCorrect Aligners Better Than Invisalign

ClearCorrect has an economic Limited 6 plan, in which your dentist provides you with six aligners for about $2,000. While it does not straighten teeth the same way as Invisalign, it is cheaper and is better than Invisalign. Many of our patients at Hubbard Dental are satisfied with the results of the ClearCorrect six-month option and do not need any further straightening.   

Short Treatment Time

ClearCorrect’s economical treatment options include six-month and twelve-month treatment options as well as an unlimited option. These are shorter than the entire course of Invisalign. However, Invisalign offers 5 aligner and 7 aligner packages that treat mild misalignment quickly. 

Thin Material

ClearCorrect aligners consist of thinner plastic than Invisalign, making ClearCorrect more discreet. While this might make the risk of breakage higher for ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign, you should have no problem as long as you avoid hot food and drink and are careful when you remove or apply the aligners.

Number of Aligners

As part of ClearCorrect’s economical pricing, their “Limited 6” plan with six aligners takes only six months to complete. It can generally fix mild tooth misalignment in a shorter time frame than the complete Invisalign treatment. Invisalign offers an express package with 5 aligners and an i7 package with 7 aligners, which could be competitive with ClearCorrect for mild cases.

In the battle of ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign, ClearCorrect is the scrappy up-and-coming company. Invisalign has been in the business longer and has proprietary technology that other companies do not. However, ClearCorrect has developed a sophisticated and effective teeth straightening system part of our cosmetic dentistry services at Hubbard Dental.

Do you want to know more about the differences between Invisalign and ClearCorrect? The professional team at Hubbard Dental in Pinehurst, NC, has the answers you need. Call (910) 695-3050 or visit our office in Pinehurst to discuss your options in a relaxed, spa-like setting.