If you have crooked teeth or misaligned jaws, ClearCorrect provides a safe and discreet way to transform your smile and improve your self-esteem. At Dr. Sameh Aknouk Dental Services PC, in Union Square, Manhattan, and the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, New York, Daniel Aknouk, DDS, and his team offer orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect custom aligners. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office nearest you today.
ClearCorrect Q & A
ClearCorrect is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment similar to Invisalign that uses clear, tailor-made mouthpieces to gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaws.
ClearCorrect doesn’t use brackets, rubber bands, or wires. Instead, it uses a series of plastic trays free of BPA and phthalates. This makes ClearCorrect safe for any patient, including pregnant women and those with allergies.
ClearCorrect aligners are versatile and can address a variety of common misalignments, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Misaligned jaws
You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect if you have noticeable gaps or spaces between your teeth.
At Dr. Sameh Aknouk Dental Services PC, ClearCorrect treatment begins with an in-office consultation. Your provider reviews your oral health history, conducts an oral exam, and asks about your treatment goals. They also take X-rays and digital impressions of your teeth.
Your provider uploads your digital impressions to a software program that maps out the step-by-step movements of your smile. After finalizing a treatment plan, your provider sends the impressions to a ClearCorrect laboratory that manufactures your first set of custom aligners. You return to the office about a week later and try them on.
Every two to three weeks, you visit Dr. Sameh Aknouk Dental Services PC to change into a new set of aligners. You wear each set of aligners 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat or brush your teeth. Over time, the aligners straighten your teeth, improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
ClearCorrect treatment is safe and generally well-tolerated. Whenever you change into a new set of aligners, it’s normal to feel some slight pressure on your teeth and gums. You can relieve any discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain medication or icing your cheek. Any discomfort should subside within 24-48 hours.
How long the ClearCorrect treatment takes depends on the oral issues addressed and your adherence to your provider’s plan. Most people see their desired results in 12-18 months, but for some, it takes longer. Following treatment, you wear a retainer for about a year. A retainer is a custom oral appliance that prevents your teeth from moving out of place.
If you want a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile, consider ClearCorrect. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Sameh Aknouk Dental Services PC by calling the nearest office or requesting an appointment online.