Invisalign Vs Clear Express

Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect: Choosing Which Is Best For You

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Braces have come a long way in recent years, practically eliminating the need for unsightly metal brackets. As more adults choose to enhance their appearance and give their confidence a boost with straighter teeth, companies have worked to refine the process. Today, with brands like Invisalign and Clear Correct offering clear plastic aligners, no one has to know that you’re taking steps to improve your smile.

At Atglen Family Dentistry, we’ve found the most challenging part for customers is choosing which brand of aligners is best for them. If you’re considering invisible braces, take note of these comparisons of Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect.

Invisalign Summary

Invisalign aligners are made from a specific BPA and BPS-free plastic called SmartTrack®. The FDA-approved material is exclusive to Invisalign and is the reason their aligners are more comfortable and secure than competitors. It’s also free of gluten and latex.

If you choose Invisalign, you should expect to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. They should only be removed to eat or drink non-clear liquids. Depending on your treatment plan, you will switch the plastic aligners every few weeks.

The number of aligners required varies from person to person, as they each gradually shift your teeth towards their final destination. Most people must wear the aligners for six to 12 months before switching to nightly retainers.

Invisalign Treatment Options

Invisalign Full

Full Invisalign treatment plans are the most common plans prescribed and can be expensive. You receive an unlimited number of aligners throughout your treatment, and results may be guaranteed for life. This plan is suitable for treating mild to severe issues, including crooked teeth, gaps or spaces, crowding, open bite, crossbite, and overbite.

Invisalign Lite

The Invisalign Lite treatment plan is suitable for fixing mild malocclusion or crooked teeth. It’s a shorter treatment that uses up to 14 aligners.

Invisalign Express 10

An even shorter treatment plan is Invisalign Express 10, which uses up to 10 aligners. It requires up to 10 aligners and is a more affordable option than the previously mentioned plans. These aligners work to fix mild crowding and spacing.

Invisalign i7 & Invisalign Express 5

The least expensive treatment plans are the Invisalign i7 & Invisalign Express 5. Both are suitable for minor crowding and spacing issues, often to restore teeth after forgetting to wear a retainer. They offer up to seven or up to five aligners.

ClearCorrect Summary

Like Invisalign, ClearCorrect aligners are also FDA-approved and made from BPS and BPA-free plastic. They use the same technology and method to gradually shift your teeth into a healthy alignment. ClearCorrect creates aligners from a thinner plastic than most competitors, making them less visible.

ClearCorrect aligners also need to be worn at least 22 hours per day and should only be removed when eating or drinking. Treatment time varies based on your specific needs and plan but usually takes between six and 12 months.

ClearCorrect Treatment Options

ClearCorrect Unlimited

The ClearCorrect Unlimited plan provides you with as many aligners as you need. As the most expensive treatment option, this plan is most suitable for patients with severe issues. Problems such as extremely crooked teeth, gaps or spaces, crowding, open bite, crossbite, and overbite would likely do best when treated under this plan.

Limited 12 Treatment

With the Limited 12 Treatment plan, patients will receive up to 12 sets of aligners. This treatment plan is more affordable but may not give you optimal results. It’s best for those with moderate or mild teeth issues that need fixing.

Limited 6 Treatment

The Limited 6 Treatment is the cheapest option as it provides a patient with up to 6 aligners. This plan is most suitable for correcting a minor alignment or spacing issue.

Comparing Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect

Cost

The ClearCorrect Unlimited plan will cost between $4,000 and $5,000, similar to the price of an Invisalign unlimited option. Additionally, all of their comparable plans are within the same price range. For this reason, price isn’t a limiting factor when considering Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect.

Appearance

Invisalign’s plastic tends to be more flexible but thicker, making it less transparent than ClearCorrect aligners. However, Invisalign aligners have scalloped edges, so they only cover the teeth and not the gums. Temporary attachments get installed to the front and back of certain teeth to keep the aligners in place.

ClearCorrect aligners have a straighter edge, which some patients find less comfortable. While they will likely cover your gums, you won’t require attachments. Additionally, ClearCorrect aligners may achieve more rapid results as having a higher and straighter edge helps the process move along.

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