There are many options to choose from when deciding on the best orthodontic treatment for you.
The two most popular choices are Clear Correct and Invisalign, but which is right for you?
Well, choosing a clear aligner versus Invisalign is a difficult decision. There are pros and cons to each option, but it’s important to take the time to consider which one best suits your needs.
Here are 5 key differences between Clear Correct and Invisalign:
1. Time commitment
Invisalign requires more time and patience throughout the process since aligners must be switched out regularly for new ones while Clear Correct can be removed at night if desired.
Being able to remove your aligners overnight will give you more freedom in case of an emergency where leaving your home without them would be unavoidable, such as if you were unexpectedly called into work or have plans with friends/family that didn’t involve being self-conscious about your braces. However, this added convenience does require a greater amount of diligence to make sure teeth don’t shift once the aligner is off.
The price of Clear Correct aligners is typically lower than Invisalign, but keep in mind that you will need to go to your orthodontist more often for adjustments with Clear Correct. This added convenience may make the overall price of Clear Correct slightly higher due to the increased number of appointments. On the other hand, Invisalign cost in Australia is higher; this can be determined by your location and treatment options among other factors.
Although you will be wearing your aligners for longer periods of time, Clear Correct is designed not to irritate gums or interfere with speech while Invisalign has been known to cause discomfort in some patients. However, both brands are virtually invisible and can be removed at night making them equally discreet options while worn.
Both aligners are practically invisible but Clear Correct offers greater control over which teeth move since each aligner only moves one arch of teeth at a time where Invisalign moves teeth simultaneously throughout the entire mouth resulting in an overall slower process.
5. Aligner material.
Invisalign offers a wider variety of clear materials including a transparent ceramic material from which to choose compared with Clear Correct 3 options: clear plastic, enamel-tinted plastic, and enamel-shaded plastic. However, Invisalign requires different aligner trays because every person has unique jaw bone structures and optimal aligner placement varies from patient to patient. Therefore, Clear Correct allows for greater consistency in aligner placement compared with Invisalign.
Both of these brands of clear aligners are a great option for orthodontic treatment and the final decision is dependent on several personal factors such as price, comfort, appearance, and time commitment among others.
Before making any type of decision, it would also be advisable to read through a few reviews online, to get a good idea of what experts and the general public thinks about Clear Correct and Invisalign. Once these reviews are taken into account, it will be much easier for you to come to a final decision.
That said, if you have considered all of these aspects and still don’t know what you prefer, simply ask your orthodontist to give you a prescriptive path. Also, feel free to contact us or visit our website where we can provide you with more information on how we may be able to help.