Understanding Dentistry: A Guide

Are Invisalign and ClearCorrect braces similar?

Invisalign braces are the go-to treatment option for individuals concerned about cosmetics and those who dislike a metallic taste in their mouths. However, if you've been looking them up, you may probably have come across ClearCorrect braces. These are pretty similar to Invisalign braces, but there are a few differences. So, which ones should you choose? Here's what you need to know to make an informed decision.

Material composition and comfort

Initially, Invisalign and ClearCorrect shared the same material (polyurethane resin plastic). However, Align Technology company developed a patented thermoplastic material known as SmartTrack. This is the material currently used for Invisalign braces, and it has three main benefits: 

Treatment precision

The technology used to prepare Invisalign braces makes them fit more accurately on your teeth than ClearCorrect aligners. This is because everything about Invisalign braces is computerised. 

ClearCorrect aligners are also suitable. The only fact that may slightly affect precision is that ClearCorrect braces are manually cut after they are scanned and 3D printed. 

Invisalign treatment options

There are five main Invisalign treatment options based on the severity of your condition. The less severe your condition is, the cheaper the treatment. Here are the different Invisalign treatment options, from most affordable to expensive:

ClearCorrect treatment options

There are three main ClearCorrect treatment options, and like Invisalign, they are based on your condition's severity. 

For more information on Invisalign braces, contact a professional near you.