When a patient comes into our Sandy Springs and Chamblee office they are paying for a service. Your orthodontist is going to give you the result while utilizing the tools necessary to get that result. Whether we give you the result with a clear tray from company A or B, it shouldn’t matter, because both companies make trays that exert a force on the tooth to get it to the desired position.
I like the fact that Clear Correct manufactures their aligners right here in the United States, not offshore like Invisalign. Does Invisalign have more fancy bells and whistles for the provider…yes. But those bells and whistles don’t translate into a benefit we can pass along to the patient other than price.
What Invisalign and ClearCorrect Have in Common:
- Both are virtually invisible, so no one has to know that you’re wearing braces. They are made of a clear plastic.
- Both can easily be removed and cleaned.
- Both are custom fit to a patient’s teeth.
- Both are non-invasive.
- Both can be used by patients who are allergic to metal.
- Both must be worn nearly all day (they are removed while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing).
- Both adjust the teeth in very small increments over a specified period of time (for example, 2-4 weeks), you will move on to the next phase of treatment and receive a new aligner.
- For both, the length of treatment will depend on the current position of your teeth and how far you hope to move them. We will determine the length of treatment.
Here are a few reasons why I prefer ClearCorrect:
1) charges the doctor and ultimately the patient for the final retainer at the end, which could cost the patient on average about $800 additional.
2) charges for extra steps if the patient is not completely happy at the end of treatment.
3) Prices are usually higher per case.
- the retainer at the end is free.
- if patient is not completely satisfied at the end, additional steps are usually free for full cases.
- prices are usually less.
- In my opinion, the clear aligners seem thinner and clearer than Invisalign’s. This makes them even less noticeable than Invisalign.
The brand of the plastic aligners has no bearing on how your teeth will move, and how your bite will feel and look at the end of treatment. More important, the success of treatment lies with how well we understand clear aligners and how well we can deliver your desired outcome. As always, start with our full check-up and periodontal exam and make sure your bite, gums and teeth are healthy for orthodontic treatment. Feel free to contact us for an exploratory consultation.
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
 ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign