Clear Correct Orthodontics by the Right Smile Center

Orthodontist near me
Clear Aligner Tray

The field of orthodontics made a quantum leap with a technique for removable clear aligners developed in 1997, and today it is absolutely possible to straighten teeth with nearly invisible appliances. The use of clear aligners involves the application of a series of incrementally different aligners for top and bottom teeth that are similar in appearance to whitening trays. Aligners are typically changed every two to four weeks, and each new set is designed to gradually shift teeth into place.  Our practice generally focuses on cosmetic Orthodontic Tooth Movement (OTM), so most of our treatment plans last somewhere around 6 to 8 months.

Obviously, the treatment success depends heavily on your compliance. Patients are generally happier with aligners because they’re nearly invisible and can be taken out for brushing and eating. What’s most important is the aligners must be worn 20 to 22 hours per day for treatment to remain on track.

So the next time you consider helping your smile reach its potential and your face registers instant dismay when orthodontics pops in your head, we have a nearly invisible and affordable offer you can’t refuse.  Please give us call or email us for a consult.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS,PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Invisible Orthodontics: Sandy Springs and Chamblee

Sandy Springs Orthodontist near meEverybody wants a great smile, but sometimes we need a little help. Not to worry, more and more people are reaching success with clear orthodontic aligners from Clear Correct.   Traditional Braces use brackets connected by wires to encourage teeth to move, while Clear Correct aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made retainers that slip over the teeth. They’re made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and fit tightly over the teeth, but can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. You’ll get a new aligner every few weeks to continue moving your teeth into the desired position.

In our Sandy Springs and Chamblee offices we use them for cosmetic purposes to achieve the right smile. Clear orthodontic aligners are typically used for patients who have mild or moderately crowded teeth, or have minor spacing issues.  Because the invisible aligners are custom-built for a tight fit, they are best for adults or teens.

If we can be of service please contact us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Clear Correct vs Invisalign | Dentist Sandy Springs

Orthodontist near me
Clear orthodontic aligners

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[1] 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:

Invisalign:

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.

With ClearCorrect:

  • 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

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

[1] ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign