Invisalign Vs. Clearcorrect

smiling invisalign patient Dental technology and treatments have advanced considerably over the last few decades. These advancements are designed to make treatments more effective and comfortable and less time-consuming. Both Invisalign and Clearcorrect are excellent examples of such advancements. At Wichita Family Dental we’ve noticed that many patients don’t know much about these two treatment alternatives. Most choose Invisalign because it is a more popular treatment option.

While Invisalign and Clearcorrect are both clear aligners designed to straighten the teeth, there are some distinct differences. Here’s a look at these differences to help you make the right choice:

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1. Cost Of The Aligners

This is a common concern among patients who want to get the best treatment at the most affordable cost. Clearcorrect appears to be more affordable because it’s the base price for fixed aligners is $2,000. This is a good option for people who have slight imperfections and don’t need much straightening. However, the full and unlimited aligner options can cost  up to $5,000 for the entire treatment, which doesn’t make Clearcorrect more affordable compared to Invisalign.

Invisalign has also introduced treatment options like Express 5, Invisalign i7, Lite, and Express 10 options. All of these are more affordable compared to a full set and are suitable for patients who don’t need long-term aligners.

2. Aligner Thickness

Invisalign aligners are made from a thick clear plastic material. This aligner is durable and effective because of the quality of the material. Clearcorrect aligners are thinner, which means they are less visible and easier to maintain.

However, the thin material makes them more fragile and prone to damage. You need to be careful about what you eat and how you handle them.  Clearcorrect aligners also have sharper edges, which can cause injuries if they arent fitted correctly.

3. Treatment Options

Both Invisalign and Clearcorrect offer different treatment options. A patient and their dentist can decide which treatment option is ideal based on the condition of the patient’s teeth. Here’s a look at the treatment options:

  • Invisalign – Invisalign offers Full treatment with unlimited aligners. Their Lite option includes 14 aligners. Their Express 10 and Express 5 options include 10 and 5 aligners respectively. The newly launched Invisalign i7 package includes 7 aligners. The full treatment is the most popular option because it can treat mild to severe misalignment cases.
  • Clearcorrect – Clearcorrect offers three options; limited 6, limited 12, and unlimited. Limited 6 includes six aligners and is the most affordable option. Limited 12 includes 12 aligners and is suitable for mild misalignments. Unlimited includes as many aligners as the patient needs, which can help with severe misalignments and overbites.

Your dentist will explain how effective these different options can be to ensure you make the right decisions.

Materials Used

Clearcorrect aligners are made from medical-grade plastic. This material is effective and safe to use, but it doesn’t live up to the quality that Invisalign offers. Clearconnect is a relatively new company and doesn’t have the research or experience to develop a tailored product. Invisalign has its own patented material called SmartTrack, which they developed over 8 years of research and after experimenting with hundreds of different materials.

This plastic is superior and more comfortable than any other aligner product available in the market today. It also speeds up the treatment process so your teeth are aligned faster. That’s one of the reasons why people often choose Invisalign over other alternatives.  Invisalign has been around since 1997 and has improved its product over time.

Clearcorrect is a good alternative for it, especially if your insurance offers a better deal on it. It is a good idea to compare both options carefully before making a decision. You can always switch to different aligners if you aren’t satisfied with your first choice.

If you want to know more about Invisalign or Clearcorrect, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Wichita Family Dental. Our experienced team will help you make the right choice.

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