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McKinney ClearCorrect

Straighter Teeth. No Metal.

Dr. Zack Hegazin can help patients achieve a beautiful and straight smile using ClearCorrect as a discreet, more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. This orthodontic treatment uses a series of clear aligner trays made from BPA-free Zendura® plastic. Each tray is designed to fit precisely over your top and bottom teeth to correct bite disorders and shift the teeth into proper alignment.

Because the trays are removable, patients can eat without fear of damaging brackets or arch wires as well as effectively maintain their oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Compared to other aligner systems, ClearCorrect proudly makes each and every aligner in the United States.

Are You a Good Candidate for ClearCorrect?

Woman receiving dental exam

The best candidates for ClearCorrect are patients with mild to moderate dental misalignment and jaw placement issues, such as:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Under bite
  • Open bite
  • Cross bite
  • Overly crowded teeth

For patients with more severe dental misalignments, traditional metal braces may be recommended to help achieve cosmetic goals. During an initial consultation, Dr. Zack Hegazin will perform a thorough evaluation using X-rays and impressions to determine which orthodontic treatment is best suited for your unique needs. If you are a good candidate for ClearCorrect, he can send the impressions to a ClearCorrect lab to design your custom-made aligner trays. The fabrication of the trays can take anywhere from two to three weeks.

How ClearCorrect Works

Model smile with ClearCorrect aligner tray

Compared to conventional orthodontic treatments, ClearCorrect offers an innovative solution to achieving a straighter smile. While traditional braces involve brackets, arch wires, and ligature elastics secured to the front of the teeth, ClearCorrect provides a series of clear aligners designed to apply mild pressure.

Each tray should be worn at least 22 hours a day consecutively for two weeks before progressing to the next. Dr. Hegazin will monitor your results periodically to ensure your teeth are responding well to the aligners. Fresh impressions will be taken and a new set of aligners are provided every few weeks. Depending on the severity of your dental misalignment, treatment can generally be completed in just six to 12 months. For patients seeking a quicker alternative to straightening their smile, we also offer other orthodontic options.

The Benefits of ClearCorrect

Smile half with braces and half with clear aligners

This aligner system provides quicker results than traditional braces and is extremely beneficial for adult patients looking for a subtle solution to straightening their teeth. After treatment is completed, you will be able to enjoy a healthier, straighter, and more attractive smile.

Compared to traditional braces, the benefits of ClearCorrect include:

  • Discreet, virtually invisible treatment
  • Generally fewer appointments
  • Removable trays for easy eating and cleaning
  • More comfortable
  • No food restrictions

Does Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatment?

Dentist talking to patient in dental exam room

Although many insurance companies provide orthodontic coverage—especially for younger patients—there can be limitations on how much they will cover. To help alleviate any out-of-pocket costs you may incur, we accept financing through CareCredit® in addition to offering in-house payment plans. We never want cost to prevent you from receiving the care you need and from achieving the smile of your dreams.

To schedule a consultation and start getting the straighter smile you’ve always wanted, contact us today.

ClearCorrect FAQs

A person inserting a ClearCorrect aligner in the top arch of their mouth

Are you considering ClearCorrect aligners to improve your smile? When choosing the right orthodontic treatment for you, the team at Marble Dental Care understands you may have many questions. We want our patients to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about their chosen treatment, which is why our team will also be clear, concise, and completely transparent about what you can expect. To help you in your decision-making process, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about ClearCorrect in McKinney to help you better understand the process and more intricate details of this type of orthodontic care. If you have any additional inquiries, please make sure to contact our office.

Is ClearCorrect safe for pregnant or nursing patients?

Yes! ClearCorrect aligners do not contain any harmful chemicals that could pose a threat to you or your child. While the decision to pursue this type of treatment is up to you, our team will be happy to go over the list of materials used to create these aligners so that you can feel comfortable and at ease in making the right decision for your individual needs.

Does it hurt to wear ClearCorrect aligners?

As teeth gently shift, it is not uncommon to feel some minor discomfort. Each time you switch your aligner trays for the next set in the series, you may feel some tenderness in the following few days; however, this quickly dissipates and the remaining time spend in your aligners is quite comfortable. The trays are designed to fit comfortably in your mouth, so there should be no irritation to your soft tissues. If you do experience some minor discomfort, an over-the-counter pain reliever can help to minimize the soreness you might feel.

What will I need to do to clean my aligners?

The process of keeping your aligners clean is actually quite simple. It requires no special tools or products and can be successfully achieved by doing the following:

  • Regularly soak your trays and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clear away dried saliva, food particles, and bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease if left on during treatment.
  • Rinse your aligners before reinserting them in your mouth.
  • When soaking your aligners, use a special cleaning solution or a mixture of water and vinegar for 15 minutes each day.
  • Never use toothpaste, as these are often very abrasive and can diminish the look of your aligners. Instead, use clear soap.
  • Make sure to remove your aligners before eating and/or drinking.

Is it necessary to wear a retainer after completing treatment?

To prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original position, it is necessary that you wear a retainer when finished with ClearCorrect aligners. The timeline in which you will need to wear it is up to your dentist, but you can expect to wear one full-time in the beginning. However, as time passes, you may be able to wear your retainer only at night while you sleep.

Ask Dr. Hegazin Any questions? We’re ready to help.