Invisalign Vs. ClearCorrect – Which One Is Right For You?

Invisalign and ClearCorrect are both great alternatives to traditional metal braces, and at BORO Dental Arts, Dr. Adrian Lau offers both treatments in Long Island City and Queensboro. 

But which one is right for you? How do Invisalign and ClearCorrect work, and what are the differences between these treatments? Get all the answers you need in this blog, and start your journey toward a straighter, healthier smile today. 

The Overall Treatment Process Is The Same With ClearCorrect & Invisalign

While they do differ in some ways, it’s important to establish that ClearCorrect and Invisalign are very similar solutions, overall. Both types of treatment are used as an alternative to metal braces, and they use plastic “trays” or “aligners” to shift your teeth.

When worn, these aligners are designed to gently push your teeth toward a new position. You’ll wear them for about 20-22 hours per day, removing them only to brush and floss, and to eat and drink.

In most cases, you will wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, then switch to a new set of aligners. You also will need to come and visit Dr. Lau every 4-6 weeks for a checkup, and to get a few new sets of Invisalign or ClearCorrect aligners.

However, these treatments are not completely identical. Next, let’s discuss a few of the differences between ClearCorrect and Invisalign so that you can learn more about both treatments. 

What Are The Differences Between ClearCorrect & Invisalign? 

ClearCorrect and Invisalign do the same basic thing, but they’re manufactured and sold by different companies, so there are some differences you may need to bear in mind when choosing between them.

  • Type of plastic – Invisalign and ClearCorrect use different types of plastic, which look and feel slightly different. Invisalign uses patented SmartTrack plastic, and ClearCorrect uses a type of plastic called ClearQuartz. Both plastics are BPA-free, and are very durable and strong.

  • Tray thickness – Typically, Invisalign aligners are a bit thicker compared to ClearCorrect, so they hold up better to accidental drops, but may feel a little bulkier. In contrast, ClearCorrect aligners are thinner and less bulky, but may be a bit more delicate.

  • Treatment cost – While this does vary between patients, ClearCorrect is usually a less expensive choice. Everyone is different, though, so to find out how much Invisalign and ClearCorrect cost, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Adrian Lau. 

What’s Right For You? Find Out With An Appointment At BORO Dental Arts! 

ClearCorrect and Invisalign are very similar, but there are some differences you should be aware of. Still, it can be hard to understand which is better on your own, so we recommend scheduling an appointment at BORO Dental Arts. 

Contact us online or call at 917-201-7999 to see Dr. Lau, and discuss all of your options for orthodontic treatment in Queensboro and Long Island City. You can learn more about both Invisalign and ClearCorrect, and choose what’s best for your particular situation. 

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