ClearCorrect aligners straighten teeth without the use of metal braces. The Lifetime Smiles clinic takes photos of a patient’s teeth and scans the shape of the jaw to create a prescription. Then, they submit the prescription to the ClearCorrect company. The company creates a series of custom-made aligners that gently move the teeth over a specified period of time. Patients are required to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day to move them into the right position. The Lifetime Smiles team also monitors progress so that patients can make sure they are wearing the aligners for the proper amount of time.
The pricing structure of ClearCorrect is flexible and affordable. Flex is priced lower than other systems, which is great for patients with limited budgets who just need aesthetic correction. Flex is an excellent choice for patients with minor relapse or anterior correction. Unlimited is more expensive but is an excellent option for cases with multiple arch problems and likely needing multiple revisions. Flex is the most affordable option and is ideal for single-arch treatments and minor relapses.
Cost depends on the number of appointments required and the number of aligners. The dentist or orthodontist will be able to give you an estimate of the total cost. The cost of a Full ClearCorrect treatment ranges from $4,000 to $5,500, depending on the condition of the teeth. ClearCorrect is covered by dental insurance in many cases. Your dentist will discuss the cost with you to determine if this treatment is right for you.