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By James C. Lewis, DMD
May 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Clear Correct  

Imagine having a straight and even smile without announcing it to the world with metal brackets and wires. Your dentist in Trinity and New clear correctPort Richey, FL, Dr. James Lewis, offers this option to his patients with Clear Correct, a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth without making it obvious to others! You can learn more about this orthodontic system here.

What is Clear Correct?

Instead of the traditional metal hardware, Clear Correct is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays, called aligners, to fit against your teeth, which gradually moves them into the proper position. Approximately every month, you'll switch out the aligners you've been wearing for a new set that reflects the changes your teeth have undergone in that time. The number of aligners you need in your series will depend on the extent of your alignment issues and your Trinity and New Port Richey dentist's recommendations.

Who should wear Clear Correct?

In general, your Trinity and New Port Richey dentist recommends clear braces systems like Clear Correct to adult patients instead of children or teens. The reason is threefold: first, kids and adolescents may not be finished losing their primary teeth and may need more long-term intervention for straightening. Secondly, keeping track of the plastic aligners is essential; losing one can throw off your entire regimen and can be expensive to replace. While adults can typically manage this responsibility, it's often too much to remember for younger patients. Finally, it can also be too tempting for them to wear the aligners less often than the 22 hours a day that is recommended; this can stall treatment time and cause a relapse.

If you're ready to straighten your smile discreetly and comfortably, contact Dr. Lewis, your dentist in the Trinity and New Port Richey, FL areas today to set up your consultation appointment!

By James C. Lewis, DMD
August 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Clear Correct  

Clear Correct clear braces offer an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces. Dr. James Lewis, your New Port Richey, FL, dentist, clear correct clear bracesexplains how the braces can improve your smile.

What's the difference between clear braces and metal braces?

Metal braces use a system of wires and brackets that are cemented to your teeth to improve alignment. Every four to six weeks, the wires are tightened. When you wear clear braces, nothing will be attached to your teeth. Instead, you'll wear removable aligner trays that have been custom made to correct your problem. Every two weeks, you'll open a new set of trays that will gently guide your teeth into the proper alignment.

What issues do Clear Correct clear braces correct?

Clear Correct clear braces correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Although they're not appropriate for severe issues, they offer impressive results for:

  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gaps
  • Crowding

What are the advantages of Clear Correct clear braces?

Clear Correct clear braces offer multiple advantages, including:

  • Flexibility: Would you rather not wear your braces while you play sports or attend a special event? Although you can't temporarily remove wire braces, you can take out your aligner trays for a few hours without affecting your progress.
  • Self-confidence: Wearing metal braces can make you feel self-conscious every time you smile. When you choose clear braces, it will be difficult for anyone to tell that you're even wearing braces.
  • No Food Limitations: If you wear metal braces, you'll receive a list of foods you should avoid. Hard foods can break braces wires, while sticky foods tend to get caught in brackets and wires. Since you'll remove your clear braces when you eat, you can continue to eat your favorite foods without a problem.
  • Easy Oral Hygiene: Brushing and flossing when you wear metal braces is a time-consuming process due to the wires and brackets. Since clear braces aren't attached to your teeth, it's simple to floss and brush your teeth.

Want to learn more about clear braces? Call Dr. James Lewis, your New Port Richey, FL, dentist, at (727) 372-7887 to schedule an appointment. Improve your smile with clear braces!

By James C. Lewis, DMD
February 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Clear Correct  

What Happens During a Clear Correct Procedure? How Clear Correct works to give you a great smile.

You’ve probably seen the advertisements for clear braces and wonder how they work so easily to straighten your teeth. You’ve thought about braces, but you’ve never liked the way they look, so now you’re wondering if Clear Correct will work for you. Chances are Clear Correct clear braces are the perfect choice for you for many reasons. That’s why you need to set up a consultation appointment with Dr.Clearcorrect James Lewis in New Port Richey, Florida. He is the Clear Correct expert who can help you.

The unique, modern process uses a set of clear plastic braces, called aligners which fit over your teeth. They are custom-made to fit, so they are extremely comfortable, with no metal wires or brackets. The aligners are virtually invisible to everyone around you. You may even forget they are there!

Dr. Lewis will discuss a treatment plan developed just for you in which you will wear the initial set of aligners for two weeks. Then you will change to another set of aligners, and another set after that, changing at two-week intervals until your teeth are straight. Usually, you will visit Dr. Lewis every six weeks until your treatment is complete, at about nine to fifteen months.

The Clear Correct clear braces gently and comfortably move your teeth into place and you will be able to take the aligners out to brush and floss, which makes them a very convenient pathway to straight teeth. You can also eat and drink what you want, unlike conventional braces.

If you have crowded, unevenly spaced teeth or a poorly aligned bite, Clear Correct clear braces are a great, modern option custom-made for you.

If you are thinking of braces, don’t settle for old school conventional metal braces when you can have the best modern technology has to offer- Clear Correct clear braces. Call Dr. James Lewis, the expert in Clear Correct clear braces, in New Port Richey, Florida. Call today and get started on your straight and beautiful smile!

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