Clear Braces

The Secret to a Straighter Smile

Braces aren’t for teenagers anymore! The days of “metal mouth” and bulky braces are over. If you want to enjoy greater self-confidence from a straighter, more attractive smile, we have news for you. Dr. Hussong provides contemporary, inconspicuous, and fast orthodontic treatment with clear, removable braces for adults and teens. Whether you’re a working professional or a high school student, you can benefit from our practically invisible orthodontic system.

The Scoop on Clear Braces

ClearCorrect™ is an FDA-approved system that uses acrylic aligners to straighten teeth incrementally, in less time than traditional braces. You won’t have to endure uncomfortable brackets and wires, and because you can remove ClearCorrect aligners, you’ll experience no food restrictions or problems with brushing or flossing. Simply take the aligners out, like you would and athletic mouth guard or retainer. You can remove the aligners prior to meals or during special occasions. Since ClearCorrect makes caring for your teeth easy, you can better maintain good dental health.

Why Do I Need Clear Braces?

Many people question the importance of orthodontic treatment. After all, braces really only address cosmetic issues, right? Unfortunately, uneven teeth provide a number of hiding places for harmful bacteria, which boosts the risk of developing cavities or gum disease. Misalignment also increases the chances of experiencing TMJ disorder or teeth grinding. With clear braces, we can correct misalignment and improve your dental health.

Receiving Clear Braces

At your first visit, Dr. Hussong will use 3D computer imaging to plan your case. Before treatment begins, the doctor can show you what your teeth might look like upon completion of treatment. Then, using special software, a series of custom aligners will be designed just for you. Custom-made from plastic for comfort and accuracy, the aligners will gradually and gently reposition your teeth. You will need to wear the aligners every day between 20 and 22 hours. Every few weeks, you will replace one aligner with the next in your sequence. Gentle force will reposition your teeth, and you’ll retain a mature, polished appearance. The entire treatment period takes about a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens.

Do I Qualify for Clear Braces?

Clear braces work best for adults and teens aged 15 and older. The ClearCorrect system address crooked or crowded teeth, however, some cases of misalignment may be too severe for ClearCorrect. In cases such as this, your Polk City dentist may need to recommend another method of orthodontic treatment. If you would like to learn more about the ClearCorrect system, then contact our office today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is eager to answer any questions or address any concerns.

  • A Personal Invitation

    You’ll find our dental office cozy and relaxing and our team accommodating. Watch DirecTV during your appointment, and afterward, allow us to treat you to a paraffin hand dip and a warm, scented neck wrap. We will make your time at Cornerstone Dental enjoyable. For cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Polk City, Iowa, contact us today. We serve families from Alleman, Ankeny, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and surrounding communities.