Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

What You Need to Know About ClearCorrect Dental Treatments

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ClearCorrect is a dental treatment option for misaligned teeth. By the time you get to research ClearCorrect dental treatment, you might have already come across other types of braces (traditional metal braces, lingual braces, ceramic/porcelain braces and Invisalign).  

The most likely reason you might not choose traditional metal, lingual or ceramic/porcelain braces is the fact that you cannot take them out of your mouth freely. These can only be installed and removed by your dentist. If you are looking for a treatment option that you can easily take out of your mouth, you can choose Invisalign or ClearCorrect.


Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two similar dental treatment options. They both constitute a clear or colourless piece of plastic that has a groove in the shape of your teeth. What you do is insert your teeth in the groove and press it or bite down for it to hold firm. The groove is formed in a way that exerts pressure on the misaligned teeth so that they can become aligned.

Over time and as the teeth align as required, the pressure reduces (without pressure, the teeth cannot align). At this time, your dentist will replace your Invisalign or ClearCorrect to match the new alignment. This continues until your teeth are aligned. You may realise that you might require a series of Invisalign or ClearCorrect replacements.


The main contrast between Invisalign and ClearCorrect is that Invisalign is thicker than ClearCorrect. Invisalign is made from thermoplastic polyurethane, while ClearCorrect is made from polyurethane resin.

Some may argue that the thinner the plastic, the more fragile it is, while others claim that the thinner the plastic, the more comfortable it is. You might also hear arguments that polyurethane resin (ClearCorrect) works faster than thermoplastic polyurethane (Invisalign). That said, you might not notice any major difference between the two. As long as you use them correctly and as advised by your doctor, your teeth will become aligned.

Invisalign or ClearCorrect?

Since the two have similar characteristics and people differ, you can start with either. Feel it out in terms of comfort and how it works. When it is time for a replacement, try the other and feel it out as well. Do you notice any difference? If you do, choose the one you feel best using. Your dentist might also have an opinion about this, so listen to his or her recommendation.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers options like Invisalign or ClearCorrect.


10 September 2020