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July 23, 2018

ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign

woman wearing invisalignLet’s face it, not everyone is born with a naturally attractive smile. In fact, it is estimated that one-third of adults do not like how their teeth look. Among one of the leading concerns involves alignment issues. Although you have always wanted to straighten your teeth, you feel that you are too old for traditional braces because they can cause a juvenile-like appearance. You need a solution that is sophisticated and less noticeable. Now, you have a couple of different options with ClearCorrect and Invisalign in Ann Arbor.

Improve Your Smile Today

It is never too late to improve your confidence and oral health by aligning your teeth. By doing so, you will reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease because your teeth become easier to clean. Not to mention, you decrease the likeliness of a dental emergency and the development of disorders that affect temporomandibular joint.

Although orthodontics is often believed to only be for children and teens, more adults are now choosing to correct their alignment issues. In fact, 27% of orthodontic patients in the U.S. are now over the age of 18. New developments, like Clear Correct and Invisalign, have fueled the demand for adult braces because they are less noticeable.


ClearCorrect uses a similar method to align your teeth as traditional braces; however, there is one big difference. Instead of attaching the brackets and wires to their front surfaces, they are bonded to the back side. This makes them less noticeable, but they remain equally as effective for correcting even the most complex bite and alignment issues.

Due to their precise placement, you will not have to worry about any irritation to your tongue, and your ability to speak clearly will not change. You will benefit from a discreet solution to get the healthy, straight smile that you have always wanted.


Invisalign is far different than traditional braces. It does not use brackets or wires to move your teeth. Instead, clear plastic aligners gradually move them into position. Since they are clear, they are virtually invisible, so no one will be able to tell that you are wearing them

They are also removable, so you will not have to worry about any dietary or oral hygiene restrictions. On average, you can expect to complete your treatment in about 12 months. While they are effective, there are some limitations to their use.

Which is the Right Option for Me?

To start your journey to a straight smile, you will need to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Ann Arbor. After evaluating your bite and alignment issues, as well as your lifestyle, they will determine which treatment will best meet your needs.

Stop feeling insecure about your crooked teeth. Get a straight smile today!

About Dr. James Olsen

Dr. James Olsen opened his private practice in 1988 after earning his dental degree. He offers state-of-the-art dentistry and orthodontics to improve the health and appearance of his patients’ smiles. If you are interested in braces, he has the discreet solutions you need. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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