If you are wanting or needing to straighten your teeth, but don’t want to deal with the metal and wires of unsightly braces, Dr. Gerkin offers a clear and simple solution – ClearCorrect. Using ClearCorrect, Dr. Gerkin straightens patients’ teeth with a series of clear, custom, and removable aligners. The system allows each aligner to move the patient’s teeth a little bit at a time, until eventually, the teeth are straightened.
To get started with the ClearCorrect technology, Dr. Gerkin will send your records to the company along with a prescription. ClearCorrect then uses those records to create 3D models of your teeth and then creates a “treatment setup” ,which represents the desired position of your teeth at the end of treatment. To ease your way into the treatment, ClearCorrect also manufactures a “Phase Zero” passive aligner designed to fit your teeth right away to get you accustomed to them.
After Dr. Gerkin is satisfied with the fit of the “Phase Zero” aligner, ClearCorrect maps out a plan for the gradual adjustment throughout the whole treatment. ClearCorrect then creates custom aligners using the latest 3D printing technology and computer precision.
ClearCorrect aligners are worn all the time, except while eating and drinking or during daily tooth care, such as brushing and flossing. The aligners are so clear that they will be barely noticeable and won’t have an impact on your day-to-day life. With each aligner, you’ll be able to see the difference in your smile as your teeth adjust. You’ll visit Dr. Gerkin periodically to check on your progress and for new phases of aligners, until you eventually have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.