Clear Correct vs Invisalign

Deciding On An Aligner Brand: ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign

Do you need assistance choosing plastic aligners for your teeth? Dr. Blyholder and her staff are here to help, so call us now to schedule a consultation!

Countless brands now sell orthodontic aligners as a cheap alternative to braces. However, a few companies stand out as some of the most popular and most trusted dentists nationwide: Invisalign and ClearCorrect.

Blyholder Family Dentistry is here to assist you in picking between ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign.

Choosing Between Invisalign and ClearCorrect

These two brands offer a product that straightens teeth and corrects jaw problems. However, there are a few differences between them and their processes for giving you a perfect smile. The main factors differentiating Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect are cost, material, and how often our dentist will check in.

Invisalign: The Most Well-Known Aligner

One of the first plastic aligner companies to become prominent in America, Invisalign is a widely recognized and trusted brand of invisible braces.

The Cost of Invisalign Styles

How much Invisalign costs depends on which plan you choose. They offer different packages to correspond with various dental issues, from minor corrections to full-mouth makeovers. The number of trays you get and how long the process takes varies accordingly, so the pricing does too.

  • Invisalign Express 5, Invisalign i7, Invisalign express 10: These styles are for people who need minimal changes. If you have one or two problem teeth or your bite has shifted slightly, these could be great for you. They offer five, seven, or ten aligners, and pricing starts at about $2,000.
  • Invisalign Lite: This plan is best for those with a few issues they are looking to correct or a mild amount of tooth crowding. With Invisalign Lite, you receive between ten to 14 trays. You can save a decent amount of money by choosing this middle option.
  • Invisalign Full: The most comprehensive option we offer here at Blyholder Family Dentistry, the complete Invisalign treatment focuses on fixing your whole mouth. We will give you as many trays as it takes until your smile is perfect. This option can cost up to $6,500 and take 18 months, depending on severity.
  • Invisalign Teen: We can also help kids who want an alternative to metal braces. Our office in Wichita offers Invisalign Teen, an invisible braces option to let children and teens stay confident during the correction process.

Treatment Time for Invisalign

The amount of time it takes to get 100% straight teeth depends on how misaligned your bite is and which option we recommend you take. For example, you can complete Invisalign Express in just a few months, whereas Invisalign Lite takes six to eight months. The Invisalign Full package can last a year or two. 

Durability and Appearance

Renowned company Align Technology makes Invisalign trays. They use a durable BPA- and BPS-free plastic material that holds up to wear and tear while staying comfortable and unassuming.

About ClearCorrect Aligners

Another highly sought-after aligner brand, ClearCorrect, has been around for 15 years. ClearCorrect aligners are thinner, more comfortable, and more discreet looking. They are also priced well below the cost of Invisalign.

The Cost of ClearCorrect

The brand advertises their trays are less expensive than Invisalign. They, too, offer multiple levels of adjustment: ClearCorrect Flex, ClearCorrect ONE, and ClearCorrect Unlimited. These run from about $1,500 to $6,000.

How Long Treatment Takes

Like any teeth-straightening treatment plan, ClearCorrect’s treatment time depends on how severe your issues are. The ClearCorrect Flex option allows you to use the least number of trays possible to fix minor problems.

ClearCorrect ONE takes one year to complete, and ClearCorrect Unlimited has no time set, as you continue to get and use aligners until you are happy with your smile.

Durability and Appearance

These aligners are made from thinner plastic than Invisalign. This allows for a more comfortable fit but is easier to bend or crack. Having a lightweight material also means that these aligners are more see-through than Invisalign.

Schedule an Appointment with Blyholder Family Dentistry Today

Blyholder Family Dentistry is here to help you pick between ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign. Our team, led by Dr. Blyholder, has more than 75 years of combined experience. We are happy to speak with you in a consultation and help you choose the best clear aligner for your situation.

Our team in Wichita, KS, will give you a complete dental examination, answer all of your questions, and recommend which avenue to take. Reach out now at 316-684-4921 for more information!