Want a straighter smile?

Want an alternative to braces?

Seaman Family Dentistry in Lenexa offers clear aligner orthodontics to help you achieve the smile you are looking for without traditional braces. ClearCorrect is a brand of dental aligners, removable clear appliances, which when worn gradually move your teeth as you progress from one aligner to the next. These aligners look similar to custom at home whitening trays or clear retainers, but each aligner is designed to make certain changes while you wear it. They must be worn in order, as each aligner makes slight movements to the teeth, so the next aligner will fit and continue the changes.

Benefits of dental aligners to straighten your smile:

  • Aligners are clear, so virtually invisible when you wear them.
  • Aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you need to.
  • Using aligners for your orthodontic treatment require less adjustment visits.

Important factors when considering whether ClearCorrect aligners are right for you:

  • Aligner treatment requires personal compliance, they must be worn the majority of the time or they will not work or treatment time will be much longer.
  • Aligner treatment requires maturity, replacing lost or damaged aligners can be costly and slow treatment.
  • Aligner treatment will not correct all orthodontic problems.

Based on the above, we typically only recommend ClearCorrect aligner treatment for adults or very mature teens looking for cosmetic orthodontics – a straighter smile.

Here is a video about dental aligner treatment and below the video are some common questions you may be interested in. You can also click on the logo at the bottom of the page if you are interested in checking out the manufacturer’s website.

How much does ClearCorrect treatment cost? First, there is approximately $ 320.00 in orthodontic records which will be taken for any type of orthodontic service, including aligners. Then, there are two different types of ClearCorrect cases, either an express case or a full case. The express case is for short term minor changes, often for patients who had orthodontic treatment as a teen and stopped wearing their retainers as adults and their teeth have shifted. Express cases are currently $2500.00. Full Cases are currently $ 4400.00. If needed, we have various financial options available to assist you.

How often do I need to come in for adjustments and what is done? Typically, you will return every 6 – 8 weeks. Dr. Robert Seaman will check your progress, make sure you are on track with your aligners, and then making any adjustments* to the teeth which are needed for the next set of aligners. You will then be given your next set of aligners which will last you until your next visit.

*Adjustments during aligner treatment can include placing composite material on certain spots of teeth (called buttons) to direct the pressure of the aligner, removal of previously placed buttons, and/or reducing the surface of the teeth (between teeth) to allow enough room for a tooth or teeth to move into place.

If you are ready to start creating a straighter more appealing smile, then you just need to give us a call. We are happy to schedule you for Orthodontic Records (the x-rays, photos, and models) so Dr. Robert Seaman can develop a treatment plan for your needs. If you are not sure about orthodontics yet or have additional questions, we can schedule you for a complimentary Smile Consultation to discuss your options further.