ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign: Which clear aligner brand stands on top?
It’s no secret that orthodontic treatment is one of the best investments one can make. In the quest for straighter teeth, many patients choose clear aligner therapy because it is subtle, comfortable, and allows for more freedom when eating, brushing, and flossing.
Two top clear aligner brands are Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Still, you might be wondering, what’s the difference? Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr. of Alamo City Orthodontics outlines the critical differences between these two popular aligner brands and can help you decide if you qualify when you schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation in San Antonio, TX.
1. Invisalign is more expensive than ClearCorrect.
On average, Invisalign treatment costs between $3,000 and $8,000, while ClearCorrect treatment typically costs between $1,500 and $6,000. While clear aligners may be more expensive up front, many patients find that clear aligner are more comfortable to wear and easier to care for than metal braces.
2. Invisalign requires fewer office visits than ClearCorrect.
Patients who opt for Invisalign treatment typically need to visit their orthodontist for check-ups every six weeks or so. Patients who choose ClearCorrect, on the other hand, need to visit their orthodontist every four weeks for adjustments.
3. ClearCorrect is less visible than Invisalign.
Since Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic, they are nearly invisible when worn. ClearCorrect aligners are also made of clear plastic but are not as invisible as Invisalign aligners. Additionally, metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces are highly visible when worn.
4. ClearCorrect aligners are thinner.
Another feature that factors into the visibility of aligners is thickness. ClearCorrect aligners are thinner than Invisalign aligners, which makes them lighter and generally more comfortable.
5. Invisalign is made overseas. ClearCorrect is an American product.
Many consumers and providers are switching to American-made products, and ClearCorrect is manufactured in a town you might be familiar with: Round Rock, TX. This is great news for Texas orthodontic patients and orthodontist specialists for many reasons. One leading advantage is faster turnaround time, and Business Wire announced in June 2021 that ClearCorrect’s American-made aligners ship in just ten days after clinician approval. This speedy delivery system allows patients to jumpstart their treatment, which is a win-win for physicians and patients.
Do I qualify for clear aligners?
While both treatments have ups and downs, ClearCorrect beats the original clear aligner brand in price, appearance, and composition. Plus, we can’t beat the fact that it is made less than two hours away from our San Antonio office.
For the most part, most adults with alignment issues are excellent candidates for clear aligner therapy. But there’s only one way to know for sure. Schedule a free consultation at Alamo City Orthodontics to see if you qualify.
If you have further questions, feel free to call Dr. Roy Gonzalez’s team at (210) 344-9295. We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile!