Crooked, gapped, and misaligned teeth can negatively impact your appearance and oral health.
Orthodontics, like braces and clear aligners, can shift your teeth into alignment to create a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dr. Jason Collier offers ClearCorrect® for his orthodontic patients at his Memphis, TN, practice.
Straighten Your Smile and Protect Your Oral Health How Orthodontics Can Benefit You
Misaligned teeth can affect your facial aesthetic and cause you to lose your confident smile. Orthodontics like braces, ClearCorrect, or Invisalign® clear aligners can move your teeth into alignment to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.
It can be challenging to clean your teeth properly when they are crooked, crowded, or misaligned. Straight teeth allow you to easily get into those hard-to-reach places to floss and brush correctly and maintain your oral health.
Misaligned teeth can impair the function of your bite. Malocclusion, or a misaligned bite, puts added strain on your jaw muscles, which can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Orthodontics can correct your bite and help prevent TMD from developing.
Do I Need to See an Orthodontist for My Orthodontic Care?
No. While severe misalignment and malocclusion may need to be handled by an orthodontist, mild-to-moderate misalignment issues can be addressed at our Cordova practice outside Memphis. Dr. Collier corrects many of the same orthodontic issues as an orthodontist without the need for you to seek out a specialist.
New patients can receive their orthodontic and dental care under one roof, and existing patients can undergo orthodontic care and continue to enjoy the benefits our dental practice offers, like:
Are You Ready to Straighten Your Smile? Contact Our Practice Serving Memphis Today
Dr. Collier helps teens and adults alike straighten their smiles and boost their self-esteem. You too can enhance your appearance and protect your oral health in as little as one year through our advanced customized treatment. If misaligned teeth are affecting your oral health and confidence, we want to hear from you.
Contact our Cordova, TN, practice serving Memphis and the Mid-South area to request your free initial consultation.
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ClearCorrect A Discreet Way to Straighten Your Teeth
Our practice serving Memphis, TN, is proud to offer ClearCorrect clear aligners to patients with misaligned teeth. Similar to Invisalign, ClearCorrect is another brand of clear aligners that offers comfortable and effective treatment. These customized, removable trays can straighten your smile in 12-18 months. ClearCorrect aligners are virtually undetectable when worn, so many people won't even notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Types of Orthodontics ClearCorrect vs. Braces
While most patients prefer discreet aligners over braces, every orthodontic treatment has its pros and cons. Each patient is unique, so their orthodontic needs and goals may be better suited for one type of treatment over another
|Clear||ClearCorrect aligners are clear and virtually undetectable while wearing.||The metal wires and brackets in braces are highly visible.|
|Comfortable||ClearCorrect is made of smooth plastic and custom designed to fit over your teeth. Mild discomfort can be expected during the first few days after receiving a new set of aligners, but patients typically claim this orthodontic option is comfortable.||The brackets and wires of braces can rub against your cheeks and other soft tissues, making them quite uncomfortable. Patients may also feel more discomfort after a tightening.|
|Removable||ClearCorrect aligners are removable, allowing you to eat food and clean your teeth like normal.||Braces are not removable. They will only be removed by your orthodontist once your treatment is complete.|
|Effective||ClearCorrect is just as effective as braces at correcting mild-to-moderate misalignment issues.||Braces are effective at correcting mild-to-severe misalignment issues. Patients with severe misalignment can always start with braces and then shift to our ClearCorrect aligners to complete their treatment.|
"Simply amazing! Dr. Collier and his staff are so kind! Very organized and professional atmosphere! Excellent quality! HIGHLY recommend!" Kellie Yeager
The Cost of Not Seeking Treatment Delaying Treatment Can Lead to Greater Expenses
Misaligned teeth make it difficult to effectively remove plaque and harmful bacteria. A buildup of these substances can lead to cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
A misaligned bite can lead to TMD, causing painful headaches, worn tooth enamel, and tension in the neck and shoulders.
An overbite, underbite, or crossbite can cause uneven wear and damage to your teeth.