What is the difference between ClearCorrect and Invisalign® ?

What is the difference between ClearCorrect and Invisalign® ?


The Invisalign® treatment

Invisalign® is a modern orthodontic method that uses a custom-made clear aligner system. Each case is evaluated by an orthodontic specialist who can then suggest a treatment plan according to your needs and budget. 

The ClearCorrect treatment

ClearCorrect is a dental aligner system made of crack and stain resistant polyurethane. There are several treatment options as well as the option to pay per aligner or for a full package depending on your needs.

Choosing your treatment

There are many different treatment options offered by different companies when it comes to dental aligners, each presenting a list of advantages and disadvantages. It is important to choose a system where a dental professional can perform a detailed examination of your condition, establish an accurate diagnostic and develop a personalized treatment plan. 

Generally, clear aligners have many points in common, such as the possibility to remove them to eat and brush your teeth, as well as the discretion offered by the use of clear materials. 

The F. Lavoie Orthodontic Clinic offers a full range of Invisalign® treatments in order to help you obtain the smile you have always dreamed of. 

Invisalign® vs ClearCorrect

Invisalign® offers custom clear aligners made using 3D imaging and a unique patented process. These aligners operate progressively, moving the teeth gradually to the desired position. 

You will find similar features with ClearCorrect, which presents similar advantages to Invisalign® such as the possibility to remove the aligner to eat or brush your teeth and more. 

Invisalign® has developed and patented more processes than their competitors, which contributes in giving them an advantage in terms of expertise. Invisalign® stands out by the use of a patented material, SmartTrack, a thin and flexible thermoplastic approved by the FDA, that is BPA-free, BPS-free, gluten-free and latex-free. The use of this material offers superior comfort as well as a more secure fit, allowing you to achieve faster and more noticeable results.

There are several options to meet your needs when it comes to dental alignment. Contact an orthodontic clinic to make an appointment with an Invisalign® specialist and discover the options available to you!

How long is an Invisalign® treatment?

How long is an Invisalign® treatment?


The Invisalign® treatment

The Invisalign® treatment is an orthodontic treatment that allows the alignment of teeth effectively and painlessly. Thanks to the use of transparent aligners, you will be able to obtain the smile you have always dreamed of, without the use of metal braces.

Invisalign® uses a patented thermoplastic material and 3D imaging to create an aligner specially adapted to your teeth and your unique needs. A specialist will develop a treatment plan in order to help you achieve optimal results.

Duration of the Invisalign® treatment

There are several treatment options available to meet your specific needs. Invisalign® features a series of aligners, each designed to move your teeth gradually to the final position. The number of aligners varies according to the treatment plan chosen and the complexity of the teeth malpositions.

Generally, the duration of an Invisalign® treatment lasts between 12 and 24 months, similar to traditional braces. Some cases may take more or less time and sometimes certain teeth require the addition of other aligners to refine their final position. All details will be determined during a consultation with an Invisalign® specialist.

Consult an orthodontic specialist to learn more about the options available to you and find out about the Invisalign® treatments available at the F. Lavoie Orthodontic Clinic.

Conventional orthodontic braces vs. Invisalign®?

Conventional orthodontic braces vs. Invisalign®?


There are several methods of aligning teeth, such as conventional braces, clear aligners and more. Discover the differences between the available treatments in order to make an informed choice. 

Conventional braces treatment

Braces are a conventional method that has been proven effective over the years. The alignment of the teeth is done progressively with the help of a metal wire and brackets attached to each tooth, allowing the orthodontist to make the necessary adjustments at each stage of the treatment. This method, which has greatly evolved over time, is done gently and can correct all types of teeth misplacements. You will also find several options to personalize your braces such as colored elastics and brackets, “clear” ceramic brackets and much more. 

The duration of orthodontic braces treatments varies according to the complexity of the case and generally lasts between 12 and 24 months. In most cases, Invisalign® treatments takes less time than conventional braces. During the treatment, your orthodontist will perform follow-ups every 6 to 8 weeks to monitor and control progress.

Invisalign® Treatment

Invisalign® offers custom made clear aligners with the help of 3D imaging. These dental devices operate progressively, gradually moving the teeth to the desired position. Invisalign® uses a patented material, SmartTrack, a thin and flexible thermoplastic to offer superior comfort. This material is FDA approved, BPA-free, BPS-free, gluten-free, and latex-free, and has been designed to deliver fast, effective results.

The duration of treatment is similar to conventional braces, usually between 12 and 24 months depending on the severity of each case. One of the great benefits of Invisalign® treatments is the ability to remove the aligner to eat or brush your teeth, as well as its subtle appearance.

The advantages of Invisalign® : 

  • Better hygiene: Ability to remove aligners to brush teeth and floss.
  • No dietary restrictions: Ability to remove aligners to eat, therefore no need to avoid hard foods and risk breaking your braces, also no need to avoid sticky foods that stick around the braces and cause cavities.
  • Graduation/Confirmation/Wedding photos, etc.: Possibility to remove aligners so they don’t show in pictures.
  • No discomfort or pain: No unstuck brackets that irritate the lips or poking metal wires. 
  • Less time loss : Less appointments are necessary than with braces (precious time for patients and parents) 

Get more information on the orthodontic treatments offered at the F. Lavoie Orthodontic Clinic. Make an appointment and consult an orthodontic specialist to discover the best solution for your needs!

What is the price of an Invisalign treatment?

What is the price of an Invisalign treatment?


The price of an Invisalign® treatment

When you first see an orthodontic clinic, the orthodontist will diagnose your malocclusion and will be able to put in place a treatment plan adapted to your dental needs. This will allow the healthcare professional to set a price for the Invisalign® treatment that is right for you.

The solution of choice

This treatment to align the teeth is considered as the solution of choice for the vast majority of adults and adolescents who wish to correct the overlap, spaces, misaligned teeth and all other types of malocclusion, simple or complex (cross-occlusion, overbite, underbite, etc.). The price of an Invisalign® treatment is always determined by the type of malocclusion.

Duration of an Invisalign treatment

Therefore, the duration of you treatment will be determined by the complexity of the case assessed by the orthodontist and also by the number of clear aligners required to align your teeth. The patient’s condition also influences the price of Invisalign® treatment, which is determined by the duration of treatment.

To give you an idea of the global budget needed, the Invisalign® price is similar to conventional orthodontic braces. Since treatment varies from patient to patient, the price will be determined at your first consultation with the orthodontist. You will also be able to obtain information on the interest-free payment plans offered by the orthodontic clinic.

The treatment time is often comparable or even less than a conventional braces treatment. Once the clear aligners are in place, the orthodontist and his team will follow you approximately every eight to ten weeks to check your progress.

Don’t hesitate to visit an orthodontic clinic for more information on Invisalign® treatment or any other treatment to obtain beautiful, straight teeth.