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ClearCorrect treatment: Correct bad bite, misalignment with clear aligners instead of braces in Napier

A healthy “bite” is characterized by upper teeth that overlap ever so slightly, and by upper and lower teeth that touch when your mouth is closed. If your upper or lower teeth overlap considerably, you may be a candidate for ClearCorrect aligners. Patients with overbite, underbite, and other bite-related problems, as well as crowded and crooked teeth, have been treated successfully from the Dentiq office in Napier with this discreet, removable alternative to conventional braces.

Straight talk about ClearCorrect

Traditional orthodontic treatments (with braces) move teeth into proper placement by applying consistent pressure on them. This pressure is generated by silver-coloured, metal “hardware”: brackets and wires. ClearCorrect, too, places consistent therapeutic pressure on the teeth to reposition them effectively and efficiently. However, this modern option does so without the use of “fixed” brackets and wires that are evident in the smile, and that may require an adjustment period to ensure teeth remain decay-free and gums remain disease-free throughout treatment.

Instead, if Dr. Sundar determines ClearCorrect is appropriate for you, a series of aligners or oral appliances will be worn. These aligners are transparent and made from an advanced, smooth Zendura® plastic. They slip over your teeth discreetly and comfortably – no wires that poke at the inside of your mouth! Wear the aligners as directed and in the correct order. Each aligner corresponds with a different phase of treatment. Failure to wear the aligners correctly can jeopardise treatment, which may be completed in around one to two years depending on factors such as the nature and extent of the alignment or bite problem to be corrected.

Speaking of which, one of the primary benefits of ClearCorrect is that you are in the driver’s seat; you may remove the aligner when you eat meals or when you brush and floss your teeth. That way, your nutrition and oral hygiene doesn’t suffer. You can continue to enjoy even hard and sticky foods throughout treatment, because you have no brackets or wires to contend with – there is nothing to get between you and your treats. We encourage you to only remove the aligners for eating and cleaning. Otherwise, they should be worn throughout the day and night, even when sleeping.

We look forward to providing you with more information about the ClearCorrect process. In fact, this advanced process allows us to show you exactly how your teeth will look at every stage of the treatment process before the first aligner is made. During your consultation, we’ll use specialised software to create a 3-dimensional model of your mouth. Using this model, we can show you how your ClearCorrect smile will look after treatment. Try before you buy – without the risk. Schedule your consultation at our Greenmeadows office today.

Dr. Sundar Jagadeesan Dr. Sundar Jagadeesan received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2002 from the TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India. He completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Oral implantology in 2007 from the Manipal University, Manipal India. In 2008 he decided to move permanently to Aotearoa, New Zealand. And since then, he has been in private practice in different parts of the country, from West Coast to Waikato and now in Hawkes Bay.

In 2015 Dr. Sundar embarked on a journey of learning at the world-renowned Kois Center in Seattle, USA. Here he learnt under the tutelage of Dr John C Kois, DMD MSD. The Kois Center is the only continuing education program in the world conducting and publishing independent research. Every course is updated each year based on new scientific evidence. Dr. Sundar continues his learning at the Kois Center each year to bring the best evidence-based dentistry to Hawkes Bay.

Dr. Sundar and his family have been living in Hawkes Bay since 2012 and love the area. The family is complete with their beloved golden retriever, Maple. Dr. Sundar’s family’s love for Hawkes Bay resulted in his parents and siblings moving to sunny Hawkes Bay too.

He is delighted to meet you as you visit Dentiq, your first step towards better oral and overall health.

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