• By 1300SMILES Densits
  • December 8, 2020

Braces, Invisalign, Clearcorrect and Quick Straight (QST), Trio Clear.

These are just some of the methods used to straighten teeth, but how are you supposed to know what is best for you!

My name is Dr Anu Sankar and I am a Dentist here at 1300SMILES Upper Ross and I am going to provide you with a simple breakdown of each straightening method to help you decide what is right for you.

We are going to look at invisible orthodontics as that seems to be the most popular method of straightening these days and everyone knows what traditional wire braces are already. The three most popular methods we are going to focus on are;

  • Invisalign
  • Quick Straight
  • Clearcorrect
  • Trio Clear

Invisalign: 

Invisalign is one of the most well known and popular methods of invisible orthodontics. Invisalign works by having a series of custom-fitted aligners that are changed every 2 weeks that slowly guide your teeth into place, over a certain period of time.

The pros:

  • Virtually invisible to the naked eye
  • Able to remove for eating and brushing
  • Comfortable fit
  • Corrects all teeth
  • Corrects improper bite and overcrowding

The cons:

  • Must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day
  • Can be expensive
  • Results are very dependant on patient’s compliance rather than the Dentist.
  • Can take up to 12 months to achieve desired results.

Quick Straight Teeth: 

Quick Straight Teeth is another popular method when it comes to straightening. Quick Straight Teeth focuses mostly on your smile line rather than your overall dentition, and you have a  choice correction of “upper and lower teeth” or “upper or lower teeth” depending on the current configuration.

However, this concept uses tooth-coloured brackets and only takes an average of 4 to 24 weeks to straighten your teeth, depending on your current configuration. But is only able to straighten your front teeth and not fully align them.

The pros:

  • Virtually invisible to the naked eye
  • Tooth coloured brackets and wires used
  • Comfortable
  • Takes less time than any other concept.

The cons:

  • Not removable
  • Only works on front smile line.
  • Does not correct bite

ClearCorrect: 

ClearCorrect is similar to Invisalign they have the same process as each other with the custom-made retainers being interchanged every 1-2 weeks for up to 12 months. The only real differentiating factor between them is the material used for the retainers.

The pros:

  • Virtually invisible to the naked eye.
  • Removable for eating and brushing
  • More cost-effective
  • Corrects all teeth
  • Corrects improper bite and overcrowding

The cons:

  • Must be worn for a minimum of 20 hours a day
  • Results are more dependant on the patient’s compliance than the Dentist
  • Can take up to 12 months to achieve desired results.

TRIO CLEAR

This is a more recent version of clear aligners which work with the same mechanical principles if Invisalign, and are as effective but slightly cheaper.

The pros:

  • Virtually invisible to the naked eye
  • Able to remove for eating and brushing
  • Comfortable fit
  • Corrects all teeth
  • Corrects improper bite and overcrowding

The cons:

  • Must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day
  • Can be expensive
  • Results are very dependant on patient’s compliance rather than the Dentist.
  • Can take up to 12 months to achieve desired results.

Hopefully, the above break down has helped you understand invisible orthodontic options available. However, no matter what method you choose our goal will be to aim for a  pleasing beautiful smile that you have always craved for!!!

Dr Anu Sankar

1300SMILES Upper Ross