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ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign: How to Choose Between the Two

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

healthy and sparkling teeth
Metal braces, and the discomfort and inconvenience that with them, are very much a thing of the past.
Today there are numerous options to straighten your teeth. None of them require your orthodontist to reach into your mouth with a pair of pliers for their regular tightening or the smoothing of a piece of metal that had caused an ulcer because it had been rubbing against your cheek or gum.

The best and most effective options are Invisalign clear braces or Clear Correct in Sydney. Because both of these options are comfortable and barely noticeable they have become increasingly popular among adults. How much clear aligners cost is insignificant for many adults compared to the benefits. Adults are using invisalign or ClearCorrect because the confidence they gain from a healthy, straight smile is great for business and works wonders in their social life. Many adults claim that Invisalign and ClearCorrect have been one of the most significant transformations in their lives.


When you opt for Invisalign braces you have plastic aligners fitted to your top and bottom teeth. Overtime those aligners are responsible for straightening your teeth. The aligners are worn for 22 hours per day and between five and seven days per week. After that you switch aligners. The treatment’s duration is generally about 12 months. Unlike other braces, Invisalign is removed when you eat and for any liquids other than water.


ClearCorrect is very similar to Invisalign. Both have clear plastic aligners that are worn for a set period, usually about 12 months, for at least 22 hours each day. Like Invisalign, aligners are swapped daily.

So what are the differences

There are a few. Cost is one. Both have a variety of options at different prices. The option you choose will depend on your specific circumstances and your budget. The entry point for ClearCost is much lower than Invisalign but if you are comparing the premium selection of both products then the price differential is minimal. Depending on the extent of your private insurance cover, both could be covered.

Comparing aligners

ClearCorrect aligners are thinner and therefore less visible. You could also conclude that they are not as robust as Invisalign. The thinner the aligner, the more likelihood of them breaking. The materials vary slightly too. Of the two, the thermoplastic material used by Invisalign is more technologically advanced than ClearCost.
Both products are highly effective. Invisalign has been in the market for a good decade longer than ClearCost and as such, has taken on more of a leadership role. But if you are considering cost, and most of us do, then ClearCost provide a highly effective product that is accessible to more people.

If you would like a comprehensive comparison of both products then contact Cosmic Smile can provide an obligation free consultation and advise you on what they consider to be the best outcome for your circumstances and budget. Call Cosmic Smile Laser Dental in Sydney today.

Some Tips and tricks for Invisalign Users

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Cosmic Smile in Neutral Bay are specialists in Invisalign orthodontic therapy. Invisalign orthodontic therapy uses invisible plastic aligners to straighten and improve the appearance of your teeth. You can enjoy all the benefits of braces without having to sacrifice your smile and you can eat whatever you like subject to the normal recommendations applicable to good oral health. (more…)

What is it you really want?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

So many times we hear patients say that they only go to the dentist when they are in pain. And when the patient has a really sore tooth, all we can do is relieve their pain. We call this Emergency Dentistry. But is this really what the patient wants? (more…)

How do you use the Invisalign / Tru-line aligners?

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

We have been using Invisalign and Tru-line to straighten patients teeth for several years. Both Invisalign and Tru-line aligners are very effective methods of orthodontically moving teeth without the needs for conventional metal braces and wires. They both have their limitations and are not suitable in all cases. However for the right cases, these systems are comfortable and easy to use without any of the complications that can be involved with braces. (more…)