ClearCorrect clear aligners are an affordable, doctor-friendly alternative to Invisalign or metal braces.
1. Talk with Dr. Hauner-Manley about tooth alignment. As a dental lab, ClearCorrect makes aligners based on Dr. Hauner-Manley's prescription.
2. Get Evaluated.
If you’re a good candidate for clear aligners, Dr. Hauner-Manley will take photos and x-rays, take impressions to capture the shape of your teeth, and submit your prescription to ClearCorrect.
3. Wear your aligners.
We’ll make a series of aligners customized to apply pressure to the teeth that you want to move. Dr. Hauner-Manley will check your progress and give you new sets of aligners every 4–6 weeks. You’ll wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, progressing through each step until your treatment is done.
Straighten Your Teeth - Your Questions Answered - FAQ
How much do ClearCorrect aligners cost?
Each doctor sets their own fees. The cost to patients is generally comparable to or cheaper than other orthodontic options, ranging from around $1,000 to $7,000 USD, depending on the complexity of treatment, your location, and other factors.
Are ClearCorrect aligners covered by dental insurance?
Many dental plans do include coverage for orthodontic appliances such as clear aligners. If you meet your insurance company’s eligibility requirements, they may cover a portion of the total treatment cost up to a lifetime maximum, which is typically between $1,000 to $3,000 USD. Your doctor and insurance company can provide more details.
Can I pay for ClearCorrect aligners with an FSA or HSA?
Generally, yes. Funds from flex spending accounts and health savings accounts can be applied to orthodontic appliances like clear aligners.
Do I have to pay for everything up front?
Not necessarily. Many doctors offer monthly payment plans to help fit your budget.
How often should I wear aligners?
Wear aligners as directed by your doctor—usually two to three weeks per step, at least 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and brush your teeth.
How long does treatment take?
This varies from patient to patient. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.
How visible are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are completely transparent, which makes them much more discreet than metal braces. People usually don’t notice them. They’re not magic, however—you can see them at close range if you know what to look for.
Does ClearCorrect treat patients directly?
No. ClearCorrect manufactures aligners based on prescriptions from dentists and orthodontists. You and your doctor play the biggest role in ensuring the success of your treatment.
Does ClearCorrect guarantee perfect results?
Most patients do experience significant improvement in their smiles, but it’s impossible to guarantee the outcome of any orthodontic treatment. Your results may vary.
Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?
To prevent relapse, doctors usually prescribe a retainer after any orthodontic treatment. ClearCorrect offers affordable, discreet clear retainers suitable for patients treated with clear aligners or traditional metal braces.
Dr. Zdenka Hauner-Manley General, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
115 East 61st Street 14th Floor New York, NY 10065