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Find Out If ClearCorrect Braces Are Right for You

December 22, 2014 - 5:53pm

The many problems those who want a straighter smile used to experienced with traditional braces have long caused many to seek a better alternative, but now comes ClearCorrect braces, and they have proven to be the best alternative for thousands of users. One of the main benefits of using ClearCorrect aligners to straighten can be seen, which happens to be the fact that they’re completely clear.

In fact, most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing these braces unless you tell them. But, ClearCorrect isn’t the only clear braces option out there, so it’s important to learn what makes them such a good pick. It’s time to discover one of the easiest ways to straighten your teeth according to our dentist in Plymouth MN – Versa Dental Care..

What Exactly Are ClearCorrect Braces?

The aim of these braces is to help users get a smile they can be proud of in the most pain-free way possible, whether that pain be physical or emotional. Traditional braces have proven to be an utter nightmare to many of those who’ve had to wear them at least some point in their lives.

There’s the tightening to put up with, and the fact that everyone can tell you have them on. For many, traditional metal braces have been a source of social distress, but that’s not the case with invisible straighteners like ClearCorrect.

ClearCorrect braces are proudly made in America, in Round Rock Texas. These braces were designed by passionate team of doctors who realized those with crocked teeth were in need of a better option.

A special plastic called Zendura was made especially for ClearCorrect. This plastic is a polyurethane resin that’s crystal clear and resistant to cracks, stains, and damage from impact. It has been carefully tested to ensure safety and biocompatibility.

What to Expect When Using ClearCorrect

The process of using ClearCorrect aligners to straighten you is fairly simple. Just like with the process of getting any type of braces, the provider that you choose will assess your teeth and take the imaging and measurements necessary to have your aligners crafted. The straightening takes place in stages, with each stage lasting about 4 to 6 weeks.

At the end of each stage, the progress made will be checked and measured and you’ll be given a new set of aligners to wear. You have to wear the aligners every day for about 22 hours until the treatment is completed and your teeth are straight.

ClearCorrect Benefits

There are many benefits to choosing ClearCorrect braces, especially when you’re choosing them as an alternative to traditional braces. First of all, removing the aligners is a simple matter. You can actually take them off whenever you want, whether it’s to eat, brush your teeth, or anything else that you want to do.

As well, the flexibility of these braces as a treatment option means more people are eligible to use them, even if they have extremely crooked teeth. The durability of the aligners means less need to worry about damaging them.

It used to be that getting your teeth straight was a very expensive and painful process full of frustration, but that’s not so anymore, thanks to the option of ClearCorrect braces.

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The Best Treatments for Sprains and Strains

November 22, 2014 - 6:26pm

If you’ve incurred a sprain or strain, continue reading to discover a few of the most effective treatments which you can use, until you get a chance to see a medical professional.

1. Ice the area which is sprained or strained

To decrease the pain you feel and the onset of swelling, simply place a frozen ice pack on your strain or sprain for 15 minutes. Just ensure that you don’t place you ice pack directly on your skin. Instead wrap your ice pack in a dish towel or purchase an ice pack which comes in it’s own specially designed pouch.

2. Apply a compression bandage

Consider getting a friend or family member to run out and purchase a compression bandage, which will ensure that even pressure is being applied to your sprain or strain, without affecting your blood circulation. There are a variety of compression bandages available, including compression bandages which are specifically designed for individual body parts such as your wrists, ankles and forearms.

3. Take over the counter medication

If you’re in discomfort, it’s well worth considering taking over the counter medication such as ibuprofen, which will reduce inflammation and lower your pain level.

4. Gently massage the area affected

If it hurts to touch the area affected you may want to skip this treatment but if you have a light strain in your neck, arm or leg you may wish to consider lightly massaging the affected area. However, if in doubt, get the opinion of a medical professional before massaging the affected area. As you don’t want to worsen your condition.

 

Bonus tips

1. Keep the body part which is affected elevated as often as you can and remember to avoid placing pressure on it.  As an example, if the area which is strained or sprained is a leg, avoid walking on it. 

2. For the first 48 hours after you incur a strain or sprain ensure that you abstain from hot showers and baths and instead take a cold shower. 

Whilst, there are various actions you can take to treat your own sprains and strains, they should only be seen as temporary measures. If you believe that you’ve developed a strain or sprain, it’s crucial that you make an appointment with a qualified medical professional as if your strains aren’t properly treated, they could lead to permanent damage. If you’re looking for a professional who can treat your sprain or strain, you may be interested in contacting the friendly folks at the Heber City chiropractor – Nielsen Clinic.

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