Common Issues Treated by ClearCorrect

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Placerville Dentistry utilizes the advanced ClearCorrect system to address various orthodontic issues commonly experienced by patients. This approach enhances your smile while delivering benefits to your jaw, teeth, and gums. Leveraging ClearCorrect’s digital technology, Placerville Dentistry offers a comprehensive assessment of your teeth, presenting a clear “before and after” perspective. This aids us in evaluating whether the procedure’s advantages align with your specific needs.

Typical Complications Treated by ClearCorrect

Crowded Teeth

In recent times, it has become increasingly common for individuals to have smaller jawbones compared to the past. This can be attributed to factors such as reduced breastfeeding duration and genetic influences. The reality is that some individuals simply do not have sufficient space in their mouths to accommodate a full set of teeth. Unfortunately, this issue tends to worsen over time and does not improve naturally.
Crowded teeth are often twisted or tilted, serving little purpose other than harboring plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease. This problem is generally the most visually unappealing and is likely to give rise to significant oral complications later in life. Treatment options may involve the removal of one or more teeth in conjunction with ClearCorrect.
Fortunately, in many cases, it is possible to preserve all the teeth by employing standard ClearCorrect techniques aimed at expanding the arch width. This approach may also involve utilizing Inter-Proximal Reduction (IPR) techniques to create additional space between the teeth.


An overbite occurs when the upper teeth extend beyond or overlap the lower teeth. This can result in the upper teeth protruding or appearing to “stick out” (often referred to as “buck teeth”). In severe cases, the overbite can cause the lower teeth to strike the roof of the mouth, leading to significant discomfort and complications. Chewing may become painful, and excessive wear on the inside of the upper front teeth can occur. Furthermore, overbite is a frequent cause of oral injuries during sports activities. It is important to address this condition to alleviate pain, prevent tooth damage, and reduce the risk of oral injuries.


Crossbite occurs when the lower and upper jaws fail to align correctly. The degree of misalignment is determined by comparing the midpoint of the upper front teeth to that of the lower front teeth. A significant deviation in this alignment can lead to abnormal enamel wear, such as tooth chipping. Additionally, crossbite serves as a precursor to the development of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). It is crucial to address crossbite to prevent enamel damage, maintain oral health, and reduce the risk of TMJ-related complications.


Underbite is a relatively rare issue that typically arises due to a small upper jaw or an excessively large lower jaw. Apart from causing abnormal tooth wear, underbite is a form of malocclusion that often results in temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). In severe cases, correcting an underbite may require oral surgery in combination with ClearCorrect treatment. It is essential to address this condition to prevent additional enamel damage and to mitigate the potential risks associated with TMJ-related complications. By employing a comprehensive approach that includes orthodontic intervention and, if necessary, surgical intervention, the underbite can be effectively treated.

Gapped Teeth

When the jaws do not develop properly, teeth are unusually small, or tooth loss occurs, it can result in the formation of wide gaps between the teeth, known as “diastemas.” Without regular cleaning, these gaps can contribute to gum problems and periodontal disease. Many individuals seek correction for diastemas primarily because they desire a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

It’s important to note that there may be additional dental issues not mentioned here or a combination of these complications affecting your oral health. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Placerville to discuss whether ClearCorrect can assist you in addressing these concerns.

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