Very Misleading - Midwest

Our daughter wore traditional braces for two years...

Our daughter wore traditional braces for two years but despite wearing her retainers religiously, her bottom teeth shifted a little. To avoid traditional braces again, we opted for clear correct aligners to straighten a MINOR problem. At the initial consultation, we were told it would take about 12 months. After 22 months the bottom teeth are still not straight and now we are expected to pay for additional trays with no guarantee?? In the meantime, like a fool, I signed up for clear correct. As others have mentioned ....wait time is long, there was no mention of attachments, of which I now have 7 across the front of my teeth. The attachments don’t have the best record for staying attached resulting in more delays and extra trips to the office and now we're hearing the "no guarantee" line. Unfortunately, I paid in full to get a bigger discount so am most likely stuck with clear correct. Very disappointing.

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More bad news.....latest visit added another...

More bad news.....latest visit added another attachment, bringing the total to EIGHT and unfortunately, the new one is prominently displayed on my top front tooth. To make matters worse, it is so difficult now to get the upper tray off and on, the attachment has already broken off once, requiring yet another trip to the office. Funny.....nothing was ever mentioned on the website, printed materials or at the consultation visit about these pesky attachments....

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I really am a positive person, however Clear Correct is stressing me out.

My initial consultation indicated that treatment would be approximately 24 months. However, after just 12 months, I was informed that I will not be getting new trays at my next appointment. The orthodontist is supposed to "evaluate" to see if I need additional trays. Check out this picture....is an evaluation really needed? Is there any doubt that these poor teeth need additional attention? I cannot get answers to why the big discrepancy between the initial 24 month estimate and only receiving 12 months of trays when my teeth are obviously not straight. More frustrating is after my "evaluation" I will have to wait the 2+ months to get new trays. The wait is bad enough but I have to keep the EIGHT buttons on my front teeth. In addition, the last 4 trays have cracked and because of the cracked trays, I might end up wearing a temporary retainer made in the ortho's office....for two months....with my EIGHT attachments. It is disheartening to struggle with clear correct while watching my husband breeze right along with his well-made, well-fitting Invisalign trays. Yes, Invisalign is more expensive but they are a superior product, based on my experience. Dealing with Clear Correct really has been a disappointing experience which I would not recommend to anyone.

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I just found your review.  I'm sorry you've had such a bad experience with Clear Correct.  Like your husband, I had Invisalign--I never even knew Clear Correct existed.  I did lose a button even with my Invisalign, but I love my results.  I know it's been several months now since your last post.  I wonder if things have improved for you at all, or whether you are still very disappointed?

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Same 'ol story...

First of all....went to my dentist for a 6 month cleaning and he joked that with the number of attachments on my front teeth, I would have been better off to go with clear, traditional braces. Sad but true. An update: After waiting two months for new trays, I find that Clear Correct only planned to send 4 trays. Really? Look that the picture which posted on June 18th....they expected FOUR trays to correct those bottom teeth? Surprise, the four trays did not correct the teeth and I am now waiting another two months for new trays.....who knows how many trays this round. So far, it has been close to five months lost while waiting on Clear Correct to send new trays. My orthodontist reassures me that it will be okay because I have a few "refinement" trays I can use before I run out of my allotted number of trays. . My concern is how can you 'refine' if the teeth aren't even straight and how can I 'run out of trays' if my teeth aren't straight? Who goes through this process to have their teeth 'kinda straight' or 'not as bad'?? Anyone who undergoes orthodontic treatment expects to have straight teeth and there was no mention of a finite number of trays at the initial consultation. If Clear Correct was not able to straighten my teeth, they should have never agreed to take me as a patient. Frustration continues, especially as I watch my husband put in his new Invisalign trays every two weeks and see the great strides he is making. He started three months after I did (with the same approximate treatment time) but he will be done long before I am. I'll say it again... AVOID Clear Correct. Invisalign is more expensive but SO worth the extra money.

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Hi scg45, We have sent you two private messages through the RealSelf system (once in February and again in July). If you would like help, please reply to our private messages with your name, your doctor's name, or your ClearCorrect case number.
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I tried contacting you directly several months ago and received no response. At that time, Clear Correct informed my orthodontist office that the company does not deal directly with patients and all correspondence needed to be channeled through the ortho office.
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