The parent company behind Invisalign sold 1.6 million cases of clear aligners in 2020. Invisalign has come to largely dominate the clear aligner market. Competitors like ClearCorrect have gained sizable market share and brand recognition.

Are you looking for braces in Cleveland Ohio? Weiss and Tor Orthodontics offers a wide range of teeth-straightening options.

We want to help our patients better understand the difference between Invisalign and ClearCorrect. So we offer this overview.

What Do Invisalign and ClearCorrect Share in Common?

If you held a pair of Invisalign and ClearCorrect aligners side by side, their similarities would be clear. Both clear trays look like super-thin mouth guards.

Clear aligner trays vary in quality, but they basically function the same. The trays fit snuggly over the teeth. Each tray is slightly straighter than the last tray.

Over time, the aligners gently nudge teeth into better alignment using micro-movements. The treatment length of either company ranges from several months to a few years. Once the treatment ends, one of our doctors will fit you with a custom retainer.

Both forms of orthodontic care require that trays be worn every day for at least 22 hours per day. Throughout the treatment, patients should maintain good oral hygiene habits.

Regular visits to see your orthodontist in Middleburg or Cleveland orthodontist are crucial. The meetings ensure that your teeth are moving along the treatment timeline.

What Makes Invisalign and ClearCorrect Different?

Invisalign pioneered clear aligner technology. The company remains the dominant clear aligner manufacturer to this day.

More than 10 million patients have used Invisalign treatments, and the clear trays are now available in 90 countries.

ClearCorrect is now the second-largest clear aligner manufacturer in the country. ClearCorrect was invented by Dr. Willis Pumphrey as an alternative treatment option to Invisalign.

Due to the trusted track record of Invisalign, your orthodontist in Cleveland, Doctors Weiss and Tor, work with Invisalign. We are proud to be certified Invisalign and Invisalign Teen providers.

Base Materials

Invisalign employs a patented material called SmartTrack. The technology was developed specifically for Invisalign customers. Invisalign claims that SmartTrack material allows for more predictable results and greater comfort.

ClearCorrect uses a special plastic material that is fabricated by Zendura. While Zendura is a respected company, many dentists find that it does not match up to the performance of SmartTrack.


Invisalign uses SmartForce attachments (small, tooth-colored nubs). They help guide teeth into better alignment. ClearCorrect uses a similar attachment known as “Engagers.”


ClearCorrect aligners are slightly thinner than Invisalign trays. This may make ClearCorrect appear to be the more discreet and comfortable option, but there are cons to this. Thinner aligners may be less effective at moving teeth, and the trays may be more prone to breaking.


ClearCorrect uses a material that is like what Invisalign used to use. Rather than using a simple plastic material indefinitely, Invisalign scientists developed SmarkTrack. The process took eight years of research and testing 300 different materials.

The results are a product that is easier to take on and off. Additionally, many patients find that Invisalign trays are more comfortable to wear. These are a few of the reasons why our Cleveland orthodontics practice recommends Invisalign for our patients.

Company Experience

The company that fabricates Invisalign aligners is a decade older than ClearCorrect. Invisalign trays were approved by the FDA in 1998.

Align Technology has developed and received patents—far more, in fact, than its competitors.

In fact, Align Technology has several hundred patents tied to its products. That gives the parent company more experience and a technical edge over competitors.

Cost Factors

Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect offer a range of pricing options. For shorter treatments, both aligner manufacturers offer plans that start below $5,000.

The upper range of Invisalign treatments generally costs more than ClearCorrect. But the price range difference is marginal.

We believe that quality is worth the price. If you have questions or concerns about pricing, don’t hesitate to speak to our team. Many of our patients come with questions about payment plans and financing.

A member of our team will gladly go over cost factors. We want you and your family to enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment.

Which Option Is Right for Me?

Both ClearCorrect and Alignerco can deliver drastic cosmetic results. Clear aligners offer many benefits, especially for adults who prefer a discreet orthodontic treatment option.

Our dental team offers Invisalign. The company is trusted and delivers predictable results.

SmartTrack technology offers comfort and predictable tooth movements. Invisalign trays are also nearly invisible when worn properly and cleaned.

If you already work with Dr. Weiss or Dr. Tor, you understand that we only work with the best and most trusted technology available on the market. After researching both products, we feel confident that we are offering our patients the best treatment option through Invisalign clear aligners.

Enjoy the Benefits of Braces in Cleveland Ohio

Are you looking for quality braces in Cleveland Ohio? Dr. Weiss and Dr. Torr are known for their caring personalities.

They bring an uncompromising commitment to providing the best treatments possible. Whether you are seeking braces for yourself or a loved one, you can trust our team to provide a friendly smile and exceptional dental care.

Millions of Americans have opted for the superior quality of Invisalign clear aligners. There are cheaper aligners on the market. Only Invisalign offers predictable results. To schedule your next visit, please contact our team today.