Clear Aligners | Orthodontist in Warrnambool

Clear Aligners

Maybe once when you were young, you thought about having braces to get a beautiful smile. However, you were not keen on having those metal braces sticking to your teeth, the bulky looking unattractive ones. So, without those braces now you might not have that beautiful set of pearly whites, with a dazzling smile.

But do not worry anymore since having revitalised smile and straight teeth at an adult age is no longer a dream. Many adults are now looking for ways to improve their smiles and teeth without having a mouth full of metal and wire bracket braces. For that, you have Clear Aligners.

What Are Clear Aligners ?

Clear Aligners is a translucent aligner system. It can help in fixing your smile and works best if you are looking for an alternative to metal orthodontics. These are also often called invisible braces because they are virtually invisible because of the clear material that these aligners are made of.


Types Of Clear Aligners We Offer

We offer Invisalign at Warrnambool Smile Dental. Invisalign is an approach that uses clear aligners that are made of 18-30 customised plastic aligners, which are removable. It is replaced every two weeks and allows you to eat and drink whatever you want. They are virtually invisible, making them a great alternative to those clunky, metal braces you've been wanting to avoid. With Invisalign, getting a straighter smile has become faster, easier and much more simple so why wait any longer!

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Clear Aligners Vs. Metal Braces

You can align your teeth and restore your naturally beautiful smile with both clear aligners and metal braces. Patients often get confused over which solution to go for when treating misaligned teeth with braces. Here are a few differences between clear aligners and metal braces that might help you in deciding which one to choose for your treatment.

  • The Look: One cannot emphasise enough that metal braces are visible, and from a distance, they can be observed. An onlooker can identify that you are correcting your teeth using dental braces. Metal braces have brackets and bands that are extremely visible. Clear aligners are transparent, giving it a virtually invisible appearance. Hence the fact that you are wearing aligners is not easily noticeable from a distance.
  • Difficulty: Whilst metal braces are good if the level of correction is difficult, and mainly if you require malocclusion (misalignment) correction, clear aligners are easier to wear as they are removable. This also reduces any restrictions to your lifestyle and diet.
  • Sensitivity: Some people might experience hypersensitivity in the oral cavity due to metal braces. Patients using clear aligners do not have any such issues.

Why Select Clear Aligners?

When you plan to go for clear aligners like Invisalign, you can have your teeth aligned without the discomfort of the metals in your mouth. Since clear aligners are translucent aligners they offer:

  • A discreet method for aligning your teeth
  • Gives flexibility to both adults and teens
  • No fixed appliances are required yet offers predictable results
  • Custom-designed aligners that are comfortable so you can get a great smile and boost your confidence.
  • You can enjoy any food and drink all you have to do is remove the aligners.
  • You can discreetly put on these thin translucent aligners over your teeth. Like everyone else, brush and floss your teeth by just removing them.
  • Clear aligners can effectively correct a variety of orthodontic issues from mild to moderate misalignment.
  • No wires or brackets to wear that may irritate your mouth
  • They can be tailored to suit your specific dental needs for optimal results


Our Clear Aligners Process

Here’s what our process of getting Clear Aligners looks like at Warrnambool Smile Dental.

  1. Our experienced dentists will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and determine if clear aligners are the right option for you.
  2. Impressions, X-rays or 3D scanning technology will be used to create a digital model of your teeth. A personalised treatment plan will then be made.
  3. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for you. You will need to wear them for around 1-2 weeks as advised by our dentists.
  4. A period of check-ups will be scheduled to monitor your progress and receive new sets of aligners.
  5. Once you’ve completed the prescribed set of aligners, your teeth should be in their correct positions and you’ll have achieved your desired smile!


How Much Do Clear Aligners Cost in Warrnambool?

The cost of your treatment will depend on the type of aligners and condition of the individual’s teeth. To get a detailed idea of the price of having clear aligners, book an appointment with one of our experienced orthodontists in Warrnambool. We will help you with Clear aligners and more information and guidance on how to have the best smile and teeth.

We also provide flexible payment plans to ensure that you get the dental care you deserve without compromise.

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Yes. Clear aligners often cost more than traditional metal braces because of the materials involved.

Getting aligners put on your teeth doesn’t hurt. Aligners are designed to fit snugly and are far more comfortable than your conventional braces.

In some cases, aligners may affect your speech as you adjust to having them in your mouth, especially during the first few days or weeks. However, these speech changes are typically temporary and part of the normal adjustment process. As your mouth and tongue adapt to the aligners, your speech should gradually improve.

Aligners themselves do not change your facial structure in a significant or permanent way. However, they can influence the appearance of your face indirectly by correcting the alignment of your teeth and jaws.

Aligners are removable so you can easily remove them and follow your regular oral hygiene routine, making sure you brush and floss thoroughly.

It can typically take several weeks to a couple of months. But depending on the complexity of the case it can vary.

To monitor your progress there will be some periodic check-ups scheduled. But these visits are less frequent than traditional braces.