Clear Aligners | Orthodontist in Warrnambool

Clear Aligners

Guess what! Having a brand new smile with perfectly straight teeth is no longer a hassle! Many adults are now looking for ways to improve their smiles and teeth without having a mouth full of metal and wire bracket braces. If this is you, clear aligners are an excellent way to get that beautifully aligned smile.

What Are Clear Aligners ?

Clear Aligners is a translucent aligner system that can fix your smile. If you are looking for an alternative to metal braces, these clear aligners (also called invisible braces) made of transparent, virtually invisible material are an excellent solution. They gently guide your misaligned teeth into the desired position using a series of custom-made, clear aligner trays.

 

Types Of Clear Aligners We Offer

At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we offer Invisalign – an approach that uses a series of 18-30 customised, removable plastic aligners that will be replaced every two weeks. With this solution, you can eat and drink whatever you want, and they make for a great alternative to clunky metal braces. Don’t wait any longer because getting a straighter smile is now easier than ever before.

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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 choose when treating misaligned teeth. Here are a few differences between clear aligners and metal braces that might help you decide on which one to choose for your treatment.

  • The Look: One cannot emphasise enough that metal braces are visible and can be observed from a distance. An onlooker can identify that you are correcting your teeth using dental braces. On the other hand, 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 more suitable for malocclusion (misalignment correction) or if the level of correction is difficult, they may not be as comfortable as clear aligners. Clear aligners are removable and easier to wear, ensuring greater comfort. 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.

Our dentists will also assess your condition and recommend the best solution for you after considering your needs and desires.

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, they offer:

  • A discreet method for aligning your teeth.
  • Gives flexibility to both adults and teens.
  • No fixed appliances are required.
  • Offers predictable results.
  • Custom-designed aligners that are comfortable so you can get a great smile and boost your confidence even during treatment.
  • You can enjoy meals without restrictions by simply removing your aligners.
  • Ability to brush and floss your teeth by just removing the aligners easily.
  • 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.
  • When used correctly, they offer faster results.
  • Improves oral health, as your teeth are easier to clean than with metal braces.
  • Requires fewer visits to the dentist and less chair time.

 

Our Clear Aligners Process

Here’s what the 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. During this consultation, we will also discuss needs, concerns and answer any questions you may have.
  2. Impressions, X-rays or 3D scanning technology will be used to create a digital model of your teeth. Our state-of-the-art imaging technology also allows us to accurately map the desired movement of your teeth to ensure a smooth and precise treatment. We will then develop a personalised treatment plan for you with meticulous care.
  3. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for you using a comfortable and virtually invisible BPA-free plastic material. Each aligner will correspond to different stages of your teeth’s movement. You will need to wear them for around 1-2 weeks as advised by our dentists, before moving on to the next.
  4. Check-ups will be scheduled to monitor your progress and receive new sets of aligners. Through these regular appointments, we will assess the movement of your teeth and make any adjustments as necessary.
  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! You may be advised to wear a retainer to keep your new aligned smile in place.

 

How Much Do Clear Aligners Cost in Warrnambool?

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

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

Get a Straighter Smile at Warrnambool Smile Dental

An aligned smile can positively impact the appearance of your smile, the functionality of your mouth and your oral and overall well-being. At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we understand this. Our skilled and experienced dentists will work with you to help you achieve that winning smile using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. From developing personalised treatment plans and fabricating your custom-made clear aligners with meticulous detail and attention to monitoring progress and ensuring your safety, we’ll be with you throughout the treatment process and after.
We also provide a comprehensive range of dental services, including emergency dentistry, childrens dentistry, teeth whitening, and wisdom teeth removal. Contact our friendly team for help with all your dental needs.

Our Principal Dentist

Principal Dentist

DR. JOSEPH MOON

BDSC. (HONS) – UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
PRINCIPAL DENTIST

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FAQS

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.