Clear Aligners

There's Nothing Invisible About The Results Of Clear Aligners

If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, there are ways to correct the problem. Whether you have crooked teeth, a crowded mouth, gaps in your bite, or other bite dysfunctions, clear aligners could be the answer you need.
At Simple Dental Dentist Bicton, we provide a wide range of treatment options for our patients who want to get their smile back on track and achieve flawless results with less minor discomfort than regular braces could provide. Our experienced professional orthodontists will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the orthodontic treatment. Furthermore, our team at Simple Dental Dentist Bicton will work with you to attain gorgeous and straight teeth!

The Advantages of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners provide advantages over traditional braces. The most significant advantage is that they are nearly invisible, which means that no one except you and your dentist will know that you are straightening your teeth.

Why Choose Simple Dental Dentist Bicton for Clear Aligners

You’re uncomfortable with the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth are crooked, you have gaps between them, or they don’t look straight.
Imagine getting the perfectly straight teeth you’ve always longed for and no longer worrying about how your teeth look when you open your mouth to smile.
At Simple Dental Dentist Bicton, we can give you a confident smile! With our high-quality care and advanced technology, we offer invisible aligners to help correct all sorts of dental issues like crowding and gaps, so that your teeth will be aligned perfectly. We also have available options for payment plans. You’d better see it for yourself; our experienced orthodontist professionals guarantee that you will receive the best possible treatment. So, get a smile transformation with us!

Call us at (08) 9438 2032 or book an appointment online now!

img9

Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are designed to gently reposition your teeth, one tooth at a time. This pressure is transmitted to your jaws through your roots.

Your jaw bone responds to forces by moving the sockets, and your teeth fall into line. Due to the minimal changes between aligners, treatment using aligner technology is typically gentle and comfortable.

Clear aligners can correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues. It can be beneficial to precisely understand what they are designed to correct to assess whether they are the right course of treatment for you. The most common dental problems that clear aligners fix include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth

A bite problem exists when the teeth are not correctly aligned when the mouth is closed. Fortunately, many moderate biting issues can be corrected successfully and efficiently with clear aligners.

If both the patient and the licensed orthodontist agree that a clear aligner procedure is necessary during the initial consultation, our team will immediately begin working. The orthodontist will take dental X-rays and create a digital scan mould of the patient’s mouth. The orthodontist will review this information and develop a treatment plan. This will include a description of which teeth should be moved and where they should be moved. Next, the patient will be fitted with a custom-made mouth appliance by our orthodontic professional.

Getting used to the aligner trays may take a few weeks. During the first few days, sensitivity and pain are common. While your bite may feel different when your teeth move, this is entirely normal. Furthermore, while you have the aligners in your mouth, you may experience some lip and speech issues.

To be effective and achieve a straight and beautiful smile, the orthodontist will recommend how long the clear aligners stay in the person’s mouth, usually between 20 and 22 hours a day. The patient should remove the aligners during meals and for cleaning.
In either case, clear aligners can help you achieve a straighter smile, and the process is not as extensive as you may believe. Treatment duration varies depending on individual needs. However, clear aligner treatment typically takes no longer than 24 months. Following treatment, maintaining a custom-made retainer will help prevent your new smile from moving out of place.

Clear aligners and traditional braces both serve the same purpose and function in straightening teeth, filling gaps, and correcting bite and alignment. Both procedures apply consistent pressure on the teeth, gradually shifting each tooth into proper alignment.

Price

Traditional braces are usually the less expensive option for treatment costs. The cost of clear aligners will vary depending on the number of trays needed. The number of trays needed is determined by the extent of the tooth adjustments required. Before deciding, you can discuss the cost with a qualified orthodontist.

Appearance

Clear aligners are nearly unnoticeable, but traditional metal braces are more visible. Clear aligner materials are composed of clear plastic, whereas braces are made of metal.

Comfort

Straightening your teeth is not always a pleasant experience. Whether you have braces or clear aligners, the process of changing your teeth’s alignment can be uncomfortable. On the other hand, clear aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces since they apply less pressure to the teeth overall. Braces can also have sharp edges that can cut the inside of the lip and tongue.

Effectiveness

Braces have been used for years to straighten teeth and improve smiles. The patient is unable to remove the braces. Thus, they must wear them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as prescribed by the orthodontist.

The disadvantage of clear aligners is that the trays are detachable. Thus, patients may not always adhere to the recommended period of use. Furthermore, if you forget or misplace your trays, your teeth will shift while not wearing them. People who use clear aligners wear the trays for a shorter period than recommended, extending the time it takes to finish treatment. Traditional braces are also more effective when the teeth are badly misaligned. Furthermore, clear aligners are not always effective at straightening teeth that are rotated or overlapping.

Convenience

Traditional metal braces are convenient because you don’t have to take them out, but they can restrict your ability to eat certain foods, which is inconvenient. Clear aligners are convenient when you want to eat your favorite hard or sticky foods, but remembering to take out the trays and store them securely is often overlooked.

Maintenance and cleaning

Cleaning your teeth should be a top priority, whether you wear braces or clear aligners. Cleaning is usually easier with braces because you can brush and floss regularly. However, if there is food lodged in the metal, you may need to clean it with a smaller brush.

Brushing and flossing are the same with clear aligners, but some extra effort is required to keep the trays clean. Cleaning the crevices of the clear aligners can be time-consuming, especially if you are not at home. Without adequate cleaning, bacteria or solid food might accumulate.

Post-Treatment and Follow-Up

Whether you have braces or clear aligners, you should schedule regular orthodontic appointments. This usually happens once a month for braces and once every 4–6 weeks for clear aligners.

After you have finished your braces treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth remain in their proper position. Without it, you risk your teeth reverting to their previous state.

Here are some practical ways of cleaning and caring for clear aligners, along with some practical tips you can incorporate into your daily life to extend the durability of the clear aligners. Follow these steps:

  1. Rinse the clear aligners with lukewarm water that is not excessively hot or excessively cold.
  2. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush or retainer brush, carefully brush the entire retainer in small circular motions, both inside and out.
  3. After brushing the inside and outside of the Invisalign aligner thoroughly, rinse it under lukewarm water once more.
  4. Examine the aligner for calcium (tartar) deposits. Aligners, like teeth, are prone to tartar accumulation. It leaves a foggy, white film on the aligner that is difficult to remove with a toothbrush.
  5. If you notice calcium build-up, soak the aligner in a denture or aligner cleaning solution according to the product’s instructions. Clear aligners make the cleaning system designed specifically for them, but any denture or retainer cleaning solution will typically get the job done.
  6. Replace your clear aligner in your mouth or store it in a case to dry after cleaning it.
If you are looking for a discreet, quick, and convenient way to have straighter teeth, clear aligners are ideal. The cost of treatment will vary according to several factors, including the type you need and your convenient location in Australia. Clear aligners cost between $2,000 and $5,500.

Take the first steps toward your

perfect smile today!

footer ctaa