Choosing to improve the appearance or comfort of your teeth is an exciting time!
It might be something you have thought about for years, but traditional orthodontics just seemed too inconvenient. Clear braces are an innovative and effective way to straighten crooked teeth while keeping your braces a secret.
Why Choose Orthodontics
Opting to straighten your smile can improve your oral health. Teeth that do not bite together properly can cause uneven wear, sensitivity and even painful jaw problems.
Crooked teeth may prevent you from feeling confident when you smile. Since first impressions are important, we wanted to offer a solution that gives older teens and adults a discreet alternative to brackets and wires.
Clear braces provide great results without letting the world know you are straightening your teeth.
Invisible Braces with Invisalign and ClearCorrect
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are similar treatments that use a series of crystal-clear, BPA-free plastic aligners to nudge teeth gently into proper alignment. As the senior company, Invisalign holds more brand recognition while ClearCorrect is still gaining familiarity with the general public.
Dr Justin Ward is happy to discuss the benefits of each type of aligner so you can make an informed choice about your treatment.
Benefits of Invisible Braces
In addition to being nearly invisible, both ClearCorrect and Invisalign are removable, which makes cleaning your teeth easy. You should brush and floss normally. Removing your aligners when eating and drinking hot beverages will prevent damage.
Clear aligners feel smooth. They will not cause the sores or irritation that are common with traditional braces.
You can enjoy an unrestricted diet because you can simply remove your invisible braces when eating.
Treatment times may be shorter than traditional braces.
How Clear Braces Work
A comprehensive evaluation will determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligner braces. This is a perfect time for you and Dr Ward to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. We believe in providing you with the most accurate information along with all of your options so that you can make the best choice for you.
At Arthur Street Dental, we gather the necessary information using the latest technology, such as:
- 3-D cone beam imaging
- Digital x-rays
- Accurate impressions and moulds of teeth
Dr Ward’s expertise and experience means you can count on a beautiful and comfortable smile.
Because both ClearCorrect and Invisalign use advanced software in both the planning and designing process, results are reliable and predictable.
Treatment times depend on how far teeth must move in order to achieve your ideal smile. Dr Ward will discuss treatment times and cost, so you have an accurate idea of what to expect.
Clear aligner guidelines:
- Wear each set of aligner trays for about two weeks.
- Be sure to use them at least 22 hours per day.
- Clean them daily with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser.
- Let our clinic know if you lose or damage your aligners.
- Arrange regular follow-up appointments.
- Keep aligners out of your pet’s reach when not in use.
What if Clear Aligners Will Not Fix the Problem?
Traditional orthodontics will correct even the most complex bite-related issues and are still the best choice for kids. You might find that the time you spend wearing brackets and wires results in the comfortable and healthy smile you have always wanted.
Traditional braces come in more aesthetic options today, with tooth-coloured brackets that are less noticeable. Orthodontic dentistry has made great advancements over the years, so even if you feel hesitant about wearing braces, let Dr Ward know you are thinking about straightening your teeth.
We Welcome You to Contact Us
Helping patients feel happy with their smiles is our passion. Whether you have already made a decision or you are still considering your options, a consultation in our Coffs Harbour dental clinic is a great place to start.