Invisible braces are state-of-the-art orthodontic technology. They are popular with patients due to their subtle nature – no wires or metal brackets are used in the process.
We use a series of clear aligners, which are much like a thin mouthguard, to correct your teeth’s alignment. They are virtually undetectable when you smile or speak.
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What are invisible braces?
Invisible braces, also referred to as clear aligners, are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth. These 3D=printed, transparent plastic aligners are worn constantly, only removed to eat and drink (water is fine).
The benefits of clear aligners are that they dispense with the bulk of traditional metal braces, they’re clear, and they’re contoured to the unique shape of your teeth. They are also thin enough not to be noticed during normal conversation and photos.
Who can wear clear aligners?
Clear aligners are designed to be worn all day and night for best results, so they are most appropriate for adults who are more likely to make sure they stay in. They won’t produce the desired results if not worn correctly.
In exchange for being discrete and nearly invisible, clear aligners apply a different force on your teeth compared to traditional braces. They are used mostly to correct minor issues, such as mildly crooked, gappy or protruding teeth. They aren’t necessarily an appropriate orthodontic treatment for correcting bigger issues such as a substantial overbite.
How are invisible braces fitted?
During your free initial consultation, we’ll talk about your expectations and desires, as well as the cost and available payment plans. If you require, we offer a range of interest free options.
The second appointment involves taking 3D digital scans of your mouth. These scans are used to create your unique invisible braces, and kept as a record to monitor the movement of your teeth throughout the treatment process.
Your dentist will also use these scans to design a plan specifically tailored to your teeth.
We’ll get you back in the clinic once your invisible braces are ready and go over everything you need to know about using and maintaining your aligners at home. Then you’re good to go!
Should invisible braces ever be taken out?
Though it is extremely important that clear aligners are worn continuously day and night, there are times when they’ll need to be removed. These include:
When you brush your teeth
When you floss
When you eat
The general rule of thumb is to ensure you wear your invisible braces at least 22 hours a day.
What are the benefits of clear aligners?
Everybody wants straight teeth and a smile to be proud of, but no one wants the inconvenience of bulky metal braces. Not only are clear aligners transparent, they’re shaped to the natural contours of your teeth so that they are barely noticeable during conversation or when smiling.
Oral hygiene is easy to maintain with invisible braces. Simply take them out and brush and floss as normal, then be sure to put them back in. You’ll achieve the desired result if you wear them for at least 22 hours a day.
The process of fitting clear aligners is simpler and less time consuming than traditional metal braces. The price is often less, as well. You may even have private insurance that provides some cover. Talk to our friendly team about interest-free payment plans if you’re interested.
Quick and easy payment options
Any day of the week – and that includes the weekend – you can access flexible payment plans. You can pay for your Saturday dental treatment with Zip Money as if it’s a regular Wednesday appointment. It’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible; dental issues are not something to be put off. With Zip Money, the benefits include:
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