Invisible Braces

invisible braces




Q. Clear braces – the new way to straighten teeth

You may have heard about the new ‘invisible brace’ and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing conventional braces, Clear braces may give you a new reason to smile!

Because it is nearly invisible almost no one can tell you are wearing clear braces, so you can smile more during as well as after your treatment. You can remove your clear braces so you can eat and drink what you like, and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment. With no metal or sharp edges, the brace is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies.

The convenience and ease of use have made it the choice of over two million people, worldwide giving many patients amazing new smiles.

Q. How does it work ?

Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, clear braces uses your Orthodontist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.

Q. How long does it take?

Clear braces only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours). Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result.

Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average clear brace treatment is three to six months.

During treatment you should visit us periodically, until it is determined that your treatment is complete. Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.

Q. How many appointments will I need?

You will need an initial consultation with our clear braces dentist, to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment. During this consultation we can give you an indication of an achievable final result, the length, and cost of your treatment.

Impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your teeth will be taken and sent to our specialist lab who will construct the 3-D image of how your teeth will look at each stage, from the beginning, to the end of treatment. The treatment software allows you to see a model of the proposed treatment plan, and discuss what is most important to you before you start.

Advantages of Clear Braces

In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, clear braces offer a number of significant clinical benefits   including:

  • Predictable treatment
  • We can more accurately predict when your treatment will be finished.
  • Improved periodontal health through better dental hygiene during treatment.
  • No metal allergies due to brackets or wires.
  • Greater treatment visibility and easier planning with treatment software.
  • Custom manufacture means a tailored match to your teeth.
  • Reduced irritation and fewer scratches.
  • Invisible, so you can smile as much during treatment as you can afterwards.
  • Removable so you can eat, drink, brush and floss.


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