Invisible braces are the latest offering in orthodontic technology. They’re popular with patients due to their discrete nature – no metal brackets or wires are used in the process.
We use a series of clear aligners – much like a thin mouthguard – to correct the alignment of your teeth. They are virtually undetectable when you speak or smile.
What are invisible braces?
Invisible braces, otherwise known as clear aligners, are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth. These 3D-printed clear plastic aligners are worn constantly, except when eating and drinking (water is fine).
The advantages of clear aligners are they remove the bulk of traditional metal braces, they’re transparent and they’re contoured specifically to your teeth. They are subtle enough not to be noticed in normal conversation and photos.
Who can wear clear aligners?
Because they are designed to be worn all day and night for best results, they are most appropriate for adults, who are more likely to ensure they remain on. They won’t produce the desired results if not worn as prescribed.
The trade-off for being so discrete is that the force applied by invisible braces on teeth is different to that of traditional metal braces. They are most appropriate for correcting minor issues, such as mildly crooked, protruding or gappy teeth. They aren’t necessarily the best treatment option for bigger orthodontic issues such as a substantial overbite.
How are invisible braces fitted?
At your free initial consultation, we discuss your desires and expectations, as well as the cost and payment plan options available. We have a range of interest-free options for you to take advantage of.
During your second appointment, we take 3D digital scans of your mouth, which are used to create your custom clear aligners. These scans are also kept as a record to monitor the movement of your teeth throughout the course of the treatment.
Your dentist will then examine the scans and design a plan tailored specifically to your teeth.
Once your clear aligners are ready, we’ll get you back into the clinic 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?
While it is important that your clear aligners stay in day and night, there are a few occasions when it’s necessary to remove them.
We ask that you remove your invisible braces when you’re:
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?
We all want straight, beautiful teeth and a smile to be proud of, but we don’t want the metallic bulk of traditional braces. Not only are clear aligners transparent, they’re contoured to the unique shape of your teeth so that they’re barely noticed during conversation or when you smile.
Oral hygiene is easy with clear aligners. Simply take them out and brush and floss as normal, then put them back in. You’ll achieve the desired results as long as they’re in place for at least 22 hours a day.
The fitting process for clear aligners is simpler and less consuming than that of traditional metal braces. The price is often less, too, and you’re private health insurance may even provide some cover. If you’re interested, talk to our friendly team about interest-free payment plans.
Easy payment options
Even though it’s the weekend, our amazingly flexible payment options are still available. You can pay for your Saturday dental treatment with Zip Money as if it’s a regular weekday. Dental treatments are important to your overall health, and it’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible. With Zip Money, the benefits include:
Health Fund Friendly
At Polished Dental, we accept all major private health funds and can facilitate on the spot claiming with HICAPS! We are also proud to be classified as Preferred Providers for several major funds, meaning our patients will usually have access to the highest rebates possible…