Clear aligners are one of the most popular choices for patients who want an alternative to straightening their teeth without unsightly metal brackets and wires. With the advancements in cosmetic dentistry services, there are now more options to improve one’s smile.

In this blog, Dental Fresh will discuss the benefits of clear aligners and how they work in straightening teeth to help you evaluate if this dental treatment is for you.

What are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners also known as  invisible aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses  a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays to gradually reposition your teeth. They  work by applying gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position.

Your dentist will create a custom treatment plan for you, mapping out the exact movements your teeth will make throughout the treatment. You’ll receive a series of clear aligners, each slightly different from the last, that you’ll wear every two weeks before moving on to the next one. The length of treatment varies depending on the severity of your case and the mobility of your teeth.

What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

  • Virtually invisible: Unlike traditional braces with metal wires, clear aligners  are almost undetectable so they  straighten your teeth  without  you needing to feel self-conscious about your appearance. 
  • Removable: You can take them out when you eat, brush your teeth, or attend special events. However, it’s important to wear them for the recommended amount of time each day to ensure that your treatment progresses as planned.
  • Comfortable to wear: Clear aligners are made from a smooth plastic material that’s comfortable to wear. Unlike traditional braces, they don’t have any metal brackets or wires that can irritate your mouth.
  • Easier to clean: Clear aligners are easy to clean with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap. You don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in between brackets and wires, which can be a challenge with traditional braces.

Is it worth the money?

The cost of clear aligners or clear braces in the Sydney areas can range from around $5,000 – $8,000, depending on your specific case and the provider you choose. Many people find that they’re worth the investment because of their benefits and effectiveness in straightening teeth without dealing with  the discomfort of metal wires and the benefit of being ‘invisible’.

At Dental Fresh, we offer various options for clear aligners. As an authorised Invisalign provider, we help our patients improve their  appearance and their oral health, boost confidence and achieve  a beautiful, smile. Clear aligners provide a  comfortable, aesthetic and affordable  treatment option for a beautiful clear, straight smile. Book your consultation in our Bondi Junction clinic today.