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Straighter And Brighter Smile With Clear Aligners in Cockburn

Braces are a big commitment and can be uncomfortable. They’re also hard to keep clean. Plus, it’s hard for children and adults alike to eat the foods they love with braces in place.

Clear aligners are a fantastic alternative to braces because they’re removable, so you can enjoy eating what you want without having to worry about losing your trays or brackets!

And without noticeable metal brackets and wires, they’re discreet. We offer comfortable, clear aligners in Cockburn Central for patients of all ages who want straighter teeth in just 12–18 months! Give us a call today at (08) 9498 6000 to book a dental appointment at Gateway Dental Centre so we can discuss how clear aligners can work for you.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners have a number of benefits that make them so popular with our patients:

1.) Discreet treatment option

Even up close, an average person will not realise you’re wearing clear aligners. While they’re not entirely invisible, they’re so inconspicuous that no one will notice you’re wearing them. They are ideal for adults who are insecure about how traditional braces might look.

2.) Faster teeth straightening

Using aligners, treatment can be accomplished in half the time. While each patient’s case is different, and the length of treatment depends on a variety of variables, clear aligners are usually a much faster option than other teeth-straightening methods.

3.) Cost-effective

Clear aligners are often less expensive than braces. In comparison with traditional braces, they offer many benefits, thus making their overall price even more reasonable.

4.) Eat whatever you want

The wires and brackets on traditional braces restrict the types of food you can eat. Since you can take out the clear aligners, there are no food restrictions at all.

5.) Improved oral health and a healthy smile

Plaque is much more likely to go unnoticed if your teeth are crooked. Straight teeth are easier to clean; they make oral hygiene routines, like flossing and brushing, easier. In addition, food particles will be less likely to get caught between straight teeth. Straightening your teeth using clear aligners reduces your risk of dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

6.) A confident and beautiful smile

With straighter teeth, you will be able to smile confidently and without feeling self-conscious.

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Common Dental Problems that
Clear Aligners Can Fix

Clear aligners use gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into a straighter position to fix an extensive range of dental problems:

Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Aligners

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it might be time for orthodontic treatment:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Misaligned bite
  • Protruding, shifting, or receding jaws
  • Irregular facial appearance
  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Difficulty closing your lips
  • Trouble speaking
  • Breathing through your mouth
  • Biting the roof of the mouth or the inside of the cheeks
  • Clenching or grinding of the teeth

You can straighten your teeth with either clear aligners or metal braces. Your preferences and needs will determine which dental procedure is best for you.

  • A traditional metal brace consists of brackets fastened to the teeth and a wire that connects them. On the other hand, clear aligners fit snugly over your teeth and are almost invisible.
  • Although the price varies depending on the complexity and length of treatment, clear aligners are more affordable than traditional braces.
  • Clear aligner treatments can straighten teeth faster than traditional braces.
  • Metal braces are challenging to clean and require special care. As clear aligners can be removed, cleaning them is easier.
  • Sticky and crunchy foods should be avoided while wearing braces. With clear aligners, you can take them out when you eat, so you won’t have to give up your favourite foods.
  • The most common use of clear aligners is for mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Severe orthodontic problems may require braces.

The clear aligners work like braces to gradually realign the teeth, except they’re removable and more convenient.

A visit to your dentist or orthodontist, who will develop a 3D scan of your mouth and jaw, is the first stage in the procedure. This scan will be used to create your personalised dental aligners. By applying pressure to them, these aligners will gradually shift and move your teeth into correct positions. If necessary, your dentist or orthodontist will also fit clear attachments to connect your aligners to your teeth. They give clear aligners additional strength for more effective tooth movement.

Your dentist or orthodontist will provide you with instructions on how often you must change your aligners. You will typically switch out one set every week or two. Usually, aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day.

The cost of treatment varies according to the brand, length of treatment, and kind of aligner. For a full 18-to-24-month treatment term, clear aligners might cost anywhere between $6,500 and $9,500. Shorter or more limited treatments involving only a few teeth may cost less. In contrast, elaborate or lengthy treatments may cost significantly more, depending on the number of trays used and the case’s complexity.

The use of clear aligners is not appropriate for everyone. Your dentist will consider the severity of your case, your age, and your commitment to the aligners treatment when deciding whether clear aligners are right for you.

Clear aligners are ideal for orthodontic patients with mild to moderately crowded teeth or minor spacing difficulties. Major crowding or spacing issues, as well as severe overbites, underbites, or crossbites, may necessitate more sophisticated treatment.

Wearing the sequence of plastic aligners as directed is also essential for the success of clear aligners. Because they can follow rigorous instructions, older teens and adults are better candidates for clear aligners. Furthermore, because a child’s teeth are still developing, straightening them is more complicated. Your dentist will advise you on additional possibilities if your child requires early orthodontic treatment.

The typical time it takes for invisible aligners to work is about a year, but there are a few things you may do to cut that time down. It could take as little as six months for some and up to 18 months for others. Each smile is unique, and depending on your needs, it may take more or less time. The speed of treatment is proportional to the intricacy of your dental condition. Follow your dentist’s or orthodontist’s directions to the letter, and you’ll have a straight, dazzling smile in no time.

Take the first steps toward your

perfect smile today!