Clear Aligners Uncovered: Your Ultimate Guide to a Dazzling Smile

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Explore the journey to a perfect smile with clear aligners, from maintenance to cost factors. Let Grange Family Dental guide your transformation
Explore the journey to a perfect smile with clear aligners, from maintenance to cost factors. Let Grange Family Dental guide your transformation

What are clear aligners or what is Invisalign ?

Clear Aligners, virtually invisible and comfortable alternatives to traditional braces, have been growing in popularity among those seeking a straighter smile. Some popular brands of clear aligners include Sure Smile, Invisalign and SureSmile. If you’re considering Invisalign, it’s important to understand the treatment timeline, aligner maintenance, and post-treatment care. In this article, we’ll shed light on these aspects of Invisalign treatment to ensure you embark on a successful orthodontic journey.

Your teeth straightening treatment “The SureSmile Experience”: A tailored timeline

How long does Invisalign take?

At Grange Family Dental, our skilled practitioners create a personalised SureSmile treatment plan to suit your unique dental needs.
The average treatment duration for aligners is 12 to 18 months. However, this can vary based on several factors. Firstly, the complexity of the required tooth movements plays a significant role. Additionally, patient compliance is crucial; it’s essential to wear the aligners for 23 hours a day, removing them only for eating and cleaning. Finally, the patient’s age can also impact the treatment timeline. Rest assured, our team will closely monitor your progress throughout the process.

How do clear aligners work? / What is Invisalign treatment?

In essence, your aligners will apply directed and controlled pressure to the teeth. Your aligners exert directed and controlled pressure on your teeth. Then, through a sequence, each individual tray creates small changes. This process continues until your teeth reach their ideal position. Each set of your aligners will be perfectly calibrated to achieve a certain movement, so that by the end of your treatment all your teeth will be in their final desired position. Some movements require pressure to be applied in a way that would be very slow with a smooth tooth surface, so some small invisible ‘buttons’ of white filling material are temporarily added to a few teeth to help the trays ‘grip’ the tooth better, keeping the treatment period as short as possible. A small number of cases require pressure to be applied with elastic bands, usually only for a portion of the treatment period.

How to Clean your Clear Aligners / How to clean Invisalign

Aligner TLC: Simple Steps to Keep Your Aligner trays Sparkling

Caring for your aligners is essential for maintaining their effectiveness and your oral health. Here are some fuss-free tips:

  • Give your aligners a rinse and gentle brush whenever you remove them.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and water.
  • For a deep clean, soak your aligners in a denture cleaning solution or a solution of 1 cup of water with 1 tbs white vinegar.
  • Don’t forget to practice good oral hygiene to keep plaque at bay – flossing daily during orthodontic treatment is a must!.

Straight teeth for Life: Preserving Your Smile with Retainers

Smile orthodontics

Once your Sure Smile journey is complete, you’ll need to wear retainers to keep your new smile in place. Your dentist at Grange Family Dental will develop a custom retention plan for you, beginning with full-time wear and gradually transitioning to nighttime wear. Stick to this plan for lasting results.

Overall, clear Aligners provide a discreet, personalised, and comfortable solution for those seeking a straighter smile. By understanding the treatment process, caring for your aligners, and committing to post-treatment retention, you’ll achieve and maintain a stunning smile. Begin your journey to a beautiful smile at Grange Family Dental, where you’ll enjoy the benefits of in-house orthodontic services. Also, we provide personalised care for your and your entire family. We offer a variety of orthodontic services making it easy for your family to access the care they need in one convenient location. 

Our dedicated dentists and oral health therapists provide personalised, comprehensive care for all your orthodontic needs. We aim to give you a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your loved ones.

How Much do invisible Braces Cost / lingual braces cost

Prices range depending on treatment complexity and patient compliance.

A short course can cost as little as $4000

A typical case will range from $7000-$8500 – we will assess your needs in a pre-treatment consultation to give you a ballpark figure, then complete a work-up using x-rays, models and photos

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