Clear Aligners

Radiate confidence with Clear aligners - the clear and virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth.

The Clear Aligner Difference

Clear Aligners are an innovative approach to effectively straighten your teeth with a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-designed and fitted to suit your orthodontic requirements. With no traditional metal brackets or wires, the course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, sequentially moving your teeth into a straighter position, until you have achieved a beautiful straight smile. 

The Benefit of having Straight Teeth

Straightening your teeth for aesthetic purposes is not the only beneficial outcome of orthodontics. Having straight teeth has additional benefits: 

• Gives you healthier gums / reduces periodontal disease.

• Makes teeth easier to clean.

• Prevents abnormal tooth wear.

• Decreases your risk of tooth injury.

• Improves self-esteem and happiness.

Malocclusion

Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth that aren't in their ideal position between the two dental arches. Put simply it means "bad bite." Different malocclusions can cause various issues with your oral health. Malocclusions can also impact your facial aesthetics. In cosmetic dentistry fixing malocclusions can play a big role, not only by making teeth straighter but by also providing a solid foundation for any additional aesthetic work such as crowns or veneers. Invisalign is one way to fix a malocclusion.

Consultation

APPOINTMENT #1

You will receive x-rays, scans and photos to accurately treatment plan the movement of your teeth. Dr. James B will assess and examine your teeth to determine your suitability for Invisalign treatment. This will be a great opportunity for you to explore your desired outcome and raise your concerns and expectations. Dr. James B will assess your facial features and aesthetics and give his professional opinion on how to achieve the aesthetic outcome you desire. The assessment of suitability  for orthodontic treatment also includes your oral and periodontal health. Dr. James B would never recommend treatment unless he is confident that the desired result can be safely and effectively achieved. 

APPOINTMENT #2 - ClinCheck Software & Simulation

Based on the results from your initial consultation, you will be given a rough outline of the duration of your treatment and which Clear aligner case you fall under. This will be shown to you through your ClinCheck Software which will be made available to you to help you visualise the projected end goal of your treatment. Dr. James B may use small tooth coloured attachments to aid in the movement of your teeth. Any alterations to the position of your teeth can be discussed with Dr. James B before your treatment begins.

Before & After ClinCheck Software:

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Practice Visits and at Home Service through Virtual Monitoring

 

APPOINTMENT #3+ 

Once your Clear Aligner treatment is ready to commence, your first series of aligners will be fitted.

 

Straightening your teeth is a medical procedure and needs to be monitored closely. Dr. James B may recommend for you to be set up on Dental Monitoring as part of your treatment. This allows him to virtually monitor your treatment on a week to week basis to ensure your treatment runs as smoothly as possible. This allows less in-office visits for your convenience. 

Clear Aligner Results

Every individual and case is unique and results may vary. All dental treatments carry risks and benefits. Please seek a second opinion from a professional healthcare provider.

Clear Aligner Pricing*

The cost and duration of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the complexity of your case. This can be determined by booking a Clear Aligner consultation to determine which case you fall under. Treatment will vary for each individual person.

Lite Case

$5,500^

 when paid upfront 

Duration: 3-9 months

$5,950 when paid in installments

Full Case

$7,500^ 

 when paid upfront 

Duration: 9-24 months

$ 7,950 when paid in installments

Complex Case

$8,950^

 when paid upfront 

Duration: 24+ months

$8,500 when paid in installments

Hicaps

Swipe your healthcare fund and just pay the gap. All private health insurers are accepted. While this procedure may be covered, the level your plan may cover can be checked by providing you with itemised codes of your treatment.

Clear Aligners FAQ's

How often do I have to wear my aligners?

You need to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day to get the best result from your treatment. You should only take your aligners out to eat and clean your teeth.

Do clear aligners work as well as braces?

Clear aligners are just as effective as braces for moving teeth. Like traditional braces, clear aligners move teeth with precise controlled forces. They allow a more precise delivery system of orthodontic force through their unique ability to control tooth movements individually.

Can I eat & drink with my aligners in?

No, you should not eat or drink anything apart from water with your aligners in.

What are clear aligners made from?

Invisalign clear aligners are made of a strong, biocompatible medical grade plastic that are virtually invisable when worn.

Terms and Conditions

  •  The patient must pay in full or pay or pay the full amount within the first 3 months of signing contracts.

  • Prices may be subject to change without notice. A dental examination is required prior to treatment where one of our dentists will conduct an initial orthodontic examination, explain your treatment options, perform diagnostic work. You may also be recommended to have a hygiene appointment. The fee for this, if you have it at the time of your examination will be $150. The Diagnostic work up includes a work up appointment using digital scanning technology and also includes an OPG, and photographs. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. We are a general dental practice and can arrange a referral to an orthodontist.

  • Clear aligner treatments vary from $2,500 to $8,950. Only your treating dental practitioner can determine which  product is suitable for your needs depending on your treatment complexity. The cost of treatment includes an initial examination by our Dentist, diagnostic records including x-rays, by-monthly aligner-fitting appointments for the duration of treatment and aligners. Lost or broken aligners and retainers may incur an additional fee. Patients must have had a general dental check-up within the last 6 months to ensure their dental work and oral hygiene is up to date and are clinically ready to be treated with Clear aligners. A general dental check-up is not included in the treatment fee. Patients are required to pay a deposit before proceeding to treatment. No refunds available. Additional fees and charges are payable.