Orthodontics – Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a proven system to straighten teeth that eliminates the need for braces entirely.

Treatment involves the use of a series of clear aligners which are moulded to the shape of your teeth and jaw.  The aligners are changed every two weeks and are modified in a way that allows them to push your teeth into position.

Aligners are made from flexible thermoplastic which is safe and very comfortable. They have been around for over 20 years and have shaped the smiles of millions of people!

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Frequently asked questions

The benefits of orthodontic treatment go beyond the obvious aesthetic changes of your teeth. Crooked teeth or jaw problems can lead to improper cleaning causing tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.

Orthodontic problems that go untreated can lead to chewing and digestion difficulties, speech impairments, abnormal wear of tooth surfaces and jaw pain.

Reasons for orthodontic treatment:

  • Breathing or swallowing problems – leading to snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Crossbite
  • Over crowding – extra teeth or malpositioned teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Disfiguring of the face & mouth
  • Jaw & joint pain
  • Missing or extra teeth
  • Protruding upper teeth
  • Spacing between teeth
  • Speech, chewing or biting problems

Reasons specific to children:

    • Finger or thumb sucking – Causing protrusion of the upper incisor teeth and mouth breathing
    • Teeth erupting out of position

First, our dentists take x-rays, photographs and 3D scans of your teeth. Second, we take digital 3D treatment sequences allowing us to show you the movements your teeth will go through with each treatment stage. Then we make your custom aligners to suit your individual needs.

For about two weeks you wear your aligners and then we replace them with a new set. These aligners are manufactured on an individual basis to fit your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gradually begin to move until they have straightened into their final position.

Clear aligners are a very comfortable way to change your smile. The benefits of clear aligner therapy include:

  • The aligners are nearly invisible so you can feel comfortable to show off your transforming smile
  • The aligners are comfortable to wear. There are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation
  • The aligners are removable before eating, brushing, and flossing
  • Aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth

If you’re looking to correct the alignment of your smile without the discomfort and appearance of braces, then clear correct may be the best treatment option for you.

Depending on the movement required, some patients may not be suitable candidates for the treatment, in which case traditional braces may be a better option.

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Orthodontic treatment involves three phases:

Phase 1 – Planning Phase

Your first couple of visits may include the following:

  • A medical and dental history evaluation
  • Dental examination
  • Photographs of your face and mouth
  • X-rays of the teeth and jaws

After careful planning, our highly trained dentists will design and apply braces or fabricate custom-made appliances for you.

Phase 2 – Active Phase

Active treatment involves visiting us on a regular basis for adjustments and following at home directions to ensure successful treatment.

Phase 3 – Retention Phase

Retainers are usually removable and help maintain the changes to your teeth. Wearing them will ensure your teeth and bone stay in their new positions.

Treatment and retention times vary depending on each individual case. Our team will ensure you have a successful treatment for a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.

Retainers function to prevent movement of teeth and are fitted after braces are removed. Retainers are of two types: fixed and removable. These include:

  • Vacuum-formed retainer: A transparent retainer providing good grip to the teeth – worn on a temporary basis. Avoid wearing the retainer while eating and drinking.
  • Bonded retainer: A retainer fixed permanently to the inside of teeth.
  • Hawley retainer: A strong removable retainer consisting of a plastic part attached behind the teeth and a thin metal wire placed in front of the teeth, keeping the teeth in position.

The following factors influence orthodontic costs:

  • The complexity of your case
  • How long you are in treatment
  • What orthodontic treatment option you decide on

Deall Dental offer a number of payment plan options.

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