Clear Aligners (like Invisalign)
Clear aligners are customized, almost invisible teeth aligners that are fabricated from a special material. They are an alternative treatment option to traditional braces and help guide teeth into their proper position. Our dentists at Serenity dental offer Clear Aligner treatment at our Emerald, Middlemount and Dysart clinics.
How do they work?
Clear teeth aligners use a gradual force over time to control tooth movement, similar to braces but without metal wires or brackets. The teeth aligners are made of a strong plastic material and are fabricated to fit each individual's mouth. This treatment involves using a series of aligners and each new aligner moves the teeth in increments until the desired movement is achieved.
How long do I have to wear them?
Teeth Aligners are worn for about 20 hours a day to reach the desired maximum effectiveness. Each aligner is to be worn for about 3 weeks before changing to the next one. The length of treatment differs for each case. Typically, aligner treatment can be anywhere between 3 weeks to 6 months. These removable, customized clear trays have to be worn for a specific time duration to guide your teeth into alignment.
Braces vs Aligners
Clear aligners are gaining popularity as a method of straightening teeth for many reasons:
- These retainers are completely removable, so you can eat all of your favourite foods without worrying about getting it stuck or having problems cleaning them afterwards.
- Clear retainers are nearly invisible
- No food or drink restrictions- as they can be removed
- Easier oral hygiene maintenance—simply remove your retainers to brush and floss as usual
How much do clear aligners in Emerald cost?
The cost of clear aligners will vary depending on the exact treatment plan your dentist recommends to achieve the results you want. Generally, you can expect to pay somewhere between $2000 - $8000 depending on your treatment plan. At Serenity Dental, we offer interest-free payment plans and options similar to Afterpay for Invisalign. If your private health insurer included orthodontics, then these should be covered under this policy. We recommend contacting your health insurance provider directly to confirm your policy.
Types of clear aligners
Serenity Dental is able to provide Invisalign, Suresmiles and most recently our own inhouse brand of clear aligners. The benefits of making our own teeth aligners have been enjoyed by many of our patients, with quicker treatments, ability to replace lost/missing aligners within 24hours and more control of your case to the dentists, this is our preferred method of treatment.
This treatment is available at our Emerald, Middlemount and Dysart clinics.
Is this for me?
A smile with straight teeth does wonders for your self-confidence. Proper tooth alignment improves function, keeps teeth from grinding each other down, improves dental hygiene, and more. If you’re concerned about the positioning of your teeth, consult an Invisalign dentist to see if this could be the correct treatment option for you.
Clear aligners in Emerald or surrounds
Teeth aligners are available at any of Serenity Dental CQ’s three dental clinics – at Emerald, Middlemount and Dysart.
While Serenity Dental CQ is a Bupa preferred dentist and also a preferred provider for HCF, Medibank, Westfund and CBHS, all health funds are accepted with Hicaps used to process claims for you at the time of your appointment. Interest-free dental payment plans are also available.