Healthy Dentistry

Metal Free Braces

If you would like to straighten your teeth but have put it off because of concerns about metals, your worries are now over! Two exciting, metal-free alternatives to traditional braces are now available at Healthy Dentistry. Invisalign and Clear Correct both provide Dr. Marhfour with options to correct your smile and bite. Call our friendly team on (07) 3210 2055 and book your appointment with Dr. Marhfour!

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What is Invisalign?

Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental provider.

What's more, a virtual treatment plan generated by Align Technology's unique ClinCheck® software shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck software, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.

If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as Invisalign.

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

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ClearCorrect Braces

What is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect is a clear aligner used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Similar to other clear aligner brands (like Invisalign) available to dentists or orthodontists certified to offer them to their patients, ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a little bit at a time, eventually correcting the teeth and smile to elicit a new, revitalized look.

ClearCorrect treatment involves four phases of aligner therapy. Each phase requires a new set of aligners that are worn for a three-week period. The time between each phase allows for control and flexibility. ClearCorrect aligners are worn all the time, except when eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing. Designed with aesthetics in mind, ClearCorrect aligners are barely noticeable and won't have an impact on your daily routine.

Benefits of Metal Free Braces

Many people delay orthodontic treatment because they can’t bear the thought of wearing metal braces. Besides worrying about being called nasty nicknames like “Metal Mouth” and “Tin Grin, most of them would prefer a more discreet and less noticeable method of undergoing the teeth straightening treatment.

At Healthy Dentistry, we want to give you the full confidence you need to straighten your teeth – without any awkwardness or discomfort that one might associate with traditional braces. That is why we provide our orthodontic patients with metal-free alternatives in Invisalign and ClearCorrect.

There are many things that a patient can benefit from using these teeth straightening systems. Clear braces not only thrive on their cosmetic appeal, they are also known for their comfort and convenience.

Advanced technology

Clear brace technology provides an alternative means to achieve the same desirable results that you want from any orthodontic treatment – straight and beautiful teeth.

They can treat a wide variety of dental problems including overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowding and widely spaced teeth. The main advantage is that these methods straighten your teeth using computer-aided technology that is highly precise and accurate. They are also designed to be minimally invasive – gentle on your teeth while maximising the straightening effects.

Straightforward processes

The teeth straightening procedures employed by these modern clear brace techniques involve simple yet effective steps. Treatment usually begins with the dentist taking a series of impressions, radiographs and photographs of your teeth and mouth. The images will be sent to a special lab that will extract the digital data to build an exacting 3D model using powerful computerised systems.

Based on the precise measurements of the 3D model, a complete treatment plan will be developed – effectively map out the various stages of the alignment process. The dentist will be able to visualise how your teeth will be repositioned at every stage of treatment from inception to completion.

Using advanced moulding technology, a set of custom aligners will be created and given to you to start the straightening process. Each aligner is to be worn between 2-3 weeks before you replace with another one following the prescribed sequence, until you complete the entire series.

No more unwanted attention

One of the most common complaints against metal braces is that they attract unnecessary attention to one’s mouth. The major attraction of using the clear plastic aligners supplied by Invisalign and ClearCorrect is that they allow you to wear them in public without any such fears.

Compared to silver coloured metal bands and brackets that make your teeth look unattractive, the aligners are designed to escape everyone’s notice – even though you still enjoy the same therapeutic benefits. With clear braces, you get to conceal your “teeth straightening” secret so that no one else but you has to know.

Maximum comfort

Made from clear plastic, invisible braces have smooth edges that are contoured to precisely fit your individual set of teeth. They do not have wires and brackets that are known to irritate your cheeks, gums and lips – causing mild to severe discomforts. Compared to traditional braces, the aligners offer a more comfortable and gentle approach to achieving straight and beautiful teeth.

Removable appliance

Wearers of traditional braces may need to avoid eating certain types of food. This is because food particles can get trapped in the crevices between the wires and teeth, which make it very difficult to clean the appliance afterwards.

The beauty of Invisalign and ClearCorrect aligners is that you may remove them for daily activities like eating and brushing. This deceptively simple feature affords clear brace wearers a world of convenience. Patients who keep the aligners on for at least 22 hours a day – you wear the aligner while sleeping – still get the excellent straightening results they are after. With removable aligners, you won’t need to avoid your favourite foods for fear of metal wires getting in the way anymore.

Faster Results

Traditional bracing techniques may take up to three years to correct common misalignment issues. By comparison, modern aligners, generally take between 1-2 years to achieve the straightening results. That said, results vary from person to person, the degree of success depending much on the patient’s teeth and bones condition.

While Invisalign or ClearCorrect may not provide the best solutions for every orthodontic case, they are both viable – and highly popular – alternatives for those with mild to moderate alignment problems.