Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners Gold Coast

Clear aligners correct the alignment of teeth by using a series of clear custom-made mouth guard type aligners.

These aligners are changed every two weeks or so as your teeth move. Each aligner is unique and designed to gradually move your teeth into their desired position.

We are one of the few practices that has an intra oral scanner and 3D printer to manufacture aligners in house. This results in a lower cost and allows us to have more control over the process.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Clear aligners are most often recommended for individuals who have mild orthodontic issues and would like to straighten their teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. When you come in for an assessment, your dentist will formulate a treatment plan based on your needs and expectations and will fit you for a number of aligners, each of which will make slight adjustments to the movement of your teeth over time.

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Clear aligners are made from clear plastic and are designed to fit very tightly over the teeth. Every few weeks, you will be given a new aligner to ensure that your teeth continue to shift according to the plan. It is possible to remove the aligners for eating, brushing and flossing. The duration of orthodontic treatment with the use of clear aligners will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your issues, as well as your personal aesthetic goals. The treatment can take anywhere between 10 and 24 months, depending on the case.

In order to achieve the best possible results, it is important that you adhere to your dentist’s instructions and wear your clear aligners for up to 22 hours a day.  

What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

There are a number of benefits to choosing clear aligners, particularly if you are looking for an orthodontic treatment that is discreet. Clear aligners are almost completely invisible, which means that they are not noticeable when you smile. They are also completely removable, making it possible to stick to your normal brushing and flossing routine. You can also eat whatever you like throughout your orthodontic treatment without causing any damage. Clear aligners are generally very comfortable to wear. In many cases, treatment is fairly quick and the process requires fewer trips to the dental office when compared with traditional metal braces.

It is important to note that clear aligners are not suitable for all orthodontic issues, particularly those that are more complex. We recommend that you come in for a consultation so that your dentist can advise whether or not you are suited to the treatment.

Will I Need to Wear a Retainer?

As with any orthodontic treatment, it is likely that you will have to wear a retainer following your treatment with clear aligners. A retainer helps to maintain the position of the teeth after they have been moved by the aligners. In most cases, you can expect to wear a retainer for some time following treatment, most commonly at night while you sleep.

Besides wearing a retainer, you can also get the most out of your treatment by maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy during and after treatment. Keep your aligners clean by brushing them and rinsing them with water regularly.

Why Choose Us?

At Malo Dental Gold Coast, we are a team of professionals with decades of experience. Our goal is to help you achieve a long-lasting smile that you are proud of. We don’t believe in taking shortcuts to give you the smile you deserve and we will ensure you are delighted with the end result.

If you have any questions or concerns about orthodontic treatment with the use of clear aligners, we encourage you to come in and see us. Our team is happy to guide you through the process and advise you on the best course of treatment for your particular needs and aesthetic goals. We use only the best technology to ensure that you can enjoy beautiful results.