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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Clear Braces

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Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists enjoy educating patients about their oral health, and they always take time to answer your questions. If you have questions for our dentists that are not addressed below, or if you would like more information, we invite you to contact our dental clinic. 

Clear Braces

Straighter, whiter teeth is a smile trait that millions of Australians might be interested in.

The great news is that anyone can redesign their smile without the dreaded "metal-mouth." While traditional orthodontics are very effective, we are here to answer questions Mount Waverley patients may have regarding the invisible nature of clear braces that work well with comfort and style.

How Clear Aligners Work

It's hard to imagine how discreet aligners are until you see them and experience them.

What many patients appreciate is that they never have to worry about or deal with metal brackets or wires. This benefit to plastic aligners allows many patients to remove their aligners before meals, before brushing and flossing, and before a special event or photo. 

Aligners work through a series of custom-fabricated trays that gently shift your teeth up to 0.25 mm to their desired position. 

Invisible Braces Can Treat Many Smile Flaws

Patients with mild to severe smile issues like overbites, underbites, spaces between teeth, and overcrowded teeth might be interested in the many benefits that invisible braces provide. 

Untreated misaligned bites or smiles can lead to joint problems, jaw bone pain, plaque accumulation, gum disease, and more. 

Pop Your Aligners in and Get on With Your Life

Invisible braces can change your life in a few straightforward and simple steps. Dr Austin Rhee is here to answer any questions or go over any concerns together. 

Close up of woman using Invisalign | Dentist Mount waverley VICInvisalign is the clear alternative to traditional metal and wire braces, and the Invisalign system is designed to correct mild to moderate bite issues, crooked teeth, twisted teeth, overlapping teeth and gaps between teeth.

The first step is an exam and consultation for Invisalign in Mount Waverley, VIC. Your dentist provides a comprehensive exam to make sure Invisalign is the right solution for your smile. You are also encouraged to share information with your dentist, including what you’re looking for in a new smile.

Invisalign in Mount Waverley, VIC

If Invisalign in Mount Waverley, VIC is found to be the solution for you, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth, and Invisalign uses these impressions to make your clear plastic aligners. You typically wear your aligners for 22 hours each day, but you can remove them when eating or brushing your teeth. You also change your aligners approximately every two weeks. Your dentist will tell you how long your Invisalign therapy will last.

Following Invisalign therapy, your dentist provides a custom retainer to prompt your teeth to stay in their new straight positions.

Would You Like to Learn More about Invisalign?

If you would like to learn whether Invisalign is right for you, we welcome your call to arrange a booking with your dentist.

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Dear Patients,
With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are restricting dental treatment to urgent emergencies only, in accordance with guidelines set out by the Australian Dental Association. We are open and taking emergency cases. If you have an emergency or any concern about your dental health, please call us on 03 9888 2523 between 10 am - 2 pm Mon to Saturday or email us at  on hello@mountwaverleysmiles.com.au and we will get back to you to arrange an appointment if necessary.
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