Orthodontics

Clear Braces

Ceramic or Clear Braces

Clear BracesResearch shows 60% of people felt happier, more attractive, and more confident smiling with straighter teeth. However, while improving your aesthetics, orthodontic treatment also helps address oral health issues, like gum disease and cavities developing due to inadequate interproximal hygiene.

In addition, crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth make it harder for you to clean correctly and result in increased food traps where bacteria grow due to plaque build-up, which is a complex of bacteria and food. If these issues are not addressed, it can lead to early tooth loss.

In addition, misaligned teeth can also affect your daily function, like eating and speaking. For example, many people experience pain when eating and even feel their teeth move within the sockets because of the pressures exerted upon chewing.

What are Clear Braces?

Clear braces or ceramic braces are orthodontic devices that are used to straighten teeth. They’re very similar to the traditional metal braces but are made of transparent or tooth-colour ceramic.

The brackets are attached to teeth and connected by wire and rubber bands. The wire is tightened over time to put pressure on the teeth to move them to the desired position.

How to know if I need braces?

If you visit your dentist Sydney regularly, your dentist will identify a need for your teeth to be corrected with orthodontics appliances like braces. Otherwise, you may need braces if you have noticed the following:

  • teeth that are overcrowded or visibly crooked

  • teeth that don’t close when your bite is at rest

  • pain or difficulty chewing food

  • find it hard to pronounce certain sounds due to your tongue position in relation to your teeth

Pros and Cons of having Ceramic Braces?

Pros:

  • Like traditional braces, clear braces can handle most misalignment problems and have been proven to be more effective in some cases than Invisalign.

  • The brackets are less noticeable and blend into your teeth better than the metal braces.

Cons:

  • It may cause discomfort to the patient, the brackets can break, and the wire may become too long, poking the patient’s soft tissues.

  • The elastics are easily stained and become yellow if they are not looked after

  • The ceramic brackets aren’t as durable as the metal brackets; the straightening process might take longer than metal braces.

Caring for Braces

Wearing braces makes regular oral hygiene practices slightly more challenging, and patients need to work extra hard to keep their teeth clean.

  • Brushing and using interdental cleaning methods like Piksters

  • Regular check-up and teeth cleaning with your Sydney dentist to prevent plaque, cavities, and gum disease.

  • Avoid hard food that can damage braces, like hard and sticky candy

  • Avoid sugary soft drinks and juice as they cause tooth decay

  • Avoid food that can stain your teeth, such as wine, coffee

  • Avoid smoking

  • See your “dentist near me” right away if the bracket is broken or the wire is causing damage to soft tissues like the cheek or gums.

  • Use orthodontic wax to cover any sharp spot that hurt your soft tissue

How long does the treatment last?

Depending on the case’s complexity, the treatment might vary between 6-12 months or 18-24 months. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists for a consultation regarding your case.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the length and complexity of the treatment, the price is around $4,500 to $7500.

It is best to discuss with our dentists about the braces cost, payment plans during your first consultation to ensure that you are financially prepared for your orthodontic treatment.

 

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Orthodontics

Invisalign Cost (02) 8090 1105 | www.sydneycbddentistry.com.au

Invisalign is very popular with adults, as they are clear or invisible braces that use clear aligners to help straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. At Sydney CBD Dentistry our platinum status with Invisalign Sydney means we can offer patient Invisalign treatment for more complex cases. Cases such as overcrowding, gap teeth, open bite, underbite, overbite and crossbite. Due to the range of complexity for each individual, the Invisalign in Australia cost for each patient is different. In Australia there are many practices that offer Invisalign and the Invisalign cost in Sydney is dependent on each surgery.

At Sydney CBD Dentistry we are upfront and clear about our Invisalign price and we are able to give you a treatment plan that states the cost depending on the package is suitable for the individual.

Invisalign Cost Sydney

Invisalign is quite expensive and most dental clinics in Sydney offer it between $7,000 to $9,000. So before deciding on getting this treatment, you have to be financially prepared as well. Research and ask around where more affordable Invisalign is available. Check your dentist’s website to see if there are any Invisalign special offers.

So How Much is Invisalign Cost in Sydney CBD Dentistry?
Our packages range from Express to Comprehensive, where express only has 7 aligners and comprehensive is unlimited. To find out which package you will need, an initial consultation is required to examine your teeth. The consultation fee is $65 and it is not part of the Invisalign package price. During this appointment the dentist will be able to let you know which package is suitable for your case.

  • Express Package $4,100
    • This package only provides 7 aligners and is usually for patient’s who had braces before but stop wearing their retainers hence slight shifting has occurred on their teeth.
  • Lite Package $6,490
    • This lite package offers up to 14 aligners with 2 sets of refinement aligners for 2 years. Refinement aligners are small alterations that can be made during or towards the end of the treatment where gaps or teeth straighten was unable to achieve with the original aligners. This package is perfect for patients with slightly crooked or gappy teeth.
  • Moderate Package $7,290
    • Moderate package gives patients up to 26 aligners with unlimited refinement aligners for 2 years. Most patients fall into this category if their teeth have overbite or mild overcrowding, as the unlimited refinement aligners can continuously alter the treatment plan for the perfect result.
  • Comprehensive Package $7,490
    • This is the ultimate package where there are unlimited aligners and unlimited refinement aligners for up to 5 years. The comprehensive package is for more difficult cases like overcrowding, underbite and crossbite. With this package for up to 5 years of unlimited refinement, if your midline or teeth have shifted during the 5 years of when your treatment was started. You can come back for more refinement aligners to achieve the perfect straight smile.

We are a platinum provider of Invisalign here in Sydney.Our friendly and experienced dentists will be able to go into more details for each package suitable for your case during your initial consultation appointment for the best Invisalign in Sydney. To further break down on the cost, after the first consultation appointment of $65. The dentist will be able to print out a treatment plan with your proper cost.

The second appointment is the mock up and impression appointment, where the dentist will take an OPG scan and impression of your teeth for the Clincheck program. At this appointment $500 is required from your Invisalign package price and it is non-refundable if you decide not to go ahead with the treatment.

The third appointment will be the review appointment, where you can view the process of your treatment from our Clincheck technology. If you decide to proceed, a $3,000 non-refundable deposit is taken to start the fabrication of the aligners. If you decide not to go ahead with the treatment this appointment would be free.

Fourth appointment and further ongoing appointment a fee of $500 is required until you pay off your Invisalign package price. The dentist will give you a few aligners at each appointment and inform you of your next appointment which is usually 4-6 weeks.

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