A recent study conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing found out that 3 out of 5 fifteen year olds in Australia have a dental problem while individuals over 65 had on the average 23 teeth affected by a dental complication. No doubt the impact of this is not lost on the ability of many to smile.
A revitalized smile that has straight teeth no longer has to emanate from a mouth that is full of unappealing wired braces. Enhancing physical confidence and self-esteem, invisible braces are now offering an aesthetic and hardly visible substitute to the traditional wire and bracket braces. Also called clear braces, clear aligners have been manufactured utilizing advanced computer technology which has the capability of predicting your tooth movement, which makes it feasible for this detachable orthodontic appliance to progressively straighten your teeth.
What are the Available Types?
Among the popular types of cosmetic braces available are ceramic brackets, clear aligners and inside braces. Porcelain tooth coloured braces generally don’t stain and blend with your natural teeth, which make them less obvious. Invisible or clear braces are now trending due to the many advantages over the traditional metal and wore braces. They are virtually invisible and even those closest to you may not be aware you are wearing braces! The lingual braces or what are referred to as “iBraces”, have gone a step further, making your dental treatment practically invisible.
What is the Length of Treatment?
The length of treatment times using clear aligners vary. For instance, when using Invisalign treatment, which typically requires between 20 and 30 aligners, it averages from 9 to 15 months to achieve desired results.
What are the Cost Implications?
The specific cost of your clear braces is determined by a number of factors such as the dental professional, the treatment type and its duration, the geographical location, and your personal dental insurance plan. Other factors may be the kind of restorative work required before or during treatment. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) plays a big role in ensuring that the cost of braces in Australia is regulated to protect the patient.