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Orthodontics in Dubbo

At Delroy Park Dental Care, we’re committed to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with the latest in orthodontic technology. We understand that the journey to a perfect smile is personal and unique, and that’s why we offer only the best options for our patients—Invisalign® clear aligners and the Clear Correct system.

Understanding Your Options

Orthodontics is all about aligning your teeth and jaws for optimal function and aesthetics. Traditionally, this has been done using metal braces, which involve brackets and wires to gradually move teeth into place. However, advancements in dental technology have brought us clear aligners, a modern, discreet alternative.

Traditional braces vs clear aligners

Traditional Braces vs. Clear Aligners

Traditional Braces

  • Appearance: Visible metal brackets and wires.
  • Comfort: Can cause discomfort and irritation.
  • Maintenance: Requires special tools for cleaning.
  • Diet: Certain foods must be avoided to prevent damage.

Clear Aligners (Invisalign & Clear Correct)

  • Appearance: Nearly invisible plastic trays.
  • Comfort: Smooth, comfortable fit without irritation.
  • Maintenance: Easy to remove for cleaning.
  • Diet: No dietary restrictions—eat whatever you like!
clear aligner close up

Why Choose Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners offer a host of benefits over traditional braces, including:

  • Discreet and Aesthetic: Clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a great choice for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without noticeable braces.
  • Convenience: They are removable, so you can eat your favorite foods, brush and floss normally, and maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout your treatment.
  • Comfort: Custom-made for a perfect fit, clear aligners are smooth and comfortable, without the brackets and wires that can cause irritation.
  • Efficiency: Many patients achieve their desired results in less time than with traditional braces, with typical treatment times ranging from 12-18 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main differences between traditional braces and clear aligners?

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to gradually move teeth into alignment, while clear aligners use a series of custom-made, removable plastic trays. Clear aligners offer a more discreet and comfortable alternative, with the added benefit of being removable for eating and cleaning, making them a popular choice for many patients.

How long does treatment with clear aligners take compared to traditional braces?

The duration of treatment can vary based on individual needs, but clear aligners often offer faster results than traditional braces. While traditional braces typically require 18-24 months, many patients see desired results with clear aligners in 12-18 months, thanks to the advanced technology used in their design.

Are clear aligners effective for all types of orthodontic issues?

Clear aligners are highly effective for a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, for extremely complex cases, traditional braces might be recommended. A thorough evaluation by an orthodontist will determine the best treatment option for each patient.

What are the lifestyle benefits of choosing clear aligners over traditional braces?

Clear aligners offer significant lifestyle benefits, such as being virtually invisible, which makes them a preferred choice for adults and teens concerned about aesthetics. They can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, allowing patients to maintain their usual diet and oral hygiene routine without the restrictions associated with traditional braces.

How often do I need to visit the orthodontist with clear aligners compared to traditional braces?

Clear aligner treatment typically requires fewer office visits than traditional braces. Patients usually need to visit their orthodontist every 6-8 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, whereas traditional braces often necessitate more frequent adjustments and check-ups.

Ready for Your New Smile?

At Delroy Park Dental Care, we’re here to guide you every step of the way toward your new smile. Schedule your consultation today to see if clear aligners are the right choice for you!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Orthodontics Dubbo NSW | (02) 6882 8819