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Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, Spark and Angel Aligners offer an effective and discreet way to straighten teeth. Here’s a basic overview of what you need to know:

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are custom-made, transparent trays that fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner gradually shift your teeth into the desired position through a series of aligners, each slightly different from the last.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

  1. Initial Consultation: Your orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and create a digital treatment plan.
  2. Custom Aligners: A series of aligners is custom-made for your teeth.
  3. Wearing Aligners: You’ll wear each set of aligners for about 1-2 weeks, for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  4. Progress Check-ups: Regular appointments with your orthodontist to monitor progress and receive new sets of aligners.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

  • Invisible Appearance: The clear material makes them virtually invisible.
  • Removable: You can take them out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth.
  • Comfortable: Made of smooth plastic, they are less likely to irritate gums and cheeks compared to traditional braces.
  • Convenient: Fewer office visits are often needed compared to braces.

What Can Clear Aligners Treat?

  • Spacing Issues: Gaps between teeth.
  • Crowding: Teeth that are too close together.
  • Bite Problems: Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.
  • Misaligned Teeth: General alignment issues.


  • Discipline Required: Must be worn consistently for effective results.
  • Not for Everyone: Severe orthodontic issues might still require traditional braces.
  • Maintenance: Aligners need regular cleaning, and good oral hygiene is essential.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Clear aligners can be a great option for many people seeking a more discreet orthodontic treatment. To find out if you’re a candidate, schedule a consultation with Broadbeach Orthodontics. We’ll help you determine the best treatment plan to achieve your ideal smile.

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