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SmileTru - Clear Aligners

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SmileTRU Clear Aligners: Get the smile of your dreams

SmileTRU is a series of removable, clear positioners (aligners) designed to fit over your teeth and gently guide them into the desired position over time. SmileTRU Clear Aligners are used to correct crooked or misaligned teeth and are available for most people as an alternative to fixed braces. The discrete appearance and ability to be removed while eating or drinking makes this a popular orthodontic treatment for older teens and adults.

The Benefits of SmileTRU Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces
  • Comfortable fit
  • Clear and discrete appearance
  • Affordable costs
  • Removable – no dietary restrictions
  • Minimal impact on daily life
  • Safe for teens and adults

Getting your SmileTRU Clear Aligners

In an initial consultation, your dentist will evaluate your dental health to see if clear aligners are right for you. While this is an effective treatment for a variety of alignment issues, it is not suitable for people with certain oral health conditions, large gaps, severe overbites or intrusion/protrusion. If your condition is not suited to aligners, your dentist will provide you with alternatives that will work for you such as braces, crowns, veneers or others.

If your dentist confirms clear aligners are appropriate for you, they will take impressions and create 3D computerised images of your teeth in order to create custom aligners to suit your individual needs. The number of aligners you will wear depends on your unique needs, however, the average SmileTRU treatment involves the use of 18 - 36 aligners.

SmileTRU Treatment

During your treatment period, you will wear each aligner every day for around two weeks, with short breaks for eating, drinking (water excepted), brushing and flossing. At the end of each fortnight, you will transition to wearing the next aligner which, will fit a little tighter each time as it moves your teeth a little more. Your dentist will also monitor your progress and provide you with new sets of aligners in regular check-ups.

Throughout your treatment, you will start noticing small movements as the SmileTRU clear aligners gradually move your teeth to create a more even, straighter smile. Most people find SmileTRU much more comfortable than wearing braces. You may feel slight feeling of pressure for a few days every time you wear a new aligner. This is a good sign that your teeth are shifting into the desired position. Any discomfort should subside in a few days as your teeth adjust.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, SmileTRU clear aligners are effective for teens and adults with misalignment issues. This treatment uses a series of aligners of varying sizes to gradually straighten your teeth over time.

Not all patients are provided with both options. Aligners are ideal for correcting mild to moderate dental malocclusions (crooked teeth and misalignment) whereas braces do the same as well as additional issues such as jaw rotation, large gaps and spacing, overcrowding, bite irregularity and severe misalignment. Generally, people with mild issues in older teen/adult age groups will prefer aligners to braces as they are virtually invisible, more comfortable, easier to clean and can be removed.

Clear aligners are meant to be worn up to 22 hours a day in order to work effectively, taking them out only to eat, drink, brush or floss your teeth. They are safe to wear while drinking water. Usually, aligners are replaced with a new set every fortnight and the average full treatment period is about 12 months, however, this will depend on each patient’s individual needs.

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