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ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign: How to Choose Between the Two

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

healthy and sparkling teeth
Metal braces, and the discomfort and inconvenience that with them, are very much a thing of the past.
Today there are numerous options to straighten your teeth. None of them require your orthodontist to reach into your mouth with a pair of pliers for their regular tightening or the smoothing of a piece of metal that had caused an ulcer because it had been rubbing against your cheek or gum.

The best and most effective options are Invisalign clear braces or Clear Correct in Sydney. Because both of these options are comfortable and barely noticeable they have become increasingly popular among adults. How much clear aligners cost is insignificant for many adults compared to the benefits. Adults are using invisalign or ClearCorrect because the confidence they gain from a healthy, straight smile is great for business and works wonders in their social life. Many adults claim that Invisalign and ClearCorrect have been one of the most significant transformations in their lives.

Invisalign

When you opt for Invisalign braces you have plastic aligners fitted to your top and bottom teeth. Overtime those aligners are responsible for straightening your teeth. The aligners are worn for 22 hours per day and between five and seven days per week. After that you switch aligners. The treatment’s duration is generally about 12 months. Unlike other braces, Invisalign is removed when you eat and for any liquids other than water.

ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect is very similar to Invisalign. Both have clear plastic aligners that are worn for a set period, usually about 12 months, for at least 22 hours each day. Like Invisalign, aligners are swapped daily.

So what are the differences

There are a few. Cost is one. Both have a variety of options at different prices. The option you choose will depend on your specific circumstances and your budget. The entry point for ClearCost is much lower than Invisalign but if you are comparing the premium selection of both products then the price differential is minimal. Depending on the extent of your private insurance cover, both could be covered.

Comparing aligners

ClearCorrect aligners are thinner and therefore less visible. You could also conclude that they are not as robust as Invisalign. The thinner the aligner, the more likelihood of them breaking. The materials vary slightly too. Of the two, the thermoplastic material used by Invisalign is more technologically advanced than ClearCost.
Both products are highly effective. Invisalign has been in the market for a good decade longer than ClearCost and as such, has taken on more of a leadership role. But if you are considering cost, and most of us do, then ClearCost provide a highly effective product that is accessible to more people.

If you would like a comprehensive comparison of both products then contact Cosmic Smile can provide an obligation free consultation and advise you on what they consider to be the best outcome for your circumstances and budget. Call Cosmic Smile Laser Dental in Sydney today.

Tips on Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Sparkling smile with dental implants

  

Technically, dental implants are a form of cosmetic dentistry. If you have broken, chipped, permanently discoloured or loose teeth then dental implants will boost your confidence and have you smiling again in no time.

But to say that high quality dental implants are purely cosmetic is incorrect. Dental implants are functional as well as cosmetic. Dental implants are used to replace missing or loose teeth and poorly fitting dentures. They enable you to chew again; they prevent gum recession and bone loss and if you have had missing teeth or dentures that don’t fit then they can change the shape of your face. They will certainly have you smiling for plenty of reasons. (more…)

Is it Better to Get a Dental Crown or a Filling?

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

A dental crown procedure is often the best solution to preserve the life of a tooth. If you have a dentist that you’ve been seeing for a long time then no doubt you will trust their opinion and give then the go ahead. However, if you go to a dentist for the first time and he or she has a cursory look at your teeth and immediately recommends a crown, you should take a deep breath and have the conversation about alternatives.

If you are still not satisfied then leave, do your research and if necessary seek another opinion. Crowns may well be the best option but they are an investment and you should be sure you investigate other tooth restoration options before you spend your money. If you are looking for another opinion then come and see us at Cosmic Smile. We will provide you with honest and professional advice on whether a crown is required.

dental crown procedure
A crown is most commonly used when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Generally speaking, crowns are good. They are a tooth-like covering placed over an existing tooth to protect it and to make sure you don’t compromise the health of your other teeth and the health of your gums. It strengthens, restores and improves the appearance of a tooth. People often choose a crown to cover a badly discoloured or broken tooth.

Dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. Their lifespan depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown is exposed to and how much attention you pay to your oral hygiene and diet.

This occurs when you have a cracked tooth. Unlike a broken tooth, a cracked tooth cannot be repaired. In fact in the case of a cracked tooth you may use a crown as a temporary solution. Longer term you may need root canal and then a crown or an extraction. A misdiagnosis might occur if you have craze lines in your teeth. These won’t require action but they may appear like a crack. In some cases a long crazed line might be the precursor to a crown. You should double check the diagnosis before you spend the money.

Obviously a filling is suggested if it is not going to dominate the entire tooth. Modern dental fillings are made of much more durable material than old fillings. However, if an old filling is covering about two thirds of your tooth it could be that you will need a crown to keep the tooth. If a new filling is so large it compromises the structure of the tooth then maybe a crown is a better option. An old filling will eventually give up. Of course, with such little tooth remaining it might develop a crack and therefore you will require a crown anyway. It’s a decision only you can make but a crown may be the only way to preserve the tooth.

For a good dentist in Sydney call our office on 02 9904 2880 or email info@cosmicsmile.com.au to speak to our friendly staff for more information.

Some Tips and tricks for Invisalign Users

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Cosmic Smile in Neutral Bay are specialists in Invisalign orthodontic therapy. Invisalign orthodontic therapy uses invisible plastic aligners to straighten and improve the appearance of your teeth. You can enjoy all the benefits of braces without having to sacrifice your smile and you can eat whatever you like subject to the normal recommendations applicable to good oral health. (more…)

We are now Cosmic Smile Laser Dental!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Exciting times here at work! We have just re-branded and added Laser to our name to become Cosmic Smile Laser Dental. Why you ask? Well, all because of the new dental laser that lets us do more treatments with better results, faster and more comfortably. That’s a Win-Win.

The new laser is the Lightwalker AT S. The MOST advanced dental laser ever built. It is actually two lasers in one. Each of its lasers is 10-15x more powerful than the current lasers I have = MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.

Have a look at the promotional videos by Fotona

We can do better conservative and cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatments, periodontal therapy, aesthetic procedures, gum and bone work and even NightLase snoring treatment!

We are the first dentist in NSW to have this equipment and provide the benefits that only laser light technology can bring.

So if you hate the sound of the dental drill then call us to find out how we’ll be able to help you.

Smilefast Magic Braces now available

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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I recently completed the accreditation for Smilefast Magic Braces. What a fantastic course! I am now one of the first few people in Australia to do the course. It was developed in Melbourne so we’re lucky to be able to have this kind of leading edge technology on our doorstep.

Smilefast Magic Braces are a revolutionary new treatment using the latest technology to cosmetically align your teeth in around only six months.

Unlike big metal braces that take two or three years, Smilefast Magic Braces gives you a beautiful, confident smile – fast!
Computer technology helps make the movement rapid but safe, focusing on cosmetic alignment and improvement of your smile.

The clear brackets are very discrete and because the movement is so fast, they could be off by the time you are due for your next hygiene appointment.
Magic Braces would suit crooked and crowded teeth, gaps, protruding and prominent teeth, uneven gum lines and more!

I’m really excited to be able to offer this new technique to my patients. And the best part – its cheaper than any other system!

If you’re interested in getting straight teeth – fast, give the office a call on 9904 2880 for a complimentary smile consultation.