Teeth aligners & straightening options in Brisbane

9 February 2022

Teeth straightening in Brisbane just got a whole lot easier. Instead of spending hours waiting your turn in a crowded dentist’s office, you can improve your smile at home with aligners.

 

Best of all, you’ll be working with an Australian dentist, and you’ll be saving money at the same time.

 

Let’s talk about how at-home clear aligners in Brisbane work when you choose Byte. You could discover how this therapy is just right for you.

How teeth straightening works


Think of your teeth like tiny icebergs. You can see the parts above your gum line, but the teeth extend all the way down to your jaw. Everything from the root to the tip must move to give you the smile you want. Aligners can make your teeth move just like this.

 

Impressions give your Australian dentist a good look at where your teeth are now. With those impressions, your doctor can make aligners that wrap around your teeth and fit snugly. Periodically, you'll swap out those trays for another set that shifts your teeth a bit more.

 

Aligners are smooth, so there are no metal brackets or wires to scrape your lips, cheeks, and gums. As your teeth shift, you may feel discomfort, but you won't feel pain from mouth injuries.

Conditions invisible aligners treat


At-home aligners from Byte are medical appliances ordered and supervised by your Australian care team. Aligners are traditionally used in mild-to-moderate tooth straightening cases. But only your dentist knows if your smile is right for Byte.

 

Our Brisbane patients have come to us with concerns ranging from crooked teeth to gapped smiles to underbites. We've helped people with minor problems, and we've helped some of your friends and neighbours with lifelong issues.

At-home clear aligners in Brisbane


During the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Australians used telemedicine to stay connected with their health care providers. If you chatted with your doctor via your computer or checked in with a nurse over the phone, you've used these systems. At-home aligners will be very familiar to you.

 

The Byte team will look at your impression kit, contact you, and discuss your case. You'll check in via the My Byte app or Account Centre to ensure your treatment is on track. And you'll do all of your work at home.

 

About half of all Australians said they would use telemedicine again because it saved them time. You won't have to wait in a crowded lobby for your Brisbane dentist to see you. Instead, you'll connect quickly and conveniently with telemedicine.

Pros & cons of aligners vs. braces


A better smile used to mean braces. Should you use at-home aligners instead? Let's do a side-by-side comparison.

 

 

Pros

Cons

Braces

  • Conventional
  • Permanent (so you can't cheat)
  • Suitable for complex cases
  • Uncomfortable
  • Costly
  • Must be tightened at in-person appointments

 

Aligners

  • At-home care is possible
  • Comfortable
  • Allows for good oral hygiene
  • Effective
  • Dedication is required (you must wear them) i.e. Compliance it key!
  • Not always suitable for difficult cases

Clear aligner costs in Brisbane


Does your private health fund cover tooth straightening in clinic? Most don't. It makes sense for you to spend money wisely and cut costs when you can.

 

At-home tooth straightening options in Brisbane like Byte are a cost effective way to improve your smile in Brisbane. Our system is less expensive than braces, in-office aligners (like Invisalign), and other options.

 

Start with an impression kit today and talk with a Byte team member about next steps.

 

General References

All About Clear Aligners. (June 2021). Orthodontics Australia. Date fetched: April 19, 2022.

 

Providing Health Care Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (April 2022). Australian Department of Health. Date fetched: April 19, 2022.

 

Does Telehealth in Australia Have a Promising Post-Pandemic Future? (June 2021). Healthcare IT News. Date fetched: April 19, 2022.

 

Lessons From Telemedicine for Teledentistry and Teleorthodontics. (July 2020). UCLA Health. Date fetched: April 19, 2022.