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Frequently asked questions

1. What is an aligner?
An aligner is a custom made clear plastic tray that fits over your teeth and corrects their malpositioning.
2. How does it work?
Each aligner moves teeth a little bit by exerting pressure on them.
3. Can one aligner straighten my teeth?
No but a series of aligners can. Each new aligner moves your teeth a little bit further and you will/can eventually have straight teeth.
4. How many aligners are required to straighten my teeth?
It depends on the severity of the problem. Your dentist can tell you approximate number of aligners.
5. Is there any age limit for aligner treatment?
It’s an adult orthodontic treatment hence there is no upper age limit, the minimum age limit is 14 years, but you need to ask your dentist for suitability.
6. Is aligner removable?
Yes aligner is a removable appliance and you can eat, brush and floss your teeth and enjoy your normal life.
7. Is aligner invisible?
Yes aligners are nearly invisible and no body can notice aligners when you are wearing them. 
8. Is aligner treatment painful?
Aligners put precise and light forces on to teeth so it is not painful but a slight discomfort may be experienced at the beginning of treatment, which goes away within 24 hours. Aligners are made in medical grade plastic unlike metal wires braces, which hurt your cheeks and lips.
9. Is aligner a new appliance?
No it’s not a new appliance. Millions of People have already been treated with aligners in developed countries like USA, UK, Middle East and other European countries and their number is increasing everyday.
10. How frequently do I need to visit my dentist while using aligners?
With aligners your visits are reduced as well as your chair side time. When using aligners your number of visits and duration of visits are significantly reduced, as it eliminates hefty work of changing wires and brackets.
11. Can I see before starting treatment that how my teeth will look like once treatment is complete?
Yes, you can, ClearPath provides computerized images of your current and proposed final corrected position of your teeth so you can see how your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
12. How much does the aligner treatment cost?
It depends on the severity of the problem and since it's an advanced product involving laboratory process so it costs  almost same to the conventional metal wire braces. Your dentist can give you exact cost for your case.
13. I am wearing braces can I switch to aligners?
Yes you can. Please ask your ClearPath certified dentist for further details.
14. How are ClearPath aligners made?
ClearPath aligners are made by an internationally patented unique process, which involves advanced technology supported by customized software and mechanical systems.
15. What material are ClearPath aligners made of?
ClearPath uses FDA approved plastic, made by RaintreeEssix, Inc. USA to make aligners.
16. How can I get ClearPath aligners?
ClearPath aligners are easily available with all our certified dentists. Please ask your dentist regarding ClearPath or you can send us an email at info@clearpathortho.com.au and we will refer you to a certified ClearPath dentist.
17. What are the steps to get ClearPath aligners?
Step1 Clear Path certified dentist will take your impressions, radiographs and photographs. Step2 Your dentist will show computerized images of your current and proposed final position of your teeth. Step3 ClearPath will craft aligners for you. Step4 Aligners are delivered to your dentist and your treatment starts.
18. What if I loose or break my aligner?
You can wear the next aligner in the series and report to your Dentist.
19. What material is a ClearPath Aligners made from?
ClearPath Aligners are made FDA USA approved Food Grade Medical Plastic Sheet, made by DENTSPLY Raintree Essix Glenroe USA.