Clearline by Protec – Clear Removable Aligner Treatment in Victoria
Are you self-conscious about crooked or
misaligned teeth that are making your smile
sink? Dr. Cheryl Handley’s dental office in
Victoria has a solution for you without the
need for traditional braces. Clearline is an
orthodontic treatment system designed to
move and correct crooked and misaligned
teeth. A series of invisible clear aligner trays
are worn 22 hours per day to gradually
improve your smile and bite. Most of the time it is impossible to see that you have aligners in your mouth, and you take them out to eat! For more information visit Protec Dental.
How Does It Work?
Your dentist will design a customized treatment plan for you and send it to the lab for manufacturing. Impressions of your mouth are digitized and 3D models of your treatment sequence are created. A series of removable clear plastic aligner trays are custom-made and fit to your teeth to slowly straighten your teeth and improve your smile.
Consultation – Talk to your dentist about Clearline and if treatment is right for you. Most patients can benefit from clear aligner orthodontics, but some cases still require traditional braces.
Records – Impressions, x-rays, and photographs will be taken of your teeth and act as the foundation of your treatment plan and orthodontic appliances.
Manufacturing – Your case will be sent to the lab for manufacturing. A series of treatment models is produced with 3D printers and corresponding clear plastic aligner trays are hand-crafted for just you.
Treatment – Each stage of treatment consists of up to 6 aligners to be used for a period of 2 weeks each (each tray is numbered in order and marked with a U for upper and a L for lower teeth). There may be as many as 4 stages of treatment (each stage is colour-coded). Treatment time can take 6-18 months.
Benefits and Advantages
Clearline aligners are comfortable, have little effect on speech, and are nearly invisible. They are easily removed for eating and cleaning and you can still eat your favourite foods! You can smile as normal or even remove your aligners for special occasion. Benefits include: