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18/Jan/2018

Six Month Smiles is a purely cosmetic procedure which focuses on straightening the front teeth in just six to nine months. It utilises specialised clear braces that improve smiles. Upon completion of the Six Month Smile treatment, patients may be required to get retainers immediately after. This is to ensure that the teeth up front will keep their new position over time.

 

What makes the Six Month Smiles unique?

 

The Six Month Smiles is a teeth-straightening solution that Sydney dentists and orthodontists offer if your sole objective is to improve aesthetics and enhance your smile. Unlike traditional braces that typically take years to complete, the 6 month braces results are more rapid in nature. The changes that you will see one month after installation are visibly noticeable.

 

Who is Six Month Braces most suited for in Australia?

 

This short-term orthodontic treatment is perfect for individuals who suffer from various misalignment problems that are not severe and require wearing traditional braces. 6 Month Braces are also suitable for cosmetic dental issues which occur in the front teeth. Here are conditions that may require Six Month Smiles solution:

 

  • extrusions
  • intrusions
  • tipping
  • spacing
  • overbites
  • overlapping and crowding teeth
  • reverse smile lines

 

These conditions do not include major bite problems which require long-term orthodontic treatment. Six Month Braces offers a short-term permanent solution for those who want to improve their smiles permanently.

 

How much do Six Month braces cost?

 

Traditional braces cost up to $9000 whilst 6 Month Braces is priced between $3000 and $6500 only. The exact price will depend on the severity of your problem and the location of the dental clinic where you wish to get the treatment. The long-term cost of 6 Month braces is also cheaper since patients are only required to visit the dental clinic every 4 weeks within a 6 to 9-month period.

 

Are you looking to give Six Month Braces a try? If you have other questions about this treatment, contact us today! If you live in and around Sydney CBD, click here or call 02 9223 9000 and make an appointment with us today!


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18/Jan/2018

Six Month Smiles treatment is a discreet, fixed brace orthodontic treatment which focuses on straightening the front teeth, typically 6 to 8 teeth which can be seen whenever you smile. Unlike other teeth straightening procedures in Sydney which usually takes years to complete, the Six Month Smiles offers faster teeth straightening results. As the name implies, you can have a straighter set of front teeth in just six months!

 

What makes six Month Smiles Sydney better than other orthodontic treatment?

 

  • Rapid results

 

 

Braces and Invisalign usually take years before you notice significant results. The main advantage of six month braces is the short time frame in which results can be obtained.

 

 

  • Invisible braces

 

 

Six-Month Braces is a teeth straightening procedure that utilises 3M clear, almost invisible, brackets which are barely detectable, even when your mouth is open. Tooth-colored wires are also applied to the bracket, making it one of the more discreet orthodontic appliances around. This is perfect for people who need cosmetic teeth straightening but who don’t want to make it evident.

 

 

  • Cheaper alternative to braces

 

 

The Six Month Braces is the perfect orthodontic treatment for those who don’t have bite issues or malocclusion problems. If you simply desire to correct the cosmetic misalignment of your front teeth, this is a more affordable treatment for you!

 

A simple Six Month Smiles treatment typically costs between $3,000 and $6,000 including retainers which may be used after the six-month period. You will notice significant straightening results after one month of treatment with Six Month Smiles. Also, with affordable prices this orthodontic solution, is an option worth considering!
To learn more about Six Month Smiles and to check whether you are a good candidate for it, click here to make an appointment today or call 02 9223 9000!


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18/Jan/2018

Six month braces is a modern, innovative orthodontic solution which is becoming popular among adults who want to improve the appearance of their smile. As the name implies, six month smiles is a fixed orthodontic appliance with shorter treatment times, that usually last between six months and up to nine months in more severe cases.

 

How 6 Months Braces Compare to Traditional Braces and Invisalign

 

Six month Smiles offers the fastest way to perfectly aligned teeth and a naturally beautiful smile. As opposed to other realignment appliances, such as traditional braces and Invisalign, Six month smiles is a more attractive solution due to its shorter treatment period.

 

  1. Six Month Smiles vs Invisalign

Six month smiles is significantly more affordable than Invisalign. Patients with 6 month smiles appliances installed on their anterior teeth only need to visit the dentist for maintenance every four weeks. On the other hand, Invisalign users need to change their aligners every 2 weeks.

 

  1. Traditional Braces vs Six Month Smiles

 

You will see more noticeable results with six month smiles before and after pictures when compared to results from users wearing traditional braces. Traditional braces need to be worn for many years before results are achieved. On the other hand, six month smiles work differently in that this treatment delivers rapid results in as little as six months! This factor alone makes 6 months smiles the more economical option for those who simply want to improve their smile.

 

How much does Six Month Smiles Cost?

The cost associated with Six Month Smiles is considerably less than the cost of traditional braces. Whilst the latter can cost up to $9,000 for full braces, patients prescribed with 6 Months Smiles invest between $3,000 and $6000 for treatment for the upper and lower arches.

 

Maintenance costs are also cheaper for 6 Month Smiles patients since they have an option to pay in full or arrange a monthly repayment plan instead. Monthly payments for braces are more expensive since patients are required to get readjustments every four weeks for a few years.

 

If you want to know if Six Month Smiles is the perfect solution for you, contact us online to make an appointment soon!


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18/Jan/2018

Just like any other transaction, the total costs associated with dental treatment must be taken into consideration when deciding if Invisalign is the perfect treatment for your needs.

 

Who is most suited for Invisalign treatment?

 

Since its introduction in 2000, Invisalign alignment technology has helped thousands of people in achieving an aesthetically pleasant set of teeth. Due to its many benefits the Invisalign before and after photos clearly indicate the success of this treatment. Invisalign treatment is becoming increasingly popular among Australians, but a large majority of these potential clients are completely unaware of the cost associated with its installation and maintenance.

 

In certain cases, Invisalign are clear aligners that are an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Ideally, Invisalign are for people suffering from cosmetic orthodontic issues. If you simply want straight teeth for perfect smile, Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

 

How much does Invisalign cost in Australia?

 

Invisalign cost in Sydney usually ranges between $2800 for Invisalign i7 or $6000 for Lite Invisalign treatments and up to $9,000 for a complex Full Invisalign teeth alignment procedure. These price points are not set in stone as dental clinics price the cost of Invisalign on a case-to-case basis.

 

What are the factors that affect the cost of Invisalign treatment?

 

Now that you know the estimated cost of Invisalign treatment in Sydney, it’s important to understand the variables dentists and orthodontists use when pricing Invisalign services:

 

  • Your personal treatment goals and those recommended by your dentist
  • The extent or severity of your dental issue
  • The duration of treatment or the number of months you need to use Invisalign
  • Your geographic location and its proximity to a dental clinic

 

If you live in and around Sydney CBD, your dentist may use other factors when calculating the total cost of your Invisalign treatment.

 

However here at Macquarie Dental we have an upfront and transparent price plan based on the length of treatment you require:

3 months $4000

6-9 months $6500

9 months and over $8500.

 

How much does Invisalign cost per month?

 

It’s quite clear that Invisalign is considerably more expensive than traditional braces. If your dentist recommends Invisalign as the best orthodontic solution for you, but you don’t think that you can afford them, you may want to look at flexible payment options.

 

Repayment options and financing solutions will help you pay for Invisalign treatment without getting into debt.

 

If you live in Sydney CBD, check out our clinic located at Macquarie Street! Feel free to visit us or call us on 02 9223 9000 and find out more about Invisalign and other dental services that we offer!


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18/Jan/2018

Are you wondering about the cost of Invisalign braces in Sydney (or Australia for that matter) and whether it is the right alternative to traditional metal braces? It is a good question especially when these braces do not exactly come cheap. For you to get a better perspective on the procedure, it would be best to take a good look at what Invisalign braces have to offer.

 

Why opt for Invisalign?

 

If you dread the idea of having to wear metal braces for any reason, then most reputable dentists will almost always recommend Invisalign braces and for good reason. Aside from the fact that these braces are “invisible”and don’t look unsightly, Invisalign also has a remarkably high success rate for fixing alignment problems with patients’ teeth. When you compare the result of traditional braces and Invisalign, most patients find that they are about the same. The benefit, of course, is that the process behind Invisalign braces is more convenient and aesthetically more pleasant.

 

Another great thing about Invisalign braces is that often no extractions are  involved which means no downtime. For these reasons, most people would agree that Invisalign braces are the best solution currently available for fixing problems with teeth alignment.

 

Of course, some might claim that an Invisalign treatment is just too expensive compared to traditional braces (up to $9000) which might very well be the case. However Dr Lutton with his years of experience can very often create beautiful smiles in just 6 months for 30% less than traditional braces. Invisalign braces not only look good but also presents a viable solution for fixing the same dental problems that metal braces can — cross bite, unsightly gaps between teeth, underbite, overbite and more. Hence most people would agree that Invisalign braces are well worth the cost.

 

Are you looking to get started with some of the most affordable deals for an Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatments need not be overly expensive, and all you have to do is talk to the right people. We at “Macquarie Dental” offer some of the best prices for Invisalign Sydney. Call us today on 02 9223 9000 to arrange a free consultation and learn more.


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18/Jan/2018

If you’re suffering from crooked or misaligned teeth, you may be looking at two orthodontic treatment options- Invisalign and traditional braces. During the selection process, you may be wondering which is more effective? Invisalign or traditional braces?  You may also want to know if traditional braces are cheaper than Invisalign? To find the answer to these questions, read on.

 

Traditional Braces Cost vs Invisalign Cost

 

The cost of traditional braces in Australia is relatively cheaper than the cost of Invisalign. Since traditional braces use older technology, the materials used are cheaper compared to materials used for Invisalign.

 

If you wear braces, the maintenance costs are also less since you only need to visit the dentist once a month for readjustments.

 

The average cost of conventional metal braces is between $2000 and $7000 for full treatment. There are of course, specific factors which affect the final pricing of dental treatment such as a patient’s specific dental needs, duration of treatment and geographical location, just to name a few.

 

In relation to the cost of Invisalign treatment in Australia, traditional braces are a more affordable solution. There is more of a fluctuation in Invisalign costs in Sydney dental clinics.

 

Typically, patients who are prescribed Invisalign treatment have minor dental issues. These invisible aligners are more expensive due to their high maintenance costs. For full treatment, a patient can spend up to $9,000 for comprehensive Invisalign treatment. In addition to spending more money on Invisalign, patients need to check in with their dentist every two weeks to get new moulds.

 

Which one delivers the better results?

 

The before and after photos of Invisalign users are more convincing since you can see even the slightest changes every two weeks. On the other hand, people who wear braces will only be able to see the changes once their teeth are fully aligned.

 

Drawing a comparison between Invisalign and traditional braces is difficult as results vary on a case-to-case basis. One does not simply work better than the other. You will have straight, perfectly aligned teeth if you follow maintenance procedures and your case is handled by an experienced dentist or orthodontist.
Click here to make an appointment today and find out which type of orthodontic service is right for you!


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18/Jan/2018

Are you looking to compare the cost of Invisalign braces to traditional metal braces? What are the pros and cons of Invisalign braces? These are all good questions especially when you have the option to choose one over the other.

 

In this post, we will compare the cost of Invisalign braces to traditional braces. Moreover, we will look at the advantages and downsides of Invisalign braces one ought to consider. Only then can you determine which orthodontic treatment is right for you.

 

Cost of metal braces for adults and Invisalign Braces

 

So how much do metal braces cost in Australia? Most orthodontic treatment does not come cheap but is nevertheless essential to long-term dental health. You can expect to pay around $2000 to $9000 for a set of conventional metal braces. Most insurance companies offer some form of dental coverage depending on your policy.

 

If you are worried about how metal braces might affect your appearance, you can opt for an invisible and less obvious alternative in the form of Invisalign braces. Although they cost more than regular metal braces, most people would agree that they are well worth the higher price tag. Invisalign braces are essentially a set of transparent aligners that simply go over the teeth. People are not likely to notice that they are even there (unless you tell them of course) and can be removed at your convenience — while eating, brushing teeth, flossing and the like.

 

You can expect to pay around $6000 to $9000 for a set of Invisalign braces. Most insurance companies categorise Invisalign as a cosmetic dental treatment, so you are not likely to get any coverage.

 

How much does Invisalign cost for top teeth only?

 

So what if you need Invisalign braces for just the upper or lower teeth? Most people would think that they can get the treatment for much cheaper which is unfortunately not the case.

 

Invisalign braces cost just about the same regardless of whether you are getting just one or both arches of the teeth. What matters more is the complexity of the treatment, and for a minor correction, an orthodontist might charge around $4500 for Invisalign braces.

 

What are the downsides?

 

Invisalign braces are an excellent alternative for people who dread the thought of how metal braces might affect their appearance. Of course, it is not for everyone, and it does come with a few cons. For one thing, Invisalign braces are expensive and the treatment period takes considerably longer. The fact that you can remove the braces also means there is a risk that the treatment might be ineffective due to patients not wearing them as often as they should.

 

How long does it take for Invisalign to straighten teeth?

 

The answer differs from one patient to another depending on the severity of one’s dental problem. It is one of the things that you ought to discuss with your orthodontist during the consultation. On average though, Invisalign braces take around a year for most adults to complete treatment.

Looking to get started with Invisalign braces? Arrange a consultation with some of the most reputable orthodontists in Australia! Call Macquarie Dental today on 02 9223 9000.


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18/Jan/2018

Most people do not realise it, but we live in a time and age when it is possible to fix just about any tooth problem. No one has to live with an unsightly appearance such as missing, chipped or heavily stained teeth. You have to wonder though — how much does it cost to get cosmetic dental surgery? It is a good question as the concern over cost is what often stops people from considering a cosmetic dental treatment.

 

Dental fees in Australia for cosmetic surgery

 

So how much does it cost to get your teeth fixed through cosmetic dentistry? Well, that depends on the problems that you are having. There is a broad range of cosmetic dental treatment available in the market designed to fix certain aesthetic problems with your teeth. You may need just one or a combination of such treatment to obtain the desired results.

 

Some cosmetic dental problems are easier and cheaper to fix than others. The cost to get a tooth filled ($100 to $300) is not nearly as much as say, a set of porcelain veneers which can cost up to $1200 per tooth (yes, that is right — each tooth). To know exactly how much cosmetic dental work is going to cost you, there is no other way than to walk in for a consultation and have the experts examine the problem.

 

Why is the cost of veneers high in cosmetic dentistry?

 

You will find that porcelain veneers are one of the most expensive cosmetic dental treatments in the market today. You can expect to spend around $800 to $1200 per tooth which can easily amount to a small fortune. Still, most people who have had to struggle with less than desirable facial appearance would agree that it is well worth the cost.

 

Porcelain veneers substantially cover an afflicted tooth instantly masking any imperfections in facial appearance. Moreover, porcelain gives the appearance of beautiful white teeth  and is impervious to further staining. You do have to be careful with them though, as ceramic veneers are fragile and prone to breakage is if subjected to excessive force.

 

If you prefer a more durable and less expensive alternative, then you might want to consider getting composite veneers. They do not look quite as natural as porcelain veneers but are many times as durable and cost about $250 to $500 per tooth.

 

Are you looking to get started with some of the most reputable cosmetic dental experts in Australia? Perhaps you would like to know how much it will cost you to have specific dental work done? Call “Macquarie Dental” today on 02 9223 9000 and arrange a consultation with our cosmetic dental experts.


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18/Jan/2018

Are you looking for information about affordable dental care? To maintain good dental health, most dentists recommend that people ought to see their dentist at least twice annually even though it may seem you do not have any dental problems at present. After all, it is easier (and less expensive) to mitigate issues like tooth decay and gingivitis than to treat them.  However, most people find dental care costs expensive and don’t see their dentist as often as they should.

 

You may have a limited household budget, but that is no reason to forego getting the treatment that you need. In this post, we will go over some tips on how you can manage the cost and make the most out of dental care services in your area.

 

Options for affordable dental treatment

Locating affordable dental services can be tough and more so if you have to pay for the treatment out of pocket. The cost of a simple tooth extraction alone can set you back $130 to $200 per tooth. As a result, people often look into visiting their dentist only when they are experiencing acute dental problems that have gone on too far for preventive measures.

 

Here are a couple of options that you would want to keep in mind in your search for affordable dental care:

 

Dental payment plans

Most reputable dental care service providers offer interest-free dental payment plans as they do not expect you to pay for the treatment out of pocket all at once. If you do not have insurance, then it would be prudent to ask about such payment plans that would allow you to spread treatment cost over a set period with minimal (if not zero) interest.

 

Dental membership programs

One option that people tend to overlook and which can get you access to affordable dental care over the long term is to sign up for dental membership programs. These programs offer preventive treatment for patients to mitigate any dental problems that might occur. You need only spend a nominal fee to get into the program, and you will have arrangements to see a dentist at least twice a year.

 

Find out more about your options in affordable dental care? Well, there is no better way to go about it than to arrange a consultation with a specialist! Phone “Macquarie Dental” today on 02 9223 9000.


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