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WonderSmile overview

Clear plastic aligners like WonderSmile can make easy work of teeth straightening and in some cases, you might be able to do it all from the comfort of your home.

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WonderSmile aligners are designed by orthodontists and custom made to straighten your teeth. You'll get a series of clear aligners mailed to you as a complete set, each designed to make minor adjustments over time. The average treatment plan is between six to nine months.

The aligners have several benefits over traditional braces. There's no need to avoid foods that can get stuck between the wires, no painful broken wires that require a visit to the orthodontist to fix and, best of all, it's virtually invisible.

How does WonderSmile's treatment process work?

After taking an impression or 3D scan, you'll receive all of your aligners at once and will most likely not need to visit a clinic after you've conducted your initial scan.

The clear aligners snap into place and are removable. They can be taken out for eating and drinking or even a special event, but it's recommended that you wear them for between 18-20 hours per day.

One advantage WonderSmile has over some of its competitors is the option for its NightClear aligners. If you don't want to worry about wearing your aligner during the day and are comfortable with a few extra months of treatment, you can choose to straighten your teeth only while you sleep.

To compare, Invisalign needs to be fitted by a dentist or orthodontist with regular check-ups every four to six weeks to make adjustments and monitor progress. Treatment time can also stretch to 12-18 months versus WonderSmile's average of 4-6 months.

Who is WonderSmile best for?

The clear aligners are best for those with mild to moderate dental issues. Teeth that overlap, are overcrowded, or have minor spacing problems can most likely be straightened. Aligners might also fix an underbite or overbite.

You can order an impression kit or book a 3D scan from as early as 12 years of age to see if it is a good option for you.

While WonderSmile isn't suitable for everyone, it does have a guarantee in place so if you don't qualify for the treatment after your initial assessment, you'll get a full refund.

How does WonderSmile compare to other teeth aligner brands?

While there's a slew of clear aligner options to choose from, the one that started the trend is Invisalign. WonderSmile does, however, have its points of difference and the standout for most customers is the fact that after your initial scan and assessment, you will likely never have to step foot in an orthodontist's office.

Name Product Starting from Treatment time Removable straighteners? Dental visits required? Learn more
WonderSmile
Up to $2,460
6 to 9 months
Yes
No
SmileDirectClub
$115 per month
4-6 months
Yes
No
Invisalign
Invisalign
Up to $10,000
As little as 6 months
Yes
Yes
EZ SMILE
$2149
4-8 months
Yes
No
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Cost of WonderSmile

WonderSmile's All-Day aligners cost from $2,390 for a once-off payment while the NightClear aligners start from $2,460. This includes ongoing support, your custom invisible aligners and shipping.

There is an $80 fee to create a 3D scan at your clinic appointment which is deducted from the total cost of your treatment and is refundable if you don't qualify.

By comparison, Invisalign's costs can be anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000 based on how many adjustments you need and how much alignment is necessary.

Is WonderSmile covered by health insurance?

No, WonderSmile is not covered by private health insurers so you'll have to cover the full cost yourself. You do, however, have the option to pay by monthly instalments over 12 months.

Pros and cons of WonderSmile

With the comparatively lower costs when pitted against the likes of Invisalign, comes the added responsibility of taking your treatment into your own hands.

Here are some of the other pros and cons to consider before committing to your own set of clear aligners.

Pros

  • Optional nighttime-only aligners
  • Upfront and interest-free monthly payment plan options
  • Total treatment time can be quicker than other methods
  • Removable so no problems eating tricky food

Cons

  • No option to get started from home
  • Not covered by private health insurance
  • Need to take out aligners before eating and drinking
  • Not as effective as braces or Invisalign for complex teeth straightening

WonderSmile office locations in Australia

To get started on your aligner journey, you'll need to head to a WonderSmile clinic to have a 3D scan of your teeth made. Here are some key locations around Australia that should be located in a city near you.

  • Sydney CBD (NSW)
  • Newcastle (NSW)
  • Parramatta (NSW)
  • Chadstone (VIC)
  • Melbourne (VIC)
  • Adelaide (SA)
  • Brisbane CBD (QLD)
  • Gold Coast (QLD)
  • Perth (WA)
  • Canberra (ACT)

Frequently asked questions about WonderSmile

How old do you have to be to use WonderSmile?

WonderSmile can be used by customers 12 years and older provided they have all of their adult teeth.

Does WonderSmile hurt?

Some people find some tightness in the first few days of a new aligner which is perfectly normal and just shows the aligners are doing their job.

What's the difference between WonderSmile and Invisalign?

While both offer clear aligners, there's a distinct difference between the two treatments. Invisalign is supervised with regular in-person checkups where you're monitored throughout to make sure you're on the right track. WonderSmile is more of a DIY service with just the one clinic visit at the start and after that it's up to you to stay on track.

Is WonderSmile permanent?

Similar to braces, once you've finished your treatment, it's highly recommended that you wear a retainer to make sure your teeth don't move back to their original position.


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