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Updated on January 14, 2023
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Best Clear Aligners Australia

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7 Best Clear Aligners in Australia 

Our Top Recommendations:

To help determine which one is right for you, we’ve ranked the seven best aligners available in Australia:

Byte

Best At-Home Aligners
Byte

Byte is our top recommendation for remote aligner treatment in Australia. They have been around since 2018 but recently expanded to Australia in 2020.

Byte works with orthodontists, general dentists, and doctors to create comprehensive treatment plans. 

Byte has a lifetime guarantee and free retainers post-treatment. They also have excellent customer service and many positive customer reviews. 

The only way to begin treatment with Byte is by ordering an impression kit. They don’t have in-person studios like SmileDirectClub and other brands. 

Byte works for minor alignment issues, including spacing or crowding between teeth and rotated teeth. The at-home impressions you take will give them the information they need to know if you’re a good candidate. If you’re not, they’ll refund you for the impression kit.

As a Byte customer, you’ll also receive a HyperByte® (a dental movement acceleration device). You only have to use it for 5 to 10 minutes a day. The aligners can straighten your teeth in as little as 3 months with consistent use.

Is the HyperByte safe and effective? Read our review article here

Cost: 

  • The All-Day Aligner System costs $2,749. These aligners are worn for 22+ hours a day. 
  • The At-Night Aligner System costs $3,399. These aligners straighten your teeth while you sleep (10+ hours a day). Although convenient, NewMouth doesn’t recommend them. Learn why

Payment Plan: 

  • All-Day Aligner System $57/fortn for 30 months (with the Byte Protection Plan™) or $54/fortn for 24 months (without the Protection Plan)
  • At-Night Aligner System — $69/fortn for 30 months (with the Protection Plan) or $67/fortn for 24 months (without the Protection Plan)

* The Byte Protection Plan™ includes 5 years of retainers to maintain your smile, plus coverage for lost or stolen aligners.

Treatment Time: 3 to 6 months, depending on your plan 

Byte is our #1 recommendation for home teeth straightening. They have excellent customer service, affordable plans, and a lifetime guarantee. Treatment is also 100% remote. 

Byte has the quickest treatment time (between 3 and 6 months). Because of this, we only recommend these aligners for very mild cases. More severe corrections require longer treatment times. 

Linea

Best Hybrid Option
Linea

Linea is a popular aligner brand that uses a hybrid model. This option is best if you want some of the convenience of at-home teeth straightening without sacrificing the quality of care. 

These are the steps to begin treatment with Linea:

  1. Visit a licensed partner dentist near you for an assessment (costs $0 to $300 depending on health insurance)
  2. Dentists will take 3D scans of your mouth and create a custom digital treatment plan
  3. Review the treatment plan before approving
  4. Visit the same dentist for a fitting (they may also perform additional procedures if needed)
  5. Wear aligners and update your dentist on your progress remotely

Some of the additional procedures your dentist may perform include IPR (interproximal reduction) or attachments (aligner anchors for more precise tooth movement). These add-ons aren't offered by the fully at-home brands mentioned below.

Your dentist will monitor your progress and dental health throughout treatment. Linea's local team is also available 7 days a week.

Note: Linea doesn't offer at-home impression kits. This is because they require in-person scans with licensed dental professionals, resulting in more accurate and detailed models.

Cost: $3,500 (post-treatment retainers included)

Payment Plan: Pay an initial $350 through Openpay and $175/fortnightly for 9 months

Treatment Time: 6 to 12 months, on average

Fill out Linea's Smile Survey to determine if you're a good candidate. If you are, they'll book you an appointment with a Linea partner dentist for an assessment.

SmilePath

Budget Option
SmilePath

SmilePath is the most affordable remote aligner available. Based on reviews, SmilePath has excellent customer service. You can reach a representative quickly by phone, email, or web chat. 

The only way to begin treatment is by ordering an impression kit online for $75. The kit has enough trays to take up to 5 impressions. It includes disposable gloves, a cheek retractor, and a pre-paid return label. 

Once SmilePath receives your impressions, a custom treatment plan is made. Treatment typically takes less than 6 months. 

SmilePath’s WorryFree Plan also provides you with additional protection. You’ll get 6 years’ worth of retainers to ensure your teeth stay straight. 

Cost: $1,899

Payment Plan:

  • SmileFlex Pro plan for 52 installments of $25.60/fortnight
  • SmileFlex plan for $117/mo for 18 months
  • SmileFlex Easy plan for $300/mo for 6 months with a $599 down payment for a total of $2,099 (no credit check required)

Treatment Time: 4 to 6 months, depending on your plan

SmilePath is a very affordable at-home aligner. But they don’t offer detailed remote monitoring. A licensed orthodontist may not oversee your treatment. 

While more expensive, we recommend the other options mentioned in this article because they provide more comprehensive care. SmilePath may be a good option if you need minor corrections

SmileDirectClub

First At-Home Aligner
SmileDirectClub

SmileDirectClub (SDC) is the most well-known remote aligner. They have treated over 1 million patients since 2013 and expanded treatment to Australia in 2019. 

SDC works with registered dentists and orthodontists who create and oversee each treatment case. 

There are two ways to begin treatment: order an online impression kit or visit a SmileShop for a risk-free consultation (3D images/scan). There are currently have SmileShop locations in:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Epping
  • Parramatta

You’ll receive a full refund on the impression kit if you aren't a candidate. The scans are also free and risk-free (no obligation to approve the plan). 

Cost and Payment Plan: 

The Regular Aligners and Nighttime Aligners™ cost $2,965 for a one-time payment. Their payment plan costs $3,299 ($299 deposit, $125/mo for 24 months). No credit check is required.

Treatment Time: 4 to 6 months, depending on your plan 

SDC is the oldest at-home aligner company, with thousands of online reviews. Some are negative, while others are positive. Read the ‘safety’ section of our full SDC review to learn more.

Treatment costs $2,965 and lasts up to 6 months. Since everything is remote, we only recommend SDC for mild cases.

SmartSmileCo

Affordable Option
Waterpik Sonic Fusion

SmartSmileCo is a newer Australian aligner company that launched about a year ago. You can begin treatment in two ways: order an impression kit online or visit a SmartSmileCo clinic near you. The in-person visit costs $150 and includes:

  • A comprehensive assessment with a licensed dentist
  • Oral health exam to check for any issues
  • A digital scan, impressions, photos, and x-rays
  • 3D treatment plan preview

If you prefer to order a remote kit, it costs $95.

SmartSmileCo currently has multiple locations:

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia

SmartSmileCo can treat most malocclusions. This includes spaces between teeth, crowding, rotations, and bite corrections. If they can't treat your specific case, you'll receive a full refund for the home impression kit or scan.

Cost and Payment Plans:

  • Simple treatment plan costs $1,999 or $31/fortnight for 30 months
  • Moderate treatment plan costs $2,395 or $37/fortnight for 30 months
  • Complex treatment plan costs $4,950 or $76/fortnight for 30 months

Treatment Time: as little as 3 to 6 months

SmartSmileCo is a newer Australian aligner company. You can begin treatment in two ways: order an impression kit online or visit a SmartSmileCo clinic near you.

Treatment costs $1,999 and takes as little as 3 to 6 months. Due to the lack of monitoring, SmartSmileCo may be a good option if you need minor corrections.

EZ Smile

Best Financing Options
EZ Smile

EZ Smile is the oldest at-home teeth-straightening company in Australia and New Zealand (since May 2017). The brand has more affordable rates than many competitors. A local-based customer service team is also available to assist patients throughout treatment.

They also have multiple financing options, making them stand out in the industry. You can choose from one of the four:

  1. one-time payment of $2,499
  2. Humm payment plan (no deposit, interest-free, fast approvals) for 12 or 24 months (total cost is still $2,499 excluding other fees)
  3. Zip payment plan (no deposit, interest-free, fast approvals) for 12 months (total cost is still $2,499 excluding other fees)
  4. EZ Instalments ($499 deposit, $45/wk for 52 weeks). This adds up to $2,839 with no credit check

EZ Smile has a Satisfaction Guarantee. This means free refinement aligners will be provided if your results don't match your 3D simulated treatment plan exactly. Conditions apply.

They also have a 90-day money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied that your aligners are shifting your teeth as prescribed. Conditions apply. This guarantee is only valid during the first 3 months of treatment. 

To begin, order an impression kit and send them back. Or, you can book a free 3D scan at a location near you. The impression kit will be refunded when the completed kit is returned. There is also no obligation to purchase the aligners.

Your first set of retainers is included in the cost. You can order a new set for $149 through the patient portal. We recommend replacing them every 6 to 12 months. 

Cost and Payment Plan: $2,499 (affordable payment plans listed above)

Treatment Time: 4 to 8 months

EZ Smile has more payment plan options than competitors, two of which are interest-free. The aligners are also very affordable. However, they don’t offer comprehensive remote monitoring.

Treatment costs $2,499 and takes between 4 and 8 months depending on your plan. Due to the lack of monitoring, EZ Smile may be a good option if you need minor corrections.

Invisalign

Best In-Office Treatment
Invisalign

Invisalign is the most popular in-office aligner. They are a reputable, trusted brand that has treated over 10 million patients since 1997.

Invisalign is our top in-office treatment recommendation because it can treat 90% of orthodontic cases. This includes more severe malocclusions (teeth misalignment) like: 

  • Crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth 
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Misaligned baby teeth

Invisalign aligners use buttons and/or elastics to treat more severe cases. These are small hooks that attach to the tooth surfaces. They act as anchors for interarch bands that apply additional pressure to gradually reposition the jaw, providing more precise results. Small rubber bands help shift the jaw into the correct position.

Unlike at-home options, Invisalign’s treatment process and monitoring are very comprehensive. Seeing your dentist for check-ups throughout treatment is required. These visits allow for quick adjustments to keep you on track.

Cost: $4,500 to $9,000 

Payment Plan: Many Invisalign providers offer payment plans, but it depends entirely on your treatment plan and length

Treatment Time: 12 to 18 months, sometimes more or less

Invisalign provides comprehensive, in-person care and can treat more severe cases of teeth misalignment. We recommend Invisalign for almost all mild to severe cases.

What are Clear Aligners?

Clear or invisible aligners are a transparent and convenient alternative to traditional braces. They are barely noticeable while in your mouth and can be removed anytime.

Each aligner tray is worn for about 2 weeks before being swapped out for another set. This cycle repeats until your teeth are perfectly aligned. For best results, aligners should be worn for 22+ hours a day.

Clear aligners comparison

In most cases, aligner treatment takes less than a year (mild to moderate cases). Minor issues may be fixable in as little as 3 months. But if you have severe teeth misalignment, it might take more than a year. 

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

There are two types of aligners available in Australia: in-office and at-home. Here are the main differences between them:

In-Office Aligners

This aligner treatment is monitored in person by a licensed dentist or orthodontist. These are usually the steps you need to follow:

  1. Set up an initial consultation
  2. Have the dentist scan your teeth
  3. Start treatment and visit your dentist regularly throughout the process

In-office orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign can treat complex misalignment issues. However, treatment is more expensive than at-home aligners. The face-to-face time, extensive treatment options, and additional care make these options pricier. 

In-person monitoring means you’ll receive more comprehensive care. For this reason, we recommend in-office options like Invisalign for moderate to severe corrections.

At-Home Aligners 

At-home aligners have been gaining popularity in recent years. This is because they are more convenient and affordable than Invisalign. 

These companies provide remote orthodontic treatment, which means everything is monitored from home. These are usually the treatment steps you should follow:

  1. Order an impression kit from your chosen brand
  2. Send your teeth impressions back and receive a customized treatment plan
  3. Start treatment
  4. Send in-progress photos of your teeth through an app or email every few weeks

Some brands have in-person studios for initial 3D scans, while others only have a home impression kit option. A few offer both, providing even more flexibility.  

The aligners are shipped directly to your door at once or in stages. Since treatment is monitored remotely, we only recommend them for minor tooth corrections.

Which is Right for You?

Most of the aligners we recommend in this article are at-home options (best for mildly misaligned teeth). This includes:

  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth

We also recommend an in-office aligner if you’re looking for comprehensive care, don’t mind paying more, and have moderate to severe misalignment. This includes issues like overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

Why Trust Our Review of Clear Aligners?

Our Methodology

To determine the best clear aligners available, the NewMouth editorial team analyzed 26 different brands of clear aligners from around the world. 

Our evaluation and recommendations are based on:

  1. Quality of treatment, including expert involvement throughout treatment - 35% of total score
  2. Feedback from real customers - 20%
  3. Doctor recommendations - 15%
  4. Cost, financing options, and guarantees/warranties - 10%
  5. Treatment duration - 10%
  6. Additional services offered - 5%
  7. Ease of use - 5%

Our Qualifications

1. Industry Experts

NewMouth is a trusted online resource for dental information, including orthodontics, at-home teeth straightening, primary dental care, and procedure costs. We have been researching and writing about clear aligners for over 3 years.

We have a dedicated team of medical writers, expert researchers, licensed dental professionals, and medical reviewers who create and oversee every piece of content published on our site.

2. Extensive Research and Testing

To determine the best teeth straightening kits on the market, our team:

  • Spent hundreds of hours comparing at-home aligners and in-office aligners to ensure we recommend the proper treatment for different needs 
  • Three writers tested every teeth straightening kit recommended in this article
  • Talked to dozens of industry experts, including CEOs of aligner companies, licensed orthodontists, and licensed dentists 
  • Read hundreds of research papers on the safety, effectiveness, and concerns of clear aligners 
  • One of our writers successfully went through the entire treatment process with Candid aligners (see the before and after)
  • Spent months researching the most popular brands (and continue to analyze trends as they change) 
  • Sorted through thousands of customer reviews on multiple websites 

3. Comprehensive Review Process

After extensive research and product testing, this article also underwent an intensive review process:

  1. The article was reviewed and fact-checked by two in-house editors 
  2. One of our in-house dentists reviewed the article for accuracy 
  3. The article is updated and reviewed again every month to ensure pricing, product details, and other specs are up-to-date
Last updated on January 14, 2023
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