I definitely like know that it’s starting to make my teeth straighter and I’m on the journey to having that beautiful smile and it’s really exciting so, I’m only 6 weeks in at the moment but it’s really exciting. So hi my name is Olivia I’m 22 years old I’m a makeup artist and I also work for a cosmetics and fragrance store as a beauty advisor. When I’m not doing makeup I’m also doing videos on youtube and posting other videos on social media. So before treatment I’d definitely say I wasn’t 100% confident with my smile, for me when filming videos and looking back at those videos I’d look at my teeth and my smile and I want to be able to have that beautiful aesthetic smile and feel confident without thinking that people were looking at my teeth.
Because I have had the traditional braces before I didn't want to have to go through the same process of having to straighten my teeth. The pain of having all that metal in my mouth as well it just, I didn’t want to have that again so…
Clear Smiles definitely made me feel comfortable in choosing my...to go forward with my treatment with invisalign. So I’ve definitely already started to see some changes within my teeth and I think it’s really exciting to put in the new aligner each week, that little bit of tightness, I definitely like know that it’s starting to make my teeth straighter and having invisalign is... definitely works with my life because you can’t really see them, you can take them in and out. It is really simple. The only difficult thing I would say is just that little bit of tenderness that you do get when you like first pop them in, it’s also exciting because you do know that it’s doing...it’s straightening your teeth. Yeah so if one of my friends was considering orthodontic treatment I would 100% recommend Clear Smiles, just because of my experience walking in there. Everyone was so welcoming and I definitely had a lot of questions to ask when I went in for my first consult, so...everyone had so much knowledge and yeah, I don’t know, it just felt like a bit of family there as well, I didn’t feel awkward or anything like that. It’s been such a positive experience for me so far.
They're really easy to take out Invisalign. All you have to do is just go like this, and they just pop out. And yeah, it's… I love it.
Hi, my name is Brodie Halford. I'm 16 years old from the Gold Coast. I love the beach and I enjoy my modeling. I do that as a job and go overseas for traveling and stuff.
Before the treatment, I was really self-conscious about my smile because my teeth used to stick out a lot, and I mean people would always make funny jokes about it and things I wasn't confident at all. I was very embarrassed about my smile and we're getting photos with friends and things, I was always quite self-conscious about it.
Well, I am wearing my Invisalign’s right now and yeah, I'm loving them so much, and it's just like it's really helped with my modeling and just me getting jobs as well because I mean in the industry, it's all about, you’re like smile.
It's boosted a lot of my confidence just having this, just teeth it's helped me so much. Dr. Semaan and the team at Clear Smiles - they're really… they're such a fun whenever I go into the orthodontist, everyone's so polite and friendly and bubbly.
One of the great things I love about Invisalign is that I can be really confident about my smile and enjoy it even during treatment. I know my teeth have changed a lot since getting Invisalign, but I've also noticed myself as a person has changed in a good way because I was always so shy and I didn't realize how much my smile was actually affecting my confidence, and now that I've got Invisalign, yeah I just feel so much more confident as a person as well.
I can laugh with my friends and not feel so self-conscious about my smile, and yeah, getting photos and things, you know I'm just 100% confident now.
I wanted braces for so long, and honestly like I would have gotten them earlier, but I just wasn't a fan of the metal around my teeth, you know, like I do modeling, I really care about my look. I really care about my smile, and so for me like being in treatment, I'm able to smile and it's absolutely amazing, and it just fits with my lifestyle.
Hi, my name is Brooklyn, I'm 23 years old, and I'm a nurse. I also do modeling and acting. So before my treatment, I had a good smile, but I just… l don’t know like, I just wasn’t really a fan of it. I really, really, really wanted to get my teeth straightened, but I wasn't really a fan of the whole braces look, so what I did, I went to go see Clear Smiles Orthodontics, and they were so welcoming and they just brought me in and they introduced me to Invisalign. So I'm about to finish my treatment and I absolutely love my smile.
I feel so confident when I go out and I feel confident when I smile in photos. Previously, like I tried not to smile too much, but now I just always smile, like I love smiling for photos, like no one even notices that I’ve got it on, honestly, until I actually mention that I do have Invisalign, so it's definitely changed my life in that way that I can still go about my day and not feel insecure about my teeth.
And the moments that really mean the most to me is like going out with my friends and getting photos together. I mean like all my friends who got their teeth done when they're in school, and so for me like being in treatment, I'm able to smile and have a great smile, that’s why I feel so confident with all my friends with me, so…
And I don't have to worry about, you know let my crooked teeth or you know like this one tooth that just used to annoy me so much which is gone and I just love it.
I knew that in order to change the way that I feel, I needed to change my smile. And, you know, Invisalign was the option for me. My name is Esha I am 22 years old and I’m currently a makeup artist working on the Gold Coast. So before treatment I really...was… kind of insecure about my smile. When I first started modeling, I think seeing all those girls in that industry and having everybody just be so perfect as well, really kind of made me look at myself a lot differently.
When I saw somebody with this like amazing smile I would just look at them and be like you know I want that and I want people to look at me the way I’m looking at them. My smile now? I am so much more confident, literally any kind of photo I take now I will try to smile as much as I can just because I’m so much happier with the way they look.
People are so intrigued about what invisalign is anyway because a lot of people, including myself before treatment, hadn’t heard of it. I was a bit skeptical, but they’ve completely exceeded my expectations.
Well how I explain it to people is that you know I get different aligners every week and that I take them in and out and every aligner is different to the previous one they’re just altered a little bit to fit my teeth. One of the biggest hesitations that I had invisalign and literally nobody noticed it until I said something about it. For somebody who eats a lot of food it was a little difficult because I had to constantly take them in and out, but other than that, I didn’t really affect my day to day life.
Dr. Semaan is hilarious he’s he’s probably one of the funniest doctors I’ve met and he really takes care of his patients. I always feel completely comfortable around him and I put my full trust in him, and the results are there.
Sometimes they just stop and look at me and say like “wow your teeth look so amazing!” and I get compliments all the time, about my smile, so everyone notices. My name is Jan and I’m 21 years old and I’m an accountant, I’ve worked in Brisbane for the last few months and I love going to the beach and playing indoor soccer.
Before having treatment I was really embarrassed about my smile, I tried to hide it a lot I knew it didn’t quite look right and I hoped other people wouldn’t notice it so I was quite shy when I met people. I definitely didn’t get into photos a lot, I would volunteer to take the photo. I had Invisalign when I was in Uni so I didn’t want people to know I was undergoing treatment. And then I also had jaw surgery part way through my treatment. Clear Smiles and surgeon talk you through it all. And you’re very well informed, it isn’t that daunting.
Now that I’ve finished treatment I really love my smile it’s the smile that I’ve always wanted. I’m definitely a lot more confident and outspoken because everything just seems so much more natural. So I feel like I can be my full self and not have to hide anything anymore.
If you’re have hesitations about going through orthodontic treatment, I’d say just do it. Dr. Semaan and the team at Clear Smiles are a great team they’re so bubbly and they really know their stuff, they would talk me through everything they’re doing and they made you feel really comfortable. Once you’re part way through you’ll start seeing results... already and it will be so worth it in the end.
My name’s Sally Coates, I’m a journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin I’m currently 24 years old. I like to get out and about, parties, movies, just pretty much anything outside of the house. Before my treatment I hated my smile, I’d always hated my smile. I was never comfortable with photos when I started to get older I would never put photos up that really showed that they were crooked I would always put up like sneaky photos that kind of masked it. It was… yeah it really did affect things because yeah because I always felt like everyone was looking at it, even if no one commented on it, it’s just how I felt.
Whenever I saw someone with straight teeth I definitely was jealous. I think straight teeth is just so important because it’s the first thing you notice about a person. And I think just because when someone speaks you look at their mouth because that’s where the sound’s coming out and when someone’s happy you look at their smile because that’s their biggest representation or the biggest way they communicate that they’re happy.
I love my smile now! I am constantly getting compliments I always notice them as well in photos and things like that I’m like “damn my teeth are straight” I just couldn’t be happier and even now… like this morning I had someone commenting on my teeth and it just makes me feel so good and that it was so worth it. With Clear Smiles Orthodontics it was just easy...it’s...all the.. any concerns you had in your head they’re just eradicated pretty much as soon as you walk in the door and see the friendly receptionist behind the desk and… Dr. Semaan in particular he's just... he’s so funny it so awesome to see someone can you know come to be in a position that he’s in where he’s doing such serious work, life changing work, but he still maintains a really sunny demeanor he doesn’t give off an air of importance, he’s just super relatable and super nice.
If anyone I know is thinking about braces or Invisalign, I’d just say do it. You won't regret it. You wont realise how happy it makes you until the process is finished.
Even with my Invisalign on now, like I've got them on, and you really don't even notice them as much. Everyone compliments me on my teeth now, and it makes me feel really happy about my smile.
My name is Isabella, I'm 15 years old. I go to King's Christian College. In my spare time, I love to go to the beach. I do cheerleading and I spend time with my friends and family.
Before I started my orthodontics treatment, I was really insecure about my smile, and every time I wanted to express how happy I was, I couldn't. I just felt like I couldn't smile in front of anyone, and it just really brought down my confidence. Being almost finished treatment, I am so happy with the results already and I feel a 100% more confident than I did before my treatment, and the process of it has been so easy. I thought it was going to be so much harder, but it is less difficult than I thought, and I thought it would be a lot more painful like braces, but is not. It is completely comfortable and I love it.
The difficulties would maybe be just when eating. You need take them out, but along the process, you get used to it, and you know what to do and remember that you need to put them back in, it just becomes really easy throughout the entire thing.
The team and Clear Smiles are always so welcoming and so happy, and they always ensure I am 100% confident with my teeth and comfortable with my treatment. Every time I walked through the door, I just feel so welcomed and I love Dr. Semaan and the team and how they just want to help me through my journey.
Someone wanting treatment, I would say do it because your confidence is so worth the money and your smile will just make you feel a lot happier within yourself.
I know my teeth have changed, but as a person I have definitely changed because of my treatment, just because it has provided me with the confidence to smile around the people I love and smile around people I don't even know because it just really helps me to feel a lot happier with my smile and with my expressions.
Hello, my name is Jaaden, I'm 21 years old and I'm currently a student, studying a Bachelor of business and majoring in human resources management.
I have two cats and I'm pretty obsessed with, so that's what I do in my free time I guess. Before treatment, I was really self-conscious about my smile. I even noticed it a lot when I would take photos, I'd always been looking at my teeth. I always felt like people would just be looking at my teeth when I met them, which is silly, but that's, yeah, I felt so self-conscious. I was always so jealous of people who had the perfect like straight smile. So, yeah, I was always really hoping that would be me.
Now that I have finished treatment, I noticed that I'm so much more confident presenting to people at university, so I just can go up and I'm so much more confident talking to people, and in my job I interview people and often talk to clients, and I just noticed that I'm not holding back as much. I'm happy to smile in front of them rather than avoiding that.
The team at Clear Smiles are amazing. Every time you walk in there, they're happy, they are like so welcoming. And I remember my first consultation, I walked out of there so happy and so… just, I don't know. I just was really happy that I found Clear Smiles. Dr. Semaan always listen to my concerns. There were few times that I was like, oh and he reassured me that you know that the end result would be worth it, and yeah, they're so helpful and they're so amazing.
Invisalign is so worth it. The price always put me off getting treatment like braces or Invisalign or things like that, but when I came across Clear Smiles and knew that they had such affordable payment options, I didn't go anywhere else. I didn't worry about the price or anything like that because it was so affordable and I knew that it was quite rare to find affordable payment options like that.
So if anyone was considering orthodontic treatment, I would 100% say it's worth it and to do it. I've actually had a few friends ask me where I got my teeth done because they were so impressed with the results when I showed them before and after. I always recommend Clear Smiles and Invisalign just because they are both amazing. I would just… if I get any questions I just tell them how simple it was, how easy the process was. You don’t need to go to the dentist as often as traditional braces and all that sort of thing.
Hi, I am Olivia. I go to Clover Hill. I like to dance, sing, draw, also write stories. I went to an orthodontist and to get my teeth fixed up because my back teeth – these ones were behind my front teeth. They told me to put on a plate and put some braces on to fix it up. When they put the plate in, they put it at the top of my mouth and it really didn’t hurt. It felt a bit funny at first, and I couldn’t speak properly, but after some practicing, I got used to it. I was a little bit nervous. I have seen lots of people with braces and I was a bit scared of what I’d look like.
It didn’t really look as bad when I got them in, the braces and the plate, and... well, now my teeth look like this. Now my teeth look better and I am glad I got the plate, it wasn’t such a big deal.
I love going to my appointments because the girls are nice and I get to see lots of people, and it’s sometimes exciting to go because I get picked up from school.
When people meet me, the first thing they say to me is, my gosh! You have an amazing smile. And I do, I really do and I'm super proud.
My name is Michelle. I'm 32. I'm a mother of two beautiful children – 5 and 2 years old, and I am currently studying full-time. Before I started treatment, like every normal person, I had quite a few hesitations. I think probably just, could I do it? Is it something that I could fit into my lifestyle – working, pregnant? I had a young child at the same time, and I did. It was easy. It just fit into my life. It just… they became normal, it became natural.
Now that I’ve finished treatment, I love my smile. Honestly, it's the best thing I ever did. The investment on my teeth has changed the way I feel about myself. I'm so glad and proud that I took the chance, that I put in the effort, that I went to Clear Smiles, and that I had my teeth straightened.
It wasn't until I had them on that I started seeing other people's smiles and thinking, I can't wait till mine look like that.
My name is Dave Henry; I am an architectural draftsman. I have two young boys, and a wife and I like to surf, to away from the computer. My smile before when I did actually show my teeth all you could see was big dark gaps because I had one tooth up here and one tooth down over there and I found that I just wouldn't show my teeth. I'd be smiling with my mouth shut all the time. I had to have jaw surgery to correct my underbite, so they moved my whole top jaw forward. I had to get my teeth right first, so the braces went on and I've got all my teeth sorted out, and then went in and had the surgery, and then the braces were only on for about another two months after that. It was all sorted.
Dr. Semaan is very professional. He did what he needs to do, and then you're out and you get on with your life,so it was very minimal disturbance in your life. I definitely do think the smile is important. I'm meeting clients on a daily basis and I find that the insecurity is gone, and that sort of thing didn't come out until I had the braces off and I found that when I smile at someone, I looked at the ground and I thought, I don't have to do anymore. I can look them in the eyes when I'm smiling at them. I find... I used to sit there like this all the time with my hand over my mouth. Well, now I just feel comfortable to walk up, walk and look people in the eyes and smile, and if you were going to get braces on, just get them done. Don't hesitate.
Hi, I'm Carmel. So, I'm an actress and I am also a fitness and martial arts instructor as well. Health and fitness is really important to me, that's what I do other than acting and I love playing with my little Pomeranian. I love going for bike rides and I love going to the beach.
Before I got Invisalign, I used to be really conscious about my smile. It did make me feel conscious when I was filming and doing any acting things, I wouldn’t really like to open my mouth as much, and every time I used laugh, I would cover my mouth. I wasn't really proud of my smile. I wanted that Hollywood smile, and I just didn't have it. And before, I felt really uncomfortable and slightly embarrassed about my smile, especially being in the acting industry, everyone usually has really beautiful teeth and really nice smiles. I didn't have that before, so that’s something that I was really self-conscious about, and now that I do have that beautiful Hollywood smile, it makes me really proud of it and it doesn't hold me back anymore when I'm performing.
I remember going in for my first consultation, I didn't really know what to expect or what I was in for, and Dr. Semaan and the whole team was just really informative about everything and just you know gave me the whole rundown, and before I didn't know… I didn't obviously know about Invisalign and I thought that it was going to be quite expensive, but going through a payment option, which made it really affordable, and yeah, it was a really no-brainer for me. Dr. Semaan and the entire Clear Smiles Orthodontics team were absolutely incredible. They are all really genuinely caring and kind, they were so professional and everything was really efficient, and they just made the whole treatment process really hassle-free.
One of the cool things about Invisalign is that nobody really noticed that I actually had the aligners in. They were a little bit shiny on camera, but not many people really noticed at all. I had a little bit of a lisp when I did have them in, so if I was on set filming, I did have to take them out, so I didn't have that lisp, but then I’ll put them straight back in. I don't think anybody mentioned if I had a lisp or not. I think it was more me being self-conscious about or that I felt a little bit funny at first, but I got used to it after a while.
So what I'd say to somebody that was thinking about orthodontics treatment is, definitely give it a go. Go and do your research, make sure that the orthodontics that you are going to is somebody that you do really like and that they are experienced in whatever treatment that you're wanting, but not only that, I found for me it was definitely an investment, not only in my happiness but before my career as well. This treatment really wasn't that hard at all. I didn't find that it hurt that much either, and with the flexible payment options, it's really quite affordable.