How long does it take to have orthodontic treatment?

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Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

One of the first questions I get from many of my patients when they are considering having orthodontic treatment is “How long will it take?” The length of orthodontic treatment will vary from patient to patient. While some cases take less time to treat than others, the average treatment time is 18 to 24 months. Mild issues Read more...

What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of conventional braces, lingual braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign, and which are the more cost effective?

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Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

At Smile Solutions we offer world-class orthodontic treatment under the care of our team of specialist orthodontists. We offer a great range of different orthodontic treatment options, so that each patient can find the ideal solution for creating their ideal smile. Conventional braces is the term for an orthodontic appliance that is fixed to the Read more...

How can I find out if I’m a candidate for Invisalign?

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Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

Collins Street, Melbourne has always been associated with glamour, beauty and elegance. And it’s stylish array of shops fall into line with that tradition. Smile Solutions’ Invisalign Shop is no exception but it has one key distinction. It provides a service, not a product. Smile Solutions is known for its holistic approach to dentistry. Its Read more...

What costs should I expect to pay for Invisalign treatment, and why?

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Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

There are two main components in the cost of Invisalign treatment, and both will vary according to your own needs and expectations. First there is the experience of your treating clinician. Understandably, you will pay a lot less – 25% to 35% less in most cases – to be treated by a general dentist with one day’s Read more...

What options exist today for adults who don’t want braces? And what can I expect to pay?

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Dr David Austin

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MDS Orth (Hong Kong), MOrth RCSEdin

Traditionally, orthodontic treatment was only for children and young adults. It typically involved unattractive silver metal brackets and wires. Today, more and more adults want straight teeth but don’t want the self-consciousness that often comes with traditional orthodontic treatment. What options exist today for adults who don’t want braces? Fortunately, orthodontic treatment has progressed, so Read more...