When should I take my child to see an orthodontist?

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

When should we take our children to see an orthodontist? Why do some kids at school already have braces or appliances in their mouths? Surely they still have baby teeth. Is it not too early? Am I missing the boat? Perhaps you are asking yourself questions like these. As parents we try to do what Read more...

AcceleDent and Braces

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

A recent introduction in the field of orthodontics has been the use of vibratory forces to encourage quicker healing of bone, with the ultimate potential of speeding up the rate at which teeth can be moved into the desired position. This is not a new phenomenon; the same vibratory forces have been used previously in the field of Read more...

Options and trends in teeth straightening

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

Most people would like to have a nicer smile, straighter teeth. Traditionally, the only way to reach this goal was using something that was fixed to the teeth – braces. Whether made of metal, clear material or something hidden behind the teeth, braces are a tried and tested approach to teeth straightening and they achieve Read more...

What is the cost of braces?

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

So you are ready to invest in your smile and ready to have your teeth straightened. But how much do braces actually cost? You start Googling, talk to friends who have been through braces and discuss your options with your local dentist or specialist orthodontist. You may quickly find out that there are many different Read more...

What are the differences between internal lingual braces and external braces?

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

Registered specialist orthodontist, Dr Martin Poon, sheds some light on the differences between internal lingual braces and external braces. Internal braces, as the name suggests, are braces that go on the inside. Traditional braces as most people know are the ones that go on the outside and you can clearly see them. Because we see Read more...

Why is Invisalign so appealing?

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Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

For a very long time, metal braces were the preferred option among orthodontists for straightening patients’ teeth and bite. These braces are the tried and proven method, but the so-called “railway tracks” are not always well received, especially by adults (for obvious aesthetic reasons). Attempts to improve the appearance of braces over time have yielded Read more...