An orthodontist is the most qualified person to diagnose, prevent and treat any problems you might have with the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
In Australia, orthodontists hold a degree in dentistry, a masters degree in orthodontics and must be registered as a specialist orthodontist by the Australian Health and Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Always check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website to check the registration of a specialist.
Why do I need to see a orthodontist?
The most common reason people visit the orthodontist is because they’d like straighter teeth. Teeth that protrude, are crowded, or have gaps are all good reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment and are treatable.
If your dentist is concerned about the way your teeth bite together, teeth grinding or clenching, or a clicking jaw they might refer you to an orthodontist. Similarly, other health professionals may refer patients for difficulties with speech, difficulty chewing or sleep apnoea problems.
What do orthodontists do?
Orthodontists treat people of all ages and are concerned with how the teeth and jaw align. Proper alignment of teeth reduces wear and also helps keep teeth healthy and gums clean.
By examining a patient’s teeth directly, via x-rays and moulds or scans, orthodontists determine how the teeth and jaw are misaligned, and then come up with the most effective treatment solution.
This ranges from applying, adjusting and removing plates, retainers or braces (in one form or another); to working with specialists such as Oral Maxilliofacial Surgeons to realign the jaw; or to taking steps to control facial growth.
Do I have to get braces?
Treatment by your orthodontist is on an individual basis, and they talk to you about the suitability of alignment products based on your orthodontic needs.
Why should I see a Smile Solutions Orthodontist?
Smile Solutions has a team of five registered specialist orthodontists providing an holistic approach to treatment and access to a multidisciplinary team of general dentistry and registered dental specialists within the practice.
Dr Martin Poon, Dr David Austin, Dr Andrea Phatouros, Dr Stephanie Tang and Dr Edward Karim provide optimal care using a range of latest treatment options and are diamond Invisalign providers: the highest rating available in Australia.
Located in the tower of the beautiful Manchester Unity Building in the Melbourne CBD, our orthodontic suites definitely have an amazing view!
How do I make an appointment to see a Smile Solutions Orthodontist?
See a Smile Solutions orthodontist for a free consultation. You do not need a referral to make an appointment to see the highly experienced Smile Solutions orthodontics team. Simply call the friendly team at Smile Solutions reception on (03) 9650 2420.