Am I too old to have orthodontic treatment?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

“Am I too old to have orthodontic treatment?” is a question commonly asked by adults considering treatment. The answer is, of course, no. As long as you are determined (and still have teeth), it is never too late to have a great smile. Over recent years we have all become much more aware of our teeth Read more...

Should I receive my orthodontic treatment from a general dentist or from a specialist orthodontist?

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Dr Hashmat Popat

Dr Hashmat Popat
Specialist Orthodontist
BDS (Brist), MFDS RCS (Eng), MScD, MOrth RCS (Ed), FDS (Orth), PhD (Card)

As a patient, you want to receive the best treatment from the person most skilled to do it. Therefore, if you are thinking about straightening your teeth you should understand the differences between an orthodontist and a general dentist. General dentists can clean your teeth, carry out fillings and treat other issues related to your teeth Read more...

How should I look after my braces?

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Sarah Lawrence

Orthodontic Dental Therapy
BHlthSc (Otago)

Braces are the most common form of appliance used in orthodontic treatment. As they are fixed or bonded to your teeth and are not removable, it can be a challenge to keep them clean and maintain optimal dental hygiene. While undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces, you can use several recommended protocols in your daily routine, Read more...

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...

Treatment of malocclusion

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Dr Yasmin Coulthard

General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Occlusion simply means the area of contact between teeth. More technically, it is the relationship or alignment between the maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth when they come into proximity either during chewing or at rest. Ideally, your teeth should fit easily within your mouth without any crowding or spacing. Also, none of your teeth should be rotated or Read more...

Why would my dentist refer me to an orthodontist?

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Dr Stephen Do

General Dental Care
BHSc (Dent), MDent (La Trobe)

An orthodontist is a specialist dentist who prevents the occurrence of, or treats, inappropriately positioned teeth and jaws. As part of any comprehensive oral examination of a child or an adult, dentists perform an orthodontic assessment and may make a referral to an orthodontist based on their findings. In children, orthodontic problems can usually be recognised Read more...

6 reasons Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Invisalign provides teens and adults with a flexible orthodontic solution to their crooked teeth. Invisalign treatment comprises of a series of clear aligners that are individually made for your orthodontic requirements. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. With Invisalign, your teeth are gradually moved Read more...

What are the risks associated with orthodontic treatment?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

As with almost all medical and dental treatment, orthodontic treatment carries inherent risks, as described below. These can be minimised with cooperation, planning and careful management. Gum disease and tooth decay All Smile Solutions, patients undergoing orthodontic treatment must first have a full dental and periodontal assessment carried out by a dentist. Any necessary dental Read more...

How does AcceleDent work?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

AcceleDent is a simple-to-use, hands-free device used in conjunction with Invisalign, designed for faster orthodontic treatment with only 20 minutes daily use. AcceleDent SoftPulse Technology releases a safe, effective and gentle pulsation that transmits through the roots of your teeth to the surrounding bone socket. This helps accelerate the cellular response and speeds the rate Read more...

Set your smile free with a free consultation with a specialist orthodontist

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

If you’d like straighter teeth, but aren’t really interested in braces, Invisalign clear aligners could be for you. Invisalign is virtually undetectable by others and provides discreet orthodontic treatment while achieving great results. Your new smile starts with a free consultation The best way to find out about Invisalign and what it can achieve for Read more...