What does oral and maxillofacial surgery involve?

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Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
BHB (Auck), MBChB (Auck), BDS (Otago), FRACDS (OMS)

Why would I need oral and maxillofacial surgery? What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? Oral and maxillofacial surgery is essentially surgery of the oral and facial region. It involves the diagnosis, surgery and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving the mouth, gums, teeth and jaws – including how they function and how they look. Oral Read more...

Speeding up Invisalign treatment with AcceleDent

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Orthodontic Dental Therapy
Dip.OHT (Melb)

Invisalign treatment with AcceleDent Our Invisalign treatment includes the use of AcceleDent – a comfortable electronic device that shortens the length of treatment for a patient being provided with Invisalign, clear or conventional braces. Traditionally, tooth alignment is achieved by exerting a constant pressure on the teeth and thus stimulating bone remodelling, which is the Read more...

Should your child see a specialist paediatric dentist?

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Specialist Paediatric Dentist
Paediatric Care
BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb)

Why your child should see a paediatric dentist As parents, we all know that oral hygiene is important. We know our children should brush their teeth twice a day, floss regularly, eat as little sugar as possible and drink water rather than fizzy drinks or juices. And we also know they should see a dentist Read more...

How to encourage your child to brush their teeth?

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Practice General Manager

Does even the slight glimpse of a toothbrush send your toddler crashing into a complete meltdown? You’re not alone, because when it comes to keeping those chompers clean, kids can certainly be a defiant lot! “It can be really tough for parents,” says Smile Solutions’ dental nurse and Tooth Fairy Karleen Giampietro. But perseverance is Read more...

What costs are involved in Invisalign treatment?

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

Cost of Invisalign treatment 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, a specialist or a general dentist. Specialists in this field are called orthodontists, and you don’t need a referral to see one. Read more...

What are the hygiene benefits of Invisalign?

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

hygiene benefits of Invisalign   Improved aesthetics should not be your only goal when making the decision to straighten your teeth. The notable benefits to your oral and overall health should also be considered. From experience, some of us know how difficult it can be to maintain optimum oral health with crowded or crooked teeth. Read more...

Dental hygienist vs dentist – what’s the difference?

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

Dental hygienist vs dentist At Smile Solutions you will often find your dental needs being managed by more than one dental professional. This is because each of the practitioners you see is likely to have their own area of expertise. In seeing different practitioners, you are receiving the highest level of care, working towards the Read more...

How long do porcelain veneers last?

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General and Cosmetic Dental Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic)

Lifespan of ceramic veneers Put simply, porcelain veneers last a very long time. Porcelain veneers – or to use the more up-to-date term, ceramic veneers – are the most durable thing of beauty that dentistry can provide for improving the appearance and function of teeth – whether it be their length, shape, proportion, surface texture, Read more...

Why should I choose a Blue Diamond Invisalign provider?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Blue Diamond Invisalign provider For many adults who are interested in straightening their smile, the thought of conventional braces can be somewhat undesirable. As an alternative to conventional braces, Invisalign can be used to successfully treat a wide range of orthodontic problems, including crooked, crowded or spaced teeth. And in some instances, more complex cases such as Read more...