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Get Answers to Your Orthodontics FAQ

Frequently Asked QuestionsHere are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get at the practice about orthodontics.

What does ‘orthodontics’ mean?

While the word ‘orthodontics’ means ‘straight teeth,’ it means much more. In this specialised area of dentistry, we consider function, aesthetics and stability.

What services do you offer?

Our team provides an array of orthodontic options to help you achieve the straighter smile that you’ve always wanted.

Invisalign® – a clear orthodontic system that uses removable aligners to gradually move your teeth over time

ClearCorrect – a discreet and effective aligner system that is also removable and gets great results.

Quick Straight Teeth™ – an orthodontic option that allows you to straighten the teeth in your smile zone in just 3-12 months

What can I expect when I get braces the first time?

We always ensure that we provide a comfortable, pain-free fitting process. During your consultation, we will educate you about how to keep your braces clean and in top condition. As your teeth start to shift, you may experience minor discomfort; however, this will soon pass.

What happens when I get my braces removed?

The process of removing braces is fairly quick and comfortable. Your dentist will remove any brackets and bands, before polishing off residual cement and glue. You’ll leave with a straight and beautiful smile to celebrate!

What is a retainer and how long do I have to wear one for?

Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer. The retainer is worn to maintain the alignment of your smile. It also prevents your teeth from reverting to their previous positions. Typically, retainers are worn as part of your maintenance routine indefinitely.

How long will treatment time take?

This question depends on which orthodontic option you choose, as well as your individual mouth. Every patient is different, as is the length of treatment time. Rest assured that we will never extend treatment time unnecessarily. On the other hand, we won’t rush your treatment. We are committed to ensuring that you will get the orthodontic treatment that works best for your smile goals and will yield excellent long-term results.

How much will orthodontic treatment cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment will vary depending on the option you choose as well as the complexity of your case. We always aim to keep our fees as low as possible. AfterPay is available, which allows you to get the orthodontic treatment you want now and pay later.

If you have other questions about orthodontics that weren’t answered here, please contact our practice today. We also invite you to book a free orthodontic consultation!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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