Orthodontics

Orthodontics treatment could be beneficial for both adults and children in correcting the bite and teeth positions. It can dramatically improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile and change the structure of your bite.

Some common orthodontic problems are explained below;

  • Overcrowded teeth occur when there is simply a lack of room within your jaws for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can lead to increased chance of gum disease and decay as your teeth are harder to clean.
  • Widely spaced teeth occur when you have extra space within your jaw. This could be due to small sized teeth, abnormal growth of the jaw bones, genetics, missing teeth and/or tongue protrusion. Spacing issues can lead to some periodontal diseases including gingivitis and periodontitis that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.
  • Crossbites occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It usually causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth.
  • Overbites occur when the upper teeth overlap significantly with the lower teeth. It's typically caused by either genetics, bad oral habits, or over development of the bone that supports the teeth. This issue can lead to gumproblems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
  • Underbites occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth, usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This issue can lead to excessive tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Braces

Ceramic Braces


Ceramic braces are made of translucent (Clear) glass material. They are also popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. The arch wires used in conjunction with the ceramic braces are unfortunately not translucent.

Metallic Braces


We use modern “Friction Free” brackets. These are a newer generations of brackets that can dramatically reduce the friction on the wire which leads to better biological responses and quicker treatment times.


Invisalign


Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental provider.


Smile Tru


A series of aligners that is recommended as a orthodontic approach for some patients.






Veneers

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that covers the face of your natural teeth. This improves the look of the teeth and most importantly improves your smile. Veneers can be used to treat cracks, chips and discoloured teeth and help whiten your teeth, as well as straighten the look of your teeth and close small gaps.






Dental bonding

Dental bonding is a technique in which composite resin in putty form is used to restore the face of a tooth. It is used to correct small gaps, chipped teeth or jagged edges.






Whitening
  • Is whitening safe?


    If done correctly, Whitening is one of the safest procedures in dentistry. Extensive research has indicated that whitening under a supervision of a dentist is safe. However Tooth whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age or pregnant or lactating women.

  • What results should I expect?


    In office whitening can whiten teeth from six to ten shades lighter. The results can be surprising for most patients who choose this technique.
    At home whitening provides results that are typically two to four shades whiter than the starting shade.

  • How long does the result last?


    It depends on your dietary habits. Frequently drinking coffee, tea, red wine or smoking can reduce the whiteness of the teeth quicker. Also consuming colourful spices in your food can have similar effect.

    However by following the post whitening care instructions you can ensure that your teeth stay brighter than ever before. A home top up kit is provided to you at the end of your In Office Whitening session to use as a touch up from time to time.

  • Is there side effect?


    Some patient can experience temporary sensitivity to the cold temperature between 1-4 days after in office whitening.

In Office Whitening


In office whitening can take up to 70 minutes. It is effective and fast and is tailored for people with a busy lifestyle. This technique provides patients with fastest results possible.

The procedure is safe and has minimal discomfort. It consists of initial preparation to isolate the soft tissue and lips. Whitening gel solution is then applied by the clinician to cover the teeth and activated by light to start the procedure.

A home whitening kit is given to the patient at the end of this appointment if they wish to touch up from time to time.

What Whitening system do we use?


We use PHILIPS Zoom! Whitening for our in office sessions. This system has been proven to provide one of the best results Australia wide and Philips Zoom at-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimize tooth sensitivity.


How does the whitening work?


Whitening gel contains Hydrogen peroxide solution which is activated with our special light. As the Hydrogen Peroxide gel is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is completely unchanged.

At Home Whitening


This technique gives more gradual and provides result slower. It is great for people who are already experiencing slight sensitivity. The procedure consists of two 15 minutes appointments.

The clinician takes an impression of the teeth at the initial appointment. The technician will then prepare a unique set of trays that fits only your teeth according to the impressions.

At your second appointment the trays will be fitted and adjusted accordingly. You will receive instruction on how to use the material. Whitening gel and all the necessary instructions and material is provided at this appointment.







Internal Bleaching

Internal tooth whitening is a treatment suitable for certain individual front teeth that have discoloured following a root canal therapy.

The cause of the discolouration is breakdown of blood pigments within the tooth, after the nerve and blood supply have become non-functional.

The tooth needs to be carefully assessed with an x-ray to ensure the root canal filling is adequate and no infection remains.

A whitening gel can then be placed inside the tooth and sealed in place.