Often the first thing we hear during a consultation is “I just want straight teeth”. What people don’t realise is that ‘straight teeth’ is only a small aspect of what can be achieved with orthodontic treatment. The concept of straight teeth has, for many patients been influenced by the so-called Hollywood Smile typified by […]
Adult Braces Information Posts
Many adults are discovering that there are plenty of options available to them to straighten their teeth. Modern low profile Damon system brackets are more comfortable and Damon Clear or Invisalign make treatment almost invisible.
Read through some of the posts below to learn more about various options, and follow one of the MOG staff on her Adult Braces Journey
And other orthodontic concerns. Occasionally you may need to visit us for an ’emergency’ before your next scheduled appointment. There are many small parts working together in your orthodontic appliances and sometimes things can spring loose. There are times when we might need to see you fairly quickly, and others when we can wait for […]
No this is not a ‘you’re naughty ruining your lungs’ smoking rant (although you do know you are don’t you?). But besides the link between tobacco and heart disease, stroke, emphysema, and cancer (especially lung and throat cancers), smoking leads to the following oral health consequences: Bad breath – when you have braces, there are just more areas for […]
Many people are surprised to learn that their health insurance does not fully cover the cost of braces. Orthodontics is usually an optional extra, carries a lifetime dollar value limit, and can be subject to annual claim limits too. Your yearly limit is the amount you receive from your health fund each year. Your lifetime […]
Facial piercings in lips, tongue and cheeks have become popular forms of self-expression however we strongly advise you to think carefully about the oral health risks associated, especially if you are considering orthodontic treatment. Lip rings rub against your teeth and scratche the surface, over time they may even wear a groove in them. For […]