Many patients have heard of the Invisalign™ invisible braces system. There are a few things you need to know about the Invisalign system; If you are considering this option for a teenager, its success very much rests on patient compliance. If you don’t wear your aligners as directed, continuously, all day (other than when eating […]
Read about different treatment appliances
There are a range of appliances that can be used to achieve a straighter smile. The benefit of modern orthodontics is the research into new and faster treatments is happening all the time.
The posts below highlight various appliances used at Melbourne Orthodontic Group.
At the orthodontic Congress in Sydney a few years ago, I learned how the use of orthodontic appliances creates permanent tooth movement through a process of bone remodeling. The whole principle of moving teeth relies on the constant pressure of the tooth surface against the membrane that surrounds your tooth, not a lot of force […]
Some myths being discussed around the web regarding braces…we’re not laughing…they are legitimate concerns people may have…(Ok, we’re chuckling just a bit…but that’s because we already know the answers!) If you kiss with braces, your teeth will get locked together…do you know in over 30 years in practice we have never had an emergency call for […]
I was very excited to be attending the International Orthodontic Congress in Adelaide with the rest of the MOG team. Not the least of which was because I now had the experience of braces and beautifully aligned teeth, rather than feeling I had to hide my rotated teeth as I mingled with industry professionals. I […]
Stubborn…I think that is the best word to describe him! But what would I know right? Henry has been suffering a little from the rear brackets rubbing on his cheeks as I did, and I am fairly certain most other new braces wearers do too. “Use the wax Henry” I implored Obi-wan Kenobi style…but alas […]