Hmmmm….so you have a mouth full of strange wires and contraptions, you see your orthodontist for an examination and adjustment every 6-8 weeks and your hygienist has a poke around too….so why do you need to visit the dentist? When we work on your braces, we are not looking specifically for any cavities and anything […]
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.
Lets start with the elephant in the room….why is it called a Herbst appliance? It was named after Emil Herbst who invented it in 1904! Thankfully the current Herbst appliances have undergone several updates to make it more patient-friendly, and it is back in favour for correcting instances where the upper jaw and teeth protrude […]
You’ve spent the better part of 2 years or more with contraptions on your teeth….hoooray!!! It’s braces removal day. You farewell the metal and skippety doo daa happily away! Only to return a few hours later to have your removable retainer fitted…what? You see when you reach the end of your braces journey your teeth […]
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 […]
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 […]