Sometimes, growing teeth need extra help.
We specialise in kid’s orthodontics.
We all want our kids to enjoy the benefits of healthy teeth for life. As dentists, we might describe that as optimal oral outcomes, but most people just say “good teeth”. Orthodontics can play a vital role in developing good teeth.
It’s all about providing enough space for permanent teeth to grow correctly. Here’s some information on why and the various stages where early intervention makes a difference.
Affordable family dentistry that keeps financial pain to a minimum.
EARLY INTERVENTION ORTHODONTICS
Enhanced self-confidence and aesthetic appearance
Increased likelihood of proper jaw growth
Increased likelihood of properly aligned and spaced adult teeth
Reduced risk of bruxing (teeth grinding)
Reduced risk of childhood cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth decay
Reduced risk of impacted teeth as an adult
Reduced risk of protracted orthodontic treatments in later years
Reduced risk of speech problems
Reduced risk of tooth, gum, and jawbone injury
Early treatment (5 – 6 years old)
Early orthodontic treatment aims to guide and regulate the width of both dental arches. The main goal of early treatment is to provide enough space for the permanent teeth to grow correctly. Good candidates for early treatment include: children who have difficulty biting properly, children who lose baby teeth early, children whose jaws click or grind during movement, children who grind their teeth, and children who use the mouth (as opposed to the nose and mouth) to breathe.
During the early treatment phase, our dentists also work with parents and children to eliminate orthodontically harmful habits, like excessive pacifier use and thumb sucking. The dentist may also provide one of a variety of dental appliances to promote jaw growth, hold space for adult teeth (space maintainers), or to prevent the teeth from ‘shifting’ into undesired areas.
Middle dentition (6 – 12 years old)
Middle dentition marks a developmental period when the soft and hard tissues are extremely pliable. It can be the best time to begin to correct any malocclusion. Malocclusion means that the teeth are not aligned properly and the upper and lower teeth don’t bite together correctly.
At this stage, we may recommend a dental appliance. Some appliances (like braces) are fixed and others are removable. Regardless of the appliance, your child will still be able to speak, eat, and chew in a normal fashion. However, children who are fitted with fixed dental appliances should take extra care to clean the entire oral region each day in order to reduce the risk of staining, decay, and any future cosmetic damage.
Adolescent dentition (13+ years old)
EARLY ORTHODONTICS IS OUR SPECIALITY
DR CHRIS ZAYED worked for over five years at the No Brace Centre where he gained extensive knowledge in the treatment of early intervention orthodontics. He has brought these skills with him to Dentology Dental Care.
If your child is currently undergoing early intervention orthodontic treatment and you would like a second opinion or the treatment is yet to finish, please contact us at Dentology and we can offer a FREE consultation.
We can help you with Invisalign® clear aligners. Start your free assessment here.
Like the name suggests, Invisalign® clear aligners are a discreet and well-recognised alternative for straightening teeth. At Dentology, we have helped create thousands of smiles with Invisalign.
It all starts with your complimentary orthodontic consultation, where our trained professional team will assess your suitability for treatment. Not only do we have years of experience providing clear aligner treatments, but we are also able to offer you one of the most competitive prices on the market. Our practice uses the latest Invisalign® technology and we can offer you a digital view of your ‘new smile’ in a simulated software with extensive clear aligner before-and-after photos.
Dentology is conveniently located in Aspendale close to public transport. We service the local Bayside area as well as a growing Melbourne client base who travel to use our services.
For Invisalign® clear aligners, our affordable treatment and quality service has helped hundreds of clients have a big, happy smile.
What are fixed braces?
Fixed braces are made of metal or ceramic ‘brackets’ that are attached to each tooth. These are linked by a special wire that is shaped with a memory. Over time, we make small adjustments to the wire to straighten teeth into their correct place.
*A free, no-obligation one-on-one information session is available to learn more about the fixed braces procedure. A dental examination is required prior to treatment where one of our dentists will conduct an initial examination, orthodontic assessment, explain your treatment options, and perform diagnostic work. You may also be recommended to have a hygiene appointment.
DENTOLOGY DENTAL CARE ORTHODONTICS
How much do fixed braces cost?
your rebate on the spot. If you are unsure whether or not your Private Health Insurance covers your orthodontic treatment, we can provide you with the item codes so that you can confirm with your health fund. Prices for fixed braces may be subject to change without notice.
What are the advantages of fixed braces?
What are the steps involved with this as a treatment option?
Step 1: Book in for your free information session
Our Treatment Coordinators will give you general information about the Fixed Braces process. They will also give you information about Dentology Dental Care practices and procedures.
Step 2: Dental Examination
At your examination appointment, your dentist will conduct a full examination, orthodontic assessment and begin the process of radiographic X-rays. They will explain the various treatment options for straightening your teeth and discuss any pros, cons and risk factors. You may also have X- rays, photographs and digital impressions taken to help create a treatment plan for straightening your teeth.
Step 3: Create your treatment plan
We will then use the diagnostic information to further assess your situation virtually, and begin to create a treatment plan using our 3D computer imaging technology.
Step 4: Review
Once the treatment plan has been created, you will be invited to attend an appointment with our Treatment Coordinator and the dentist in charge. The treatment plan will be presented to you for review. You will be able to ask the Treatment Coordinator general questions about payments and the process. At this appointment, we will be able to answer any clinical questions you may have.
Step 5: Consent to proceed
If you choose to accept your treatment plan, you will receive a Fixed Braces Contract, which includes payment information as well as an Informed Consent document. We will only proceed with your treatment when we are satisfied you are fully aware of your treatment options and that you have consented to proceed.
Step 6: Treatment Commences
About every 4 – 8 weeks, depending on your situation, you will visit our clinic to ensure your treatment is progressing properly. These appointments take about 30 – 45 minutes each.
Step 7: Retainers and reviews
Once you complete your treatment, it is extremely important for retention to take place. You will be required to use retainers as a way to maintain your treatment results. You will be responsible for scheduling follow up review appointments.
We have interest-free payment plans available and we refer all payment plans to a third party so we can find the right finance solutions that suit you.