Enjoy Straighter & Brighter Smile With Our Orthodontic Treatment
Although it may not appear to be serious damage to your oral health, orthodontic issues can put too much pressure on your teeth and affect your jawbone.
Our Orthodontic Services at South Lake Smiles
Why Choose South Lake Smiles for Your Orthodontic Treatment
Our dentists are up to date on the latest orthodontic techniques. We use quality materials for our dental braces and clear aligners so you can have the best orthodontic experience!
Now is the right time to give yourself a new look! Book an appointment at South Lake Smiles by reaching out through (08) 6495 4004.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here at South Lake Smiles, we want to ensure all of your questions are answered and you understand your treatment before we begin.
Below we have included some of the more frequent questions we receive in the practice.
Occlusion refers to how your teeth align and meet together. When your jaw is closed and the top surfaces of your molars line up, the upper teeth usually lie over the lower teeth. However, teeth do not always line up. Malocclusion of the teeth is a misalignment issue that can lead to major oral health concerns.
Common orthodontic problems are the following:
- Underbite, overbite, crossbite, open bite, and overjet.
- Abnormal eruption of the tooth.
- Excessive spacing
- Gum problems
- Misaligned jaw
- Incorrect dental midlines.
- Difficulty chewing.
There is no standard age for a child’s first orthodontist visit; some children go when they are 6, others when they are 10, and still others during their teens. Adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Generally, dental professionals advise parents to bring their child for orthodontic treatment once all of the baby teeth (or primary teeth) are gone and the adult teeth (or permanent teeth) are all grown. This happens most often around the age of seven. Issues like uneven bite and overcrowding will become obvious at this age.
For orthodontic treatment, you should see an orthodontist. Following four years of dental school, these dentists continue their studies for two or more years and receive additional training.
The major difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is their appearance. Invisalign are clear aligners that is made of clear plastic material and use a series of customised removable aligners.
In contrast, traditional metal braces are visible and permanent, being composed of brackets, wire, and rubber.
Both can be used to fix orthodontic issues and have their own methods of treatment. However, traditional braces are more complex and can be used for more complicated cases.
Orthodontic services can be quite expensive in Australia. The cost may vary depending on several factors, including the type of treatment and location.
According to the annual national survey fee of the Australian Dental Association, the average cost of braces, Invisalign, and others is as follows:
- Traditional braces: $3,465.18 – $8,000
- Ceramic braces $5,000 – $8,500
- Lingual braces: $3,465.18 – $6,463.64 (per arch)
- Invisalign: $3,298.26 (minor treatment)
- Invisalign: $6,000 – $9,000 (full treatment)
This is only an example of the average cost in Australia. The treatment you need will be determined by your case. We can discuss further with you the cost of your treatment as well as the affordable payment options available in our dental office.