Why and how should you clean your tongue?

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Did you know that brushing twice and flossing every day is not enough for maintaining good oral health? This is because our tongue’s health is important and also needs cleaning to remove the bacteria which resides on the surface. Why should you clean your tongue? The tongue builds up bacteria…

Protect your orthodontics over Christmas

It may be tempting to indulge over the holiday period, but ask yourself whether it’s worth the set back? Christmas is coming up and so is the annual binge, which leaves many of us feeling guilty for breaking our fitness goals. But what does this mean for our oral health?…

What are my alternate options for metal braces?

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South East Orthodontics offers a few different alternative appliance options for those who want to straighten their teeth without having to wear traditional metal braces. Traditional braces are generally the go-to option for several reasons including their efficiency, the fact that they are budget-friendly, and their ability to take on…

How to take care of braces

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You care about your teeth, so why wouldn’t you care about your braces? You’re probably here because you or your child has begun braces treatment. Taking care and learning the correct cleaning methods for braces is very important. Cleaning is harder, and especially important while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Braces make…

Straight talk about Invisalign for Adults

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Are you sick of living with crooked teeth but aren’t sure if you’ve left it too late? Want an orthodontic treatment that doesn’t draw attention to itself, but still gets the job done? If this sounds like you, Invisalign might be the right treatment for you. What you need to…

Invisalign vs Lingual Braces: which is best for you?

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You’ve decided to get your teeth straightened. Now comes the big decision: which orthodontic option to choose? Knowing there are discreet options that shouldn’t impact your day-to-day is a big bonus. But it’s not just about aesthetics. The treatment has to be effective in meeting your health and lifestyle needs.…

What is Invisalign?

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Invisalign – The clear alternative to braces Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that involves wearing a series of custom-made aligners that helps with improving the misalignment of teeth. Each time you receive a new set of aligners, your teeth will move little by little until the final position has be…

The past and future of braces

In a recent survey conducted by Orthodontics Australia, 60% of Australians would like to do something to fix their smile. This means that braces are an option for many people with the desire to alter their smile. With such a demand, it is important to educate yourself on the history…

The benefits of wearing braces

Braces can fix a lot of problems for you Here are the benefits of wearing braces and how they can fix each issue experienced: Straightening teeth Everyone dreams of having a pearly white smile with a beautiful set of straight teeth. Braces are able to achieve this as they are…

Do you suspect you have bad breath?

In the medical field, bad breath is referred to as halitosis, an unpleasant odour coming from the mouth.  It can occur occasionally or turn into a chronic condition, the causes range from food, poor dental hygiene, oral diseases and other health factors Let us take a look at some causes…

3 Animated Villains Who Need Braces

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There have been all manner of villainous characters over the years for us to choose from but which animated baddies could do with braces? The villains of animated movies have played a huge roll in the childhoods of generations upon generations of children and the character design has thrown up…

Who Pioneered The Science of Orthodontics?

Orthodontic Treatment In The Modern Age Is Nothing Short Of Alchemy And You Have These Men To Thank For Your beautifully Straight Smile Orthodontic treatment has come a very long way in recent times but it has been around far longer than that and like any great discovery it sometimes…

Why You Should Consider Adult Braces

It is never too late to straighten your smile. With adult braces from South East Orthodontics in Melbourne, we can achieve fantastic results whatever your age. The great thing about recent developments in adult orthodontics is that they have been able to retain and even improve on the functional aspects…

Adult Orthodontic Treatments: Why its Never Too Late

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Braces are small appliances that are attached to the teeth. This provides a handle-like instrument for the orthodontist to move your teeth and here at South East Orthodontics, we provide our Melbourne patients with discreet and effective solution adult orthodontic treatments. Braces can contain brackets, molar bands, and wires that…

What to expect when getting braces

The braces procedure explained Taking a step to having braces fitted can be nerve-wracking, especially when you do not know what exactly the procedure entails. While everyone's experiences might differ slightly, we have put together a guide of what you can expect. 1. A general examination During a general examination,…

6 Signs Your Child May Need Orthodontic Treatment

6 Signs Your Child May Need Orthodontic Treatment | South East Orthodontics

How to Know if your Child Needs Braces Knowing whether your child may need braces is not always a conclusion you can reach on your own. Everyone is different and there are various factors, both environmental and hereditary, that can influence your child's oral development. It is mainly for this…

Invisalign vs Lingual Braces: which is best for you?

Lingual Braces or Invisalign: Which is best for you? | South East Orthodontics

You’ve decided to get your teeth straightened. Now comes the big decision: which orthodontic option to choose? Knowing there are discreet options that shouldn’t impact your day-to-day is a big bonus. But it’s not just about aesthetics. The treatment has to be effective in meeting your health and lifestyle needs.…

9 Bad Habits that are Destroying your Teeth

Bad habits for teeth and gums | South East Orthodontics

9 Things that are damaging your teeth Are you aware that our habits could be causing damage to our teeth? Here are a list of 10 habits that people don’t realise are affecting their oral, and overall health care. 1. Aggressive brushing People often think that the harder they brush…

What You Need To Know About Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment

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Why is Early Treatment Orthodontic Important? With most people realising the importance of orthodontic treatment at an older age, many parents do not consider the option for their children when they are still young - thinking that 'the phase will pass.'  Unfortunately, once your child has trouble with their bite…

Everything You Should Know About Braces And Invisalign

The pros and cons of Braces and Invisalign Straightening your teeth in the 21st century leaves you with more options than the usual, traditional braces. The new kid on the block, which we are sure you have heard of, is Invisalign. Invisalign is a modern approach to discretely aligning your…

How to keep your teeth straight after orthodontic treatment

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Neglecting to retain your straight smile following orthodontic treatment can mean wasted time and money Orthodontic treatments, like conventional braces, clear aligners, plates and lingual braces, can take a tremendous amount of patience and commitment in order to achieve the initial goal. Once treatment is complete, many people forget about…

How do I get my teeth straight without braces?

If you’re ready to get straight teeth without any visible evidence, then lingual braces or Invisalign could be the appropriate treatment for you In today’s constantly moving, career-driven society, many patients wish to straighten their teeth invisibly with the same results as traditional metal braces. With the continual advancements in…

Get Lingual Braces at South East Orthodontics

There are many different options available for patients who want straight teeth, but one you may not have thought about is lingual braces. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth (the lingual side), rather than on the visible side of the teeth. This makes them a great cosmetic alternative for…

Early orthodontic treatment is beneficial

Are you considering orthodontics for your child? Bringing your child to see an orthodontist early can prevent future problems and often avoid surgery. Early intervention treatments utilise the fact that the child is still growing. Early treatment occurs when children around the age of seven to ten still have a…

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