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The past and future of braces

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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

Your smile is not something to be taken for granted and when it comes to discrete orthodontic treatment options, Invisalign and Lingual Braces are the two most popular options amongst our adult patients. While realising that you require professional treatment is the first step in the orthodontic process, deciding on which option…


9 Bad Habits that are Destroying your Teeth

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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…


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? Here’s all you need to know about Invisalign for adults. When is the best time to straighten teeth? You may be aware that most orthodontists recommend straightening teeth in the teen years. Perhaps…


Early dental treatment to save your child’s teeth

Early dental treatment to save your child’s teeth | South East Orthodontics

Are you wondering at what age your child should visit the dentist? Gain the benefits of introducing your child to the right dental routine and prevent long-term dental problems. At South East Orthodontics we are committed to providing the highest quality introduction to dental care for your child and their…


What are lingual braces?

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When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are many options available. For adult patients, visible braces can be impractical and unsightly for professional workplaces and everyday life. That’s why South East Orthodontics offers discreet solutions for your orthodontic needs. One such solution is lingual braces, which combine the efficiency…


Eating and Invisalign®

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One of the greatest advantages to using Invisalign is that it provides maximum results with minimal impact on your everyday life. Invisalign is comfortable, easy to insert, and simple to remove. Because you can remove Invisalign aligners, you can enjoy all your favorite foods and beverages without worries about getting…


How do teeth move with braces?

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Although teeth seem to be solidly fixed in their sockets (at least they don’t wobble when we chew!), all teeth can easily be moved if Dr Kip Homewood, Dr Theresia Sudjalim, and our staff attach brackets and wires to them called braces. In the past, all braces were made of…


Undercover Teeth Straightening

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Lingual braces may be your new wingman when it comes to discreetly pulling your teeth back into line. If you’ve been considering braces for a while, but don’t want to show the world you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, then we have the solution for you. At South East Orthodontics we realised…


Top Things to do BEFORE You Get Braces

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So you’re about to get braces. Congratulations! You are taking a very smart step to improve the health of your teeth as well as get that killer smile in shape. But, as with anything that is good for you, there are a few things you will have to avoid while…


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