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Halloween – Candy, Costumes, and More!

All Hallows' Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over the world. Some scholars claim that Halloween originated from Celtic…


Tips to Avoid Common Problems Associated with Braces

While braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy mouth and teeth, you might experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated. Even with the best of care, braces…


How long does orthodontic treatment take?

  Your smile is unique, so your orthodontic treatment time should also be unique and customized for your special needs. In the past the average orthodontic treatment took approximately two years, but with today’s new technology and our commitment to…


Five Common Reasons for Emergency Care Visits

A dental emergency can strike anywhere, anytime, and without warning. Perhaps you’re playing a game of touch football on Thanksgiving and your brother-in-law decides to up the ante and tackles you, accidentally knocking out your two front teeth. Or maybe…


Halloween Guidelines from the American Association of Orthodontists

Fall can be a really enjoyable time of the year for you and your family. The kids are back in school, the leaves are changing, and Halloween approaches. This holiday is a lot of fun for kids, but South East…


What causes crooked teeth?

There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. The most common is hereditary, while other causes include irregularly-shaped teeth or jaws, premature loss of baby teeth, and habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting.…


Is orthodontic treatment just for straightening teeth?

A lot of patients ask us why Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni and our team at South East Orthodontics work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of…


How do you accommodate a child with special needs?

Patients with special needs, conditions and disabilities deserve a team of professionals who are experienced and willing to work with them to create a comfortable, relaxing environment. We warmly embrace special needs patients in our office, and as a result,…


How much do braces cost?

This is one of the most common questions that is asked at South East Orthodontics and, unfortunately, it does not have a simple answer. Just as every patient we see is unique, so is their treatment plan. Some patients have…


I got my braces. Now what?

We love when patients ask us that question! Now that you’re wearing braces, it’s even more important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen as you begin your orthodontic treatment. Braces are known to trap food particles and make it…


What Role do Elastics (Rubber Bands) Play in Orthodontics?

Wearing orthodontic braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that's why you've come to see Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni at South East Orthodontics. Braces, which consist of brackets…


Keep that candy at bay during your treatment!

Now that you have braces, it is more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment, as Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni will tell you. While we trust you will continue brushing and flossing…


Misconceptions About Orthodontics

While everyone understands that a dentist takes care of teeth, not everyone is aware of what an orthodontist does. This confusion sometimes leads to misunderstandings about what South East Orthodontics does for our patients and how exactly Drs. Kip Homewood,…


What is early intervention?

Many developing orthodontic problems can be intercepted and corrected if diagnosed and treated at an early age. Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni and our team at South East Orthodontics recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation no…


How to Protect Your Braces During Sports Activities

Proper mouth protection is recommended by South East Orthodontics when you participate in any sports activities. If you wear braces, this protection becomes essential. Injuries to your mouth can not only damage your teeth, but your braces could break and…


Are you ready for orthodontic treatment?

  At South East Orthodontics, we know having an attractive smile puts a spring in your step, as well as increases your self-confidence, no matter if you’re a teen or an adult. Smiling not only puts people in a good…


Orthodontic Emergency Care

Although major orthodontic emergencies are relatively rare, when they do happen it is important to seek immediate attention. By comparison, a minor orthodontic issue is something you can usually take care of yourself, or wait until your next scheduled appointment…


Do I really need to wear my rubber bands with my braces?

Most of our patients at South East Orthodontics will need to wear rubber bands at some point during their orthodontic treatment. The main reason our patients are instructed to wear rubber bands is to correct their bite. If your teeth…


What helps you relax at our office?

  Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni and our team understand not everyone is always thrilled about visiting their orthodontist. But at South East Orthodontics, we strive to bring you the best and most comforting experience at each…


Who benefits from Invisalign®?

What’s great about Invisalign is that the treatment is designed to benefit just about anyone, and that’s part of what makes it work. To find out if you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment, the first thing Drs. Kip…


Why is flossing so important when I have braces?

You've made an investment on spending money on getting braces, so why not keep your teeth in good health while undergoing orthodontic treatment?  Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni and our team at South East Orthodontics will tell…


Dreaming of a stunning smile without using braces?

Most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. And if you’ve thought about straightening your teeth but are apprehensive about doing so with traditional orthodontic treatment, Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni and our team at…


Five Tips in Caring for Your Braces During Orthodontic Treatment

  After getting your braces, it is important to know how to take care of your teeth in order to ensure that your braces stay intact and do their job so that your teeth are in top-notch condition after you…


Earth Day

The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970, and…

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Glen Iris Treatment Room

1564 Malvern Road,
Glen Iris VIC 3146

Available for all treatments with Dr Kip Homewood once every month on a Wednesday from 1.30pm to 6.30pm. Please contact our Berwick practice to make an appointment or enquiry.

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