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Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

A great smile can go a long way. Scientific research suggests that people who smile are perceived as more attractive and confident than those who don’t flash their pearly whites. When it comes time to invest in orthodontics to improve…


Braces-Friendly Snack Ideas

Wearing braces limits some of the snacks you can eat. However, you still have plenty of choices for fun and healthy foods that will not harm your braces. You can even enjoy a few crunchy treats as long as you…


How can I protect my child’s teeth during sports?

Sports are great for children for a variety of reasons. Children can develop their motor skills, learn how to solve conflicts and work together, and develop their work ethics. As a parent, you may recognize the benefits of sports, but…


Best Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

Nobody likes bad breath, and although it can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have it, it is always better to practice good oral health than risk having a smelly mouth. There are many ways to reduce or eliminate…


Not-So-Sweet Sweets: The five worst candies to eat during orthodontic treatment

Sticky, hard, and gooey: these candies fill your dopamine receptors with spasms of sugar-filled joy, but if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment at South East Orthodontics to straighten your teeth, then these sweets are not so sweet. While you may have…


Looking Back at the Old Days of Braces

Braces can be painful, but if you are a teen who loves being social, the worst part about them can be their look. They show up in your photos, and you will not be able to take braces-free photos for…


What should I ask during my orthodontic consultation?

If you have been thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment, the first step is scheduling an orthodontic consultation at South East Orthodontics. During the consultation we will actively listen to your concerns and address…


My mouth is dry. What can I do?

Nobody likes a dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes oddly unexplainable sensation that most people like to avoid. It is not a condition that automatically sends you into a panic about your health, however, a dry mouth can…


Feeling Confident at Your Orthodontic Consultation

How You Can Start Preparing Now When you first start thinking about going to the orthodontist, it is normal to feel apprehensive. What will your orthodontic experience bring? Whether you have been advised by a dentist or chosen to seek…


What are the benefits of early orthodontic treatment?

Parents usually have numerous questions about orthodontic treatment for their children. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, orthodontic treatment for children should start at around seven years of age. This allows our team to evaluate the child’s existing and…


What happens if I have an orthodontic emergency while I’m on vacation?

At South East Orthodontics, there are a few things we want to remind you of when you're on vacation, so that a day with friends and family won’t be spent dealing with an orthodontic emergency. Firstly, we are here for…


Braces-Friendly Recipe: Breakfast

Kids can be picky eaters. How many times have you seen your child try to hide the peas under a mound of mashed potatoes? At South East Orthodontics, Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim and our team understand how hard it…


How do braces move my teeth?

Great question! Tooth movement is your body’s natural response to light pressure applied by braces over a period of time (usually two years). Braces work by using brackets that are glued onto your teeth; these brackets have small slots, and…


Thanks to Invisalign®, you can have a perfect smile without metal wires or brackets!

When it comes to straightening your smile, our team at South East Orthodontics knows that having a mouth full of metal braces may not be your idea of fun. Luckily for you, Drs. Kip Homewood and Theresia Sudjalim can offer…


Tips for Using Invisalign®

More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when wearing Invisalign?” While everyone’s teeth and dental needs are different, there are certain things everyone can do to make wearing…


Going Beyond Braces

At South East Orthodontics, we aren’t just concerned with straightening your teeth and giving you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We are also committed improving the oral health and the well-being of all our patients. Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia…


When is the best age to begin orthodontic treatment?

Most parents know that routine dental care should begin during their child’s toddler years. And many assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth to visit Drs. Kip Homewood and Theresia Sudjalim for…


What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

A popular option for straightening teeth at South East Orthodontics, Invisalign can be a great method for improving your smile, and can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and more. Invisalign, which is different from traditional braces, works…


What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can…


Adults and Braces – Not Just for Kids Anymore

Just hearing the word “braces” can take many of us back to junior high — that painful era when we wore unattractive glasses, endured unflattering haircuts, and carried a mouthful of braces to complete the awkward adolescent look. Despite the…


What is a water pick and do I need one?

Water picks, sometimes called “oral irrigators,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients of ours undergoing orthodontic treatment with full-bracketed braces,…


What are the advantages of lingual braces?

Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim and our team get this question a lot. The word lingual means tongue, and lingual braces work in a similar fashion to regular braces, but with one important difference: Lingual braces are attached to the…


Fluoride and Your Orthodontic Treatment

Our team at South East Orthodontics knows that there are many ways you can protect your pearly whites throughout your orthodontic treatment. If you follow the rules and brush your teeth twice a day, floss often, and protect your appliances…


Why should I visit the dentist during my treatment?

So, you just got your braces on, and you're wondering why you should continue visiting your general dentist since you’re seeing Drs. Kip Homewood and Theresia Sudjalim every other month. Patients always ask us if they should continue to see…

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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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