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…

Straight talk about Invisalign for adults

Straight talk about Invisalign for Adults

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…

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®

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?

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

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

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…

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 your beautiful smile, choosing the best option can be daunting.…

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 choose them carefully. Sweet Treats Puddings provide a sweet and…

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 also naturally worry about your child’s health and safety. Your…

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 bad breath, some are definitely more effective and longer lasting…

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 a Willy-Wonka-sized sweet tooth, there are some candies you’re going…

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 several months, or even years. The time will pass, though,…

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