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What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities.
Orthodontic treatment aims to improve teeth and jaws’ appearance, function, and health.
Orthodontic treatment typically involves the use of various dental appliances, such as braces, wires, and aligners, to apply gentle pressure to the teeth and jaws over a period of time.
This pressure gradually moves the teeth into their correct position, corrects the bite and aligns the jaws.
The length of treatment can vary depending on the patient’s specific needs, but it typically takes between 12-36 months.
Orthodontic treatment can address many issues, including crowded or crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and other alignment problems.
These issues can have a significant impact on a person’s appearance, as well as their oral health and overall quality of life.
Orthodontic treatment is typically provided by a specialist dentist, or an orthodontist who has undergone additional training and education beyond dental school to provide specialized care in this field.
Orthodontic treatments for Malocclusion
Malocclusion is a dental condition in which the teeth do not align properly when the jaws are closed. This can cause functional and aesthetic problems, such as difficulty chewing, speech problems, and an unattractive smile. Our dentists can recommend the appropriate treatment for you with a complimentary consult.
Braces from $3,750*
Aligners from $4,750*
Amazing Smiles Orthodontics!
- Braces from $3,750* compared to national costs of $9,000.
- Flexible payment plan options suited to your budget! Payments can be made weekly or monthly.
- We treat mild, moderate, to complex orthodontic cases. Prices vary upon alignment complexity and duration of treatment.
- An experienced dentist performs all consultations and necessary adjustments throughout your journey.
- Capable of providing all dental needs, we use a combination of dental techniques to attain optimum results.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities, including teeth misalignment, overcrowding, and bite issues. Orthodontic treatment typically involves using braces, clear aligners, or other dental appliances to straighten teeth, correct jaw alignment, and improve the overall appearance and function of the teeth and mouth.
Getting orthodontics means undergoing orthodontic treatment to correct dental and facial irregularities. This typically involves consulting with an orthodontist, who will evaluate your teeth and mouth and recommend a treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals. Orthodontic treatment can take several months to several years, depending on the severity of the issues being addressed, and involves regular appointments with your orthodontist to adjust your braces or aligners and monitor your progress.
Patients with “Extras” cover might have their private insurance cover some of the braces costs. Although, this varies between Private Health Funds. Therefore, please check with your provider to clarify if your package includes orthodontics. Some Private Health Insurance providers do not have orthodontics as part of their “Basic Extras”, but have it as part of their higher levels of “Extras”.
If you’re unsure, please get in touch with our team to discuss in detail what your package may include for dental.
Orthodontics is NOT covered under Medicare or Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
Orthodontic Item Numbers (treatments may differ based on patients’ needs):
- 825 Sequential plastic aligners – per arch
- 831 Full arch banding – per arch
- 881 Complete course of orthodontic treatment
Amazing Smiles prides itself on providing accessible, affordable dental services to the local community. We’ve streamlined our orthodontic procedures to have less time in-chair. Our in-house aligners are also Australian-made and designed, providing more savings to our patients. Established in 2000, Amazing Smiles have performed thousands of alignment and cosmetic dental cases. Meaning our experience and knowledge is passed onto every patient to achieve optimum results.
An orthodontist and a dentist are oral healthcare professionals who promote good oral health and maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, there are significant differences between the two professions regarding their education, training, and the types of services they offer.
A general practitioner provides various dental services, including preventive care, routine checkups, fillings, root canals, and extractions. They are also trained to diagnose and treat common oral health problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, and oral infections.
On the other hand, an orthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. They have completed an additional 2-3 years of specialized training after dental school in orthodontics. They are experts in diagnosing and treating malocclusions (misaligned teeth and jaws) using braces, aligners, and other orthodontic appliances.
While dentists and orthodontists are licensed to practice general dentistry, orthodontists have the additional expertise and training needed to provide specialized orthodontic care. If you seek treatment to correct misaligned teeth or jaws, an orthodontist is the best choice to ensure optimal results.
In Australia, practitioners or clinics registered as orthodontists are only reserved for performing that sole purpose. To perform other dental services, orthodontists must refer patients elsewhere. In contrast, practitioners that provide general dentistry but have been trained in orthodontics can perform additional dental treatments.
There are several factors that can influence the cost of dental braces, including:
- Type of braces: There are several types of braces, such as traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners. Each type has a different cost, with traditional metal braces generally being the least expensive and lingual braces and clear aligners being the most expensive.
- Severity of the case: The complexity of the dental issue being addressed can also impact the cost of braces. More severe cases may require longer treatment times and more frequent adjustments, which can drive up the cost.
- Length of treatment: The length of time a patient needs to wear braces can also affect the price. Longer treatment times generally require more frequent adjustments and can increase the overall cost.
- Additional procedures: Sometimes additional procedures, may be recommended to achieve optimum results for your smile, which can add to the overall cost. These procedures might be required before or after:
- Treatment for decay or damaged teeth
- Gum Treatment
- Tooth extractions
- Composite Bonding
- Jaw Surgery – required referral to an oral maxillofacial surgeon.
As a result of these differing factors, dental braces are quoted on a case by case basis. Therefore, we provide a FREE analysis* for a personalized quote for dental braces. Simply complete the form below to arrange an in-chair consult.
*No treatment is provided during free consultation.