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At Hawthorn Smiles Dental, our team of dentists makes it convenient for you to access comprehensive orthodontic treatment for everyone in your household. If you’re looking for a straighter smile in the greater Hawthorn area, Drs Judith Ong, James Wong, and Victor Barnes are happy to help!

General Dentist vs. Orthodontist

If you need braces, you may be asking yourself, “Should I see an orthodontist, or can I visit my general dentist?” In short, it depends on the training and experience of your dental provider.

While orthodontists specialise in braces, family dentists in Hawthorn offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments as well. Our Hawthorn Smiles Drs Ong, Wong, and Barnes specifically offer orthodontic care via clear aligner therapy– the popular choice for creating beautifully straight smiles today. When you visit us for your treatment, you’ll be able to take advantage of affordable and convenient services without having to ask for a referral to a specialist you don’t know.

Orthodontic Screenings

Before getting orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to book an orthodontic consultation to evaluate your oral health, anatomy, and discuss your cosmetic concerns. As part of your exam, we’ll also take a series of photographs and X-rays to assess things like your bone structure and unerupted teeth.

During your evaluation, we’ll be able to provide you with an estimated timeframe as to how long it will take to correct your bite and the cost of treatment involved. If you have insurance, be sure to let us know as your benefits may pay for your braces.

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Orthodontics: Braces

In general, braces are a great, traditional solution for extremely crowded teeth and bite problems. Hawthorn Smiles can help provide a screening and referral to an orthodontic specialist for those deciding if braces are right for them. Straightening your teeth can improve your oral health and even affect your self-confidence. Generally speaking, properly aligned teeth are less prone to problems like:

  •    TMJ disorder
  •    Abnormal wear and chipped edges
  •    Cavities
  •    Gum disease

If you need braces, there are two major types of orthodontics that you may want to consider.

Traditional — Conventional braces can be made of metal or tooth-coloured ceramic appliances. Traditional designs are most popular with children and teens, while ceramic/white braces are great for adults who may not qualify for removable aligners.

Lingual — Sometimes called “invisible” braces, lingual orthodontics are bonded to the back of your teeth, hiding them from plain view. They work just like conventional orthodontics.

The Best Orthodontic Alternatives to Braces: Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and Six Month Smiles

InvisalignThe most popular type of clear orthodontic aligners is Invisalign, which is what our Hawthorn office provides. These removable trays straighten your teeth without fixed brackets and wires. They’re popular among adults and teens.

ClearCorrectAn affordable alternative to Invisalign is ClearCorrect. These invisible braces are digitally mapped out in advance, so you know what to expect before treatment ever starts.

Six Month SmilesSix Month Smiles are a form of accelerated orthodontics, where you can straighten your visible teeth in as little as six months. These 6 month braces are focused on your anterior (front) teeth, allowing you to adjust the ones that are the most noticeable. As such, they take less time to complete. Our Hawthorn dentists can help refer you to an orthodontic specialist if you prefer this method of treatment for a 6 month smile.

Which One is Best for Me? Find Your Affordable Solution

Book a consultation at Hawthorn Smiles Dental today to find out which type of orthodontic work is right for you and get an estimate on how long the treatment will take. Here at our office specifically, we provide affordable Clear Aligner Therapy solutions. We offer affordable financing plans so that you can start straightaway! Call today to get started.

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390 Burwood Rd, VIC 3122

Contact No: 
9818 2181

Trading Hours: 
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm,
Saturday: 8:00am to 1:00pm

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