Geelong orthodontists

Payment plan options for Orthodontic treatment.

The biggest joy we receive at Fresh Smiles is when we see the impact of a healthy, straighter smile on our patients. We often see the amazing change in the confidence and demeanour of many of our patients. People young and old have their confidence renewed and feel happier in themselves when they receive a...

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Why straighten crooked teeth?

Besides the obvious point of straightening teeth, creating a perfect smile, why should you think about straightening crooked and crowded teeth with orthodontics?   Everyone will have their own reasons as to why they would like a straighter, brighter smile, but not all those reasons are the same. When it comes to orthodontics, we not...

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COVID-19 and your Orthodontic appointment

To ensure we are playing our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19 we are putting some different protocols in place at both our Belmont and Newtown practices. We want to make sure that our staff, patients and their families are safe and feel comfortable attending the practice during these challenging and different times.  ...

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Newtown & Belmont braces consultations, Geelong

Orthodontic emergencies and FAQ

EARLY/PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT:  If you are actively turning an appliance and your child is due for their routine check appointment, please take photos of your child’s mouth and email to [email protected] (Photos should include a central shot of the child’s teeth from front on, bite closed, a smiling photo, and if possible a photo of the...

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Hand hygiene and handling your Aligners and Retainers

Hand hygiene is a simple everyday task that we all do daily, but are we washing our hands correctly and often enough? We are currently experiencing some big changes in the World regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and it has come to light that the simple task of washing our hands is sometimes not a priority...

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Geelong early orthodontic treatment

What age should my child see an Orthodontist?

The orthodontic organisation recommends that your child’s first orthodontic consultation be at the age of 7. A child’s dental age is sometimes different to their real calendar age, meaning that some kids are more advanced and may need treatment a little earlier than normal. An orthodontic evaluation by the time a child is 7 years...

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Mouthguard’s during Orthodontic treatment

  A common question we get from our patients is, ‘Do I have to wear a mouthguard?’ and our answer is always the same, Absolutely!! The next most common question is, ‘How? I have Braces!?’ Well here are the answers to all the questions you may have when it comes to Mouthguards and orthodontic treatment!...

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How often do you need to attend Orthodontic appointments?

Have you been wanting to get the smile you deserve but have been struggling to figure out how you could possibly fit orthodontic appointments into your already busy schedule?!   If this is the reason you have been putting off Invisalign treatment? Then you obviously haven’t heard about Dental Monitoring. The DM App that allows...

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Retainer wear after orthodontic treatment

After your orthodontic treatment has been completed, be it with Invisalign or Braces, you will enter what we call the Retention stage of treatment. The Retention stage of treatment is simply the period of time in which you are wearing your retainers.   Retainers are designed to hold your teeth in place. FACT: Teeth are...

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Electric Toothbrush Or Manual Toothbrush

Electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush?

At Fresh Smiles Orthodontics we are often asked if electric or manual toothbrushes are better for your teeth. A consumer report by Cochrane’s has some informative reading! In the past, Consumer Reports has said electric and manual toothbrushes are equally effective as long as your brush teeth thoroughly for 2 minutes, twice a day. …...

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