Our Geelong orthodontists are happy to provide advice and tips about everything from how to keep your braces clean, to choosing teeth whitening options while using Invisalign and how long to wear your retainers to maximise results.

At Fresh Smiles Orthodontics, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have about your treatment, so please don’t hesitate to contact our orthodontic clinics in Newtown or Belmont.


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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Other than celebrity, what do these five people have in common?

Eva Longoria, Khloe Kardashian, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl & Tom Cruise what do they all have in common? They’ve all used Invisalign to straighten their smiles! Did you know that many celebrities have used Invisalign to straighten their smiles? It’s amazing to learn that the world’s most famous have all used the clear brace aligners...

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Teeth Whitening Just In Time For Summer!

Teeth whitening just in time for summer!

Summer has officially arrived and we will be well into the hot summer months, this is a great time of year for those big events like graduations, weddings, vacations and family get-togethers. Let’s not forget those great outdoor holiday parties and social events! So there has never been a better time to consider teeth whitening...

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