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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Geelong Invisalign Teen clear braces in Newtown & Belmont

My teen wants braces what are the alternatives?

If your teen has been told they need orthodontic treatment, they might be nervous about getting braces. Research by Australian Society of Orthodontists states that 70% of Aussie kids are happy or excited when they find out they’ll need braces, it’s understandable that some may feel less than enthused at the prospect. While metal braces...

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Oral Health, A Vital Link To Health And Wellness.

Oral Health, A Vital Link To Health and Wellness.

Oral health is a key part of overall well-being and physical health. At Fresh Smiles we believe that excellent oral health has a significant impact on our patients lives. Keeping the mouth free of harmful bacteria, infection and inflammation helps to prevent the entry and spread of germs or illness. Having strong, healthy teeth, gums...

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Looking after your teeth during pregnancy

Your dental health has a big impact on your overall health, which in turn has a major influence on the health of your baby; so it’s important that you maintain a good dental health routine throughout your pregnancy. Preventative Dental Cleanings Preventive dental cleanings and regular, or annual examinations during pregnancy are not only safe,...

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