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Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth to improve oral health and function as well as aesthetic appearance. Orthodontic treatment can involve the use of various orthodontic appliances and techniques to move teeth into the correct position.

If you’re concerned about the alignment of your teeth, the experienced orthodontic team at East Bentleigh Dental Group can provide treatment for patients from six years old and above. We use the latest technologies and orthodontic treatment options to give you a beautiful, straight smile that you can be proud of. Our orthodontic team can also help you correct pain and other problems associated with overcrowding and crooked teeth.

We offer a wide range of options, including Invisalign® and invisible braces, as well as being able to conduct any necessary extractions or cosmetic dentistry treatments on site. The close relationship between your dentist and the orthodontic team will allow for the seamless integration of treatments. Our ultimate goal is to give you the smile you’ve always dreamt of while ensuring your teeth are healthy and straight.

When is Orthodontic
Treatment Required?

When is Orthodontic
Treatment Required?

When is Orthodontic
Treatment Required?

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Misaligned teeth can manifest in a number of ways. Some of the signs that may indicate orthodontic treatment is required include:

  • Large gaps between the teeth
  • Crooked teeth caused by crowding
  • Overbite (overlap of the front teeth)
  • Underbite (upper front teeth are behind lower front teeth)

What Causes Misaligned Teeth?

Misaligned teeth can occur as a result of:

  • Genetics
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Malnutrition
  • Tooth loss
  • Nail biting
  • Thumb sucking

The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can improve oral health and function, as well as enhance the aesthetic appearance of the teeth and face. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Proper alignment also helps to improve chewing, speaking and breathing, and can prevent jaw problems in the future.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic treatment works by applying constant pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, different types of orthodontic appliances may be used, such as braces, invisible orthodontics, aligners or retainers. Treatment can take anywhere from several months to a few years depending on the individual case.

Why Choose EBDG for Orthodontic Treatment?

At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we have a highly trained and experienced team who use the latest technology and orthodontic solutions to provide personalised treatment plans for each patient. Our state-of-the-art facility ensures that our patients receive the highest quality care in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Treatment Options Available at EBDG – Braces, Invisalign & More

There are a number of orthodontic solutions to choose from, ranging from early orthodontic treatment through to traditional braces and modern alternatives to braces. Discuss your concerns with our orthodontic team to evaluate the different treatment options available for your unique situation.

Some of your available options may include:

Full Orthodontics

Full orthodontics are typically a good choice for adolescents and adults requiring teeth straightening for aesthetic or medical reasons. Also known as traditional orthodontic braces, this orthodontic treatment involves the patient being fitted with metal braces that work to slowly reposition teeth over time. Metal braces cannot be removed by the patient and are usually worn for 1 to 2 years.

Invisalign & Invisible Braces

Invisible orthodontics are ideal for those who feel self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces. The most popular invisible braces option available is Invisalign, which works to straighten teeth using clear aligners that can be removed at any time. The aligners are regularly changed as the teeth change position, resulting in a straight smile at the end of treatment.

No Braces Solutions

In certain cases, alternatives to braces may be suitable. These ‘no braces’ orthodontic solutions involve wearing a removable plate or retainer to help the teeth shift into their correct position without the use of braces.

Other Options

Other available orthodontic solutions include:

  • Lingual braces – Braces that are placed on the back of the teeth, making them invisible from the front.
  • eBrace – A digital orthodontic system that uses virtual models to create custom aligners.
  • Surgical orthodontics – Treatment used for more severe cases where jaw problems are unable to be corrected with braces alone.
  • Early orthodontic treatment – Used for children between the ages of 4 and 6 to prevent more serious orthodontic problems from developing in the future.

The Orthodontic Treatment Procedure

The procedure will vary depending on the type of treatment chosen, such as traditional braces or one of the available alternatives to braces.

  • Full orthodontics treatment involves brackets and wires that are adjusted every few weeks to gradually move teeth into the desired position.
  • Invisalign and other invisible orthodontics use a series of clear aligners that are changed every few weeks to gradually move teeth into the desired position.
  • Surgical orthodontics may involve jaw surgery to correct severe misalignments.

Suitability of Orthodontics

There are orthodontic solutions suitable for both children and adults. We will assess each patient’s case to determine the best treatment plan based on their individual needs and goals.

Home Remedies for Misaligned Teeth

There are no home remedies that can realign the teeth. However, if your misaligned teeth are causing you pain, over the counter painkillers may provide relief until you can seek treatment from a dentist.

Orthodontic Treatment Aftercare

After orthodontic treatment, patients will need to wear retainers to ensure that the teeth remain in their new position. Our dentists will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the teeth and maintain the results of treatment.

Enquire Today

For more information on our available orthodontic treatment options, contact the friendly team at East Bentleigh Dental Group. Our experienced and highly trained team is dedicated to providing personalised care that helps patients to achieve their best smile. We also offer payment plan options and health insurance rebates. Arrange an appointment today to discuss your specific needs and learn about the treatments we have available, including invisible braces, metal braces and no braces solutions.


Explore the answers to common queries about orthodontics in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

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A person is never too old to get orthodontic treatment. At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we can provide orthodontic solutions for all patients aged six and above.

This will depend on a range of factors, such as the specific orthodontic treatment being used and the extent of the orthodontic issue being corrected. Your dentist will be able to give you an estimated treatment timeframe during your initial consultation.

The type of braces our dentist recommends will depend on what will be best for your teeth, as well as other factors such as your budget.

You should organise an orthodontic assessment if you’ve noticed any signs with the positioning of your teeth, such as crooked teeth, teeth that are shifting over time or problems with your bite.

Orthodontic treatment may cause some discomfort or soreness initially as the teeth move into their new positions. Pain medication can be prescribed to alleviate any discomfort.

The cost of treatment will vary depending on the patient’s needs and the type of treatment. We offer flexible payment options and payment plans to make treatment more affordable for our patients.

Yes, it is important to continue seeing your regular dentist for routine checkups and cleanings while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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