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No! We are happy to see patients without requiring a referral from your dentist. A consult involves an examination, X-rays and a detailed chat with Dr Gordon about your possible treatment options.

An orthodontist is a fully trained dentist who undertakes an additional three years of full time training focusing on the field of orthodontics. This extra training gives them additional expertise and experience compared to general dentists. For this reason, Orthodontists are registered as specialist practitioners by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. An orthodontist is the most qualified person to manage any issues you may have with the alignment of your teeth and jaws.

Orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early while there is ongoing growth. The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that children are reviewed around the age of 7.  There are many treatment options available for teenagers and adults. It is never too late to be considered for treatment. In fact, half of Dr Gordons’s patients are adults!

Yes we do! Dr Gordon is experienced in using Invisalign and has attended many courses to keep his skills up to date. In 2021, Dr Gordon was a Diamond provider of Invisalign – a status that is awarded to only a very few Orthodontists in Australia.

You may experience mild discomfort for several days after having your braces adjusted as your teeth get used to the new appliance. This can usually be managed with simple analgesia such as paracetamol.

The duration of treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the complexity of the case. On average, most orthodontic treatment takes 18-24 months.

Treatment costs vary depending on the complexity of the case and the type of treatment undertaken. Once you have attended a consult and discussed a treatment plan with Dr Naomi, you will be provided with a quote. Our fees include placement of your appliance, follow-up appointments for adjustments throughout the length of your treatment and removal of the appliance at the end of treatment.

It is important to maintain good dental hygiene while having your orthodontic treatment. We recommend flossing daily, brushing your teeth morning and night and visiting your general dentist every 6 months for a clean and check up.

Yes you can still do all the activities that you enjoy while having treatment. A mouthguard can be used to provide extra protection, particularly if you are playing contact sports.

Most foods such as meats and vegetables are fine to eat using braces. The only foods that we would recommend to avoid would be hard and sticky foods, like toffee and nuts.