Your First Visit
We always look forward to meeting new patients during their first visit. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options, we will address the following questions:
We will discuss your personalised treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the controlled movement of the teeth and jaws to create a proportional, aesthetic and harmonious smile using appliances such as braces and plates.
Who is an orthodontist?
|Who is an orthodontist||Who is not an orthodontist|
|An Orthodontist is a Dental Specialist who has completed a 3-year full-time Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics at one of the five Dental Schools within Australia or affiliated universities internationally.
To undertake the Masters programme you must have already completed a 5 year dental degree, worked for a minimum of 2 years as a general dentist and completed other post-graduate study.
|There has been a trend in recent years for universities to provide 6 week to 12 month part-time training courses in orthodontics.
Dentists who complete these courses are not accredited specialists as they do not hold the Masters Degree.
They cannot register as Dental Specialists or claim they are Orthodontists, and are unable to be members of the Australian Society of Orthodontists or the peer-reviewed Australian Orthodontic Board.