Trusted Cosmetic & Family Dentists in Brighton, VIC

Opening Hours : Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm | Sat: 9am-1pm
  Contact : (03) 9593-1811

FAQ

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Do you do mouthguards for sport?

We highly recommend you to wear a customised dental mouthguard if you play contact sport. We are able to tailor these for each patient’s specific requirements.

I have an upcoming wedding and would like to get teeth whitened for the bridal party – do you offer group discount?

Absolutely, and we would love to be a part of your special occasion! Please call 9593-1811 to find out what we can do for you.

What is the cost of getting my teeth whitened?

We have a range of whitening treatments to suit your needs.

The cost for in chair whitening is $590 (90min appointment), the cost of take home whitening is $390. The cost of in chair and take home whitening combination is $790.

What is the cost of getting my teeth straightened?

It comes down to the complexity and length of treatment required. Depending on the difficulty of your case, the cost for teeth straightening can be as little as $3,000-$8,500.

I’d like to straighten my teeth. What treatment options do you have?

There are many options available to straightening your teeth via orthodontics. You can opt for traditional braces, but there are many great alternatives such as clear braces, including the ever-popular Invisalign and Inman Aligner that can help you achieve the same result but faster and more comfortable. Speak to our dentist to see if these treatments suit you.

Do you offer extended operating hours?

Yes. We open evenings and weekends by appointment only.

I’m a nervous patient, but I can’t delay this treatment any longer. Can you help me?

Absolutely, our dentists and dental hygienists are very gentle and highly skilled. We are committed to helping you achieve the best dental care and make you feel at ease throughout the entire experience.

We see nervous patients all the time and offer Dental Sedation treatment to help reduce any pain or ill-feeling towards these treatments, so that when you wake up everything will be over!

How frequently should I see the dentist to keep my pearly whites in tip top condition?

Every 6 months is recommended for a standard checkup and a thorough dental clean with our Dental Hygienist. If you have gum disease, or if your gums bleed regularly you may need to see us more regularly.

Do you recommend electric over regular toothbrushes?

In short, it all depends on the individual. Some people brush their teeth better with electric toothbrush others prefer regular manual toothbrushes. As long as you brush well, it doesn’t matter what you use. Speak to our dentists if you have any concerns about keeping your teeth clean.

I have an emergency, is there someone I can see immediately?

Certainly, we pride ourselves in seeing all emergencies on the day. Please call our Emergency Patient Hotline on (03) 9593-1811 or contact us today.

Do you provide warranty on your treatments?

As health professionals we are not legally allowed to give any treatment a warranty period. However, we stand by the quality of our treatments, so please speak with our dentists regarding your treatment and you’ll be given a quality assurance within a reasonable time-frame depending on the type of treatment you’re having.

I have private health insurance and would like to know my gap payment before starting treatment

We advise our patients to check with their health funds to see how much their cover is for General and Major dental treatments. Every health fund is different and their policies can change at any time. If you’re not sure what you’re covered for then our Patient Co-ordinator would be delighted to assist at your next appointment.

Do you offer finance options?

Absolutely, as we want to ensure that all our patients receive the best treatment possible, and would be glad to tailor a payment plan, including interest-free finance through Denticare.

How can I pay for my treatment?

We accept all forms of payment including cash, cheque, and EFTPOS. We accept all types of credit cards – including VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

For our patients with private health insurance, we accept all health funds including Bupa, Medibank, HCF etc. Our Patient Co-ordinator will process your rebate at the clinic to help minimise your gap payment. The rebate amount will depend on various factors, such as the type and level of cover, so please speak with us prior to treatment if you have any concerns.

What are your trading hours?

Lifestyle Smiles is open on weekdays between 9:00am to 5.30pm. We are closed Public holidays.

We are open on Saturdays and offer extended weekday hours, by special appointment.

Please contact us or book an appointment to find a time that suits you.

Where is Lifestyle Smiles located?

We are conveniently located in the heart of Brighton’s CBD. Our address is Shop 2, 28 Carpenter Street, Brighton Victoria 3186.

Click here for map directions, or visit the Contact Us page for more information.

What is Guided Implant Surgery?

With any form of surgery, there are risks involved. Traditionally, dental implants are placed by hand-eye co-ordination. Even the most experienced dentist cannot place a dental implant perfectly where he wants to. Using the latest technology, we will digitally plan out exactly where your implants will go, and make you a customised implant guide. This way, there’s no more guesswork and you can be sure that your dental implants are placed in the perfect position.