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All Posts Tagged: Teeth Straightening

Demystifying Teeth Straightening Treatments

Dr Warren Antonoff

Dr. Warren Antonoff

There has been tremendous advancements in the dental industry when it comes to Teeth Straightening (also called Orthodontic) treatments. In this month’s Teeth Talk issue, Principal Dentist Dr. Warren Antonoff, shares with us the various Teeth Straightening treatments and benefits, which are suitable for children and adults alike.

Not interested in wearing “train tracks” to make your smile better? No need to worry, there are many other ways to achieve a beautiful smile without having to wear traditional “wire” braces.

Braces still have a very important role to play in modern orthodontics. It’s reliable, it’s suitable for children who are non-compliant, and it’s proven to be effective in most orthodontics cases. However, many patients are deterred by traditional braces because they can take a long time to complete, and they don’t look very attractive – if anything, they attract the wrong kind of attention!

If you are looking for a “clear” alternative to traditional braces, you can’t go past Invisalign. Invisalign is a series of custom clear trays made specifically to fit your teeth, the number of aligners required depends on how crooked your teeth are. Typically the treatment time frame varies between 3 to 18 months and the cost is approximately between $3,000-8,000.

This photograph below illustrates the differences between traditional “wired braces” and Invisalign “clear braces” technology.

Invisalign compared to traditional braces

When Invisalign was first introduced over 15 years ago, there was a lot of sceptics to whether this would work or not, and rightly so. Initially the application of Invisalign was very limited, there were a lot of cases that were unsuitable or didn’t work very well. However, over the last decade significant advances have improved this technology and now for most cases Invisalign is a comparative alternative to conventional braces.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to only improve mild aesthetic needs and you’re not yet ready to go the extra mile to get braces, we may have other treatments for you. For example, the Inman Aligner is a special plate you wear either on the top or the bottom teeth that will correct your crooked front 4 teeth within weeks! If you’re suitable for this treatment, you could have your front teeth straightened very fast and effectively at a fraction of the cost of traditional braces.

Furthermore, if you’re looking to not only straighten your teeth, but perhaps also improve the colour and shape, then Teeth Whitening or Veneer treatments will be a suitable choice. Whatever your needs might be, if you’re interested in finding out what option suits you best, please call our Clinic on (03) 9593-1811 or book a consultation with one of our dentists.

For more information about Invisalign “clear braces” treatment, please visit the official Invisalign website or Contact Us today.

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Thinking About a Smile Makeover?

Dr Warren Antonoff

Dr. Warren Antonoff

In this month’s Teeth Talk issue, Principal Dentist Dr. Warren Antonoff, shares with us his experience with helping thousands of patients achieve their ideal smile.

It is quite natural for one to covet those megawatt smiles celebrities flash – they have some of the most photogenic and snap-worthy pearly whites. After all, it is part of their job to appear attractive to their audiences.

However, many of these popular personalities are not born with a fantastic set of teeth. Tom Cruise and David Beckham are some examples of celebrities who needed a smile makeover to match their fame and reputation.

The fact that many of today’s stars didn’t start with a perfect set should give you the assurance that you too can have the same mega-watt smile as your favourite public personality. By simply improving your teeth, you do your appearance (and your confidence) a big favour.


There are many ways of turning your smile around. We offer a wide selection of treatments at Lifestyle Smiles:

  • Veneers This involves bonding your teeth with a very thin layer of dental porcelain or composite veneer in order to hide chipped and stubbornly discoloured surfaces or eliminating gaps. This can also be used to correct or reshape teeth. This is a popular option for celebrities as it can give their incisors that instant white, shiny dental glory and even align their teeth.
  • Crowns If your set has a large cavity or is pretty eroded, give it a royal treatment by having caps bonded on the topmost portion of your dental enamel. This option can also mask the appearance of stained teeth. The crowns act like socks or jackets covering a specific body part in order to protect or conceal some unflattering or vital aspect of it.
  • Teeth Straightening and Alignment Crooked, protruding, crowded teeth are unflattering – even when bleached a brilliant white. As such, having uneven tooth length filed away or filled and gaps and misaligned incisors corrected with braces help bring your pearly whites to the right position and keep your audience from getting distracted by your dental situation.
  • Teeth Whitening You can have this done via laser, which is quick, or via whitening gels, which may take about 2-3 weeks to show results. The former involves laser beams activating the whitening substance placed onto your tooth enamel. The latter involves a kit that you can use at home or by a dental professional in a clinic setting.

Have you settled on which procedure(s) you want to undergo with your smile makeover? Or perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed with the many choices and considerations? Our qualified dentists would be delighted to help you here. Simply Book an Appointment today to receive a personalised and comprehensive Smile Assessment Consultation (normally valued at $299).

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