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Nothing in life is free…wrong.

Nothing in life is free…wrong.

Nothing in life is free…wrong.

Nothing in life is free… wrong.

You’ve probably heard the quote ‘nothing in life is free’, well we’re here to tell you differently. The Orthodontic Adviser is about connecting you, our client, with current information, helpful assessments and reputable orthodontists, all at no cost to you. We provide a service that is about offering one point of reference if you’re researching or considering orthodontic treatment.

There is so much information available in this technological age that it is sometimes hard to know where to start and who to trust. We offer a free service to eliminate these issues and provide you with answers and direction.

The Orthodontic Adviser aims to provide you with the most current information and access to the best orthodontists available to make sure you receive the best service and treatment. So in this instance, The Orthodontic Adviser is offering you a helping hand, so take us up on our offer to provide you with this free service. Complete the smile profile and get your personal smile assessment all for free.

Considering Invisalign or braces? You need to know this!

Considering Invisalign or braces? You need to know this!

What do you know about Orthodontics? Is there more to it then just straight teeth? Absolutely and you should see a doctor with the proper training.

Orthodontists undertake 2-3 more years training than dentists to ensure they are properly skilled to deliver you the best and safest treatment. An orthodontist takes a holistic approach to your smile to ensure you get the best aesthetics and long term results.   Here’s nice clip to explain what an orthodontist really does for you.

It’s easy to understand why you should receive treatment from a specialist orthodontist.

Remember you don’t need a referral to seen an orthodontist.  Simply contact us at The Orthodontic Adviser and we can help connect you to a specialist orthodontist.

EOFY! Are you ready to start treatment?

EOFY! Are you ready to start treatment?

Yes, it’s nearly June and the end of financial year is going to be here before we know it. So what does this have to do with fixing your smile? Many health funds operate on a financial year calendar while others operate on a normal calendar year from January to January.  This means if you start your orthodontic treatment before June 30 you can lodge a claim in this financial year and next.  Once June 30 passes you may miss out on claiming rebates that you’re entitled too.

Did you also know that some health funds will pay a higher rebate when you receive treatment from a qualified orthodontist.  That’s right, only an orthodontist is qualified to do orthodontic treatment. Don’t risk your smile and find a trusted orthodontist!

So get your treatment started before June 30 to make the most of your health cover. The sooner you start, the sooner you finish and will be smiling with confidence.

Are you too busy to make an appointment? Simply enquire online and create a Smile Profile including a short video of your mouth. With your Smile Profile our expert advisers will give you a FREE treatment plan.  You will then know, your best treatment options, how much it will cost and learn about the flexible, interest free payment arrangements we offer.

Why use The Orthodontic Adviser?

  • We are free and convenient
  • All our doctors are qualified orthodontists
  • Our doctors offer interest free flexible payment options
10 simple questions to ask your doctor

10 simple questions to ask your doctor

I’d recommend asking some questions or learning about your doctor before you start treatment. Here are some simple questions and the answers you should expect to hear from a specialist orthodontist.

  1. Are you a qualified Orthodontist?

Orthodontist answer: YES

  1. How many patients do you treat with braces or invislign each week?

Orthodontist answer: I treat hundreds of patients each week with braces and Invisalign

  1. Where did you learn to do orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontist answer: At university after I studied and completed my dentistry degree.

  1. How long was your orthodontic course?

Orthodontist answer: 3-5 years

  1. Do you have specially trained staff to assist with my treatment?

Orthodontist answer: Yes, this is an important part of my service to patients.

  1. Do you perform a thorough diagnosis, and will I be given a treatment plan in advance?

Orthodontist answer: YES, this ensure treatment goes to plan.

  1. Do you have access to the latest technology, products and treatment methods?

Orthodontist answer: Yes I invest both time and money in training myself and my staff each year on better more efficient treatment methods for my patients.

  1. Do you work with other specialists if I needed treatment you are not an expert in?

Orthodontist answer: Absolutely, I have a team of specialists that I work with regularly to treat many patients.

  1. Do braces or Invisalign cost more with you?

Orthodontist answer: NO, because my clinic specialises in orthodontics, our staff and offices are fully equipped to deliver treatment efficiently and we pass these savings on to our patients.

  1. If I don’t need orthodontic treatment will you tell me?

Orthodontist answer: YES, Absolutely. We understand that even the best treatment is still costly and takes time. If we can save you from going through treatment we will certainly give you that advice.

Should I quit sugar for my teeth?

Should I quit sugar for my teeth?

Should I quit sugar for my teeth?

Sugar is more prevalent in our diets than ever before and this has been recently highlighted in the movie, I Quit Sugar.

The health problems caused by sugar are known, but what is the effect on our teeth?

Sugar has a leading role in causing tooth decay. The bacteria that forms plaque uses sugar as its energy source causing it to multiply faster then grow larger and thicker around the tooth surface. Normally your own saliva can wash away the bacteria but as it grows that becomes more difficult.

So is sugar the only culprit in forming plaque? Research from the University College of London has found that nearly 90% of adults in America have some form of tooth decay while that figure in Nigeria is only 2! In Nigeria they also on average only consume 2g of sugar a day, America it is 150g a day. Fairly heavy evidence that it may be a culprit!

While it would be fantastic to think that we can quit sugar, a more realistic approach for our teeth is by making some smart choices and regular habits like the following:

  • Drinking water instead of fruit juices and soft drink
  • Having a glass of water after meal
  • Chewing sugar free gum
  • Using an electric tooth brush
  • Brushing twice a day and
  • Flossing

These small changes, a reduction in your sugar intake, and you will have a better chance of keeping your teeth as you grow old.

How do you feel when you smile?

“When I smile, I know my teeth aren’t straight, so I smile with my mouth closed. I always feel awkward in photos, my confidence has left me and I just don’t know where to start.”
Sue, 33, VIC

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