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The Benefits of Phase I Orthodontic Treatment

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In orthodontics there are two phases for the types of treatments suggested and used for different patients. Whether you know it or not, you’re probably already familiar with “Phase II” orthodontic treatments. These include things like braces and aligners, which move permanent adult teeth into more desirable or functional positions.…

How to brush your teeth properly

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Bacterial plaque is the transparent layer of bacteria that coats our teeth. They cause tooth decay and gum disease. The best way to remove the plaque is by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day.  Brushing your teeth correctly will ensure that you will have a…

All About Braces

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THE BENEFITS OF HAVING BRACES There are two reasons to get braces: to improve your smile, or to correct a bad bite. Improving your smile is an aesthetic change, but improving your bite is a medical one. Braces can not only realign the teeth themselves but subtly reshape the jaw…

Lingual Braces: 5 things you should know

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If you’re an adult with misaligned teeth, there’s a good chance you’ve been put off getting orthodontic treatment by the thought of having to show off a mouth full of wires and metal studs for a year or more. Fortunately, and unknown to most people, there are plenty of discrete…

Are we too old for braces?

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Are we too old for braces? Have you ever wondered if you are too old to have braces? An increasing number of adults are getting orthodontic devices fitted. In fact, it has been estimated that up to 20 per cent of patients having braces are adults. There is no upper…

Are you ready for Damon braces?

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Damon braces are faster and more comfortable than traditional braces The Damon Bracket System involves the use of passive self-ligating braces that really set it apart from other orthodontic approaches.  With Damon braces, you don’t need elastic ties that create friction that slow treatment and cause discomfort. Damon braces also…

EATING WITH BRACES: WHAT TO BE AWARE OF?

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BEFORE YOU EAT, YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT: Will this food damage my braces (or cause an emergency)? Will this food affect my smile after orthodontic treatment? Is is it worth the trouble eating something I am not supposed to? Here is a list of what foods are recommended or…

Retaining your smile: why do teeth relapse after braces

Retaining your smile: why do teeth relapse after braces

Relapse won’t happen overnight: but if you do not wear your retainer your teeth will eventually relapse This is the third and final retaining your smile blog. In this blog we will look at what to do if you have, for whatever reason, stopped wearing your retainer. What to do…

Retaining your smile: wear a retainer for straight teeth

Retaining your smile: wear a retainer to maintain straight teeth

Part two of our retaining your smile article At Orthosmile Orthodontics Brisbane we don’t just do braces. We also help patients keep their teeth straight after braces. As we’ve already mentioned in shift happens: when you wear your retainer, embracing change and maintaining it and retaining your smile: why you…

Retaining your smile: why you want to wear your retainer

Retaining your smile: Why you want to wear your retainer

It takes one to two years for braces to straighten your teeth. So why would you not wear your retainer to maintain results? (more…)

Embracing change and maintaining it

Failure to wear a retainer may result in relapse. This means your teeth return to their original position.

This is final embracing change post! The embracing change series of posts have covered: cleaning your braces what you can and can’t eat while wearing braces the vital importance of elastics for orthodontic treatment the difference between traditional braces and clear aligners In this post we are going to look…

Embracing change: doing things differently

In this post we are going to look at the difference between looking after traditional braces and looking after clear aligners like Clearsmile and Invisalign.

This is the second-last embracing change post! So far in this series we’ve looked at cleaning your braces, what you can and can’t eat while wearing braces and the vital importance of elastics for orthodontic treatment. In this post we are going to look at the difference between looking after…

Embracing change: time to be flexible

Elastics are a vital part of successful treatment.

Caring for braces and the importance of being flexible Okay, you’ve made the important decision to get braces. Now you need to maintain them to ensure the best treatment. In part one we looked at cleaning your braces and how maintaining a meticulous oral hygiene routine is not only good…

Embracing Change: Lucky Winter’s here

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Part two of our caring for braces article At Orthosmile Orthodontics we aim to help make our patients’ braces experience as easy as possible. In part two of our caring for braces article we’ll explore what you should and shouldn’t eat while wearing braces. By empowering you and your family…

Embracing change: Caring for your braces

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This is the first in a series of five articles about caring for your braces At Orthosmile Orthodontics we are committed to helping our patients care for their braces while they’re at home. This five part series on caring for your braces will take an in-depth look at the best…

When you want shift to happen

Orthosmile orthodontics helps children with our early intervention orthodontics

If you’re an adult shift is bad: when you’re a kid it can be just what you need In our last blog (shift happens) we talked about the negative effects of not wearing a retainer, and how your teeth will generally relapse into their pre-treatment position. It is a different…

Shift happens: When you don’t wear your retainer

At Orthosmile Orthodontics we offer orthodontic treatment for patients with relapse.

If you’ve had orthodontic treatment in the past and have not worn your retainer it is more than likely that your teeth will have relapsed. That is why it is important that you wear a retainer. Orthodontists don’t just hand out retainers for the fun of it. The purpose of…

How you can brighten your smile with Orthosmile

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Get a colourful and playful smile with Orthosmile Orthodontics Twenty or thirty years ago, braces were often something to be embarrassed about. A thing to be avoided. Not anymore, it seems. Celebrities happily smile wide showing off their orthodontic treatment on the red carpet. As orthodontic technology has improved, treatment…

Discreetly straighten your smile with Invisalign

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Avoid braces: get the discreet lifestyle friendly choice for straighter teeth At Orthosmile Orthodontics in Newmarket, Aspley, Chermside and Bulimba we offer a number of discreet orthodontic treatments: lingual braces and Invisalign. Lingual braces are bonded to the back side of your teeth so no one will see you’re getting…

Number of adult orthodontic patients on the rise

20% of Orthosmile Orthodontics' patients are adults.

In the last ten years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of adults getting orthodontic work Until recently, braces where seen as a treatment that children and teenagers received. But a recent survey found that one in five orthodontic patients today are adults. The number of adult…

The Importance of Braces: Or Why Mistletoe Is Good For More than Just Kissing

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A Young girl knows she needs braces, and knows they are not cheap. Answer? Sell mistletoe An eleven year old girl American needs braces. She knows they are not cheap, but she knows the orthodontic treatment is important. So, she decides to sell mistletoe. Cutting mistletoe from her uncle’s farm,…

What treatment is right for you?

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At Orthosmile Orthodontics in Chermside Aspley, Bulimba and Newmarket We Offer a Range Of Treatments to Suit People of All Ages Whether you’re a teenager or a professional looking to straighten your teeth, at Orthosmile Orthodontics we have the answer for you. We offer a number of different orthodontic treatments…

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