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Three celebrities who wore braces without you ever noticing

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Every time a high profile celebrity appears in public for the first time with braces, the media circus is sent into a frenzy. Tom Cruise, Faith Hill, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie. These are a few of the stars who braved the media spotlight under the orthodontic spell. But what about the celebs who wore braces …


Three reasons to consider straightening your smile as an adult

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Braces are only for teenagers and kids, right? Adults don’t wear braces, and when they do, they look silly and unprofessional. This is perhaps the biggest misconception surrounding orthodontic treatment in the 21st Century. In recent years, adult orthodontic treatment has gained rapid popularity. Thanks to some amazing advancements in orthodontic technology and treatment, adults can …


When to visit an orthodontist instead of a dentist

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The rise in orthodontic demand coupled with rapid advancements in technology has encouraged many general dentists, outside the specialised field of orthodontics, to offer orthodontic treatments. While a general dentist can provide orthodontic solutions to help correct minor orthodontic issues, only a trained orthodontic specialist is equipped to provide an accurate and comprehensive orthodontic assessment …


What is growth modification treatment?

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While it sounds a little bit scary and strange, growth modification could actually help to reduce the likelihood of your child needing complex orthodontic treatment such as jaw surgeries later in their life. Growth modification treatments involve the use of a functional appliance which can help to correct issues in those with an overbite, without …


Leila McKinnon’s refreshing lingual braces admission

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Last year A Current Affair presenter Leila McKinnon got braces. Have you noticed them? Probably not. That’s because Leila went down the path of lingual braces. So how do lingual braces differ from “normal” braces? Let’s take a closer look. How are lingual braces different? Unlike your usual metal braces which are attached to the front …


What to expect from Invisalign invisible braces

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Straight teeth are healthier teeth, but making the decision to get braces can be daunting. Especially with the images of bulky, metal braces in mind. Thankfully modern invisible aligners, like Invisalign, are now an option. Do I really need braces? A dentist will usually recommend orthodontic treatment to you in order to improve the appearance …


Clear braces or metal braces

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Brace yourself Braces are an old favorite of orthodontists the world over; they are proven to work time and time again and very few people come away without a satisfying result. This is why it’s always a hot topic. Not long ago though, we had very few options at our disposal except for the classic …


How much does Invisalign cost and is it worth it?

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If you’re looking to straighten your smile without being given nicknames like ‘metal mouth’, Invisalign could be just what you need. Modern Orthodontics offer Invisalign to their Melbourne patients as an alternative to traditional metal braces. But how much does Invisalign cost, and is it worth it? An introduction to Invisalign In case you’ve not …


How to straighten teeth

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Braces before and after An orthodontist will recommend braces to improve a patient’s “orofacial” appearance through a number of orthodontic treatments. These orthodontic treatments treat problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, under-bites and incorrect jaw position. If left untreated, these problems can result in a number of problems, such as tooth decay, gum …


Invisalign: the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth

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Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth, but never wanted to wear braces? For many of our patients, the prospect of wearing metal braces puts them off straightening their teeth. In light of this, our team at Modern Orthodontics has invested in the latest technology to help our patients of all ages discreetly and …