Everything you need to know about your Invisalign aligners

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

If you’ve taken the step to straighten your smile with Invisalign, you no doubt have a ton of questions about your treatment plan. Here, we outline everything you need to know about your Invisalign aligners. How do I insert my Invisalign aligners? To avoid confusion, each aligner is marked with the following: your individual case Read more...

How much does Invisalign cost?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

When you’re looking to make any big change in your life, we understand price is a very important consideration. As with other types of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign cost is dependent on the complexity of your case and your prescribed course of treatment. No two mouths are the same; hence, the cost of fitting these invisible Read more...

7 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath

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Mallory McDonald

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) is a common concern for many patients. More often than not, though, it has a relatively straightforward remedy. Halitosis is usually caused by one of the following:   Poor oral hygiene (plaque left on your teeth for extended periods of time) Dental disease Dry mouth Smoking Foods with a strong Read more...

6 reasons Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Invisalign provides teens and adults with a flexible orthodontic solution to their crooked teeth. Invisalign treatment comprises of a series of clear aligners that are individually made for your orthodontic requirements. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. With Invisalign, your teeth are gradually moved Read more...

Caring for yourself and your immediate dentures

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of natural teeth. If you’ve recently been fitted with immediate dentures, we show you how to care for them in the first few days. First day and overnight Leave the dentures(s) in; otherwise you may have trouble re-seating them and this Read more...

Why are my teeth still moving?

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Natalie Parkes

Orthodontic Dental Therapy
Dip. OHT (Melb), Adv.Dip DentPros (Melb)

In our orthodontic department we often have older patients telling us that they feel their teeth are moving. Even patients fortunate enough to have had naturally straight teeth as a teenager can be faced with this problem as they age. It is also common for patients who have had orthodontic treatment in their teenage years Read more...

Brushing your teeth: Before or after breakfast?

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Jane Gleeson

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (La Trobe)

Brushing our teeth twice daily is a habit that most of us have formed, having been taught from a young age to do so in the morning and in the evening. So we do understand how often we should brush; but have you ever stopped to think about the importance of when to brush? Some Read more...

The Dos and Don’ts of Home Teeth Whitening

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Are your teeth starting to appear a little on the yellow side? As we age, tooth discolouration naturally occurs, and if you’re a keen coffee or red wine drinker, or regularly smoke, these can further exacerbate the problem. With over 20 years’ experience in teeth whitening, Smile Solutions are experts in helping patients achieve a Read more...

Should I use a tongue scraper?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Have you ever noticed a white coating or a coffee stain on the top of your tongue? Well, that coating is actually bacteria and it’s an unwelcome presence in your mouth. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. Your “tooth” brush isn’t just for brushing your teeth! Your oral hygiene routine should always end, Read more...

What are the risks associated with orthognathic surgery?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk. Despite the highest standards of surgical practice, complications are possible. It is not usual for a doctor to dwell at length on every possible side effect or rare, serious complications. However, it is important that you have enough information to weigh up the benefits and risks of Read more...