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What is an Orthodontist?

Call orthodontists ‘smile fixers’! Why? Because that’s exactly what they do. But it doesn’t stop there.

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Orthodontists are dental specialists who are trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. They provide a wide range of treatment options to straighten crooked teeth, fix bad bites and align the jaws correctly.

After completing a five-year degree in dentistry, an orthodontist undergoes a further 5,000 hours (or three years of full-time study) of specialist training in the field of orthodontics. Whether you or your child are being treated with braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign®, you need to be sure you’re being treated by an orthodontist to get the best results.

“While orthodontists are primarily known for straightening teeth, they can also assist with painful and misaligned bites, tooth movement caused by bad habits such as thumb sucking, and even some forms of sleep apnoea”.
Source: [OA]



What’s the cost of orthodontic treatment?


One of the most frequently asked questions relates to the costs of Orthodontic treatment.
Since this is a specialised service conducted by experts, orthodontic treatment is expensive as you will undergo an average of 18-months treatment plan that fully tailored to address your problem.

The costs of your treatment are not covered by Medicare or the government’s national Child Dental Benefits Scheme. Your private health insurance extras may include some of the costs of orthodontic treatment. However, ORTHODONTIX offers comprehensive financial plans to make treatment affordable for all.

There are many reasons why you should see an orthodontist:

  • Orthodontists are specialists and will create a tailored treatment plan for you
  • Your smile is one of your most important features
  • Orthodontic treatment has psychological and physical benefits
  • There are options to suit every lifestyle so anyone, at most ages can undergo orthodontic treatment

For more information, visit Orthodontics Australia website.


At ORTHODONTIX we offer comprehensible and affordable financial plans so everyone can get their dream smile.


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