3 Things To Know
Before You Start Braces or Invisalign Treatment
You can contact us directly for a consultation appointment if you have any concerns. We will provide a report of our finding, photos and xrays from your visit to us to your dentist for their records. There is no advantage in having a referral sent over contacting us directly.
If you suffer from bleeding gums, a build up of plaque and tartar or you have holes in your teeth, you’ll need to get all of these problems fixed before you start Invisalign clear aligners or braces. Moving unhealthy teeth can put them at serious risk of damage or even tooth loss! We’ll let you know during your initial visit whether you need to get anything fixed before starting braces or clear aligners and we recommend that you see a dentist every 6 months during your treatment.
Health funds recognise the advanced specialist training that Orthodontists undergo compared to dentists. Because of this recognition you can normally receive a higher health fund rebate when being treated by an orthodontist for braces or clear aligners, than you would with a general dentist. All health funds are unique so make sure you check the terms and conditions with your specific health fund to see what applies to your plan.