Smilemore orthodontics can provide you with a range of orthodontic treatments at a number of convenient locations. Do you have a question for us? Scroll through our frequently asked questions (FAQs) below for more information.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a specialist dentist. To become an orthodontist, you must complete additional university studies and be registered as an orthodontist by Australian standard. An orthodontist is a specialist because they:
- Have the qualifications of an AHPRA-registered general dental degree
- Have completed a recognised three year full-time postgraduate degree (or equivalent)
- Are registered as a Specialist in Orthodontics by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Do I need a referral?
No, you don’t need a referral for orthodontic consultation but communication will be made with your dentist as to your treatment requirements.
How early should I bring my child for assessment?
The ASO recommendation is 7 years of age for early assessment of developing orthodontic problems. Should however a parent be concerned after discussion with their general dentist regarding the developmental stage of their child’s mouth, an earlier consultation may be appropriate.
Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?
You are never too old for orthodontic treatment. Teeth can be moved at any age. The treatment goals for the adult will be carefully tailored to their treatment concerns.
Is there a payment plan option?
We do offer flexible payment plans. Contact one of our practices for more information.