Clifton Hill Dental
Dr Nick Malamas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Orthodontics for Kids and Adults

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We want you to feel confident in your choice of Clifton Hill Dental to look after your family’s smiles. It is natural to have questions before booking your first visit to a new dental clinic. After all, your smile is an important part of who you are.

We welcome you to browse some of our most common questions listed below. If you do not see your specific question answered here, give us a quick call. Our cheerful and knowledgeable team will be happy to help.

Orthodontics for Kids and Adults

In addition to feeling great about the way you look, straight teeth are essential to good oral health. Properly aligned teeth are healthier, easier to keep clean and function properly. Misalignment, or crooked teeth, can cause some notable oral health issues in both kids and adults.

  • Difficulty speaking properly
  • Discomfort when chewing
  • Fewer restorative options
  • Jaw pain and dysfunction
  • Teeth grinding
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dental decay

Dr Nick Malamas offers orthodontic solutions for both children and adults. Traditional braces work best for kids and complex cases and involve using brackets and an adjustable wire to gradually move teeth into proper alignment.

Invisalign offers a discreet alternative for adult patients wishing to straighten their teeth for aesthetic purposes or as part of a restorative treatment plan that may include fillings, bonding, crowns and veneers. Invisalign is often the first phase of a full smile makeover as it improves restorative results.

Treatment length and cost varies depending on your needs. We will be happy to discuss your options when you arrange an orthodontic consultation for yourself or your child at Clifton Hill Dental. You are never too old for a healthy, beautiful smile, and our dedicated team will help you achieve your goals for your smile.

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