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Orthodontics for All Ages in Bentleigh, VIC

At Centre Orthodontics, our mission is to help our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile - no matter where they are in life. Dr. Tepper-Adler and our highly trained team work hard to get to know every patient individually, designing specialised treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs. While the majority of our patients are teenagers, a significant and growing portion are adults - and there's good reason for that.

It's Never Too Late

More and more adults are finding out that it's never too late for a beautiful smile. The fact is that healthy teeth can be moved at any age, and advancements in orthodontic technology have made it easier and more convenient than ever to achieve a healthy smile. In addition to traditional treatments such as braces, we're proud to offer a wide variety of low visibility methods that have a minimal impact on your lifestyle and appearance. Our treatments include:

  • Metal Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Lingual Braces 
     

Best of all, each of these methods can be combined with AcceleDent, an exciting treatment accelerator that safely and painlessly cuts your treatment time significantly!

During your initial exam, Dr. Tepper-Adler will determine what orthodontic problems need to be addressed, then work with you to select the best treatment method for your unique needs and lifestyle. She'll then outline the treatment plan, the expected length of treatment, and the estimated cost.

 

Is Orthodontic Treatment Right for Me?

In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits, orthodontic treatment confers a variety of functional benefits as well. By treating both misalignment and bad bites (malocclusions), we can improve the way you smile, chew, speak, and your ability to clean your teeth.

Why Treat Malocclusions?

Malocclusions may not look ideal - but they can also have significant health impacts as well. Here are a few of the reasons to treat malocclusions:

 

  • Crowded teeth make brushing and flossing more difficult, contributing to tooth decay and gum disease
  • Protruding front teeth are prone to chipping
  • Crossbites create uneven tooth wear
  • Openbites can affect speech
     
Ultimately, though, the benefits of orthodontics aren't just functional or aesthetic - they're psychological. A new, beautiful smile provides a boost of happiness, confidence, and self-esteem that radiates through every area of your personal and professional life. It gives us such a great feeling of accomplishment, to see how our patients smile more, their faces lighten up, and their confidence and self esteem grow as their teeth straighten.
 

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is a more extensive treatment that's used to correct abnormalities in the facial bones, particularly those of the jaws and teeth. Often, these abnormalities can make it difficult to chew, speak, sleep, breath, or perform any other routine activity. Through jaw surgery, we can correct these problems while also improving overall facial symmetry and appearance.

We'll start by using advanced digital imaging technology to visualize the structure of the face, the abnormalities, and how jaw surgery would help correct them. Through computer-aided treatment, we're able to provide the highest quality treatment while also minimising recovery times and ensuring the highest efficacy. We use state-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws to provide effective treatment as reliably, safely, and conveniently as possible.

Where possible, we'll always opt for traditional orthodontic treatment over surgery. In fact, surgery is generally a last resort treatment - we only use it where other methods won't work. Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, we can usually avoid surgery, but where it is necessary, Dr. Tepper-Adler has a longstanding relationship with some of Melbourne's most prominent maxillofacial surgeons and will work closely with them to ensure you get the best treatment possible.

Contact Your Bentleigh, VIC Orthodontic Specialist

Have more questions about treatment? We're here to help. Feel free to call us at (03) 9557 8911, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Bentleigh, VIC office. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful new smile - no matter how old you are!