Braces & Aligners
Orthodontics for children and adults on the Mornington Peninsula
Set in the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, we are the area’s leading orthodontics practice for children and adults. Patients come to us from Mornington and surrounding areas including Mount Martha and Mount Eliza.
Trained in multiple orthodontics solutions, our caring dentists can identify the optimal treatment and the right kind of braces for each individual.
Our expertise and state-of-the-art technology ensure we deliver a healthy, straight smile as discreetly and quickly as possible. Ideal for adults seeking the smile they have always desired or parents who want to invest in having their child’s smile to be perfect, ensuring they have teeth that will last a lifetime.
What are the benefits of orthodontics?
- Improved appearance and a great-looking smile
- Straight teeth are easier to clean and reduce the risk of decay and gum disease
- Improved bite
- Prevent stress on jaw points and abnormal tooth wear
- Reduces the risk of accidental injury caused by protruding teeth
- Preparation of teeth for future restorative care
Types of orthodontic treatments
Early treatment is often beneficial. It sets children off on the right path correcting misaligned jaws and preventing irregular teeth wear. A beautiful smile together with straight teeth that function well can have a tremendous effect on children’s self-esteem, self-confidence and long-term dental health. Orthodontic treatment is an excellent, lifelong investment.
We offer both traditional metal braces as well as Invisalign at our Mornington practice.
It’s never too late to have a smile that you’ve always wanted. When your teeth and bite aren’t perfectly straight, health, function and aesthetics can be compromised.
The demand for adult orthodontics has increased a lot in recent years due to several reasons:
- Understanding of how orthodontics can help restorative dentistry
- Understanding how a correctly aligned smile assists the long term health of your teeth
- Introduction of clear braces as an alternative
- Greater awareness of the importance of an aesthetic smile.
For many adults who have had braces in their younger years, they find they develop minor irregularities due to lack of retainer wear. In these cases, we can often use a short course of treatment to return your teeth to perfect alignment.
As long as you have healthy gums, there is no age limit to orthodontic treatment at our Mornington dental clinic.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of near-invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. Each aligner is replaced every two weeks, causing your teeth to move a little bit at a time week by week.
Metal Braces (Steel Braces or Traditional Braces)
These are what we most commonly visualise when we think of braces. Constructed of high-grade stainless steel, and fitted to the front of the teeth, metal or traditional braces have several advantages:
- They can reliably fine-tune the position of the teeth
- Modern, sophisticated designs mean that they are smaller than those of a generation ago
- They are relatively fast-acting to reduce treatment time
- They are often more affordable across the whole course of the treatment.
Gone are the days of the traditional metal ‘train tracks’ from a generation ago. Worn on the front of the teeth like traditional metal brackets, they are manufactured from white or clear ceramic material. However, they are less visible since they blend in with the teeth colour. Patients now even have the option of wearing white ceramic braces with white wires.
Why choose us for orthodontics?
When you weigh up who to choose for your orthodontic treatment, you want to feel assured that you are going to get the best results. Dr Fady Goher is a graduate of the EODO orthodontic programme, taught by specialist orthodontist Dr Derek Mahony. He is qualified in all aspects of orthodontics and combined with his dental knowledge, can help you design the smile you have dreamt of always having.
We will always be sure to help you choose the orthodontic options that best suit your dental health and budget. We will patiently address any questions or concerns you might have. At Barkly Street Dental Group, our patients’ comfort is our top priority. Our handy location to the Mornington shopping district makes it ideal for patients coming from areas like Mount Martha and Safety Beach – passing our clinic on the left as you head to the shops makes it very convenient to have your orthodontic check-up before or after your shopping.
If you wish to learn more about orthodontics at our Mornington clinic, or want to consult us regarding your oral health, contact us on (03) 5975 5355, and we will book an initial orthodontic consultation for you promptly.