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Orthodontics in Mosman

closeup teeth of woman laughingMost people aren’t born with a perfect smile, which could be due to crowding, bite alignment, jaw position, or even bad habits such as childhood thumb sucking. Many people want to improve the appearance of their smile with orthodontics, a branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting improper positioning of teeth.

Orthodontic treatment is about more than aesthetics. Misaligned teeth and incorrect jaw positioning can have a negative impact on your oral health.

A straight smile allows people to maintain better oral hygiene and prevent cavities. A well aligned bite can reduce TMJ issues and ongoing stress to teeth.

What Conditions do Orthodontics Treat?

Here are some common conditions for which patients seek orthodontic treatment:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Teeth that are overly crowded

Should I Get Fixed Braces or Clear Aligners?

Fixed braces and clear aligners are the two main options for straightening teeth, each with its own benefits.

Fixed braces can be more suitable for certain bite corrections where aligners can be less predictable. On the whole there are many benefits associated with clear aligner orthodontics. They are discreet, comfortable, removable, and require fewer visits to the dental clinic. Another benefit of clear orthodontics is that you can enjoy all your favourite foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

What orthodontic treatment is right for me?

To determine what treatment will be best for you, we will arrange a consultation to understand your goals for your smile and assess your teeth positioning, jaw and bite.

How long do patients have to wear fixed braces?

Fixed braces typically take an average of 12-18 months, but the timeline may vary based on individual cases.

How long does clear aligner treatment take?

Clear aligner treatment typically takes between one and two years, depending on the severity of the misalignment. During this time, you’ll need to wear aligners for 20-22 hours a day, and switch to the next set every 1-2 weeks.

Does my health fund cover orthodontics?

We accept all health funds. Contact your provider to find out if you’re covered.

Book a Consultation

Take that first step towards aligning your smile by scheduling a consultation with one of our dentists.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Orthodontics Mosman, Cremorne NSW | 02 9960 8977/h3>