ORTHODONTIC SMILE ASSESSMENT
Orthodontic treatment - why should I do it? And how would it even be achieved anyway?
One of the mysteries of dentistry seems to be how we get the teeth and shape of the face to develop well and in an aesthetically pleasing manner as we move from childhood into adolescence, or even if you’ve left it a little late - as an adult! I’m sure you’re aware of terms like “crooked teeth, overbite, buck-toothed”...
There are a few compelling reasons to get teeth straightened - to improve confidence, make a good first impression, make it easier to clean and maintain your oral health. The final reason - if you have a great smile and want to use it more, you’ll release more endorphins as a smiley person and maybe it’ll help you live just a little longer!
With the advances in digital technology, many patients may end up qualifying to have treatment completed using Invisalign - a brand of clear aligner referred to as “the clear alternative to braces”, and can treat almost all cases just as effectively. The process is achieved by using a series of clear, removable aligners to progressively and incrementally move teeth over a period of months to eventually create straight teeth.
Other benefits that this technology have,
- are that they are less noticeable than braces,
- they are completely removable which allows you to brush your teeth and floss without any interference,
- they don’t require you to stop eating certain foods (which could break orthodontic brackets off), and
- Invisalign combined with at-home monitoring can require fewer visits to the dental office!
We would love to explain this more to you. Call in and meet Dr Victor Tiong to see if he can assist you learn if we are able to help with your condition.
Free Kids Dental
Our Team at Eclipse believes that all children should have access to dental care in order to prevent dental issues early in life. Often, dental decay and gum disease can be present even in the absence of pain or other symptoms. Left untreated these can cause huge problems during your child’s important developing years, making them vulnerable to other dental issues which may affect them for the rest of their life. At ECLIPSE we believe that every child should have a good start with their dental health and that tooth decay and gum disease are totally preventable.
At ECLIPSE we are BULK BILLING all children who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS).
Each child is eligible for up to $1000 worth of general dental treatment (including checkups, x-rays, preventative fissure seals, fillings and dental extractions) over 2 consecutive calendar years. To find out if your child is eligible, give us a call and one of our lovely staff members can find out for you. Please click the below link for more information: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule
Dental Check-Ups at ECLIPSE
Why They’re So Important
As well as brushing and flossing your teeth, one of the most important ways to maintain a beautiful healthy smile is by attending regular dental check-ups. At ECLIPSE we recommend a general check-up and clean every six months. If your teeth look and feel fine, then you may be asking WHY?
The importance of a general check-up and clean at ECLIPSE.
A dental check-up allows us to monitor your oral health and also detect any problems in their early stages. This way we can treat them before they become more serious and costly problems.
Your dental check-ups at ECLIPSE involves the following:
Comprehensive Oral Examination of your teeth and gums looking for any signs of gum disease, cavities, or oral cancer. X-rays may also be taken to check that nothing untoward is happening out of sight. Once we have all this information, we will inform you of any problems and provide you with a treatment plan based on your dental needs.
Plaque Removal and Cleaning involves the removal of any tartar and plaque that may have built up on your teeth since your last visit. Then a final clean and polish using the latest AIRFLOW Dental Spa technique leaving your teeth feeling amazingly clean and sparkling.
Preventative dentistry for all the family at ECLIPSE.
As part of our preventative dentistry service, we’ll also give you some handy brushing and flossing tips and offer advice about other factors such as diet, the importance of staying hydrated, and ceasing smoking, all of which affects your oral health and general wellbeing..
If you are due for your routine 6 monthly dental check-up and clean, or you are well overdue, why not call ECLIPSE on 43927666 and one of our lovely staff will assist you with making an appointment. We look forward to working together in helping you care for your teeth and gums, and maintaining a healthy smile for life.