Geelong orthodontic treatment

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities and it can boost a person’s self-image as the teeth, jaws and lips become properly aligned. An attractive smile is just one of the benefits and proper orthodontic treatment can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction, chewing and digestive disorders.

Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean a patient will avoid surgery or other more serious corrections later in life. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, and Braces N Faces are Geelong Orthodontists that can improve the smile of practically anyone.

Orthodontic treatment is a team effort involving the Orthodontist and you. Working together, patients, parents and staff members produce excellent results. Whether the goal is simply a beautiful smile or corrective procedures to create a functional occlusion (a correct bite), successful orthodontics contributes to health and happiness as well as self-esteem.

New patient information

Are you happy with your smile? Would you like to have straight teeth that last a lifetime? If so, see the specialised Geelong orthodontic team of Dr. Buchholz and Dr. Scheiner. Visit us at one of our friendly Braces N Faces locations. Our outstanding Orthodontic Practice has been providing orthodontic treatment in Geelong and the Hoppers…


Read more

Oral hygiene

Aims and Goals Our aim is to get your teeth straight as soon as we can so that your braces will not be on for longer than they need to, and have your teeth and gums in a healthy condition at the end of your treatment. If this is your aim too, we will all…


Read more

Treatment age

Children 6-11 years Certain orthodontic cases benefit from early treatment procedures. They are skeletal discrepancies, borderline non-extraction cases, restoring lost space in dental arches, severe aesthetic problems, crossbites, and severe overbites and open-bites. Treatment of these problems at an earlier age can produce benefits that would be limited if treated at a later time or…


Read more

Corrections


Read more

Invisalign

Braces N Faces specialise in providing you with invisible teeth straightening using Invisalign, a method of straightening teeth without using braces. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable and virtually invisible which means you can straighten your teeth without it being visible. As they are removable, you can still eat all your favourite foods. There are nor wire or brackets…


Read more

Lingual braces

If you are looking for lingual braces, Braces N Faces is a Geelong orthodontist that specialises in dental braces. Lingual braces are attatched to the inside of the teeth and are sometimes requested by patients as they cannot be seen. Lingual braces are the only non-visible form of dental braces available and are usually fitted when the…


Read more

Process

Initial Consultation We reserve approximately 1 hour for this initial consultation to provide sufficient time for a careful examination by the Orthodontist, followed by a discussion of your orthodontic concerns with our Treatment Coordinator. This discussion is designed to answer any questions you may have regarding orthodontic treatment. Dental Records Our first step before initiating…


Read more

Scheduling appointments

Most people seeking orthodontic treatment may be concerned as to how they will fit the appointments into their busy schedule. The initial appointments needed to start treatment will need to be during your work or school hours. We realise this may be inconvenient, but once your appliances have been fitted, we shall try to make…


Read more

Transfer policies

If during orthodontic treatment you or your family move to another area we shall help you change from your Geelong Orthodontist to continue your treatment. We can give you a recommendation for an Orthodontist in the town or city to which you are moving. The estimated treatment time may be extended when a transfer is…


Read more

General dental care

During your orthodontic treatment, it is essential that you keep your regular six (6) monthly appointments with your General Dentist to ensure proper health of your teeth and surrounding tissues be maintained. Your dentist can examine the teeth for any signs of decay and repair those areas needing attention. The teeth can be cleaned, fluoride…


Read more

Risks and limitations

As a rule, excellent orthodontic results can be achieved with informed and cooperative patients. Thus, the following information is routinely supplied to anyone considering orthodontic treatment in our office. While recognising the benefits of a pleasing smile and healthy teeth, you should also be aware that orthodontic treatment, like any treatment of the body, has…


Read more