Why choose Platinum Orthodontics for your orthodontic treatment?

We are a family friendly practice…

  • We will spend personal, quality time with you at every stage of your treatment.
  • We will take care of you and your kids.
  • Our practices are in convenient locations with extended opening hours.
  • There is plenty of free parking convenient for our suburban practices.
  • We have Hicaps so you can claim your private health fund benefits instantly at your appointments.
  • We have easy interest-free finance options to make treatment affordable.
  • We have recognised that a barrier to high quality orthodontic assessment and treatment is the cost.  As we want all people to be able to access high quality care, we no longer charge for the initial consultation or review appointments and have a variety of affordable payment plans if treatment is of benefit.

We are Experienced Orthodontists…

  • Orthodontists are specialist dentists who are registered with the Dental Board of Australia. Give yourself the best chance of achieving the smile that you desire by seeing an Orthodontist for your orthodontic treatment.
  • We keep up to date with contemporary and cutting-edge techniques in orthodontics. We do this by regularly attending seminars, study clubs and conferences. We also provide lectures and continuing education courses to other dental practitioners.

Whats the difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?
This video  explains why Orthodontists are more qualified to straighten your teeth.

So what is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist initially qualifies and works as a dentist and then returns to university for an additional three years of full-time training in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of teeth and jaw alignment issues. They are then registered as a Specialist in Orthodontics by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and most are also members of the Australian Society of Orthodontists.

Your dentist takes care of your teeth and your overall oral health and so it is important that you continue to visit your dentist during your orthodontic treatment. However while some dentists do offer orthodontic treatment they have not had the intensive training and experience that an orthodontist has. If you have crooked teeth and/or jaws, orthodontists are the most qualified to achieve the best smile possible for you. Orthodontists only treat orthodontic problems – as a registered specialist it’s all we do!

Orthodontists are the experts in treating orthodontic problems as they treat thousands of patients and know how to achieve the optimal result.

You don’t need a referral to see an orthodontist but you can ask your dentist for one if you desire.

See the below table for a comparison between an Orthodontist and a Dentist.

What is an Orthodontist?

  • Undertaken University training as a dentist
  • Undertaken an additional 3 years of full-time University training in orthodontics
  • Registered as a specialist in orthodontics with AHPRA
  • Specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of aligning your teeth

What is a Dentist?

  • Undertaken University training as a dentist
  • Takes care of your fillings, extractions and regular dental exams
  • Offers cosmetic dentistry such as veneers and crowns

We do a little bit extra…

  • We support our local community.
  • We limit our effect on the environment as much as we can. We also donate to environmental charities.
  • We welcome and value your feedback. Please let us know how we can improve our service for you.

 

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