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1 Oct

An orthodontic visit may seem routine, but your initial consultation is far from it. In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to get to know your orthodontist and ask any questions you have about your orthodontic treatment. After all, you want to make sure you’ve chosen the right professional for the job! Here are the most …


24 Sep

‘Tooth eruption” is a word used by dental professionals to describe the process of a tooth developing under the gums and moving into the mouth where it can be seen. Factors that change the normal spacing between your teeth can result in an abnormal eruption. Typically, cases are the result of abnormal timing of when …


15 Sep
common problems with children's teeth

Is there a way to tell if your child has orthodontic problems? The best thing to do is to bring them in for a check-up from the age of 7. You can also keep an eye out for a few common issues that could develop as your child grows.  Keep in mind that some developing …


7 Sep

  Clear braces may be a desirable alternative to shiny metal brackets and wires that stand out when you smile.  Clear braces are most often made of see-through or tooth-coloured ceramic, porcelain or polycarbonate.  Despite many preferring a more discrete look,  there are both pros and cons to clear braces. Depending on their makeup, clear …


1 Sep

  When you first get braces, or even the first couple of times you have your wires adjusted, your mouth may feel a little tender and sore. Soft foods that are easy to chew are your best options during these days. While these foods can help to keep the pain and inflammation to a minimum, …


15 Feb

We all know that sitting in an orthodontist’s waiting room is nobody’s idea of fun. You might be anxious about the appointment, rushing off to a meeting or hoping to get your little one to school on time. Whatever it may be, the good news is that there are ways to reduce your waiting time …


8 Feb

There are several different brands of digitally customised clear aligners available for dental practitioners to use.  Invisalign is one of the most well-know. Invisalign attachments are small lumps of dental bonding placed on your teeth to help direct the aligners. Depending on where the attachments are placed, they can be rather noticeable. What You Need …


25 Jan

The field of dentistry that corrects misaligned jaws and corrects teeth is called orthodontics. Advanced orthodontics focuses on more comfortable, often faster, treatments and the latest technology. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these branches of dentistry. Three Things You Should Know About Advanced Orthodontics These days, we always seem to be …


18 Jan
two teenagers with Invisalign braces smile

The teenage years are a pivotal time. Switching between schools and then heading off to college, playing sports and making new friends is all part of growing up. Clear aligners could be the alternative to metal braces when social cred really counts! One aspect of those formative years that isn’t necessary, is the apprehension that …


11 Jan
woman patient corrects an overbite with Invisalign clear aligners

Did you know that overbites make up almost 70 percent of dental disorders? There are several treatments available for this orthodontic condition, but one sometimes surprising option is clear aligners.  We are often asked “can you fix an overbite with Invisalign?”  Invisalign, a relatively new treatment option (compared to braces) and many people are curious …


4 Jan
Woman has teeth straightening treatment using clear aligners and Invisalign attachments

Invisalign has quickly become a well-known and popular option for straightening teeth discretely. While the treatment is marketed as not using wires or brackets, some patients do require Invisalign attachments for the treatment to be effective. What Are Invisalign Attachments? Invisalign attachments are small, tooth-coloured dots of dental bonding material. They’re placed on certain teeth …


21 Dec
brothers smiling have the best kids orthodontist

  The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommend that children be evaluated for orthodontic treatment by the time they’re 7 years old. It may be that your child will need to wear braces, so choosing a great kid’s orthodontists is important. You don’t have to wait until it’s obvious your little one needs orthodontic treatment. Sometimes …


14 Dec
best wishes for the new year from Fine Orthodontics Bondi and Marboubra

What a year 2018 has been! We’ve welcomed many new patients and farewelled many too – along with their new lifelong smiles. After a busy and successful year, the team at Fine Orthodontics in Bondi and Maroubra are ready for summer events with family and friends, along with some time spent relaxing at home and …


Are There Payment Plans for Braces?

Author: Danielle Long
7 Dec
Is there a payment plan for braces

The short answer is yes, there are payment plans for braces. When you choose to correct your smile with braces, you are investing in a lifetime of beautiful, healthy and functional smiles. While braces may require a degree of financial planning for most patients, there are a number of ways to make the treatment work …


Can You Get Braces for Free?

Author: Danielle Long
30 Nov
Can you get braces for free

Braces can help correct smile imperfections to pave the way for a healthier, more successful future. They shouldn’t break the bank. While getting braces for free is certainly rare, there are a few ways you can get them at low or reduced cost to make the financial investment less of a burden on you and …


23 Nov
child smiles and eats watermelon, she will start orthodontic treatment dependant on her development

Many orthodontists report that they prefer to first see children for the first time at around 7 years of age. This is before their last baby teeth fall out and before their growth spurt. It is at this age that an orthodontist can start to plan for orthodontic treatment. This includes making more space for teeth …


16 Nov
Do I Need a Referral to See An Orthodontist

In Australia, you do not need a referral to see an orthodontist. You may like to ask your dentist for recommendations or talk to friends and family. Once you’ve found an orthodontist near you, simply call up to request an appointment, or book a consultation online. Why Would You Need to See an Orthodontist? Orthodontists …


What is Orthodontics?

Author: Danielle Long
9 Nov
What is Orthodontics

You may be familiar with orthodontic treatments such as braces, but what is orthodontics? Orthodontics is the study of teeth and jaw alignment to promote optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.If you’re feeling concerned and self-conscious about protruding or crooked teeth, you aren’t alone. Not everybody has perfect alignment, but orthodontics can give you …


2 Nov
woman gets straight teeth faster with accelerated orthodontics

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you may have considered traditional metal braces. However, this treatment can take around two to three years. Fortunately, there’s a quicker way to a straighter smile thanks to accelerated orthodontics. Please be aware that this option does however involve a surgical procedure.  Like all invasive procedures, this surgery is …


2 Nov
How Can I Know if My Teen is Wearing His Aligners

If your teen has been informed that he or she would benefit from braces, they may have asked whether there’s a less conspicuous way of obtaining a straighter smile. While you might have embraced metal braces throughout your teen years, these days, they’ve come a long way. Although conventional braces are still the popular option, …


26 Oct
Patients need to visit both their Orthodontist and Dentist regularly during Invisalign Treatment

Your orthodontist is a professional when it comes to giving you a great smile.  Should you be undergoing clear aligner treatment (like Invisalign) you’ll be seeing them more frequently than your general dentist, typically once every six to ten weeks. Numerous orthodontic patients think they don’t need to schedule general dental visits during aligner treatment, …


19 Oct
Can Children Use Invisalign | Fine Orthodontics, Sydney

You probably know all about metal braces and how effective they can be for correcting a wide range of dental problems. But, they’re no longer the only option. Clear aligner trays that can straighten teeth (like Invisalign) can now be as effective as metal braces – but in some cases – even faster. The biggest …


When Is Fast Orthodontics Possible?

Author: Danielle Long
12 Oct
fast orthodontics for less time in braces

Wouldn’t it be great if you could straighten your teeth quickly? Thanks to fast orthodontics, you can. Fast orthodontics, also called accelerated orthodontics, is an orthodontic treatment that can achieve the same goals as traditional orthodontics in less time. The American Association of Orthodontics reports that one in five adults are orthodontic patients. We know …


5 Oct
How Long Does it Take to Notice a Difference with Invisalign

If you decide to invest in clear aligners like Invisalign for your smile transformation, you will likely be eager to start seeing your results. Most patients will be able to see noticeable changes in their smile as quickly as six weeks into their treatment. However, exactly how quickly you see your smile begin to change …


28 Sep
Clear Correct vs. Invisalign: what is the best teeth straightening solution for you

Are crooked teeth knocking your confidence? Does the idea of traditional metal braces put you off straightening your teeth? Today, more people are considering clear aligners, and some of the best known are Invisalign and Clear Correct.  Clear aligners offer a more discreet straightening treatment than braces. Since Invisalign was first introduced to the market in …


Can You See the Aligners?

Author: Danielle Long
21 Sep
Can You See the Aligners - Invisalign Invisible Braces

Clear orthodontic aligners are designed to be exactly that – clear. So the answer to “Can You See the Aligners?” is no; not easily. The aligners are very nearly invisible & generally not easily noticed by the casual observer.  Orthodontists custom-design close-fitting clear trays for your teeth, which subtly move them into position over the …


14 Sep
preventative orthodontics include plates for children Fine Orthodontics Sydney

We’re often asked about the difference between regular orthodontic treatments and early or preventative orthodontics. Why would a child need early treatment and how could it benefit your little one in the long-run? According to the Australian Dental Association, children should start visiting the dentist when a baby’s tooth becomes visible or they reach 12 …


7 Sep
Caring for top and bottom teeth after braces for a healthy beautiful smile

It’s finally time to get your braces off! Many patients plan to celebrate or have something special to eat and drink to mark the occasion. You head off for your debonding appointment. Just like that, your teeth are smooth and straight. You look at them and marvel. It’s been a long time since your smile …


31 Aug
accelerated orthodontics work get your orthodontic treatment such as braces finished faster

Understandably, many orthodontic patients are very keen to ensure that their treatment is as fast as possible.  You may have a specific event in mind – such as a wedding or formal.  Many patients simply want to reduce the time they spend in appliances.  With specific treatment options you can get your new smile quickly …


17 Aug
Getting braces on top teeth only what to expect during teeth straightening

It’s not unusual for adults and children to request braces on top teeth only. It makes sense: if you’re happy with the way your bottom teeth look, or couldn’t be bothered to straighten them since they’re not as visible, it’s easier to just focus on the top teeth, right? Well, it is a little more …


10 Aug
How does Wilkodonics speed up teeth straightening woman exercising with free time Fine Orthodontics

Just imagine if you could complete your teeth straightening treatment in a year instead of two or three. Or maybe you could finish treatment even faster – within months. Now, you can – with Wilckodontics. By including Wilckodontics in your orthodontic treatment, you may find some tooth movements occurring as much as four times quicker than …


3 Aug
braces before and after treatment Orthodontist Sydney

Fine Orthodontics Before and After Special Case:  Tooth Exposure treatment      When is exposure treatment recommended? Sometimes a tooth will not come into the gum on its own, remaining trapped in the gums. In other cases, a tooth can grow significantly off-course. In both these instances your orthodontist can intervene to re-direct the teeth. What …


SureSmile Aligners

Author: Danielle Long
27 Jul
Straightening your own teeth will give a healthy, natural-looking result. SureSmile Aligners.

SureSmile Clear Aligners – one option for a Straighter Smile Straightening a crooked smile is about more than appearances. It’s important to realise that misaligned teeth are more prone to gum disease and cavities. This can lead to other oral health issues, too. When you have orthodontic problems, it may also impact other parts of …


20 Jul

Do you want to straighten your teeth? Or maybe you’re looking at options for your child? Nearly invisible braces are a popular choice since they’re less noticeable than the old-fashioned metal varieties. However, before you can identify the right braces for you, you’ll need to understand the different kinds of orthodontic appliances. The Advantages of …


13 Jul
Suresmile braces are a faster orthodontic treatment that allows for better accuracy than that of traditional braces

Perhaps your orthodontist has said you may benefit from braces.  While you’re excited about an improved smile, you’re nervous about wearing brackets and wires. Here’s some good news: there is an orthodontic system that makes straightening your teeth with braces easier and faster compared to traditional metal braces. This system is quickly changing the way …


6 Jul
Everything you need to know about advanced braces, Fine Orthodontics Sydney

Are you considering getting braces as an adult? Did you know that studies have suggested that we may be drawn by our own biology to those with more even teeth?  It appears that our preference for straight teeth is not just a cultural phenomenon. Straight teeth are viewed by others in a positive light because …


22 Jun
The fastest braces treatment available. Wilcodontics Sydney

Why Wilckodontics May Make You Reconsider Braces Have you been told you may benefit from braces? Are you worried about how long clear aligners like Invisalign will take? There are other options. With a combination of traditional orthodontics and a procedure with a gum specialist, you can complete your orthodontic treatment quicker than you thought. …


15 Jun
Clear Aligners mild side effects with Invisalign will usually subside within 2 days

Clear aligners including Invisalign have become a popular alternative to metal braces. A skilled orthodontist can achieve excellent results, sometimes in under 12 months – all with other people barely noticing the trays. However, there can be a few mild side effects with Invisalign (which are also applicable to other similar clear aligner systems). Below, …


Invisalign in Sydney: Your Options

Author: Danielle Long
8 Jun
Getting Invisalign in Sydney to straighten teeth Fine Orthodontics

Did you know that you can now visit your orthodontist less while still getting a stunning smile?  We offer a remote monitoring app which allows you to travel, work and play without the commitment to excessive office visits.  Martin Fine is a specialist orthodontist with over 25 years of experience and plenty of that time …


1 Jun
Invisalign vs braces, which one is best for you

Clear aligners like Invisalign vs Braces: what are the pros and cons of each and how should you decide? So, you’ve decided you’d like straight teeth – but which is best – clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign, Suresmile aligners) or the traditional metal braces option? It may well come down to personal preference when considering the …


18 May
Is Invisalign treatment uncomfortable? New aligner trays can cause discomfort, usually only in the first two days

Having a dazzling, perfect smile is valued by most of us. Having straight teeth is an important part of this. If you have gaps in your front teeth or your front teeth are a little crooked, having them straightened with aligner treatment can restore their beauty and give you a straight and beautiful smile. But, …


What is an Orthodontic Plate?

Author: Danielle Long
11 May
Orthodontic plates apply gentle forces to specific teeth, especially in children

Why use an Orthodontic Plate? An orthodontic plate is a common orthodontic appliance, generally made from plastic and metal. Usually a plate has moulded plastic to sit behind the teeth and a metal wire on the front.Sometimes instead of wire there will be metal prongs to hold the plate to your teeth.It can be used to either: …


27 Apr
The top myths about getting braces Fine Orthodontics Sydney

Are braces just for kids? If you have braces do you have to give up the foods you love? And will kissing make your braces stick together? It’s time to debunk the top 16 myths about getting braces. 1. Getting Braces Is Only a Cosmetic Thing This is probably the biggest misconception about braces, so …


20 Apr

Can Aligners like Invisalign Aligners lead to cavities?  Your Oral Hygiene during Treatment If you’re following our series of blogs about clear aligners, you now know what the treatment is and how it works. So, the next question we need to answer is, do aligners lead to cavities? In short, no. In fact, whether or …


Do aligners like Invisalign Hurt?

Author: Danielle Long
13 Apr
Does Invisalign hurt Fine Orthodontists Sydney

If you’re considering treatment with clear aligners like Invisalign, you may worry about aligner pain and discomfort. One of your main concerns may be around the question, do aligners like Invisalign hurt? Good news, you can stop worrying! While it’s noted that the tooth movements your aligners create might cause a few minor aches, it’s …


Advanced Orthodontics

Author: Danielle Long
9 Apr
What is Advanced Orthodontics modern dental technology in Sydney

What is Advanced Orthodontics? To the outside world it may seem that not much has changed in the world of Orthodontics.  You still see people wearing braces and retainers – the braces look similar to what they did 20 or more years ago.  Based on this observation, you would easily believe that nothing has changed …


6 Apr
Invisalign financing options for the family fine orthodontics Sydney

Get Flexible Financing Options for options like Invisalign Clear aligners like Invisalign are a great solution for many people wishing to transform their smile. The treatment is discreet and comfortable. But, perhaps the only thing delaying your decision could be the cost. Fine Orthodontics offer several flexible financing options for a brighter, straighter smile. How Much …


30 Mar
How long it takes for Invisalign to work? Young woman holds stopwatch for teeth straightening.

Wondering how long Clear Aligner like Invisalign take to work? Here’s everything you need to know That said, does the idea of metal braces put you off? Braces are certainly effective, but they’re quite the commitment. And they’re not always ideal, dependent on the individual. If you’ve been considering clear aligners (nearly invisible treatment), you …


23 Mar
Woman considers Invisalign vs. Veneers for dental issues at Fine Orthodontics - Sydney

Should you choose Clear Aligners like Invisalign or veneers for a straighter smile? You’ve decided you want straight teeth. Maybe you’ve already investigated the array of treatments on the market. But, have you narrowed it down yet? Typically, people arrive at two main choices, and they look to compare clear aligners like Invisalign vs veneers. …


16 Mar
How to clean Invisalign Clear Aligners Fine Orthodontists Sydney

Your guide on how to clean clear aligners like Invisalign Your orthodontist has taken scans of your teeth and fitted the first in a series of custom clear aligners like Invisalign. In just a matter of months, you’ll be ready to flash that beautiful, straight smile at anyone and everyone. But, you’ll want to know …


9 Mar
Invisalign or Braces for Teens and Adults in Sydney Eastern Suburbs Fine Orthodontics

Clear Aligners like Invisalign or Braces? There are Pros and Cons of Each Deciding whether to get clear aligners or braces can be a tough choice. There’s no doubt you have plenty of questions. Especially when it comes to effectiveness and affordability. Not to mention the best option for your lifestyle and appearance. You want …


Orthodontists in Sydney

Author: Danielle Long
2 Mar
Orthodontist Sydney Fine Orthodontics are located in Bondi and Maroubra, New South Wales

Dr Martin Fine, Orthodontist can be found at two Sydney locations; Bondi Junction and Maroubra. The Fine Orthodontics Sydney practices are both well-established and are conveniently accessible by car and public transport. Moreover, both clinics use the latest in 3D technology and software for comfortable care and precise digital treatment. Dr Fine is as enthusiastic …


2 Mar
How much does Invisalign cost young adult in Sydney?

Invisalign Cost, Sydney When it comes to Invisalign treatment, a common question our patients ask is how much the Invisalign treatment is. Whilst we can’t say for sure what other Sydney practices charge for Invisalign treatment, we’ve had feedback from patients who have experience with other practices. Specialist orthodontists in Sydney seem to charge about …


29 Dec
How Invisalign works, Woman uses Invisalign Teeth Straightening Aligners from Fine Orthodontics.

Exactly how do Clear Aligners like Invisalign work and can they work for you? You have arrived at the right destination to see how clear aligners work and what they can do for you. Thanks to clear aligner treatment, or (nearly) invisible braces, smile correction can be done with little disruption to your life. For most …