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Teeth and your overall oral health are exciting topics. This blog is created to inform and educate our readers and potential customers when it comes to orthodontics and their oral health. We have categorised each blog post so you can easily find what you are looking for.

When you want to learn more about braces, such as how braces work or which type of braces is best for you, we have these topics covered. Aside from braces, we also talk about other treatments. Here at Oasis Orthodontics, we have seen a wide variety of cases in patients, from complications with their wisdom teeth to orthodontic problems in children.

What about dental hygiene? Good oral hygiene goes hand in hand with orthodontics. If you do not take care of your dental health by practising good oral habits, your braces or any orthodontic treatment will not be successful. It is why we want to share articles about how you can take care of your oral health. For instance, you may be fond of drinking coffee, soda, or alcohol, but did you know that they can have adverse effects on your teeth?

Browse our information-rich blog posts to discover more about teeth and dental health.

5 Things You Should Know About Invisalign

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Invisalign has completely revolutionised orthodontic treatment, offering a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional braces, and at Oasis Orthodontics, we love ensuring our patients have access to fantastic treatment options.

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The Difference Between an Orthodontist and a General Dentist

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Have you always wondered what the differences between an orthodontist and a general dentist are?

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

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Braces work wonders in straightening teeth by applying gentle pressure over time, but what leads to crooked teeth in the first place? 

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Have You Ever Thought About Braces Behind Your Teeth?

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It’s no fun having braces as a teenager, but what about when you’re an adult? If your teeth have started to shift later in life and now you’re worried about the stigma of wearing a metal smile, you’re not alone!

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Brace Yourself: The Truth Behind Braces Myths

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Embarking on a journey with braces can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Amidst the anticipation, however, a cloud of myths and misconceptions often hovers, causing unnecessary anxiety for those considering orthodontic treatment. In this post, we’ll debunk some common braces myths, unraveling the truth behind these misconceptions and shedding light on the realities of the orthodontic experience.

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How Much Do Braces Cost?

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How much do braces cost?

Are you considering getting braces, but wondering about the financial aspect of this orthodontic treatment? You’re not alone. The cost of braces can vary depending on several factors, and it’s essential to have a clear understanding of what to expect and how you can manage the cost.

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Teeth Grinding – Can Braces Help?

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Can Braces Help With Teeth Grinding?

Teeth grinding, scientifically known as bruxism, is a prevalent condition that can lead to significant dental problems if left unchecked. While there are various contributing factors to this condition, such as stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders, one potential solution lies in orthodontic treatment. Our Specialist Orthodontist Dr Anthony Hopkins understands the complexities of bruxism and offers insights into how orthodontics can alleviate this issue.

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Oasis Orthodontics – How To Care For Orthodontic Braces

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Oasis Orthodontics – How To Care For Orthodontic Braces

Congratulations on choosing Oasis Orthodontics for your braces treatment in Perth! Taking care of your braces is essential for a successful orthodontic journey. Dr. Hopkins, our Specialist Orthodontist, understands the challenges you may face and offers valuable tips to ensure proper care and maintenance. We will share Dr. Hopkins’ expert recommendations to help you maintain healthy braces throughout your orthodontic treatment below:

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Your braces step by step guide: from braces on to braces off at Oasis Orthodontics

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Braces Step 1: Initial Orthodontic Consultation

At Oasis Orthodontics in Perth, the journey of braces begins with an initial orthodontic consultation. Having an orthodontic consultation allows us to determine if braces are the right option for you and to develop a personalised treatment plan. The orthodontic consultation is approximately 60 minutes. You’ll get all the information you need including details about our interest free orthodontic finance plans. During your orthodontic consultation, you will meet with our experienced orthodontist and Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator who will assess your orthodontic condition and discuss your treatment goals. If you are attending our Kingsley practice and need to have orthodontic x-rays taken, we will give you a referral to have this done at a location near you before you attend your consultation. If you are visiting our Clarkson location, you can have your orthodontic x-ray taken on site within our practice. Please note, orthodontic x-ray normally include a Lat-Ceph and an OPG. These x-rays are different from the normal x-rays taken in a general dental office.

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Invisalign alternative – Spark Clear Aligners

Invisalign is undoubtedly the most popular brand when it comes to clear aligners. However, there are now several Invisalign alternatives available in the market, and one such option is Spark clear aligners. Invisalign may have been the go-to option for many years, but with the advancement of new technologies, Spark clear aligners offer a more comfortable and more invisible treatment solution compared to Invisalign. With this also comes the same great treatment results you can expect from Invisalign treatment with a Specialist Orthodontist.

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Kingsley Orthodontics is now called Oasis Orthodontics. We are now operating in two locations: Clarkson and Kingsley.