65 Linda Cres
Hawthorn 3122
03 9818 8011

Hawthorn Dental Care > Orthodontics

Orthodontics -it's not just about your smile

beautiful smiles for life


Orthodontics is all about changing the way your teeth fit together.


Orthodontics is not ONLY about your beautiful smile.
The added value of having your teeth in the 'right place' can be:

  • Helping prevent or alleviate problems caused by misaligned jaws such as chronic headaches, jaw aches or face and back pain.
  • stopping or preventing uneven wear of your teeth. Look at older people and you can see chips and breakages with uneven front teeth.
  • being able to speech and chew properly
  • having cleanable straight teeth! Crooked teeth are so hard to clean -leading to gum problems and cavities.

You are never too old to care for your smile and we will give you advice about whether early orthodontic assessment (8-10 year olds) is a good idea for your child

Invisalign* or clear aligners - an option to traditional braces
Many new options are available which particularly appeal to adults.
Ask us about your options and how these fit in with your dental care - call us/book in, for a check up appointment today.

Adults like clear aligners because:

  • Invisible Appearance (nearly) : The aligners are made of clear plastic and fit snugly over your teeth, making them much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. This can be particularly appealing to adults who may feel self-conscious about the appearance of braces.
  • Comfort: Aligners are made from smooth plastic and don't have any wires or brackets, making them much more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. There are no metal wires to poke and prod the inside of your mouth, and you don't have to worry about painful adjustments.
  • Convenience: Aligners are removable, making it easy to eat and brush your teeth without any restrictions. Unlike traditional braces, which require frequent visits to the orthodontist for adjustments, you only need to see your dentist or orthodontist every six to eight weeks.
  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Because Ialigners are removable, it's much easier to brush and floss your teeth. Traditional braces can make it difficult to clean your teeth properly, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Effective for Various Orthodontic Issues: Alginers can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, overcrowding, gaps, overbites, and underbites. We will advise you about your individual circumstances and needs.

*Invisalign is a brand name fo a type of clear aligner. Many other clear aligners are available today.

Tags: Braces, orthodontics, tooth straightening

About us

Hawthorn Dental Care
At Hawthorn Dental Care, Stuart Cran, Cecily OShea and Chia-Hui Chang enjoy professionally delivering quality dental care to people of all ages, in a friendly caring environment.
Family orientated

Our Team

Dr Stuart Cran BDSc (Melb)
Dr Cecily O'Shea BDSc (Melb)
Dr Chia-Hui Chang BDSc (Melb)


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65 Linda Cres
Hawthorn VIC 3122 AU

03 9818 8011



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