We’ve compiled answers to questions we are commonly asked by our patients. If you don’t see the answer to your question below, please reach out to our helpful staff so we can assist you.

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

Am I too old for braces?

How long does treatment take?

Do braces hurt?

What should I do if a bracket breaks?

Will I experience discomfort after a TAD is placed?

What do I do if a TAD comes loose?

What are Invisalign® clear aligners made from?

What should I do if I lose my aligner trays?

What do I do if my RME comes loose?

What do I do if my separators fall out?


Just got your new braces? Watch our helpful presentation. It will teach you how to care for your braces correctly by showing you correct brushing and flossing techniques and also gives examples of foods you should avoid whilst in braces.

Orthodontic booklet

Download and read more about Orthodontic Treatment.

Just started with braces or Invisalign? Watch our helpful presentations in Treatment Videos. It will teach you how to care for your braces or Invisalign correctly by showing you useful techniques and also gives examples of foods you should avoid whilst in treatment.

A scientific presentation on Potential risks of orthodontic therapy: a critical review and conceptual framework.

Reference: Australian Dental Journal 2017; 62:(1 Suppl): 86–96

More education materials

If you’d like to learn more about your treatment, you can visit our Treatment Videos page or read some of the articles below on the world of Orthodontics.


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Your first assessment with one of our treatment consultants is completely free and there’s no obligation to go ahead with treatment.

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What will happen?

  • Our aligner Treatment Coordinator will take your dental records.
  • You can chat with us about any worries or concerns you might have.
  • We’ll take you through our recommended orthodontic treatment options.
  • We can discuss treatment costs and our interest-free payments plans.

Invisalign® aligners are a registered medical device, you should always read and follow the label as well as the instructions of your treating orthodontist.

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Dr Steve Moate
1st Floor, 394 Sydney Road
Balgowlah New South Wales 2093

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