Many people think that the work of an orthodontist simply involves applying braces and adjusting the wires and brackets from time to time. In fact, an Orthodontist is able to deal with all kinds of misalignment issues that you may have – including overcrowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites and overjets.


The goal of moving teeth while they are still attached to your jawbone to achieve highly consistent and predictable aesthetic and functional results is challenging enough. Orthodontists also help to make sure that your teeth and jaws work together so that you can speak, bite and chew comfortably. When your teeth and jaws work well together, the improved function not only makes you feel and look good, it also contributes to your overall health.

For these reasons, it is important to find an Orthodontist like Dr Lesley Short, who brings a wealth of knowledge, skillsets and experience to every orthodontic procedure she provides.

Dr Lesley Short Orthodontist at Swish DentalDr Lesley Short is our specialist Orthodontist who provides many difference dental braces solutions for patients who are looking to straighten their teeth. She has excellent academic qualifications, apart from her dental degree she has 2 Masters degrees in dentistry. She has worked as a specialist orthodontist for over 25 years and has also taught orthodontics at the post-graduate level. Lesley is passionate about her work and loves to help people feel better about their smile. She feels that orthodontics can really help children blossom at an important time of their lives. Lesley will outline all options so you can make a well informed decision regarding your treatment. She will include cost-effective options that may give the result you are after. Lesley is familiar with all modern orthodontic techniques including invisible braces and will discuss these treatments options for your situation. Come in and ask her about your smile she would love to help you.


Why see an Orthodontist?

An Orthodontist specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of what is known as malocclusion, the misalignment between the upper and lower dental arches of teeth when the mouth is closed.

Although dentists may offer braces or clear aligners to their patients, only a small percentage of them are Orthodontists. It is important to note that an Orthodontist is the only dental specialist formally trained in this highly specialised area of dental work.

A general dentist who provides braces also deals with a host of other functions – fillings, cleans, checks, crowns, whitening, dentures, etc. An orthodontist has only one thing to focus on: Orthodontics. When you see an Orthodontist, you are engaging the services of an expert in the specialty area that you are seeking help on.

In addition to 4 years of dental education at an accredited dental school to earn a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree, an Orthodontist must complete another two to three years of specialist training in Orthodontics.

Your bite is a complex biologic system – comprising teeth, jaws, gums and facial muscles. The specialised work of an Orthodontist involves making sure that these elements are optimally positioned so that you are able to speak, bite and chew well.

Every person’s teeth, jaws and facial make-up are different. With a clear anatomic understanding of how these elements work together, an Orthodontist is in the best position to determine the best treatment option to correct your specific misalignment issue.

An orthodontic treatment takes time and requires a certain degree of patient commitment as well as cooperation between the doctor and patient. Your complete trust in the ability of the dental professional is therefore key to the successful outcome of your orthodontic treatment. Obviously, it is easier to place trust in the hands of someone who has more specialised training, education and mastery over the various procedures. In this regard, there is no substitute for a highly experienced Orthodontist.

Orthodontists are specialists. They are the best at what they do as they know all the scientific information and all the different systems to provide you with the best options and leave you with the best result.

How will you benefit?

Tailored orthodontic treatment to suit you lifestyle at competitive prices. You tell Dr Lesley what you want to achieve and if the time frame matters and she will formulate a plan to get you the results you want.

Specialist Orthodontist costs

When you see a specialist the general costs will range depending on the time involved, the system used and the complexity of the treatment.

Fees

Each case is different so fees will vary depending on the severity of the case, the treatment type and duration. To get an accurate quote book a free initial consultation.

Our standard braces fee is only $6500. For those patients who are suitable for express braces, you can expect the fees to be significantly lower.

Minor treatments which include space maintainers, plates or expanders cost between $350 to $1950.


Book your dental braces consulation now.

Why see an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are specialists. They are the best at what they do as they know all the scientific information and all the different systems to provide you with the best options and leave you with the best result.

How will you benefit?

Tailored orthodontic treatment to suit you lifestyle at competitive prices. You tell Dr Lesley what you want to achieve and if the time frame matters and she will formulate a plan to get you the results you want.

Specialist Orthodontist costs

When you see a specialist the general costs will range depending on the time involved, the system used and the complexity of the treatment.

Fees

Each case is different so fees will vary depending on the severity of the case, the treatment type and duration. To get an accurate quote book a free initial consultation.

Our standard braces fee is only $6500. For those patients who are suitable for express braces, you can expect the fees to be significantly lower.

Minor treatments which include space maintainers, plates or expanders cost between $350 to $1950.


Swish Dental, your Everton Park and Mitchelton Orthodontist.


Book your dental braces consulation now.