FAQs

How long will orthodontic treatment take?

The time frame of Orthodontic treatment will depend on the severity of the case. Generally, treatment time can take anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. If the dental arches need to be widened, or crowded teeth require removal, your treatment will take longer than the general time frame.

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How often will I need my braces adjusted?

Your Orthodontist will check your progress every 4-8 weeks and this may vary case-to-case. Invisalign treatment may require more frequent visits to change your aligners.

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Will I need to have teeth removed before braces?

You will not necessarily need to have teeth removed. In some cases however, patients who have overcrowded teeth may require tooth extraction to ensure that Orthodontic treatment works to align the teeth rather than crowd them further.

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Will braces and removable appliances hurt?

You may experience some discomfort when you first have your braces or removable appliance fitted, however, this will pass as you adjust to the new mechanism in your mouth. During this initial stage, we recommend paracetamol and wax to ease discomfort.

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Will I develop ulcers with braces?

Since your mouth is not used to having braces, your lips and cheeks may rub against them. It helps to place a small ball of wax over the bracket or wire to avoid an ulcer developing. To place the wax, first dry the area as much as possible with a tissue, then roll the wax into a ball and place over the brace. The wax will need to be removed for thorough tooth brushing and you may like to remove it for eating. Generally, this is only required in the early stages while your mouth adjusts to your braces.

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Will I still be able to eat as normal with my braces?

When you have braces it is important to be aware of what foods to avoid, to reduce the risk of breakages. It is recommended that you avoid hard foods such as hard sweets, crusty bread, popcorn, corn chips and rice snacks. Hard fruits, vegetables and meats are best to be cut up into small bite sized pieces.

Visit our foods and drinks to avoid page here or contact the team at Greater Springfield Orthodontics to find out more.

What if my wire or my bracket comes off in between appointments?

This is a nuisance but don’t worry, just call us and let us know as soon as possible so we can schedule an appointment to have this rectified. It is recommended that you call us as soon as a breakage occurs to avoid prolonging your treatment time.

Visit our emergency orthodontics page here or contact the team at Greater Springfield Orthodontics to find out more.

What is fluoride and why do I need it before braces?

Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel before you have your braces placed. Please avoid eating, drinking and rinsing for half an hour after your fluoride treatment to allow for the best fluoride protection.

Contact us at Greater Springfield Orthodontics to find out more today.

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Payam Pushdary
2022-03-02
Karen Rands
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The most efficient and proffesional allied health provider I have ever been to!
Karen Rands
2022-01-31
Kelly Alzate
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Excellent service from the very first consultation. No hidden costs or surprises, we opted for the Sure Smile which gave my daughter fantastic results in only 12 months. Friendly and professional staff, flexible appointments that fit around school hours. Highly recommended.
Kelly Alzate
2022-01-20
Sim Gumi
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Myself and my brothers have all had braces provided by greater Springfield orthodontist and the care given to us has been exceptional. They have always been helpful in assisting the on going care to make sure our teeth stay perfect and are so very professional, absolutely great staff.
Sim Gumi
2021-12-29
Donald Carmichael
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Highly recommend this practice, from the very first phone call, Melinda was very friendly, knowledgeable, caring and informative, explained the process for my daughters potential braces requirement and what I was up for financially. Arranged appointment quickly and on the day was highly proficient,caring and understanding. Dr Southall explained potential options simply and recommendations from his perspective. A very professional organization with friendly caring staff.
Donald Carmichael
2021-12-02
H Q
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Really inpatient, if you are 5 minutes late and you will be rescheduled to 2 months’ later date. Worst service ever.
H Q
2021-11-25
Nathan Nelson
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Great service, I highly recommend!!!
Nathan Nelson
2021-11-15
Jerome Joseph
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Highly recommend coming to Greater Springfield orthodontics. The team responses quickly for appointment times and are very caring.
Jerome Joseph
2021-11-12
Angelique Fourie
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Highly recommend. From my son's first consultation a few years ago with Dr Southall to getting braces with Dr Clare and the continued care with Sharyn, the process has been easy, well explained, and made affordable for us. The whole team at GSO has been great to deal with.
Angelique Fourie
2021-11-09
Divine
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I would like to give a very BIG thank you to Dr Natasha Clare and the rest of the amazing staff. I highly recommend Greater Springfield Orthodontics, especially for adult braces. My braces were barely visible & just took 17 months to give me the smile I wanted! The whole process was seamless and very easy going, to my surprise. The Suresmile Technology was great! The kind reception staff were very flexible with my schedule & I was never afraid to ask questions and raise any queries. The whole team was just outstanding.Thank you! 5 stars.
Divine
2021-08-16
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