Invisalign Treatment in Brisbane

Straight teeth with no brackets, no wires, no metal…

What is Invisalign?

AlignerProfilesInvisalign is the virtually invisible and hygienic alternative to braces that lets patients keep smiling during treatment. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth towards the desired position. Invisalign is prescribed to patients through trained Invisalign dentists and only they can determine a patient’s suitability and exact treatment plan.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses 3D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made ‘‘aligners’’ are produced. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final desired position is achieved.

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What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:

  • Invisalign is nearly invisible — you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  • Invisalign is removable — you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Invisalign is comfortable — there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation: no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
  • Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start — so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

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Does insurance cover Invisalign?

If your health insurance policy has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to a similar extent as conventional braces as Invisalign is normally prescribed for a full course of orthodontic treatment. However, as medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, you should check with your specific health fund.

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General Dental And Preventive Dentistry in Brisbane

The goal of general and preventive dentistry is to help people maintain optimal oral health. General dentistry can include removing decay or infection, restoring cavities and treating soft tissues concerns. General dental treatments are usually straightforward and often can be avoided with appropriate brushing, flossing, good diet and regular dental visits to the dentists. Before any treatment commences we will listen to your needs and concerns. We will discuss our findings with you and walk you through all the treatment options that are available. We will help you prioritise treatment needs and be transparent about fee estimates.

At Be Well Dental, we are passionate about preventive care! During your appointment our dentist will conduct a thorough check of your oral health including gums, soft tissues and teeth. We use the latest technologies such as digital xrays, intra- oral cameras and transillumiators to help diagnose potential problems. If diseases are identified, your dentist will assess risk factors in your lifestyle, such as your medical history or diet to help prevent further development of these diseases in the future. Where appropriate we may prescribe creams/pastes to help strengthen your teeth and restore optimal pH balance for your mouth.

Regular hygiene appointments can greatly reduce the need for future complex treatments. Our team will remove plaque and calculus and apply fluoride treatment to strengthen teeth. We will help to customise certain aspects of your oral hygiene practices and advice you on healthy eating habits to ensure you will always enjoy excellent oral health.

You will leave our practice feeling empowered with knowledge and skills to help maintain your dental health for life.

Dentistry for Children in Brisbane

Child Dental Benefit Schedule

The Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) is an Australian Government initiative that may allow your child to seek basic dental treatment, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions. Higher end services, such as orthodontic treatment are not included. The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1000 per child over a two year period, however eligibility will need to be determined. 

The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment. To learn more, please contact us or visit the Department of Health’s website here

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A visit to the dentist can be fun for children!

At Be Well Dental, we recognise that positive experiences at the dentist will play an important role in shaping dental behaviour later in life.

We recommend that your child becomes familiar with the dental environment at an early age. By the age of two or three, your child is ready for a comprehensive oral examination. Our intention is to prevent or detect problems early. We will provide you with instructions and show you techniques for a preventive home care program. We will work with you as a team to ensure that your child will enjoy a healthy smile for life.

It is normal for children to be anxious about going to a dental practice for the first time and meeting the dental team. Some of their anxieties are manifested through your own apprehension or past experiences. Try to be positive and calm about your child’s first visit and answer their questions honestly without going into specific details.

Our team have special ways to explain things using demonstrations to aid understanding and have some fun also. We will empower your child and motivate them to care for their teeth and gums for the rest of their lives!

At the age of 5-6, your child’s adult teeth will begin to appear. Dental visits are even more important at this stage to ensure that the adult teeth are developing properly and that they are well taken care off. We will continue to give preventative care advice to suit your child’s stage of development and to ensure that we instil the importance of home care for preventing the development of dental decay and gum disease.

During the teenage years, your child’s jaws and teeth will continue to develop. It is important to monitor this growth to ensure prompt referral to the orthodontist should your child’s bite require correction. The teenage years are often a time when diet and oral hygiene are less than ideal, leading to an increased risk in the development of dental decay, tooth wear and gum disease. It is important to continue regular dental visits to encourage and maintain the health of teenage teeth and gums.

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Permanent Teeth Eruption Chart

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Dental Anxiety Treatment in Brisbane

For some people, a visit to the dentist can be frightening or even terrifying. This can prevent them from seeking professional dental care leading to a decline in dental health and affecting their general well being.

We understand that dental fear is very complex and is formed through many factors such as bad experiences, stories from friends and family, embarrassment or even a sense of loss of control.

Many other factors are responsible in shaping our emotions and behaviours at the dentist.

At Be Well Dental, we hope to build a trusting relationship with you through compassionate listening and communication in order to help identify the roots of your fears. We are here for you and we will help you through the challenges that you may face with your dental visits. Our friendly and supportive team use gentle techniques, reassuring guidance and time to ensure that your experience with us is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. It is our goal to ensure that you are at ease every time you come to see us for your oral health care.

We’ve designed our practice settings in such a way that you will feel calm and relax when you come to see us. Our patient lounge is a space for you to unwind before your appointment. We have bathroom facilities for you to freshen up before you leave our practice.

In the treatment rooms, you can watch a DVD from our collection or listen to our selection of music. Alternatively, you can bring your own favourite DVD/ CD!

We understand that some dental fears may require many positive experiences with us to transform. In these circumstances, our dentists may prescribe analgesics, oral sedation, inhalation sedation or a combination of these to help ease you into dental treatments. These methods are tailored to your specific situation. We believe that with some positive experiences under your belt, your dental fears will lessen with time.

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The field of Dentistry continues to advance over time and new discoveries are occurring all the time. We have a needless system for the delivery of local anaesthetic which we can offer when appropriate.
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Treatment Of Gum – Periodontal Disease in Brisbane

Gum disease (Periodontal disease) is the inflammation and infection of the supporting structures of teeth. These include the gums, jaw bones and ligaments that help keep teeth in the mouth. The disease is caused by plaque and calculus, which is a sticky and tenacious layer of bacteria that build up on the teeth. The signs and symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Red, swollen, painful or bleeding gums
  • Receding gums, showing the roots of teeth, leading to sensitive teeth and increased risks of dental caries on the root surfaces
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Abscesses or pus draining from gums
  • Loose teeth, drifting teeth or gaps appearing in between teeth
  • Failure to control the progression of gum disease can lead to eventual loss of teeth.

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Treatment of gum disease involves the removal of plaque and calculus above and below the gum line using techniques such as scaling and root planning. Sometimes a local anaesthetic may be needed to ensure comfort during the procedure and treatment may be spread out through multiple appointments. Our dentists may need to modify or replace certain fillings that predispose to plaque accumulation. We will form a home care plan to ensure that you will be able to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Scaling and root planning may have to be repeated until your gum disease is controlled and stable. As gum diseases tend to recur, maintenance therapy through regular six monthly dental visits may be required.

Smoking increases the risk of gum disease and reduces the chances of successful treatment. Our team will help support you in your endeavour to give up smoking if you want to make this change in life.

Root Canal Therapy in Brisbane

The goal of Root Canal Therapy is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or trauma.

Many people prefer to save their tooth because it will function and feel better than an artificial tooth.

The process involves cleaning and sealing the internal structure of the tooth. This may require two or three dental visits. The procedure feels no more different than having a filling done. We use the latest technologies available to ensure a good outcome.

Root canal treatment is successful in most cases. With the appropriate restoration to protect the tooth and good oral hygiene habits, your treated tooth may last for many years and possibly for the rest of your life.

Without treatment, the tooth will become more infected. The infection may spread to the surrounding tissues, resulting in further pain, swelling and abscess formations. In some instances, an infected tooth can make you ill. The alternative to root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth. As a result you may develop problems with biting, chewing and oral health conditions that are associated with losing a tooth.

The missing tooth would need to be replaced with an implant, bridge or partial denture to restore chewing function and to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting.

After receiving root canal treatment to save the damaged tooth, we strongly recommend a crown to strengthen and secure your tooth for years to come and ensure a good seal is provided to prevent bacteria from invading your tooth again.

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Crown And Bridges Treatment in Brisbane

Trauma, dental decay and root canal treatment may weaken the structural integrity of a tooth and may lead to the eventual loss of the tooth.

A dental crown is a restoration that covers the entire tooth, ultimately embracing and protecting the tooth. The crown can reduce the risk of crack propagation and therefore reduce the potential of tooth loss due to tooth fracture.

A bridge looks like your normal teeth and is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are support by the teeth on either side of the space.

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Dental Implants Treatment in Brisbane

Dental implants are a wonderful alternative to dentures and a great way to replace missing teeth, restoring function and giving you back a natural and confident smile.

Dental implants consist of two components. The first is a biocompatible titanium fixture which is placed below the tissue and forms the “root” for the tooth.

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Your replacement tooth is then positioned on the implant in a form of a crown.

Dental implants require the care and attention as for natural teeth and when looked after properly will last for life.

Veneers Treatment in Brisbane

Veneers are thin layers of resin or ceramic material that covers the surface of the teeth, effectively masking any discolourations and improving the shape and alignment of teeth.

Direct Veneers

Direct resin bonding is a wonderfully conservative technique that can hide small blemishes and provide an excellent colour match to improve the appearance of your front teeth. Tooth preparation is often not required and it will usually only take one visit with us to achieve a great transformation. Direct resin bonding may be a less expensive option than ceramic veneers in selected case and can sometimes be a provisional measure before replacement by ceramic veneers. Due to the nature of resin/plastic, this type of veneer is not as long lasting as ceramic veneers and is more prone to chipping, breaking and staining. Fortunately these can be repaired easily at little expense.

Severe discolouration or irregularities may not be masked by direct resin bonding.

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic veneers are tooth coloured ceramic shells carefully crafted to bond to the front surfaces of teeth to improve their colour, shape and alignment.
Two or three visits may be necessary to prepare the teeth and fit the veneers. Our dentist will discuss your needs with you and plan the treatment to best suit your situation.

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Teeth Whitening Treatment in Brisbane

Many aspects of our modern lifestyle may lead to the discolouration of our teeth, such as smoking or consuming coffee, tea or red wine. Teeth whitening can lighten and revive your bright smile by removing stubborn stains or discolourations that have not responded sufficiently to professional cleaning. It is a safe procedure when done by qualified dental professionals.

At Be Well Dental we offer two forms of whitening – the take-home whitening kit and an in-office whitening session. It is important to talk to us about which method is best for you.

We use the best whitening material available. Developed by scientists and whitening experts, the system is clinically proven to deliver fast and effective whitening and contains a unique blend of soothers, conditioners and water to reduce sensitivity.

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