We look forward to looking after you and your family’s orthodontic needs.
- Appointments are given priority however, in the case of an emergency, walk-ins are accepted but unfortunately may incur a waiting period.
Specialist Orthodontist – Dr Ronny Marks
- We endeavour to look after your orthodontic needs and have a variety of braces options available to suit your needs and taste. Do not hesitate to ask.
- If you prefer a specific look we can cater to most of your preferences. We place your needs first to achieve efficient and thorough treatment.
When should I see an orthodontist?
- Children should be seen as early as 7-8 years old for an initial orthodontic evaluation. At this time, many developing bite problems can be detected and treatment can be recommended as necessary. Correction of these developing problems at an early age will often prevent them from becoming more significant problems later.
- Most adolescents requiring orthodontic treatment are seen between the ages of 11 and 13. Your dentist is generally the best judge of when it is time to seek an orthodontic evaluation. They will continually monitor eruption of the permanent teeth and any developing bite concerns at the regular six month check-ups.
- We provide a range of services to accommodate people of all ages, giving patients the best treatment to suit their needs.
- See below for more information:
In most cases, orthodontic treatment is best left until all the adult (permanent) teeth have erupted. However, there are situations where early orthodontic treatment may minimise or prevent certain problems from developing.
It is recommended for growing children to have an orthodontic examination when adult (permanent) teeth begin to appear, (age 7-8) so that their orthodontic needs can be assessed, and advised if any early interceptive orthodontic treatment is required.
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment is usually commenced after all the baby (deciduous) teeth are lost.
Braces are the most common and most efficient method of straightening teeth. There are many different types, from the traditional stainless steel braces (metal braces with colours, which can be changed as you wish); to ceramic (tooth coloured) braces which show less metal, for the more discreet look.
Other options are available for straightening teeth, such as braces fixed on the inside surfaces of the teeth, called lingual braces (IncognitoTM), and customised clear plastic plates called Invisalign®.
You can have orthodontic treatment performed at any time! So if you have missed the opportunity to have your teeth straightened in the past, it is still not too late!
Some orthodontic problems can only be addressed once growth has finished. Particularly difficult jaw problems may include planned orthodontic treatment and surgery.
Most adults feel embarrassed about the look of braces, especially in the work environment. 3M’s IncognitoTM Hidden Braces is one of the latest orthodontic options available for straightening teeth. They are completely hidden behind your teeth, custom-made for maximum comfortability and utilises advanced digital technology to deliver the most precise and targeted result. Dr. Ronny Marks Orthodontic is one of the few certified IncognitoTM providers in NSW.
Invisalign® is also an option. It is clear and almost invisible, and can be a good alternative for some people that do not want to have braces.