Why see an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are experts in their field, specialising in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities to help correctly align teeth, bites and jaws, including straightening crooked teeth.
Do braces hurt?
They may cause discomfort and irritation when first put on and during the stages where they need tightening. If you follow what needs to be done, you can minimise the discomfort.
What can I expect in the first consultation?
At your first consultation, we will be taking photos of your face for facial analysis. Dr Ho will be examining these, your x-rays as well as your teeth. He will then tell you what the issues are and listen to your needs and concerns. Accordingly, he will suggest treatment options, come up with a treatment plan and quotation.
How long do I need to wear braces for?
It depends on the severity of the problem and varies between patients. On average braces are usually worn for between 18 and 24 months.
Why does Dr. Ho refer patients to take x-rays in the clinic?
As a specialist, Dr. Ho is able to refer patients to professional radiology centres for high quality diagnostic images by bulk-billing. This way, patients with a Medicare Card don’t need to use their private health insurance funds nor out-of-pocket money to pay for these x-rays.
Can I take my x-rays at the clinic?
As our clinic is radiation-free, we always refer our patients to an external radiology centre to take their x-rays. Our nearest x-ray centre is just 2 minutes away.
How many orthodontists are there at Simplybraces?
Dr Ho is the only orthodontist at Simplybraces. All clinical treatments are performed by him with the help of our professional nursing team. It is our philosophy to provide to our patients with the highest standard of services and care.