The Power of Zima Ultrasonic Cleaning for Invisalign Aligners at Hawthorn Orthodontics

At Hawthorn Orthodontics, we’re thrilled to announce that we now stock the amazing Zima Dental Ultrasonic Cleaning Pods! Maintaining cleanliness for Invisalign and other clear aligners is crucial for both oral health and aesthetics. The Zima Ultrasonic Pods are cutting-edge devices that utilise ultrasonic waves to deliver an unparalleled level of cleanliness, ensuring your aligners… Continue reading The Power of Zima Ultrasonic Cleaning for Invisalign Aligners at Hawthorn Orthodontics

Braces and Regular Dental Check Ups

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces, you might wonder whether regular dental check-ups every six to twelve months are still necessary. The short answer? Yes, they are so important! While braces align your teeth and correct bite issues, they also create an environment where proper dental care is even more essential.    Monitoring Overall… Continue reading Braces and Regular Dental Check Ups

No More Messy Moulds- We Use Digital Orthodontic Scanners!

Technological advancements continue to revolutionise the way specialist orthodontists diagnose, plan, and execute treatments. One amazing innovation that has been gaining momentum in recent years is the digital orthodontic scanner. These cutting-edge devices offer a multitude of benefits, making them one of our favourite pieces of equipment at Hawthorn Orthodontics.  So why are these scanners… Continue reading No More Messy Moulds- We Use Digital Orthodontic Scanners!

Does Invisalign Hurt?

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Starting any orthodontic treatment often comes with concerns about potential discomfort. When it comes to Invisalign, a common question on the minds of prospective patients is, “Does Invisalign hurt?” Let’s explore what factors could contribute to any discomfort that may be experienced.   Initial Discomfort: Like any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may cause initial discomfort as… Continue reading Does Invisalign Hurt?

Finished Invisalign? Do You Still Need a Retainer?

Congratulations, you’ve successfully navigated your Invisalign journey and achieved the radiant, straight smile you’ve always wanted. But as you revel in the transformation, a question arises: Do I still need a retainer after having Invisalign? The answer, without a doubt, is yes. Let’s delve into the significance of retainers in maintaining that beautifully aligned smile… Continue reading Finished Invisalign? Do You Still Need a Retainer?

What is the difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

Orthodontic treatment has made significant strides in recent years, and with so many dental professionals offering orthodontics services, it can be confusing to know where to go for the best care. In Melbourne, Hawthorn Orthodontics, led by our Specialist Orthodontist Dr. Theresia Sudjalim stands out above the rest. Let’s explore the key differences between orthodontics… Continue reading What is the difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

What are Orthodontic X-rays and why are they important before starting orthodontic treatment with Hawthorn Orthodontics?

Before beginning orthodontic treatment with Dr. Theresia Sudjalim at Hawthorn Orthodontics, it is important to understand the significance of orthodontic X-rays, specifically lateral cephalometric (lat ceph) and orthopantomogram (OPG) X-rays. These imaging techniques provide valuable information about the structure and alignment of the teeth, jaws, and facial features, enabling Dr. Sudjalim to create a tailored… Continue reading What are Orthodontic X-rays and why are they important before starting orthodontic treatment with Hawthorn Orthodontics?

Correcting Overbites with Invisalign at Hawthorn Orthodontics

Overbites can affect both the appearance and functionality of your smile but the good news is that with modern orthodontic treatments like Invisalign clear aligners, you can correct an overbite discreetly and comfortably. In this blog post, we will explore how Invisalign can help correct an overbite at Hawthorn Orthodontics, providing you with a beautiful… Continue reading Correcting Overbites with Invisalign at Hawthorn Orthodontics