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Orthodontics in Frankston

Are you after a straighter smile and an aligned bite? Our Frankston orthodontic options may be suitable for you!

Orthodontics not only help you achieve the perfect smile, but they maintain healthy teeth and gums, by limiting crowding and overlapping teeth. After a comprehensive consultation process, including x-rays and study models, we will determine which treatment may be suitable for you, considering your budget when putting together a payment plan.

The treatments we offer are:

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces use clear or tooth-coloured – rather than metal – brackets which blend to the teeth, making them less noticeable than metal braces. If clear brackets are used with white archwires, then the braces will be hardly visible.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the traditional type of braces, with metal brackets attached to the teeth and metal wires connecting each bracket. Due to their sturdy nature, they are very useful for complex teeth corrections.

Short-term/sectional braces

Short-term or sectional braces are either ceramic or metal and are used predominantly to align the front top and bottom teeth, and as the name implies, the braces are in place for a shorter time (around six months) compared to conventional braces (two years or more).


A virtually invisible treatment that uses an innovative approach to effectively straighten your teeth. Invisalign uses the unique SMARTForce Technology to create a series of custom-made removable trays for you and only you.

Active removable appliances

Active removable appliances are often made of acrylic and use wires or springs to exert pressure on the teeth or arch and to influence the growth and structure of the jaw. The appliance will need frequent adjustments in order to keep moving the teeth.

As the appearance of your teeth improves, you’ll also be able to properly clean and take care of your teeth, reducing the risk of dental decay and gum disease. Meet with Dr Chi Nguyen today to discuss your orthodontic options.

Orthodontic Treatment


Orthodontic Appliances



How to fix crooked teeth?

Many of us have crooked teeth and there are several options for fixing them. The main options are using traditional braces, orthodontic appliances and/or invisalign.

Can adults get braces?

Yes, absolutely. Many of our patients are adults and adult braces are becoming more and more popular in our experience. Most often we find adults choose between traditional braces, short term braces, and Invisalign.

How much do braces cost?

The cost of orthodontics can vary, and the precise cost will depend on your personal dental needs and will be clear after consultations with our team.