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Explained: Common Orthodontic Terminology

Understanding some of the words you might hear at your appointment with us Patients can often find discussing treatment options overwhelming at times. This can be because Orthodontists use a range of terms that can be confusing if you’re not familiar with them. Understanding what each of the terms mean can help you prepare questions … Read more

Invisalign Provider Tiers

Understanding The Invisalign Provider Tiers Let’s start with the basics! ‘Invisalign Providers’ are Orthodontists, Orthodontic Practices, Dentists, Dental Practices, and other approved professionals whom offer Invisalign Clear Aligner treatment. Each time a patient begins an Invisalign Clear Aligner treatment (or ‘case), Invisalign awards one… let’s call it a ‘point’. You can probably see where this … Read more

Invisalign Gold Coast Prices

Invisalign Gold Coast – Invisalign Prices At Medland Orthodontics, our goal is to provide outstanding value and a perfect smile for a reasonable price. Treatment fees and treatment times vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Cost of Invisalign could vary depending of the type of complexity. Gold Coast Invisalign Prices   Express/ … Read more

Invisalign Refinements – Why It’s needed?

What are Invisalign Refinements? Refinements for Invisalign are minute adjustments that will need to be made to your aligners by your dentist while you are undergoing treatment. When the teeth are not being aligned properly, or the gaps between the teeth are not being closed as planned, it may be necessary to make adjustments. Checkups at certain … Read more

How to clean your Invisalign

How to clean your Invisalign One of the most important parts to remember about Invisalign aligners is that they need to be cleaned. Here are a few tips to get you started: Alternative Ways to Clean Invisalign Braces If you do not have Steradent tablets to care for you Invisalign trays, or you prefer to use another … Read more

Medland Orthodontics – now in 4 Locations

Medland Orthodontics – #1 Invisalign Provider in QLD now in 4 Locations – Benowa, Robina, Helensvale & Upper Coomera At Medland Orthodontics, Dr William Luong, Dr Patty Medland, Dr William Medland, Dr Oscar and team believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile. Our goal is to provide state of the art treatment that is comfortable … Read more

Men’s Health – Medland Orthodontics

Men’s Health Week 2022: Seeking therapy is great way to deal with mental health issues Significance International Men’s Health Week was initiated by six leading organisations that focus on men’s health. It was officiated at the 2nd world meet by World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria in 2002. The Men’s Health Week was … Read more

Types of Braces and Cost : Gold Coast

Braces are devices that help align and straighten your teeth. While some dentists apply some kinds of braces, only an orthodontist has the specialist experience to work with all types of braces. With so many different orthodontic tools out there to help you achieve a straight and healthy smile, we thought we’d take a look … Read more

Accelerated Orthodontics

Do customized orthodontic appliances and vibration devices provide more efficient treatment than conventional methods? For those who are not aware of this new technology, this is an intra oral device that applies vibration for 20 minutes a day to the teeth of patients who are having orthodontic treatment.  The aim of AcceleDent/ Propel is to … Read more

Do Crooked Baby Teeth Cause a Problem Later in Childhood?

From the minute your child’s teeth erupt, you should keep an eye on their oral hygiene. While their baby teeth will eventually fall out to be replaced by permanent teeth, it’s still important that their oral hygiene is maintained for healthy teeth later in life. So, does it really matter if they have crooked baby … Read more

The Most Common Causes of Yellow Teeth in Children

Most of us know what causes yellow teeth in adults, but what about yellow teeth in children? There are plenty of potential causes, and they can be either external or internal. If your child has yellow teeth, you may want to know what’s causing them and what can be done about it. What You Need … Read more

Can You Correct An Overbite with Braces?

Overbites are a common condition we see at Medland Orthodontics. Just like the misalignment of teeth, an overbite can be fixed by your orthodontist, no matter your age. One way to correct an overbite is with braces. Why You Need to Correct an Overbite Misaligned or crowded teeth can trap food debris in gaps and … Read more

What Is a Specialist Orthodontist?

A specialist orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone extra years of training, focused on orthodontics. In dentistry, there are a number of specialist areas, including endodontics (root canal therapy), prosthodontics (this includes restorative treatments like crowns and bridges) and oral surgery. Orthodontics is concerned with treating jaw and teeth irregularities. It usually involves straightening … Read more

What Causes Chalky Teeth and What Can You Do About It?

Have you ever ground your teeth together and it feels like chalk? It’s a valid comparison since chalky teeth is a temporary side effect of eating certain foods that are high in oxalic acid, like strawberries or spinach. A quick mouthwash rinse or even swishing water around in your mouth will get rid of the … Read more

How to Find an Orthodontist Near Me

Finding a reputable Gold Coast orthodontist near you all starts with an evaluation. Below, we give you a few top tips on how to find an orthodontist. First, the Facts Orthodontics is a special area of dentistry. An orthodontist provides treatment for Invisalign and jaw alignment problems, including crooked teeth, crowded teeth and misaligned bites. … Read more

Teeth Grinding In Children – How Much Damage Are They Doing?

Have you ever peeked into your little one’s bedroom at night only to hear an odd noise? It sounds like two hard surfaces rubbing together. Teeth grinding occurs relatively frequently in children. Also called bruxism, it happens when your child grinds his or her jaws and rubs their teeth together. There are a number of … Read more

Teen Braces – 5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Teen

For some teens, getting braces is a rite of passage. For others, it’s downright traumatic. They’re so worried about teasing and mockery that they can’t see the long-term benefits of teen braces. No matter how your teen feels, it’s important for you to provide the patience, support and encouragement they need to get through their … Read more

6 Reasons You Should Look At Lingual Braces Over Others

Also called inside braces, lingual braces have a bracket that attaches to the back of your teeth. This makes them an excellent option if you’re conscious of your appearance. In fact, someone would have to sit or stand pretty close to you to notice these braces. Let’s take a look at a few reasons you … Read more

4 Causes of Chalky Teeth and What You Can Do About Them

Hypomineralisation is the technical term for chalky teeth. Generally, the condition happens when tooth enamel, usually on the molars, has less mineral and is softer in texture, just like chalk. Nearly 1 in 6 children have hypomineralisation and the condition varies from mild to severe. While the condition isn’t necessarily linked to tooth decay,  it’s … Read more

7 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Local Orthodontist

Whenever you visit your local orthodontist, you’ll kick things off with a consultation. This is the perfect time to ask questions and get clarification to help you make informed decisions. How Long Will My Treatment Take? Everyone is different when it comes to how long their orthodontic treatment takes. It all depends on your specific … Read more

Teeth Straightening -Why It’s Never Too Late to Have a Beautiful Smile

To many of us, braces may seem like an orthodontic treatment just for children. After all, they’re kind of a boasting rite for teens, aren’t they? Yet, nearly half of orthodontist Gold Coast patients are adults, and those numbers keep soaring. Every day, more adults are realising that it’s never too late to achieve a … Read more

When Is the Right Time for Braces?

Whether you’re thinking about getting braces for your teenager or yourself, orthodontic treatment can have different results depending on your problems. The good news, though, is that you’re never too old to achieve a straight and healthy smile. As long as you have teeth, it could be the right time for braces. A Few Braces … Read more

How Invisalign Is Changing Smiles One Smile At a Time

Invisalign Gold Coast is an innovative orthodontic solution to straighter teeth. With the help of clear aligners, you can achieve a healthy smile in no time at all. One of the most exciting things about the aligners is that they are almost invisible, fitting snugly over your teeth. Each aligner in your treatment set slightly … Read more

SureSmile Vs. Invisalign Braces – How to Choose the Right Ones

One of the most exciting things about orthodontics is just how much technology has forged ahead. Today, we enjoy a great deal of progression and with that comes more options for fixing jaw problems and straightening your smile. SureSmile and Invisalign braces are two popular technologies that can fix such issues. If you’ve been looking … Read more

Gold Coast Orthodontics – Quality Braces & Putting On The Best Smile

Up until recently, the only option for people needing orthodontic treatment was a mouthful of metal braces. It’s what many of us still picture when we consider braces. But today there are so many different kinds of Gold Coast orthodontics available, each designed to correct a bunch of different orthodontic issues. From highly improved metal … Read more

Can You Fix An Underbite with Invisalign?

An underbite is just not fun at all. Not only does it look a little peculiar, but it poses some serious health risks, too. It used to be that the only way you could rectify an underbite was with braces or surgery. Today, thankfully, there are far less invasive ways to deal with an underbite, … Read more

What Causes Rotten Baby Teeth and How To Prevent It

Even children can get cavities in their baby teeth. Rotten baby teeth, known as Caries, can cause an array of problems that continue even after the baby teeth fall out. Luckily, it can be prevented. Common Causes of Rotten Baby Teeth When a baby’s mouth becomes infected by acid-producing bacteria, tooth decay occurs. Even caregivers … Read more

Medland Orthodontics – First dental clinic with own GIFs

Medland Orthodontics – First dental clinic with their own GIFs Medland Orthodontics have upped the standards of the social media game by creating their own GIFs which has been game changing for its users. Be it social events or just a normal dental visit, our patients have fallen in love with this trend.   Trendy … Read more

What If I Don’t Wear a Retainer After Braces Come Off?

This is a question we often deal with, so we thought it would be a good idea to address it here and explain why wearing a retainer after braces come off is important. Whether you have clear braces, metal braces or Invisalign clear aligners, you’ll need to wear a retainer. At first, you may need … Read more

Can You Eat With Invisalign On?

Invisalign has become a popular orthodontic treatment. That’s because it offers a whole host of great benefits, including that it is a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth. The clear aligners are also removable, so patients don’t have to give up their favourite foods during treatment. Yet, there are still a few things to keep in … Read more

6 Thumb Sucking Prevention Tips Parents Need to Know

Chronic and frequent thumb sucking can cause changes to your little one’s bite. Experts agree, though, that thumb suckers under the age of 5 shouldn’t be pressured to stop since most children do give up the habit on their own. Why Do Children Suck Their Thumb? Thumb sucking is actually appropriate and useful behaviour for … Read more

Can Your Child Get Braces Before the Baby Teeth Fall Out?

This is question orthodontists often hear from parents. However, you should not wait until all your child’s baby teeth fall to see an orthodontist. Chances are, you may have missed out on the best time for correcting a bite. These days, many orthodontists use a two-phase approach to straightening teeth, with many patients starting as young … Read more

Can Braces Change Your Appearance?

Braces seek to shift your teeth into improved alignment, using a metal wire and bracket system. Your orthodontist can rectify any bite problems, including overbites and underbites, and allow you to smile confidently. Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just change the appearance of your smile, but can also bring the jaw forward for an improved profile. So, … Read more

Do Lingual Braces Work on Overbites?

If you find that your upper teeth are protruding over the lower ones by a comparatively large proportion when biting down, then you’re suffering from an overbite. Overbites or malocclusions arise due to numerous factors. While some are hereditary, others are the outcome of accidents and teeth infections. Beware that overbites can result in various … Read more

What Causes Teeth Shifting In Adults?

Have you noticed a slight shift in your teeth? You may not have, as the changes daily are almost imperceptible. But over time, these small changes can result in teeth misalignment.  It’s an uncomfortable thought, especially if you’re experiencing pain from your teeth shifting. Contrary to what many people believe, major teeth changes don’t stop … Read more

How To Relieve Jaw Pain Quickly and Permanently

Have you heard of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)? TMD is a pain in your jaw caused by a number of factors. The pain can range in severity, too, from mild to frankly excruciating. Jaw pain can be brought on by something as simple as chewing gum all day long, or by a more problematic issue like … Read more

Who are Invisible Braces Good For?

If you are in need of a straighter smile, but the idea of wearing traditional metal wire braces is causing you to hesitate over seeking treatment, there is another option: invisible braces.  Due to the advances in orthodontic technology, invisible braces are changing the way adults receive treatment. Clear aligners and lingual braces are two … Read more

How Long You’ll Need to Wear Braces to Straighten your Teeth

Braces use a bracket and wire system to gradually move your teeth into a new desired position. The treatment provides a beautiful, healthy and functional new smile. Braces are a reliable, proven orthodontic solution that will achieve a number of smile goals. But exactly how long will you need to wear braces to straighten your … Read more

Dental Braces – Types Available for Adults and Teens

Very few people are born with perfect teeth. In fact, many of us have misaligned teeth, and it’s only normal to want to correct the problem. Straighter teeth, after all, improve your appearance and aid your oral hygiene. While the teenage years are a good time to straighten your teeth, dental braces for adults have … Read more

How to Get Affordable Braces for Adults in Gold Coast

While aesthetics may be your driving force, there are several health benefits to straightening your teeth with braces. With straight teeth, you can effectively reach those tough-to-clean spots when brushing and reduce the risk of gum disease and decay. After treatment, you’ll notice an improvement in how your teeth fit together. This means no uneven … Read more

What Makes Adult Teeth Straightening Different?

People sometimes associate the desire for straight teeth with the desire for a Hollywood smile. But, adult teeth straightening doesn’t only address aesthetic concerns. If you’re an adult with crooked teeth, there could be health risks involved. Orthodontic treatment, no matter your age, can reduce tooth damage, improve your bite, help with dental hygiene and … Read more

What Will I Look Like With Braces – An Easy Way to Know

Do you need braces? Does the thought of metal tracks put you off? Perhaps you just can’t picture what you’ll look like with braces. Sometimes worrying about how we’ll look with braces can hold us back from taking that leap towards a healthier smile. Well, the good news is there are apps for that! Whether … Read more

How Braces Can Help Ease Jaw Pain

Popping, cracking sounds, sore jaw points, facial pain, headaches and stiffness. These are just some of the common symptoms of jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). When this area that runs just in front of your ears is strained, you may experience a host of painful symptoms. For some people, … Read more

How Difficult Is Overbite Correction for Adults?

If your top teeth overlap your bottom teeth, you have an overbite and you may want to consider overbite correction.In the field of dentistry, an overbite is determined by how much your teeth overlap or how many of your upper teeth cover your lower teeth. An overbite is a completely normal occurrence. Nearly everybody has … Read more

What Makes SureSmile More Effective for Positioning Teeth?

Have you heard about SureSmile orthodontic treatment? It’s both an orthodontist’s and a patient’s dream to achieve a straighter smile in the shortest amount of time possible and SureSmile can be the answer. What Makes SureSmile Special? SureSmile makes use of superior technological advances to achieve superior teeth-straightening. Let’s take a look at some of … Read more

Are Braces Covered by Medicare?

Braces are a reliable orthodontic treatment to address a variety of smile concerns that affect the health, aesthetics and functionality of a smile. However, they do come with a financial investment. If you think orthodontic treatment may be in your future, it’s good to get an idea of what this investment might be early on … Read more

What are Some of the Most Common Orthodontic Problems?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that involves the diagnoses, prevention and treatment of teeth and face irregularities. These problems can result in tooth damage and difficulties with cleaning your teeth, biting and/or chewing food. Here’s a look at some of the most common orthodontic problems. 1. An Over-jet An over-jet is when the upper … Read more

What is the Best Age to See an Orthodontist?

With numerous treatment options for young adults, adults, and kids to rectify their smile, jaw shape, and teeth alignment, orthodontic treatments have become the new-age solution for several such problems. However, numerous parents frequently question the safety of orthodontics for their children. Based on guidelines from Orthodontics Australia and the American Association of Orthodontists, the … Read more