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18 Oct

While many adults and teens have their wisdom teeth removed, there are other reasons why removing teeth may be necessary. Crowding, infections and excessive tooth decay can all necessitate the removal of teeth. What’s more, people who get braces may need a few teeth removing to provide space for the rest of their teeth to […]

11 Oct

Dr. Geoffrey Wexler has more than 30 years of specialist orthodontic experience. With an MDSc in Children’s Dentistry from the University of Melbourne and a fellowship in RACDS, Dr Wexler is committed to the best orthodontic outcomes. Dr. Wexler’s enthusiasm and energy are notable in everything he does. He is straight forward and dedicated, and […]

4 Oct

Overbites are a common dental condition that happens when the teeth don’t properly match up. They’re commonly found in children and studies show that some childhood habits, like sucking a pacifier or a thumb can cause an overbite. Overbites can also develop in adults who lose their back teeth. Some people are just prone to […]

30 Aug

If you’re thinking about getting braces, you may be wondering what braces cost. One orthodontist may charge over $3,000 while another may charge less. Why do prices differ, and do braces really cost an arm and a leg? Crunching the Numbers When you look at the numbers, most orthodontic treatments aren’t as unobtainable as you […]

23 Aug

It’s the news many patients dread – you need braces to fix your teeth. Between the thought of sporting a metal smile for the next few years and the sheer expense, it can all seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. With today’s orthodontic technology, braces are no longer a prison sentence. In fact, […]

16 Aug

Have you been told your child needs braces? If so, you probably have questions about children’s orthodontics and what to expect from each step of the process. Let’s start with Stage 1. Stage 1 – Preventive Children’s Orthodontics The whole idea behind this first phase is that if we intervene while your little one is […]

9 Aug

Many orthodontic patients, especially adults, choose subtle ways to straighten their teeth. One popular method is hidden braces. These braces are placed behind your teeth and offer the perfect cosmetic alternative to traditional train tracks. For complex cases, lingual braces are more efficient than invisible aligners. What You Need to Know About Hidden Braces Lingual […]

2 Aug

Whether you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, you’re going to need to book an orthodontist consultation. To prepare you, here’s what you can expect during your first visit. A Thorough Examination You already know you should visit your dentist regularly. But an orthodontist consultation is also a must. Only an orthodontist can identify […]

26 Jul

Orthodontics used to be carried out on teenagers. But things have changed and today, children start orthodontic treatment at a younger age to achieve a long-lasting and healthy smile. Adults also undergo treatment to help resolve dental problems and give them a confidence boost. Finding orthodontics near me can be a daunting prospect, but it’s […]

19 Jul

Orthodontics has evolved a lot over the past two decades. Tooth extractions used to be frequent and orthodontic appliances all involved big headsets and one-size-fits-all brackets. Today, we have advanced orthodontics and thanks to rapidly changing technology, it’s easier than ever before to enhance your teeth and elevate your health. What You Need to Know […]

12 Jul

You obviously want to keep your teeth forever. But sometimes things come up that prompt your orthodontist to remove a tooth for the sake of your dental health. While many teeth are easy enough to remove, sometimes things get complicated and require a surgical tooth extraction. Here’s when a surgical extraction may be the only […]

5 Jul

Invisalign use has been a game changer for local orthodontists. The clear plastic aligners appeal to millions of patients around the world. The most appealing thing, of course, is better aesthetics. But it’s not all about looks when it comes to orthodontic treatment. To fix certain problems, other options like braces may be more suitable. […]

28 Jun

Hidden braces are an incredibly discreet form of orthodontic treatment. Also called lingual braces, the braces are placed on the back of your teeth. That means when you smile, the braces are totally hidden from view. Even though this orthodontic treatment is highly effective and more discreet than other orthodontic treatment options, it’s not as […]

21 Jun

Overbites happen when your upper teeth stick out over your lower teeth. The medical term is a malocclusion. While an overbite can sometimes be a problem like crooked teeth, it can also big a bigger problem, such as your jaws and teeth not lining up. Interestingly, overbites are often hereditary, and some people are born […]

14 Jun

Have you heard about lingual braces? They are an orthodontic treatment designed to create a straighter smile. They also come with big cosmetic advantages compared to traditional braces. Lingual braces are similar to other types of braces, but they’re placed on the back of your teeth where nobody can see them. What You Need to […]

7 Jun

Your little one’s first trip to the orthodontist can cause all sorts of anxiety and fear. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to prepare your child for his or her first visit. Discuss the Orthodontist Talk to your child about orthodontic treatment. Ask them what they want, like coloured braces […]

31 May

Today, patients are better informed than ever. This means you can take a more active role in your health care, and thanks to first-class technology like iCat Imaging, you get a better understanding of your orthodontic treatment options. Benefits of iCat Imaging The iCat is a 3D system that offers flexibility in scanning and planning […]

24 May

Orthodontic treatment is a huge commitment, so the last thing you need is teeth movement months after wearing braces. Unfortunately, this occurrence is common and we see a huge increase in patients seeking treatment again following orthodontic relapse. Keep in mind that wearing a retainer is necessary after braces. Unfortunately, this isn’t a priority for […]

17 May

While weddings are precious times, they also highlight things you’ve always wanted to change. In fact, you might just find yourself worrying about your smile for all those photos. While you’re probably used to your misaligned or crooked smile, the realisation that it’s about to be immortalised in your wedding album could leave you in […]

10 May

Have you ever wondered about the cost of Invisalign in Australia? Invisalign has become a popular method for straightening teeth. It’s discreet and the cost of invisible braces is becoming more competitive. While traditional braces are still a popular choice, as long as the Invisalign cost remains comparable to other orthodontic options, aligner treatment will […]

3 May

A big worry for kids, teens and adults alike is whether or not you can eat pizza when you have braces. We have some good news for you. You don’t really have to give up as much as you think, you just need to make a few good choices. So, Pizza Is Still OK? It […]

26 Apr

So, you got braces. That’s fantastic, it means you’re on your way to a beautiful, straight smile that everyone is going to envy. But, you need to remember to keep looking after your teeth for as long as you wear the braces, including brushing and flossing every day. Here are a couple of things that […]

19 Apr

Your braces are an effective multi-use orthodontic solution that can address a wide variety of smile concerns, but sometimes they need a little help to effectively and quickly straighten teeth. A power chain on braces can often be what an orthodontist will use to close gaps and resolve other orthodontic problems. What are Power Chains? […]

12 Apr

If you want straight teeth without having to wear metal braces, Invisalign is the solution. The clear, nearly invisible aligners allow you to eat, work, and get involved in social situations without feeling self-conscious. But these aren’t the only benefits of Invisalign. Top Benefits of Invisalign Wearers of Invisalign can look forward to many benefits, […]

5 Apr

We all want to keep our teeth forever. But sometimes circumstances occur that prompt the removal of a tooth. While it’s easy enough to remove many of your teeth, it occasionally gets complicated, and requires a more complex procedure. There are different types of tooth extraction procedures and ways to prepare for them. Simple and […]

29 Mar

Invisalign is a popular technique for teeth alignment because it’s virtually invisible, but there’s another perk wearers love: the ability to eat whatever you wish, whenever you want. The advantage of this treatment is that it needs fewer adjustments to your normal routine. Diet restrictions with Invisalign don’t exist! You’ll still be able to drink […]

22 Mar

Get Your Perfect Smile with Braces Before Your Wedding If you’re considering orthodontic treatment in the lead up to your wedding, there are a range of options you can take. Invisible braces can be used to effectively straighten your teeth, while providing a discrete option that allows you to smile. Get your perfect smile for […]

15 Mar

If you are just looking into teeth straightening options and the benefit of orthodontic treatment, you may have pondered ceramic braces vs invisible braces. To understand which option might suit you best, you first need to understand the different types of ceramic braces and invisible braces, as there are a number of similar treatments available. […]

8 Mar

Not a few little girls grow up dreaming of their perfect wedding day. Every single detail is planned, from where the wedding will happen to what the dress will look like. They even dream about who their prince charming will be. Whether you’ve paid that much attention to your big day or you’d rather go […]

1 Mar

Have you been thinking about getting braces to straighten your teeth? Or perhaps you already have braces. Chances are, you want to achieve a straight, beautiful smile as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are plenty of teeth straightng options available, depending on your circumstances. To get your teeth straight and get your braces off as […]

22 Feb

Since invisible braces are less noticeable than metal braces, they are an attractive option for straightening your teeth. But, they do tend to be more expensive than traditional metal braces. How Much Do Invisible Braces Cost? There are a few different options for invisible braces. In order from most expensive to least expensive, here’s a […]

15 Feb

Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day. After all, the big day has likely required months of planning and is certainly an event that will be imprinted on your memory forever. But how do we get our teeth looking their best? And how much time is needed? There are a […]

8 Feb

You’re already familiar with the traditional metal braces that an orthodontist will fix to the front of your teeth. However, lingual braces are different in that a specialist orthodontist will place the brackets on the back of the teeth, making them almost invisible. This is an attractive option for many adult or image conscious patients. […]

1 Feb

A smile is something you should look forward to showing off. But, may people struggle with the way that their teeth look. There can be a myriad of reasons for this. Whether you have issues with your bite, TMJ pain or your permanent teeth have come through awkwardly and overlap, these things can leave you […]

25 Jan

When it comes to tooth alignment, a permanent solution is always the best option. This not only ensures that you can look your best for your lifetime, but that your teeth are healthy and free of pain or discomfort. Continue reading to explore cosmetic veneers vs orthodontic alignment as methods in straightening teeth. One treatment […]

18 Jan

When it comes to getting braces, there isn’t really a definitive time frame on what age is best. This is because every individual and every smile is unique and different, so determining when your child should get braces is dependent upon a number of factors, including their development and complexity of their case. If your […]

11 Jan

Deciding to get braces is a big step for anyone. They’re great for achieving the perfect smile and straighter teeth. But, the journey to straighter teeth isn’t without its challenges. Braces are a traditional method of straightening teeth and certainly aren’t without their scary-stories! So, we’ve decided to dive into some of the most common […]

4 Jan

About Invisalign™ Known for its unobtrusive design and transparent appearance, Invisalign™ can be the ideal solution for those seeking effective and discrete orthodontic treatments. Over the past 18 years, Invisalign treatment has increased in popularity as a modern teeth straightening solution. How Invisalign™ Sequential Aligners are Made The Invisalign treatment involves a sequential set of […]

28 Dec

Braces are a common sight in the mouths of children. There are even those kids that look forward to wearing braces, kind of like a rite of passage. However, there are some kids who aren’t as sure about their orthodontic treatment. So in this case, you should start preparing your child for braces and help […]

21 Dec

The holiday season is here again, and what better time for the team at Dr Geoffrey Wexler Orthodontist in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to wish you a joyous and festive holiday season! After a busy year perfecting smiles, Dr Geofrey Wexler and all the staff at our two orthodontic clinics are looking forward to […]

14 Dec

Orthodontics is growing in popularity among adult patients, thanks to the wide rage of fast and discrete treatments available. Digital orthodontics provides a perfect option for adults looking to straighten their teeth with absolute precision and in less time. It involves the use of advancements in orthodontic technology to help you achieve a straighter and […]

7 Dec

When it comes to orthodontic treatments, the image that jumps to mind is young teenagers. They are proudly sporting metal mouths, getting a perfect smile with highly visible metallic braces. Understandably, we all want highly effective treatment, but metal mouths are not a desirable option for many- especially during adult orthodontic treatment. For some, Invisalign […]

30 Nov

There is no stage in life where people are more self-conscious than during their teen years. That’s why it’s important to consider invisible braces for teenagers when exploring orthodontic treatments. If your teen has reached the best age for braces, consider the benefits of invisible braces as an alternative to stainless steel braces. These modern […]

23 Nov

Many patients looking at their teeth straightening options ask, “how long does orthodontic treatment take?” Especially those who’s decision will be swayed by the estimated treatment time provided by the orthodontist. Orthodontic treatment is not a decision to enter into lightly. Not only does treatment aim to improve aesthetics, but it will also aid in […]

16 Nov

What is a Specialist Orthodontist? Similar to all aspects of medicine, our Australian Health Regulation Authority (AHPRA) recognises and registers expert dental specialists as “orthodontists”. This is by virtue of their significant additional training by formal university higher degree examinations, followed by their career dedication to specialised techniques and knowledge. In recent years, there are […]

9 Nov

Most orthodontists agree that children can begin their orthodontic treatment once their permanent teeth have erupted. However, an orthodontic assessment before your child has reached this stage could prevent future issues from arising. It’s important to know what opportunities exist to reduce treatment needs for your child; crooked teeth and misaligned jaws are often evident […]

2 Nov

If you have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, various treatments can help straighten your teeth, including retainers and braces. While numerous general dentists perform basic alignments, orthodontists specialize in rectifying teeth irregularities. If braces are your solution, you’ll need to care for them. This can be difficult, particularly when you wish to enjoy a […]

26 Oct

How Exactly Do Braces and Invisalign Work? Braces and Invisalign both work to straighten teeth by applying pressure to certain teeth during a treatment plan devised by an orthodontist. Throughout both systems, the pressure placed on teeth works so shift them into a desired position, straightening the teeth and correcting the bite. But to understand […]

19 Oct

Have you been thinking about straightening your smile, but not sure if it’s the right time to do it? It’s important to know that orthodontic treatment is better done earlier rather than later – for your teeth, your jaw, your overall health and your wallet! Does Orthodontic Treatment Make a Difference? A beautiful smile is […]

12 Oct

Have you been thinking about straightening your smile, but not sure if it’s the right time to do it? It’s important to know that orthodontic treatment is better done earlier rather than later – for your teeth, your jaw, your overall health and your wallet! Does Orthodontic Treatment Make a Difference? A beautiful smile is […]

5 Oct

These days, braces don’t have to mean metal train tracks for your mouth. Have you looked at the range of invisible braces offered by many orthodontists? Invisible braces can offer a faster result and they are certainly less noticeable than their metal counterparts. Using newly improved customisation technology, invisible braces can also offer more predictability […]

28 Sep

How much are lingual braces and what exactly are they? Lingual braces are braces that fit behind your teeth. That means they are barely noticeable. But, these behind the teeth braces can be more expensive than other orthodontic options. To weigh up whether or not lingual braces – also known as inside braces – are […]

21 Sep

Some people aren’t too sure about the differences between a regular dentist and an orthodontist, especially if they’ve never needed orthodontics in the past. Both dentists and orthodontists deal with teeth. They’re also both doctors. So, what makes them different in the overall field of dentistry? Most of us have visited dentists many times, so […]

14 Sep

Do you know any adults who wear braces? Chances are high that you do now, or have in the past. There’s also the likelihood that you’ve never noticed if they have invisible braces. Research tells us that more and more adults are comfortable with the orthodontic appliances available in today’s market. This is because of […]

7 Sep

Looking after your teeth is harder with braces. With so many tiny spaces to trap food, there’s more chance of plaque. Plaque can lead to other dental issues. This is why it’s important to know and follow the right braces care and orthodontic instructions. While looking after your braces and your teeth may seem excessive […]

31 Aug

Getting coloured bands on your braces is a good way to both have fun and express yourself while you are working towards a straighter, more natural smile. There is a wide variety of colours available to choose from, making it easier to either choose from your favourites or achieve a specific goal, like a whiter-looking […]

What Are Speed Braces?

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27 Aug

Speed braces, or self litigating braces, have revolutionised the field of orthodontics by eradicating the need for elastics required by traditional braces to straighten teeth. Instead, they use a built-in component-spring clip, which has two functions. Firstly, it cooperates with the archwire actively, resulting in additional tooth movement between appointments compared with traditional braces. Secondly, […]

What Patients Want!

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24 Aug

Do Patient’s Want Best Results in the Least Time? Our mission is to tirelessly seek & provide the best proven methods. What have we done? Dr Wexler is highly selective in what he offers and frequently speaks at and attends continuing education to find better ways. Meeting our Mission : The last 12 months Dr […]

Fast Braces??

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17 Aug

What makes Braces Fast, but *Gaining* Quality? Expert Diagnosis (& Planning by a Registered Specialist with Lots of Experience) Expert, Realistic Treatment Plans (best using 3-Dimensional models) Precision Wire Engineering (using precision-made, robot-built Super-Elastic Titanium Wires) What are “Fast Braces” Marketing Hype Claims to promote proprietary products – using non-accepted substantiation! What do 100 years […]

10 Aug

Your mother wants you to be happy. Your feelings about your teeth are how you feel. Other people’s opinions about your teeth are not yours. You are the only person who knows the effect of your teeth on you. So, if your teeth make you feel unhappy – that’s your sign to fix them.

3 Aug

Continuing Professional Development – 102.5 hrs /60 (01.Jul.16 to 30.Jun.18) not inc. reading Nov 22 Australasian Orthodontic Journal Review – Publication Review, 3 Hrs Oct 28 Australian Conference of Digital Orthodontics, 8 Hours Oct 27 Advanced Orthodontics using CAD/CAM 8 hours Aug 17-19 Australian Society Lingual Orthodontists, Melbourne 23.5 Hrs Jun 09-10 SureSmile Australia User […]

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