1799 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale, NSW, 2103, Pittwater, Sydney, Northern Beaches
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When you are concerned about the look of your teeth, it not only affects your appearance but your confidence can suffer too. If your teeth are poorly aligned, too crowded or too gappy; or if your upper and lower teeth bite together in the wrong place, then a visit to the orthodontist should be a priority.
Williment Orthodontics located in Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches, easily accessible to Manly, Warringah, Pittwater and North Shore areas specialise in orthodontics. Williment Orthodontics will help you achieve straight teeth with the use of braces – clear and metal, Invisalign and Invisible braces that fit behind the teeth.
The two specialist orthodontists at Williment Orthodontics in Mona Vale, Dr Douglas Williment and Dr Mark Kebsch offer you a wide choice of treatments. They treat patients of all ages, so for kids and adults alike, can help give you a great smile, no matter how complex the case.
Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of dental and facial irregularities occurring as a result of:
An orthodontist will generally treat these irregularities with braces, which when attached to the teeth will gently and slowly allow them to adopt different positions. Braces treatment ultimately improves the function of the teeth and jaws, and the general appearance of the person facially.
Depending on your own individual situation the orthodontist will recommend the appliances appropriate to each individual case to achieve the desired results.
The average age for children to be ready for treatment is 13 years of age although an initial assessment can begin as early as 7 years of age to determine potential problems. The best time for most treatment with braces to commence is during the pubertal growth spurt. Sometimes an early interceptive treatment phase is required –prior to braces – to correct other anomalies that exist to prevent them from causing long term problems that can be more difficult to correct when the individual has stopped growing.
Treatment usually takes between 18 and 24 months to complete but can take longer depending on the sort of problems that need correcting.
After an initial assessment either Dr Williment or Dr Kebsch will explain your treatment options, including:
What you will need to do to help achieve the best result
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten crooked teeth and close gaps between teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable plastic aligners. In many cases, Invisalign can replace traditional metal-wire braces that have long been used in traditional orthodontic practice.
Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan based on the orthodontist’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. This allows you to see what your straight teeth will look like before treatment has even begun!
A series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved.
Invisalign has also developed a product for teenagers, Invisalign Teen, which uses the same technology as used for adult aligners with a few special additional features.
Both Dr Williment and Dr Kebsch have undergone extensive training to become qualified and proficient in the various requirements for treating patients with Invisalign. They are amongst only a handful of orthodontists on the Northern Beaches offering this treatment.
Williment Orthodontics is a family orientated boutique style practice with orthodontic solutions for all ages – grandchildren, parents and grandparents!
The practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. The Mona Vale surgery uses a consultative approach between staff and patients coupled with the latest technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.
Williment Orthodontics recognises that every patient is unique. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, the knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one!
Dr Douglas Williment, Orthodontist
Dr Williment achieved his Bachelor of Science Degree in Dentistry at the University of Queensland in 1983. He then worked as a general dental practitioner in Coonamble, country NSW, before accepting a placement at Loyola University, Chicago, USA, to specialise in the field of Orthodontics. Doug opened Williment Orthodontics in Mona Vale in 1993.
Dr Mark Kebsch, Orthodontist
Dr Kebsch graduated with Honours in both Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Sydney, having been the first person to be awarded Honours for a Master of Dental Science degree by an Australian University. He has also received several awards from overseas universities for his work in the field of orthodontics. Mark lectures as an Honorary Clinical Associate in The Discipline of Orthodontics at the University of Sydney where he teaches post-graduate orthodontic students.
If you would like more information regarding orthodontic services, braces, Invisalign or orthopaedic appliances, contact Williment Orthodontics, Mona Vale, Pittwater on the Northern Beaches.