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Illawarra paediatric dentistry


To arrange a consultation appointment with our specialist orthodontist, Dr. Sabrina Michael, a referral from your local, family dental practitioner is required.  Pleas email a copy of the referral and any x-rays taken prior to your child's consultation appointment. During your appointment Dr. Sabrina, you will have the opportunity to discuss your child's orthodontic issues in a relaxed, child-friendly setting. You will provided with information regarding orthodontic management options and fee estimates. 

Orthodontic treatments available


Chances are you already know someone who has had or is having braces. Braces are one of the most frequently used forms of orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth as well correcting the fit of the upper and lower teeth.  Illawarra Paediatric Dentistry offers both metal and ceramic options for braces,  allowing you to select the type of braces that suit you best.

Metal braces have become smaller, more comfortable, and more individualised with time. They are often the preferred option with children as they can be customised with colours at each appointment allowing individuals to tailor their braces to how they are feeling, what colours they like and help them to celebrate various sporting or special occasions that might occur throughout the year. 

While coloured braces can be a lot of fun, clear ceramic braces are a fantastic alternative for those concerned about how braces may impact their appearance and wanting braces that are more discreet.


Clear aligners

Clear aligners are custom-made, thin, nearly invisible aligners that fit snuggly around your teeth and are removable.  They can be ideal in specific orthodontic cases to align the teeth and correct the bite. 

Clear aligners consist of a sequence of aligners that are changed every two weeks, gradually adjusting the position of the teeth. 

Spark aligners are especially clear making them ideal for instances where orthodontic treatment is needed to be discreet as possible.  They are also removal, meaning they are taken out for eating, sports, special occasions, as well as when cleaning your teeth.  Spark aligners can be ideal in instances where an individual likely to be particularly sensitive to tactile sensations in the mouth. 

They are required to be worn on average of 22 hours a day to get the best results our of your treatment.


Orthodontic plates

At Illawarra paediatric dentistry we offer a wide range of orthodontic appliances. An orthodontic plate is a custom-made acrylic or metal device that maybe fixed in place or removable. 

Orthodontic plates are commonly used to address minor crowding concerns, narrow arch forms or discrepancies in the fit of the upper and lower jaw bones and can also be used to retain the alignment or position of teeth and to prevent unwanted tooth movement


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