Who should I see?

Wondering what the difference is between an orthodontist and a dentist and who you should see for treatment?

Take a look at this comparison table. As you can see, both dentists and orthodontists are well qualified to look after your teeth, but they do play very different roles.

Orthodontist Dentist
Qualifications & Memberships
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (5 years)
Master of Orthodontics (MOrth) (3 years)
Membership of professional orthodontic bodies, eg. Australian Society of Orthodontists
Treatments & Services
General 6-month check up
Fillings & extractions
Cleaning & polishing
Advises on overall oral health of teeth
and gums
Fitting of orthodontic appliances, such as braces & Invisalign aligners Some general dentists may fit braces and Invisalign but they are not specialists
in orthodontics
Experience & training
Is specifically trained in the movement of teeth and bite issues
Recommends and treats patients after assessing overall facial profile
Uses the latest in orthodontic technology for the benefit of patients
Attends regular training on developments in the orthodontic industry
Is a member of The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO) Network Not all orthodontists are members of TIO but those that are demonstrate further commitment to promoting invisible orthodontic treatment.

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How does LightForce™ treatment work?

When you visit our practice for your free consultation, we will use our 3D scanner to make a digital model of your smile. We will use that model to create custom brackets for each of your teeth, and place the precise location of each bracket for the most efficient treatment.

Once your custom treatment plan is finalised, we will use our state-of-the-art 3D printer to print your bespoke brackets! The customisation involved in LightForce™ treatment planning makes it much more accurate and swift than traditional braces.

How does LightForce™ treatment work?

Benefits of LightForce™ 3D braces

LightForce™ 3D braces are a great orthodontic option for all ages. They are:

  • Fully custom: The brackets are made to fit your exact smile (and your smile alone), making them more comfortable and efficient.
  • Convenient: A completely custom fit means less need for adjustments - so you won’t have to commute to our practice as often.
  • Discreet: The brackets of LightForce™ braces are 3D-printed brackets to match your own tooth colour.
  • Ultra-precise: Because your Specialist Orthodontist has complete control over all aspects of LightForce™ treatment, they can plan your results with absolute accuracy.

LightForce Benefits of LightForce™ 3D braces

Start your 100% custom treatment today!

Ask our friendly team about LightForce™ 3D braces when you visit us for a free consultation at any of our 7 locations.

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Start your 100% custom treatment today!

Invisalign

The Invisible Orthodontist

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Acceledent

Class 1 Orthodontics

42-44 Parliament Place
West Perth
Western Australia
6005

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Canning Vale

263 Boardman Road
Canning Vale
Western Australia
6155

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Rockingham

Unit 4/14 Livingstone Road
Rockingham
Western Australia
6168

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Baldivis

60a Clyde Ave,
Baldivis
Western Australia
6171

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Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie practice
Kalgoorlie
Western Australia
6430

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West Busselton

254 Bussell Highway
West Busselton
Western Australia
6280

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Cockburn

12E (upstairs) / 817 Beeliar Drive
Cockburn Central
Western Australia
6164

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