Achieving a beautifully straight smile first starts with choosing the right orthodontist. A good orthodontist will have the right qualifications and experience, but the best orthodontists are those who truly care about your concerns, questions, and strive to ensure you’re fully satisfied with the end result.

At The Orthodontic Place, we believe our superior level of care is what sets us apart and why more of our patients recommend our services to family and friends. As soon as you step into our clinic, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly staff and team, all dedicated to providing you with the best specialist orthodontist service.

At The Orthodontic Place, we provide various treatment options for all ages, including

  • Braces (metal and ceramic),
  • Invisalign, or also known as ‘invisible braces’,
  • Appliances (removable plates, functional appliances and expanders),
  • Orthognathic surgery (used to correct jaw irregularities)
  • Retainers (to keep aligned teeth in place)

Achieve a beautiful smile for life with the orthodontist at The Orthodontic Place

Who is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who is the most qualified health professional to diagnose, prevent, and treat misaligned teeth, bites as well as facial irregularities. Orthodontists undergo 5 years of study as a dentist, and then complete an additional 3 years of education and training to become a specialist orthodontist. All orthodontists in Australia are required to be registered with the Specialist Registry of the Dental Board of Australia.

The Orthodontic Place is led by Dr Sara Dudley, who has completed specialist training in Orthodontics at The University of Melbourne in 2004 and holds years of experience in providing tailored and effective orthodontic treatment. Dr Sara Dudley tailors effective orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages including for children, teenagers, and adults.

Orthodontist For Kids

If you’re noticing your child has crooked teeth or may have a jaw alignment issue, you may be looking for the best orthodontist for children to get effective treatment as soon as possible. It is recommended to see a kids orthodontist after the child has turned the age of 7, as this is when the first molars and incisors have erupted and any teeth alignment issues such as crowding can be seen. We’re also here to help in cases where your child may be more comfortable with a female orthodontist or a clinic with a more kid-friendly environment.

Orthodontist For Teens

Many adolescents or teens undergo orthodontic treatment during this time – especially between the ages of 11 to 15. Teenagers go through growth spurts and may continue to develop their jaw well into their teens, so an experienced orthodontist for teenagers or teens can help take advantage of that to help shape their bite and alignment of their teeth.

Orthodontist For Adults

Adult orthodontists (or orthodontists for adults) tend to pay more attention to the aesthetics and visual appearance of the orthodontic treatment, as this is a common cause of concern for many adults seeking dental treatment during this age. At The Orthodontic Place, we’re able to achieve this through less noticeable orthodontic treatment options such as ceramic or clear braces, Invisalign or invisible braces, as well as removable plates or expanders if possible.

Dr Sara Dudley always gives each patient plenty of personal attention, as each patient’s smile is a customised work of art, that requires special needs.

Book An Orthodontist Appointment

Whether you’re looking for an orthodontist for kids, teens, or adults we’re here to tailor and provide the best treatments for you and your child. After meeting our friendly and passionate team at The Orthodontic Place, you’ll never need to search online for ‘orthodontist near me or nearby’ again.

For any questions, concerns, or details about costs, book an orthodontist appointment or free virtual consultation today!