What We Do
Straightening your teeth is not only beneficial for their appearance, it is also important for encouraging a correct bite position, helping to avoid unnecessary wear and tear.
At Northmead Dental we offer several orthodontic treatment options including conventional fixed bracket braces such as Smilefast, as well as Invisalign’s ‘invisible braces’ and the extremely quick Inman Aligner. You can talk to your dentist about which one will best suit your lifestyle and specific dental needs.
Invisalign is a clear aligner system that works to re-align your teeth using state-of-the-art custom made clear aligners. As their name suggests, the best part of this type of treatment is that the aligners are virtually invisible. In addition to being comfortable to wear, the aligners are also removable, meaning that you can still eat your favourite foods without worrying about conventional brackets.
How does Invisalign work?
Custom-made aligners are constructed from a durable, clear plastic and fit snugly over the contours of your teeth to reposition them over time. They are designed using advanced 3D modelling to ensure a precise fit, and the best possible results. Patients will wear each set of Invsialign aligners for approximately two weeks before they acquire a new set to continue the realignment process.
How many sets of aligners you will require will depend on your teeth – after careful assessment your dentist will be able to advise you of a rough estimate of how long the treatment will take. You will usually only need to visit your dentist once every two months, making Invisalign ideal for people with busy lifestyles.
As the Invisalign aligners are removable, this makes it easier for you to maintain your oral hygiene with thorough brushing and flossing. Thanks to Invisalign, just because you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment doesn’t mean you have to stop eating your favourite foods or feel self-conscious with less-than-aesthetic conventional braces.
FREE Invisalign Assesment
We offer a FREE INVISALIGN ASSESSMENT with no obligation, so you can evaluate if Invisalign is the perfect choice for you!
To find out more about Invisalign and whether it will be suitable for your, talk to us at Northmead Dental today, or schedule an appointment online.
At Northmead Dental we rely on advanced technology from Poladay Whitening to help your teeth look their absolute best. Thanks to this professional treatment, you can enjoy noticeably whiter teeth with minimal sensitivity.
Poladay Whitening uses a state-of-the-art high intensity blue light to activate the bleaching agent to get your teeth the whitest in the most efficient manner. This is sometimes referred to as ‘laser whitening’.
With so many different tooth-whitening options available to patients, it can often be difficult to choose which is the best whitening option for you. The dentists at Northmead Dental can help you decide which solution works best for you.
WHY SHOULD I WHITEN MY TEETH?
Your teeth are often one of the first features people notice about your appearance, so it’s worthwhile making sure that yours look good. Over the years our enamel changes in colour, aided by that morning coffee or evening red wine.
A professional whitening treatment can help to restore the brightness of your teeth, so you can have a smile to be proud of. Whether it’s a natural, but lighter smile that you’re after, or a dazzling white ‘Hollywood smile’, the range of Poladay products can be tailored to produce the desired result.
Please note that the effectiveness of whitening treatments may vary depending on the condition of your teeth. Your dentist will be able to better advise you on what you can expect from the procedure.
HOW DOES POLA WHITENING WORK?
Prior to the treatment you will undergo a comprehensive oral exam enabling your dentist to check that your teeth are in good condition and suitable for the whitening process.
Sessions can take anywhere from 60-90 minutes, meaning that you don’t have to take too much time out of your busy schedule to attend to your teeth.
WHAT TYPES OF WHITENING DO WE OFFER?
At Northmead Dental, we cater for both the budget conscious as well as the time-poor patient. For that reason, we offer two types of whitening:
1. At Home Whitening
At-home whitening is performed, as the name suggests, in the comfort of your own home. Custom-made whitening trays are fabricated for you, and Pola whitening solution is issued for you to comfortably whiten at home. The process usually takes somewhere between 1-3 weeks and involves you wearing the custom trays with whitening solution for an hour a night. A nice bonus of using this method is that the trays are very durable, so if you wanted to whiten again in 12 months, only new whitening solution from Pola is needed to ‘top-up’ your whitening for a day or two.
2. In-Chair (Laser) Whitening
For those time-poor patients, in-chair whitening is desirable. The procedure takes approximately 60-90 minutes. We use a high concentrated bleaching solution from Pola Whitening which is accentuated by a high intensity blue light (laser). The process involves using this solution for 3 cycles of 15 minutes each. Usually during this procedure, you will get the same whitening as 2 weeks of the at-home method, making it very time efficient for those who may want to have their teeth the whitest for an upcoming event.
3. Combination Kit
To help you get the most out of your whitening treatment, we also offer take-home whitening solutions in addition to your In-Chair Pola Whitening Treatment. These easy-to-use kits will ensure you get the whitest possible shade for your, after the grunt-work is done with the In-Chair System. Contact us at Northmead Dental on 9639 6900 or make an appointment online to speak to a dentist about your teeth and which option is best for you.
Even in the healthiest of teeth and gums, dental emergencies can and do arise. Whether you wake in the night with painful toothache, or injure your teeth and or gums playing sport, dental emergencies are unpredictable and can be traumatising, especially when they occur out-of-hours. At Northmead Dental we can give you the peace-of-mind knowing that we have your covered should the worst occur.
If you consider yourself to have an emergency dental situation, please contact us on 02 9639 6900 and we will be delighted to assist you. Our practice has time allocated each day for dental emergencies, and we will fit you in as soon as possible.
Contact Northmead Dental to schedule your appointment today.
Here at Northmead Dental, we understand how important it is to find a dentist you can trust, which is why all of our staff are fully trained and qualified to provide you with a high standard of care.
Our highly qualified Dentists aim to provide personalised advice and treatment to enable patients to take charge of their oral health.
While maintaining a good hygiene routine at home is important, the key to supporting oral health is in routine check-ups. Left unchecked, the bacteria that collects on your teeth can harden over time, becoming difficult to remove and potentially leading to complications such as decay.
More recent studies have shown that this hard build-up (tartar or calculus) can detrimentally affect your overall health, worsening cardiovascular illnesses such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease as well as making diabetic control harder in patients with diabetes.
Before you think about trying to conceive, a thorough dental examination is recommended, as poor dental health has also been linked to pre-term low birth weight babies. At Northmead Dental, we want the best for you and your families (even the ones that aren’t quite here with us yet) so please contact us to schedule your next check-up and clean appointment.
When it comes to supporting your oral health, taking preventative measures against decay, tooth wear or gum disease can make all the difference. Early intervention using fissure seals often strengthens and protects against future decay.
As the path to good oral health begins from a young age, we encourage dental visits from about the age of 2-3 years old to help build the foundations for excellent standards of oral hygiene.
What to expect
During your routine 6 monthly comprehensive examinations and cleans, you can expect that we will check not only your teeth and gums for infection or decay, but also your entire mouth and lips for any signs of oral cancer. While rare, oral cancers have been found in patients who have never smoked. After we’ve conducted a thorough examination, we will discuss our findings with you to determine the best way forward to optimise your dental health.
Another area that we offer as part of our cosmetic solutions are crowns and bridgework. Crowns create a cap over an existing tooth to reinforce and protect it, often after a root canal treatment. They are ideal for restoring any teeth that have been broken or weakened for various reasons, and can be made from materials such as ceramic, composite or precious metals.
A bridge can be fitted to help fill a gap left by missing teeth, and can help to restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile. It’s also important to replace missing teeth for structural reasons, in order to prevent your other teeth from shifting out of alignment.
Dental Implants are a safe and effective at replacing missing teeth.