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About orthodontics

Straight smiles – that is what we like to achieve here at our clinics in Pakenham and Mulgrave but there is more to orthodontics than simply straightening teeth. We’re out to get you the best smile possible. 

That’s what orthodontics is all about – achieving the right smile for your facial profile, which is why each smile is unique… because so are you. When you come to us for treatment, we are assessing the position of your teeth, how much and where they need to move to, the alignment of your upper and lower jaws, and how your teeth and jaws align with the rest of your face.

That is what our orthodontist has spent more than six years training to do!

Qualifications of an orthodontist

Orthodontics is a specialist arm of dentistry. We look past your teeth at the overall picture, but we do know a thing or two about teeth to begin with. Our orthodontist, Dr Karim, started his career with a dental degree and, after some experience working as a dentist, decided to pursue further postgraduate study for three years in orthodontics.

At Straight Smiles we are all committed to our ongoing professional development – it’s part of who we are as orthodontic professionals. We are continually looking at the latest developments in the industry, what treatments are available for our patients, and what techniques are being used to get you the very best results.

Qualifications of an orthodontist
The Invisible Orthodontist Network

The Invisible Orthodontist Network

We are also a member of The Invisible Orthodontist network. This is a global network of orthodontists all of whom are committed to delivering our patients the best orthodontic result using invisible techniques. We are highly experienced in Invisalign and regularly meet up to discuss how this treatment can be used in our clinics. It’s an exciting and supportive network to be a part of and one that ultimately benefits our patients.

Our commitment to Invisalign has been recognised in our status as Diamond Invisalign providers. This places us in the top 1% of providers in the whole of Australia for Invisalign treatment.

To find out more orthodontics, book a free consultation with our friendly team at the Straight Smiles clinic closest to you and find out how you could benefit from this specialist field.

Pakenham

Opening hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Meet the team

Come and meet our friendly team. Book a free consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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Mulgrave

Opening hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Meet the team

Come and meet our friendly team. Book a free consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

Book now