Multi service dentistry at 1300SMILES Upper Ross

Written by: 1300SMILES | Upper Ross | November 30, 2018

ENJOY A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP WITH OVENTUS With Dr Craig Jolicoeur 

There are many types of sleep disorder, but the one most associated with snoring is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). Millions of people worldwide suffer from sleep apnoea, where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you’ve identified that you suffer from problem snoring or obstructive sleep apnoea, Oventus may have a solution to suit you.

Oventus offers a unique treatment solution for mild-to-moderate Sleep Apnoea sufferers, particularly those who cannot tolerate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Oventus devices combine an airway with a comfortable oral device, individually made for each patient via 3D printing technology, and may be particularly helpful to patients with nasal obstruction or who breathe through their mouth during sleep. 

How the Oventus Sleep Disorder Treatment works:

1. If there is a nasal blockage or if a soft palate obstruction occurs, air is drawn into the front of the device.

2. Air passes through to the back of the device in an enclosed airway.

3. The device stabilises the lower jaw position, bringing the tongue forward and opening the airway.

An Oventus clinical trial** has shown that 100% of patients experienced a significant reduction in snoring with 82% eliminating snoring completely and 76% reducing their Apnoea Hypopnea Index (AHI) by more than half.*

Now is the time to explore the possibility that this treatment could really work for you.

*Oral devices are not generally accepted as the first line treatment for sleep apnoea. Diagnosis and monitoring by one of our friendly and informative dental team is required. Give us a call to discuss any questions you may have about this or any of our fantastic treatments.

** Hart C, Lavery D, Czyniewski S, Beer F. Effects of a Novel Mandibular Advancement Device on AHI and Snoring in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Pilot Study.

We create Beautiful Healthy Smiles

What better way to create a great first impression than with a beautiful confident smile. Well-aligned, straight teeth not only improves self-image but boosts confidence and makes them less vulnerable to decay. A new job, wedding plans or just better jaw function…?, we can help you achieve the best smile. At 1300SMILES, we use the latest orthodontic techniques and technology to help you achieve the best results in the shortest time. Some orthodontic problems can be fixed more easily than others, but healthy teeth can be moved to their desired position at almost any age. Treatment times can range from 4-24 months, depending on your treatment plan. 

 

STRAIGHTEN YOUR TEETH THE INVISIBLE WAY With Dr Craig Jolicoeur

Five million smiles have been created with Invisalign. It’s time for you to join them. Do you have a gap between your front teeth that is bothering you? Or crooked teeth that always seem to appear in photos? These are often minor orthodontic problems that can be corrected relatively quickly and easily using Invisalign’s fast treatment options. There’s no need to have braces fitted for two years; rather you can wear aligners for up to six months and then enjoy showing off the smile you’ve always wanted. 

Invisalign straightens teeth by using a series of virtually invisible aligners. Every set of aligners (you have aligners for both your top and bottom teeth) are custom-made. Approximately every two weeks your aligners will change. Each set is shaped slightly differently to encourage your teeth to straighten. Throughout the course of your treatment, you’ll wear approximately 30 sets of aligners and by the end, your teeth will be so much better than before. 

It’s that simple and you will be sporting a brand new confident smile in no time. Invisalign is quickly becoming a new standard in orthodontic treatment. Patients can now seek a faster, more efficient solution that doesn’t impede on their lifestyle.

Quick Straight Teeth 

With Dr Anupama (Anu) Sankar

QuickStraightTeeth™ uses nearly-invisible braces to gently straighten your teeth and give you that affordable, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. QuickStraightTeeth™ is used to correct mild misalignment of your front six teeth, being your social smile. 

There are two types of QuickStraightTeeth™ treatments available – fixed braces or removable aligners. Both QuickStraightTeeth™ fixed braces and removable aligners are made of transparent materials and are nearly invisible, giving you the ability to get affordable straight teeth fast without ugly, bulky braces. Treatments for teeth straightening takes as little as 4-6 months depending on complexity. You will be enjoying your new smile before you know it!

How do I know which choice is right for me?

The best way to determine if any procedure or treatment is right for you is to book an appointment with your dentist at 1300SMILES. You will have photographs and impressions taken of your teeth. Your dentist will present your personalised treatment tailored for your lifestyle. Your 1300SMILES team will encourage you to ask questions about any aspect of your treatment before we begin. Whether opting for Invisalign or QuickStraightTeeth™, the outcome will be the same – straight teeth, and a beautiful, youthful smile. 

We want you to be completely informed and comfortable with your treatment, because your needs and concerns are at the heart of everything we do. We truly care about your smile.

For further information about any of these treatment options, contact 1300SMILES or visit www.1300SMILES.com.au. 

 

1300SMILES Dentists  |  Upper Ross Medical Centre  |  1199 Riverway Drive, Rasmussen  |  Ph. 4789 2288

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