Brace yourself for a beautiful smile

Dr Paul A Lane
B.DSc (QLD), D.Clin.Dent (Ortho) (Adel),
M.Orth (RCSEd), A.O.B Certified
Lane Orthodontics
566 Mulgrave Road
Woree, Cairns Qld 4870
Ph: (07) 4054 1100

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Would you like to start your journey towards straight teeth for Christmas?

November 29th, 2017

25 Days to Christmas!!!!!

What is on your Christmas wish list? Straight teeth maybe? Why not look at Invisalign as an option to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign can be used to correct many types of dental malocclusions. It has come a long way over the years and most recently they have released Invisalign to help correct overbites in teenagers/children. Gone are the days of ‘Head Gear (like Katy Perry in her Last Friday Night Video) and bulky looking bite correctors.

 

 

 

 

Invisalign’s Mandibular Advancement is used the same as normal Invisalign but contains a small plastic ‘Wing’ on the top and bottom of the aligners that when biting together, overtime trains your jaw to sit in the correct position.

Invisalign is also a great option for patients that struggle with cleaning their teeth as it is completely removable, there are no brackets or wires to clean around making Oral Hygiene much easier and less time consuming. It can be used while teeth are still erupting meaning treatment can be started as early as 11/12 years old.

 

Are wedding bells in your future or maybe your year 12 formal?

June 8th, 2017

At Lane Orthodontics we offer Invisalign as an option for straightening your teeth. Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners (small hard plastic retainers) that are changed weekly to straighten your teeth.

Some of the bonuses of Invisalign over fixed orthodontic appliances are….
• It is aesthetically pleasing as it is virtually invisible
• It is able to be left out for special occasions
• It makes oral hygiene much easier
• There is minimal restriction on diet
So if you are worried that you won’t have that perfect smile on your big day then contact us for a consult appointment to discuss the start of the new you.

Mouthguards save teeth!

March 7th, 2017

Well it’s definitely that time of year again. All of the weekend sports are back in full swing. Mums are busy driving between sporting fields making sure you arrive on time and that you have the correct shoes, uniforms and that your water bottles are full! Seriously…. What would we do without our Mums????

Lane Orthodontics are proud sponsors of Cairns Junior Netball, Cairns Junior AFL and Cairns Junior Hockey and have been for many years.

Please remember to always wear your mouthguard to protect your teeth both during and on completion of your orthodontic treatment. We provide a free ‘generic’ fitting mouthguard to wear during your orthodontic treatment. This not only protects your teeth from damage in case of facial injury but it will also protect your lips and cheeks from being cut up from the braces. Ouch!!!!

On completion of your orthodontic treatment you can purchase a custom made mouthguard in a variety of colours to protect your pearly whites. If you are in a health fund they will usually cover some, if not all of the costs.

Please, please, please don’t forget to wear your mouthguards. Let’s all adapt the ‘no mouthguard no play’ rule.

Research reveals over half of Australians don't love their smiles in photos!

September 27th, 2016

Avoiding a camera these days is no easy task.  But, did you ever stop to think how many images could be taken of you and shared with your friends each year? Try 1, 897– that is the average number that 500 Australian men and women have confessed are taken of them per year, with a third of them being shared on social media.

Interestingly, 79% of respondents didn’t seem phased by this amount of sharing. But, when it came down to what made them not entirely unhappy about the images they saw of themselves, smile/teeth was the most common concern they had. What’s more, nearly three quarters of Australians said that if they saw themselves smiling in photos, they would look back at those images with fond memories and that they represented happy times.

Dr Lane says, “With Australians estimating that almost 2,000 images are taken of them each year, isn’t it time we all looked after one of our best assets – our smile?  A fresh, beautiful smile is, by nature of its appearance, associated with confidence, youthfulness and vitality. It is common in my practice to see that patients who have undergone orthodontic treatments smile more in their every day life and definitely more when they are caught on camera. Having a great smile can make you feel alive and much younger.”

So what are people doing to achieve their desired smile? Dr Lane sees patients of all ages who are looking for solutions that can offer straighter teeth. “It’s easy to get the smile you want, thanks to an advanced orthodontic straightening treatment called the Invisalign System®. Using a series of custom-made clear plastic Invisalign aligners (instead of metal braces) that are virtually invisible, they can help to gently straighten teeth. Best of all, they’re removable too, so you carry on eating and drinking all the things you love.”

Phone us today on 4054 1100 or visit our “Contact Us” page on our website to make an orthodontics evaluation appointment with Dr Lane. Find out if Invisalign is right for you!

**Research conducted by Ipsos Australia on behalf of Invisalign Australia in May, 2015. Sample size was 504 men and women Australia wide aged 25 to 34.

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