Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics
Orthodontics in Bondi Junction, NSW

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics, education and information are the foundation of our practice. We endeavour to help patients understand all aspects of their treatment options so that they are able to make an informed decision best suited to their health, appearance and lifestyle goals.

Some of our most commonly asked questions are listed below, but if you require further information, please don’t hesitate to call us on (02) 9389 0766, and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

General

Although we welcome referrals from our dental colleagues, one is not necessary to see our specialist orthodontist. If you have heard about our practice from a friend or family member, you are welcome to call us and make an appointment. 

Every patient presents with their own biological gifts and will be given a treatment duration estimate at their initial consultation appointment. Using the latest in diagnostic and educational tools, including digital imaging, interactive media and other resources, Dr Ben Piller will go over all aspects of your treatment.

As a general guideline, fixed appliance therapy (braces) typically requires 18-24 months of treatment. A complex case requiring extensive tooth movement including extractions, missing or impacted teeth can take up to 24-30 months. 

Clear aligner therapy (Invisalign) can range anywhere from 6-30 months and depends on the complexity of treatment, which will be discussed at your initial consultation.

While orthodontic treatment does require a commitment of time, many of our patients proclaim that their new smile was well worth the effort. 

At Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics we provide speciality orthodontic care at a fee that is customised to each patient’s treatment needs. The cost is determined by the complexity of treatment, estimated duration and the technology used. Private health fund rebates may be available for orthodontic treatment; this is best checked with your provider. At your initial consultation, a comprehensive treatment plan and quote will be provided with payment plan options. 

A specialist orthodontist holds dual degrees in dentistry and orthodontics and is required to practice as a dentist for a number of years before embarking on further orthodontic speciality training. This additional study focuses on the growth and development of the face, jaws, teeth, occlusion (bite), biomechanics and treatment planning cases.
 
Specialist orthodontists dedicate their practice exclusively to orthodontics, treating everything from simple tooth alignment to resolving complex developmental and functional issues that can impact the quality of life.

Children's Treatment

Your child’s first orthodontic review should occur at the age of eight years or sooner if there are specific concerns. Most orthodontic issues can be resolved during the growth and development phase of the teeth and jaws. Early detection leads to favourable treatment outcomes with predictable results.

Early orthodontic treatment can result in a less complex scenario when assessing patients in the teenage years for braces.

Some of the early childhood orthodontic and developmental issues we treat include sleep-disordered breathing, palatal growth guidance, space maintainers and early interceptive orthodontics.

Communicating with families through comprehensive treatment planning, digital imaging, interactive media and other resources, means we provide clear and valuable information to help you gain confidence in the course of your child’s treatment.

 

A correct bite and tooth alignment play an important role in your health, well-being and confidence. When teeth are not aligned, it can be difficult to maintain good oral hygiene. This can result in tooth decay and premature tooth wear. Other factors include jaw joint issues, such as discomfort, clicking, headaches and head and neck muscular tension. Creating a stable, balanced occlusion (bite) by having the teeth and jaws correctly aligned can assist in the management of these issues.

The impact that a beautiful smile can have on ones’ self-esteem should not be underestimated. Having confidence in your appearance and feeling satisfied when you look in the mirror is also a wonderful motivator. For some patients, having a smile they are proud of might be something they have put off for a long time; however, your initial consultation at Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics is the first step to achieving your goal.

Adult Treatment

Although orthodontic treatment has no age limitation, the biology in adults is more challenging. For this reason, we encourage adult patients to seek specialist orthodontic care to assess their treatment options carefully. The highly aesthetic technology available is now making treatment as an adult more socially acceptable.

As with any important decision in life, having all of the facts will help you make an informed choice for the future of your smile. At Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics, Dr Ben Piller takes a comprehensive approach to every patient’s care. He will discuss all of your treatment options, along with the benefits and limitations of each.

When patients are choosing orthodontic treatment, they typically want to know how the time, cost, and results will compare when choosing braces or Invisalign.

Both braces and Invisalign provide exceptional results for tooth alignment and aesthetics. Many patients with more challenging dental issues have often thought or been told that Invisalign treatment would not be an option for them. However, Dr Piller is a Specialist Orthodontist and an Invisalign Platinum Provider with more than a decade of experience, making it possible for him to use this discreet technology in many cases.

Invisalign may increase treatment time and cost, however, many of our older teens and adult patients are willing to accept this due to the aesthetic nature and convenience that aligners provide.

A correct bite and tooth alignment play an important role in your health, well-being and confidence. When teeth are not aligned, it can be difficult to maintain good oral hygiene. This can result in tooth decay and premature tooth wear. Other factors include jaw joint issues, such as discomfort, clicking, headaches and head and neck muscular tension. Creating a stable, balanced occlusion (bite) by having the teeth and jaws correctly aligned can assist in the management of these issues.

The impact that a beautiful smile can have on ones’ self-esteem should not be underestimated. Having confidence in your appearance and feeling satisfied when you look in the mirror is also a wonderful motivator. For some patients, having a smile they are proud of might be something they have put off for a long time; however, your initial consultation at Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics is the first step to achieving your goal.

Invisalign

As with any important decision in life, having all of the facts will help you make an informed choice for the future of your smile. At Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics, Dr Ben Piller takes a comprehensive approach to every patient’s care. He will discuss all of your treatment options, along with the benefits and limitations of each.

When patients are choosing orthodontic treatment, they typically want to know how the time, cost, and results will compare when choosing braces or Invisalign.

Both braces and Invisalign provide exceptional results for tooth alignment and aesthetics. Many patients with more challenging dental issues have often thought or been told that Invisalign treatment would not be an option for them. However, Dr Piller is a Specialist Orthodontist and an Invisalign Platinum Provider with more than a decade of experience, making it possible for him to use this discreet technology in many cases.

Invisalign may increase treatment time and cost, however, many of our older teens and adult patients are willing to accept this due to the aesthetic nature and convenience that aligners provide.

A correct bite and tooth alignment play an important role in your health, well-being and confidence. When teeth are not aligned, it can be difficult to maintain good oral hygiene. This can result in tooth decay and premature tooth wear. Other factors include jaw joint issues, such as discomfort, clicking, headaches and head and neck muscular tension. Creating a stable, balanced occlusion (bite) by having the teeth and jaws correctly aligned can assist in the management of these issues.

The impact that a beautiful smile can have on ones’ self-esteem should not be underestimated. Having confidence in your appearance and feeling satisfied when you look in the mirror is also a wonderful motivator. For some patients, having a smile they are proud of might be something they have put off for a long time; however, your initial consultation at Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics is the first step to achieving your goal.

Braces

As with any important decision in life, having all of the facts will help you make an informed choice for the future of your smile. At Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics, Dr Ben Piller takes a comprehensive approach to every patient’s care. He will discuss all of your treatment options, along with the benefits and limitations of each.

When patients are choosing orthodontic treatment, they typically want to know how the time, cost, and results will compare when choosing braces or Invisalign.

Both braces and Invisalign provide exceptional results for tooth alignment and aesthetics. Many patients with more challenging dental issues have often thought or been told that Invisalign treatment would not be an option for them. However, Dr Piller is a Specialist Orthodontist and an Invisalign Platinum Provider with more than a decade of experience, making it possible for him to use this discreet technology in many cases.

Invisalign may increase treatment time and cost, however, many of our older teens and adult patients are willing to accept this due to the aesthetic nature and convenience that aligners provide.

A correct bite and tooth alignment play an important role in your health, well-being and confidence. When teeth are not aligned, it can be difficult to maintain good oral hygiene. This can result in tooth decay and premature tooth wear. Other factors include jaw joint issues, such as discomfort, clicking, headaches and head and neck muscular tension. Creating a stable, balanced occlusion (bite) by having the teeth and jaws correctly aligned can assist in the management of these issues.

The impact that a beautiful smile can have on ones’ self-esteem should not be underestimated. Having confidence in your appearance and feeling satisfied when you look in the mirror is also a wonderful motivator. For some patients, having a smile they are proud of might be something they have put off for a long time; however, your initial consultation at Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics is the first step to achieving your goal.

If you have any other questions