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Smile with confidence with the help of specialist orthodontists

At The Point Dental, our priority is to help you smile with confidence by maintaining good oral hygiene and helping you get perfect tooth alignment. After all, teeth and gum health are incredibly important to your overall well-being and can also affect your confidence. 

To ensure you get the correct orthodontic treatment for your individual case, our team receive specialist training and we work closely with orthodontists, who will provide the optimal orthodontic treatment for your situation.

If you have any questions regarding orthodontic treatment or any treatments we offer in practice, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today.

Orthodontic treatments

Here at The Point Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic and general dental treatments to ensure we keep our patients smiling. 

Our main priority is the health and well-being of our patients. For this reason, we work closely with orthodontic specialists to ensure your optimal ongoing dental health. Should our patients require orthodontic treatment, we will ensure we prepare them for, and refer them to, an experienced and highly-regarded specialist orthodontist who can handle their requirements.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with treating and correcting teeth that are misaligned or crooked. Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance of your smile and also help to ensure that your teeth are healthy and function properly.

Orthodontic treatment can be beneficial for people of all ages with treatment options including wearing braces, clear aligners, or other appliances. When it comes to orthodontic treatments, you can choose between traditional braces or the revolutionary Invisalign treatment depending on your needs. 

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us today.

Traditional metal braces

Using a combination of metal brackets and wires, conventional braces provide a solution to a range of different orthodontic issues, including overcrowding and alignment problems. These metal brackets and wires work to slowly shift teeth into the desired position, creating a better-shaped arch and correcting issues with a patient’s bite. In most cases, orthodontists will also use a range of elastics to aid correction.

Traditional braces can often be a cost-effective option when addressing the straightening of your smile. Beneficial for adults and children, this family-friendly tooth correction method offers a cost-effective, tried and tested solution for addressing significant orthodontic issues.  

Metal braces can be customised with coloured brackets and elastics. Choosing your own colours allows you to express a little of your personality in the overall look and helps you feel more comfortable with your smile. 

How much do orthodontics and braces cost?

If you’re wondering how much braces cost in Australia, you’re not alone. Cost is considered a high determining factor when it comes to orthodontic braces. But you might be surprised at just how affordable modern braces are, especially when you consider the range of payment plans available.

The total cost depends on a variety of factors. The type of braces you choose, the length of your treatment plan and other factors will all contribute to the overall cost of your orthodontic treatment.

To give you an idea of what to expect, below is a general guide to the average cost of dental braces in Melbourne. 

Initial consultation and examination: $250

Treatment planning: $350

Orthodontic plates: $800 – $2500

Braces: $2500+ depending on your tooth alignment

Retainers (upper and lower): $500


Invisalign is a revolutionary, virtually invisible solution to improving your smile. Invisalign offers a fully removable, comfortable and hygienic system capable of treating many orthodontic problems. 

Created with moulds that perfectly match the patient’s mouth, most people find Invisalign aligners comfortable to wear and they are the most popular orthodontics treatment available. Their custom design and transparent appearance make them virtually invisible, so they’re also the perfect solution for adults concerned about their aesthetic appearance.

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a system of clear, virtually invisible plastic aligners. The aligners gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Invisalign is an excellent alternative to metal braces for adults and teens who want to improve their smile without conspicuous metal wires and brackets and can be used on the top and bottom teeth.

The Invisalign system consists of a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners designed to move your teeth gradually. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final desired position.

You’ll visit your treating orthodontist or dentist about every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. 

Invisalign is removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. And since there are no wires or brackets, you’ll spend less time in the orthodontist’s chair getting adjustments. The average Invisalign treatment time is about a year, but both adult and teen patients have reported being happy with their results in as little as six months.

Whether you’re a busy professional who wants to avoid conspicuous metal braces or a teen who wants to wear aligners without anyone knowing, Invisalign is a great option. With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile of your dreams without anyone knowing you’re even straightening your teeth!

How much is Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of traditional metal braces. However, the exact cost will vary depending on your individual case. Factors that can affect the cost of Invisalign include the severity of your misalignment, the length of your treatment, and whether you need any additional treatments, such as tooth extractions or dental bonding.

In general, Invisalign treatment can range from $3,500 to $8,000. Most orthodontic private health insurance plans will cover a portion of Invisalign treatment, just like they would for traditional braces.

If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, the best way to get an accurate cost estimate is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist or dentist. During your consultation, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and bite and develop a personalised treatment plan. Once your treatment plan is complete, your orthodontist can give you a more accurate estimate of the cost of Invisalign treatment.

If you’re looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, then the Invisalign clear braces might be the right treatment. With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile of your dreams without anyone knowing you’re even straightening your teeth!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Invisalign take?

The average treatment time for Invisalign is about 12 months. However, every patient is different, and the length of time will depend on the severity of your dental issues. In some cases, treatment may be as short as 6 months, while in others, it may take up to 18 months. Your orthodontist can give you a more accurate estimate of how long your individual treatment will take.

In general, the Invisalign invisible braces system works by gradually shifting your teeth into their desired position. You will need to wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks before moving on to the next set. As you progress through the treatment, your teeth gradually shift into place.

If you would like a more accurate estimate of how long your Invisalign treatment will take, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our clinic in Melbourne’s west. The experienced orthodontists we work with will be able to assess your individual case and give you a more customised treatment plan.

Do braces fix an open bite?

An open bite is a type of malocclusion, or bad bite, in which the teeth do not come together properly when the mouth is closed. The front teeth may protrude, and the back teeth may be too far back in the mouth. An open bite can occur anywhere in the mouth but is most common in the front teeth.

Braces are often used to correct an open bite. By applying pressure to the teeth, braces can gradually move them into their proper positions. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct an open bite.

However, braces are usually very effective at correcting this type of malocclusion.

Does Medicare cover orthodontics?

Medicare Part A may cover some services related to braces and other orthodontic devices, but there are usually certain conditions that must be met. For example, Medicare will only cover braces if they are deemed medically necessary. Part B of Medicare generally does not cover orthodontic services.

If you’re considering getting braces or another orthodontic device, you must check your Medicare plan to see what coverage is available. You may also want to consider supplemental insurance plans that could help cover orthodontic treatment costs.

Is Invisalign covered under orthodontics?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment, so Medicare plans may cover it if it’s medically necessary. However, coverage for Invisalign can vary depending on the plan.

Check with your Medicare plan to see what coverage is available. You may also want to consider private health insurance to help cover the costs of Invisalign treatment.

Stewart Anderson
Stewart Anderson
Have been going to this dentist since 2017 and I've had multiple visits most of the years since and I'm always amazed at how good they are ... Currently Olga is doing my dental work and she is caring and professional. Cannot be faulted. I have no hesitation in recommending this clinic. The best dentist I've ever been to.
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Ashley and Danielle Miu
I was so scared about going to the dentist and ashamed of the state of my teeth, I needed and chose to have All On 4 done. Wilfred and his team at The Point Dental, were very professional at all times, they made the experience a comfortable one with all of their support every step of the way. I even cried with joy after it was all done. I can now smile again without embarrassment. I already have and will again, highly recommend Wilfred and his team at The Point Dental. Sincerely Danielle Miu
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Stan Davidson
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I've been visiting this clinic for 2 years. Dr Michael Seng is a friendly and caring dentist. I have recommend my friends and they are very happy with Dr Seng too. I have moved my children to see Dr Evelyn Teo in this clinic as Dr Seng is not accepting new patients. Dr Evelyn Teo has a sense of humour and she makes us feel comfortable. Both dentists, Dr Seng and Dr Teo, will give constructive feedback to improve our oral hygiene and explain everything in detail. If I could, I really want to give 10 stars for both of them.
Merrin Douglas
Merrin Douglas
4 years ago Wilfred and his team transformed my life with all in 4 implants best thing I ever did I’ve never felt so comfortable and safe in a dental setting everyone is so caring and attentive you guys are all the best. Thank you from the bottom of my heart I can now eat and smile with confidence with my beautiful smile 😊
What can I say. Beautiful people, beautiful service. Just love their warmth and friendliness. Dr. Koon, Natalie and the whole team were just wonderful. Had a stress free experience here. Very highly recommended. ❤️
Rose Brown
Rose Brown
I just want to share with the world the incredible experience I had received from The Point Dental team.. And Wow, they are all just an amazing team. Professional, respectful, through, incredible pleasant and make you feel comfortable and at ease. They provide you with a step by step information, guidance and support. I could easily write a 3 A4 page review about how wonderful they are. I am so thankful that I attended The Point Dental. I highly recommend this company and without hesitation. A big thank you to Dr Wilfred Koon and all the staff whom looked after me from reception to the nurses and Anesthesics.
Jason Peal
Jason Peal
As always another great service to my teeth from the team at The Point Dental.Four years now with my all on four procedure, best decision I made for my dental health and the team at point dental are first class.
Michael Derrick
Michael Derrick
I highly recommend The Point Dental for anyone, but especially for people who have any stress or anxiety associated with the dentist. The front office team have been amazing, they are warm and friendly. I'd like to point out Natalie who has helped me from my first enquiry and has made be feel very welcome and comfortable. Dr Olga Kaini has been looking after me, she is friendly, highly professional, and has been very patient with me about my dental anxiety. She has done her best to make me feel comfortable and at-easy while in the chair and can't thank her enough. I have full confidence and trust that the team at The Point Dental have my best interest at heart. If you are looking for a dentist embodies professionalism, compassion and skill, then look no further. And if you think your dental anxiety gets too much, ask for the green whistle!