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17 Jan
Invisalign

Invisalign and Braces are both teeth straightening options but they are different in how they go about it. Invisailgn rates higher with patient satisfaction and oral health. We have found in our practice on the Gold Coast that Invisalign is a very popular choice for orthodontic treatment, particularly with adults. We have more than half …


19 Aug
Buyer-Beware

You may hear on the radio or TV about these so-called “new”  cheap braces Gold Coast. But beware of cheap braces on the Gold Coast. These so called cheap braces options claim they can straighten teeth in months not years and can do it cheaper than regular braces or without orthodontic treatment at all. If …


18 Aug
Post 3 - Health Insurance

  Braces and private health aren’t usually things people know much about. Many people are surprised to learn that their private health does not fully cover the cost of braces or invisalign.  Orthodontics or braces is usually an optional extra that has an annual limit and a lifetime dollar value limit. Some thing to note …


30 Jun
Health benefits of Invisalign and braces

Most people that live on the Gold Coast understand the cosmetic and aesthetic benefits of having a straight smile, but many aren’t familiar with the health benefits associated with having orthodontics like braces or invisalign to get straight teeth. Straight teeth actually lowers your risk of development of some serious diseases. Gold Coast Orthodontist Dr …


25 Jun
iTero 3D scanning

It might interest you to know that Clear Smiles Orthodontics was the first orthodontic office on the Gold Coast to use an iTero 3D scanner. The iTero 3D Scanner digitally captures the contours of your teeth and gingival structures, producing an accurate orthodontic scan in just minutes.  And the best part – No Impressions!  Trust …


15 Jun
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When you come in for your orthodontic appointments, you may wonder whether you will see the orthodontist at every appointment. It might interest you to know that all Gold Coast orthodontists have a support team to help carry out your orthodontic treatment with braces or invisalign. When you come into our clinic, you will see …


5 Jun

Top 5 Invisalign Myths #1 – Invisalign is Invisalign FACT: Invisalign is an instrument, somewhat like a scalpel. Just because you hand someone a scalpel it does not make them a surgeon. Invisalign is only as good as the practitioner who is using it to align the teeth. When comparing one quote for Invisalign on …


3 Jun
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Invisalign orthodontist Dr Steven Semaan, recognises that your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. A wide beaming smile is inviting and friendly, and can open doors to a positive interaction. If your teeth are crooked, chances are, you spend most of your time trying to hide your teeth. …


1 Jun
Men love teeth

USA Today found that 58% of men and 71% of women said teeth are the most important thing on which they judge the opposite sex. Now this probably comes as no surprise because you are probably thinking, well yeah, a smile is the first thing I notice about someone, but how do you think you …


11 May
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Lots of brides want straight teeth for their wedding day and Invisalign is one way to get there without braces. There are so many decisions to make between “Yes!” and “I do.” The venue, the dress, the flowers, and where to seat the crazy people you were obligated to invite. (Sorry, we can’t help you …


3 May
Child with crooked teeth

Parents often ask “why are my child’s teeth crooked?” Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Teeth can grow incorrectly for a number of reasons, including but not limited to, genetic influences, jaw growth deformities, patient habits and serious oral conditions. While some of these factors are beyond our control and braces/orthodontic treatment may …


25 Sep

Choosing an orthodontist is not always easy, but it is well worth your time to do the research and ask the right questions. If you are going to invest the time and money into a beautiful smile and healthy bite, you want to make sure that at the end of it all you haven’t compromised …


24 Jul
Child brushing teeth

With five children of his own, Orthodontist Dr Semaan from Clear Smiles Orthodontics understands it can sometimes be difficult to get children to brush their teeth.  Just like eating vegetables and taking baths, brushing teeth can be something that kids will do anything to avoid.  But being a specialist orthodontist he also recognises that a …


8 Jul
Wisdom teeth

A common assumption made by most people is that wisdom teeth are to blame for crowded teeth. But research has found that the wisdom teeth DO NOT exert enough pressure on the teeth in front of them to cause them to get crooked. So why do wisdom teeth get such a bad rap for causing …


25 Jun
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Food that can ruin your teeth. When it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and white, brushing and flossing are crucial, but the food you eat can also have a big impact on your teeth. Getting a filling or sealant can repair or strengthen your teeth, it’s better (and cheaper) to avoid cavities and stains …


23 Jun
Invisalign

Braces or Invisalign: Which is better? Braces and Invisalign are just two of the many techniques used by orthodontists on the Gold Coast in straightening teeth. Orthodontic appliances give patients straighter teeth, improve the look of their smile, and promote proper function by correcting bite positions. In the hands of an experienced orthodontist, both braces …


16 Jun
Flossing

A common question asked by your dentist or orthodontist is “How often do you floss?” The truth of the matter is while most people strive to brush their teeth twice a day, many people do not floss as much as they should. So why is flossing so important for a beautiful smile? A toothbrush can …


9 Jun

Orthodontics is a complex field and it can help to know some of the most common orthodontic problems that you may have. Besides of obvious improvement to cosmetic appearance, the state of how the teeth bite together is also of major importance. Teeth that do not bite together properly is known as a malocclusion (bad …


Straighter Whiter Teeth

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3 Jun
Teeth whitening

There are very few people in the world who have naturally straight white teeth. As a specialist orthodontic office on the Gold Coast, we are the experts when it comes to straightening teeth using orthodontic appliances such as braces or invisalign and being in the business of creating beautiful smiles, we often get asked about …


Brush Up on Brushing

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26 May
Brushing teeth steps

You would be surprised to know that many people are still unsure about the proper way to brush their teeth. Here are a few tips on brushing to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing your teeth is one of the most effective ways of removing plaque from the exposed tooth surfaces of your …


18 May
Crooked Teeth: A Health Risk

Many people believe that orthodontic treatment is just about making the teeth straight to improve their aesthetic appearance. However, research is now showing the many health benefits from having straight teeth and an aligned bite. Crooked teeth and misaligned bites are hard to keep clean and often lead to more oral disease. Severe oral infection, …


13 May
Crowding

Adults often complain that their bottom teeth are starting to crowd, even if their teeth have been relatively straight for most of their lives. This is also the case with people who have had orthodontic treatment but have not been fully compliant with their retention program and their teeth have started to crowd again. It …


8 May
Straight Teeth = Confidence

Research shows that 91% of people say they feel more confident when their teeth look good. When you get in front of a camera, do you smile confidently showing off those pearly whites? Or do you smile with your lips closed? Or do you avoid the camera completely? Those who have had orthodontic treatment to …


20 Jan

Dr Steven Semaan recognised as one of the most experienced Invisalign Providers in the country. (Gold Coast, Australia) – 20th January 2015. Robina Orthodontist Dr Steven Semaan today announced that he has been awarded Diamond Provider status in recognition of treating more than 200 patients with Invisalign in 2014 – making him one of Australia’s …


22 Dec

Invisalign has become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Many who are considering this method of correcting cosmetic dental issues have many Invisalign questions. While it would be difficult to answer all such queries in one article, below are some of the most common Invisalign questions. What is the Difference Between Invisalign and …


22 Dec

Invisalign invisible braces work to correct some of the most common dental issues by using a series of clear plastic aligners to slowly move the teeth. Invisible braces can correct over bites, under bites, crowding, gaps in teeth and other problems. This article will briefly discuss Invisalign costs. Perhaps you think that Invisalign is a …


22 Dec

Orthodontics and straightening teeth has come a long way in the past decade or so. While many dentist and orthodontists on the Gold Coast still use 1980s technology, we are committed to using the very latest in technology to ensure not only that your orthodontic experience at Clear Smiles is a good one, but your …


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