Girl showing her healthy milk teeth at dental office


Some of the more common problems encountered in children are abnormal bites, crowding, impacted teeth, and protrusion of teeth.

If you are concerned with your child’s smile, or your dentist has noticed a problem, it is important that you have an experienced orthodontic assessment.



Age is no barrier to treatment. If you have spent a long time wanting to straighten your teeth, then now is the perfect time to fix your smile.

Adults tend to lean towards dental appliances which are less visible. We offer a number of choices tailored to your desired outcome.

What We Offer

After your initial consultation, Dr. Hopkins will provide you with a range of options. Some of the appliances that may be recommended are listed below. This is not an exclusive list, so if you have a specific appliance in mind please do not hesitate to contact us.


Fixed appliances

Fixed appliances work very well in all situations. We offer the traditional type of fixed appliance that are placed on the outside of your teeth. These can either be in metal or ceramic (our tooth coloured option)


Lingual fixed appliances

When you want the accuracy of a bespoke fixed appliance, but do not want it to be seen, these braces are perfect as they sit on the inside of the teeth.



When someone does not want the fixed appliances on the outside or inside, then an alternative option is a clear plastic aligner called ‘Invisalign’. They straighten teeth very well and are a convenient alternative to fixed braces.



When appropriate, Dr. Hopkins likes to use customised appliances such as Insignia, ‘Incognito’ lingual braces, and ‘Invisalign’ for accurate and predictable results.

Customised fixed braces such as ‘Insignia’ and ‘Incognito’ ensure that a patient's treatment is planned perfectly from the start, and will deliver an amazing final result.

Dr. Hopkins is empathetic towards those patients who are nervous about orthodontic treatment. To make sure your visit is more pleasant, we use a 3D intra-oral scanner to capture images of patent’s teeth. Besides being noninvasive, this also avoids common problems with conventional impressions.

Treatment Enquiries

How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment?
It is often hard to know whether you will need orthodontic treatment. At Oasis Orthodontics, we offer a comprehensive orthodontic assessment and can advise you if further treatment is required. Alternatively, your family dentist or school dentist may refer you if they feel orthodontic intervention would be beneficial.
Are there any foods that I cannot eat with my braces on?
It is best to avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods, as they pose a risk of breaking the appliance and slowing down treatment.
Does orthodontic treatment hurt?
You may experience a slight discomfort for the first 3-5 days of treatment application. Over the counter analgesics like paracetamol/Panadol will certainly help ease the discomfort though.
Why have I been told I need teeth out?
It may be recommended to you as part of your Orthodontic treatment to have some teeth removed. This is usually because your mouth can not accommodate all your teeth, and can be the reason for an uneven smile.
Who is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dentist who has specialised in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Following a full dental assessment, orthodontists can provide a detailed treatment plan to help correctly align and straighten teeth, bites, and jaws.
I had braces as an teenager and my teeth have moved. What can I do?
Often, you can have a new course of treatment to get your teeth back to the way they were - whether this is with braces or Invisalign.
How long will I need to wear braces for?
On average a course of orthodontic treatment can last roughly eighteen months. Sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more.
How many appointments will I need to attend during my treatment?
At Oasis Orthodontics we recommend follow-up appointments every six to eight weeks. This allows us to accurately monitor your treatment.
Are there any complications with orthodontic treatment?
The most common risks of treatment are damage to enamel and gum problems - which are all due to poor dental hygiene (not flossing or brushing teeth correctly).

At your orthodontic assessment, Oasis Orthodontics will assess your oral hygiene and identify any risk factors. This will minimise any complications that may occur during treatment.

Billing Enquiries

How much will my orthodontic treatment cost?
Fees with orthodontic treatment are hugely variable depending on the treatment recommended. To make orthodontic treatment available to all, we offer a variety of payment methods, including payment plans which can spread the cost over the duration of your treatment.

For example, a standard course of fixed appliance treatment can be covered by paying just $75 a week. Private Health Insurance rebates are available depending on your private health cover.
Will Medicare pay towards my orthodontic treatment?
Medicare rebates on orthodontic treatment are not available at this time.
Will my private health insurance cover the cost of orthodontic treatment?
Private health insurance policies vary. It is best to contact your insurer to find out how your cover will work. Outside of your wait period, your private health insurance will usually pay a contribution towards the treatment cost - but there can be a gap to pay.
What happens if we have to move away during our treatment time - will we get our money back?
Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds for treatment costs. We will be happy to recommend and liaise with your new orthodontist regarding your treatment plans and progress.

We’re here to help

You can self-refer yourself to an Orthodontist. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you have any questions about the services offered.