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Fixing the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms.

We all want a nice smile. It’s a confidence booster when we are happy with our teeth and can smile without worrying about how our teeth look. What most people don’t realise is that achieving and maintaining that lovely smile isn’t just about the teeth… there are many factors which contribute to a great smile including bone and tooth growth, breathing patterns and muscular function.  If just one of those aspects is addressed but not the others, then there is a higher likelihood ...

April 26, 2020

What is Best Way to Straighten Teeth?

This is a question that we get asked all the time! So who better to ask than Dr. Nic Anderson?! “Over the years we have used all the different approaches to straightening and aligning teeth.  The treatment options we offer a patient depend on the severity of the situation, the patient’s age and the patient’s primary concerns.  The most common treatment we recommend is to use removable orthodontic plates to first develop the shape of the jaws as this makes room for all the adult t...

April 26, 2020

What is CEREC?

CEREC, also known as CERamic REConstruction, uses Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology alongside an advanced camera to create exact 3D models of your teeth. These digital 3D models are used to develop precisely sized porcelain fillings or crowns by measuring the depth of the crater in the tooth. Alpers was the first dental practice in Australasia to use this technique and have now perfected this technique for over the past 15 years to create the best-fitting fi...

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