When should my child see Dr De Angelis?

The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends children get assessed from 7 years of age (7 - 10 years).

Our view is that seeing us for an assessment at an early age is a good idea. It means we can either rule out the need for early treatment, or if there are any problems present, we can talk you through the best course of action to put you and your child’s minds at ease.

Early orthodontic intervention can also save money down the track, reducing the need for more expensive treatment in later life. An initial consultation with Dr De Angelis can cost as little as $75 and up to $175 if your child requires X-rays or scans.

This fee is taken off the cost of your retention at the end of treatment.

If you have private health insurance, you might be able to claim some of the cost of your initial consult, depending on your level of cover.

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Who is TOC?
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We are a family run orthodontic practice based in three Adelaide locations - Modbury, St Peters and West Lakes.TOC is led by Dr Daniel De Angelis, an accredited South Australian Specialist Orthodontist with 20 years experience in dentistry and orthodontics. He has treated nearly 10,000 patients of all ages throughout his career.Dr De Angelis is supported by a professional and caring team of qualified Clinicians, Clinical Assistants, Treatment Coordinators and Reception staff.Learn more about us here in our blog post
What is a Specialist Orthodontist?
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A Specialist Orthodontist is an expert in straightening teeth, correcting bites and aligning jaws.Dr Daniel De Angelis first studied to become a Dentist at the University of Adelaide (Bachelor of Dental Surgery as well as completing a Bachelor of Science). He then studied for an additional 3 years to specialise in orthodontics. This specialised training is why he is known as a Specialist Orthodontist.A Specialist Orthodontist focuses on correcting the bite and alignment of the teeth and jaws. This is done using appliances such as braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign.Orthodontics is about more than just having a straight smile though. It can improve tooth health, breathing, chewing, speaking difficulties and contribute to your overall health and wellbeing.
How qualified is Dr De Angelis?
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Dr De Angelis is an accredited South Australian Specialist Orthodontist based in Adelaide. After completing a general dental degree at the University of Adelaide, he undertook a further three more years of study at the University of Adelaide to become a Specialist Orthodontist, achieving a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics).Dr De Angelis is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only to a nominated dentist who must pass a rigorous, peer review process.Dr De Angelis is also a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Society of Orthodontists and has treated close to 10,000 patients throughout his 20 year career.Dr De Angelis was one of the first providers of Invisalign in Australia. He began using Invisalign treatment with his patients in 2002 and is a Platinum Invisalign provider. That's 18 years worth of experience using Invisalign clear aligner technology for simple and the most complex of orthodontic cases.If you'd like to learn more about Dr De Angelis click here.
Do I need a referral to see Dr De Angelis?
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No. You don’t need a referral from a dentist to see an orthodontist or to make an appointment with us.Call us on 133 862 to make an appointment or book online now!
Should I see the dentist before seeing Dr De Angelis?
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Whilst you don’t need a referral from your dentist, Dr De Angelis likes his patients to see their dentists regularly for a check-up and clean. We encourage our patients to maintain their general dental care. Our existing patients are rewarded with a movie voucher if they see their dentists every six months for a check up and clean.
Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?
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Not at all! We treat patients of all ages, from young children to adults in their 50s and 60s. Whilst there may be some limitations to orthodontic treatment the older a person is, we believe you're never too old to make positive changes to your health and wellbeing. Having a malocclusion (a problem with your bite) can have quite a few negative impacts on your oral health and wellbeing including excessive tooth wear, jaw joint pain, gum recession and even headaches. So correcting a malocclusion can have many positive benefits for people of all ages.
Where are you located?
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We have three Adelaide clinics located in Modbury, St Peters and West Lakes.Modbury 31-33 Smart Road Modbury SA 5092St Peters 50 Stephen Terrace St Peters SA 5069West Lakes 151 Brebner Drive West Lakes SA 5021
Are you an accredited practice?
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We are a fully accredited practice.What does this actually mean?Accreditation is independent recognition that an organisation meets the requirements of governing industry standards.Health and community organisations are recognised for their commitment to best practice, quality, systems and processes and continuous improvement.Being QIP accredited means patients can be confident that we are committed to providing safe and quality service provision.

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