Creating Great Smiles For Life
Dr Curtain is an orthodontist registered as a Specialist with the Dental Board of Australia. He has practised Orthodontics exclusively for many years, initially in Collins Street Melbourne and in more recent years in Burke Road, Camberwell.
Over that period of time he has also taught the post-graduate orthodontic students at the University of Melbourne.
Our philosophy is one of achieving excellence in treatment results while providing very personalised care.
All patients are treated by Dr Curtain himself at each visit. Sufficient time is set aside for every appointment so treatment is never rushed and is completed most efficiently, with every effort being made to run to time and not keep patients and parents waiting.
The privacy of patients is respected at all times as all treatment is carried out in a single-chair surgery rather than in an open-plan multiple chair office.
Dr Curtain enjoys treating patients of all ages and has had, over many years, extensive experience attending to the orthodontic needs of children, teenagers and adults.
Children are often first seen at about 8 years of age. Early consultation at a young age is recommended so that any developing problems can be diagnosed and attended to, thereby making later treatment simpler or perhaps not even necessary.
Teenagers sometimes need to wear braces (mini, metal, clear, colors are all available) and then retainers for a while to hold the alignment achieved.
Adults attend our practice for various reasons:
*Often because they did not have the opportunity to have treatment when younger
*Some may follow their children in for treatment, having seen the results of their treatment
*Some require orthodontic treatment as part of an overall plan, often involving other areas of dentistry e.g. crowns, implants or jaw surgery
*Some are seeking cosmetic changes
All treatment modalities and various forms of appliances (including sequential plastic aligners) are available.
A personalised treatment plan will be discussed with an indication of costs given (payment plans are offered and can be tailored to work in with insurance plans).