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Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right For You?

Straightening your smile is a big decision, and so is what kind of orthodontic treatment is best for you. Your dentist can help you choose the orthodontic treatment which will work best for you.

Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, can provide orthodontic care to give you a great smile.

Consider that a straight smile will:

  • Enhance your appearance because a straight smile is more eye-catching and appealing
  • Boost your self-esteem because you know you look your best
  • Improve your chewing ability, which aids your digestion and benefits your overall health
  • Improve your oral health, because straight teeth are much easier to keep clean with brushing and flossing

Conventional braces consist of brackets and wires; these are the tried-and-true choice and are often an excellent option for more complex cases. They can be customized to give you a more discreet look. You can choose from:

  • Ceramic braces, with ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires
  • Metal braces, with metal brackets and wires
  • Lingual braces, which are bonded to the back surfaces of your teeth

Invisalign is a plastic dental appliance that straightens your smile. You wear each set of aligners for a couple of weeks and then move on to the next set of aligners helping your teeth gradually and comfortably move into the desired position. This method is completely removable.

You don't have to settle for a crooked smile when your beautiful, straight smile is just a phone call away. Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, can help you achieve an outstanding smile. To find out more about which orthodontic treatment is right for you, call (08) 8271 6233 now!


Crooked or misaligned teeth can prevent you from feeling comfortable showing off your smile in public and can stop you from feeling comfortable in social situations. Invisalign is an easy and effective way to straighten your smile. Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, can determine if you’re an eligible candidate to straighten your smile with Invisalign.

Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign

Invisalign uses a set of clear aligners to straighten your smile in anywhere from nine to fifteen months. The number of aligners you use and the length of treatment will be determined by the severity of your case. The aligners will slowly push your teeth into the proper position to give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. These aligners are clear and are practically invisible on your teeth, giving you a sense of privacy when straightening your smile.

You’ll switch out your aligners every few weeks to continue the treatment and progress with your straightening. You’ll also visit your dentist a few times during your treatment to ensure that you’re progressing as expected and so they can make any adjustments that may be needed. You’ll have to wear your Invisalign aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours a day, only taking them off to brush, floss, eat, and drink. You’ll even wear them while sleeping, making straightening your teeth completely effortless on your part.

Invisalign can also make it easier to brush and floss once treatment is done because your teeth will be easier to clean when they aren’t crooked or overlapped.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Straighten your smile easily today! Contact Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Call today at (08) 8271 6233​.


By Cumberland Dental
December 29, 2021
Tags: Smilefast  

How Smilefast cosmetic orthodontic treatment from your dentist in Cumberland Park, SA, AU, can give you an outstanding smile

Do you want a straight smile, but you don’t want to wait years to achieve it? If so, you are in luck! The revolutionary Smilefast cosmetic orthodontic treatment can give you a straight smile in as little as 6 months!

Dr. Jack Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, AU, provides comprehensive dental care including Smilefast, to give you an outstanding smile.

Smilefast combines all the best aspects of traditional orthodontics with 3D technology. This amazing technology means your dentist can place the brackets and wires perfectly, to give you an outstanding new smile. You can also take a look at what your new smile will look like before your treatment.

So, are you a good Smilefast candidate? Smilefast is an excellent choice if you:

  • Are an adult
  • Want a straight smile
  • Have excellent oral hygiene habits
  • Have crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth
  • Have gaps or uneven spacing between your teeth
  • Have jaw alignment problems like an underbite or overbite

Smilefast offers many amazing benefits like these:

Smilefast is discreet and attractive; the system uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, making Smilefast far less noticeable to others.

Smilefast provides great results; the 3D technology provides exact bracket placement for an excellent outcome in a short amount of time.

Smilefast is quick; placement of the Smilefast brackets and wires only takes about 90 minutes, and you will have a straight smile in 6 to 12 months.

Smilefast is affordable; the treatment completion time is much shorter, which means less expense for you.

You deserve a straight, beautiful smile and with Smilefast, achieving a straight smile is easier than ever before. To find out more about the benefits of Smilefast and the Smilefast process, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Jack Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, AU, at (08) 8271-6233. Call today and get started on your spectacular smile with Smilefast!

By Cumberland Dental
December 20, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces  

It’s never too late to get a perfectly straight smile.

Who says that braces are only for teenagers? Not anymore! In fact, more and more adults are turning to our Cumberland Park, SA, AU, dentists Dr. Jack & Angela Gaffey for braces. Could you be next? If you’re still on the fence about braces, learn more about the benefits of getting orthodontic treatment now.

A Straight Smile

This is the most obvious benefit but one that shouldn’t be forgotten. After all, this is usually the main reason someone chooses to get braces. There are so many different kinds of braces on the market that are designed to help everyone from children to adults, depending on the problems you are facing. The good news is that there is an orthodontic treatment that can get you the results you want. You should consider getting adult braces from our Cumberland Park, SA, AU, family dentists if you are dealing with,

  • Crooked, twisted teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding or overlapping teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Boost Your Self-Esteem

They say when you smile the whole world smiles at you; however, if you are embarrassed by how your smile looks then you may find yourself hiding it. If you are self-conscious, getting braces can help. After all, once you get your braces off any issues you were having regarding your smile will be gone. What you will have left is a beautiful smile that you feel confident showing off.

Reduce Your Risk for Decay

Did you know that teeth that are overlapping or crooked can be more difficult to clean? You may not have realized it but it makes sense. After all, it’s much harder to get into certain areas of your teeth to clean properly if teeth are on top of one another. As you might imagine, this can increase your chances of developing cavities. By getting braces, you can reduce your risk of decay.

Prevent Dental Damage and Injury

Dental misalignments can put a lot of pressure on certain teeth, which over time can cause excessive wear and even lead to fractures or cracks. This can also lead to long-term issues such as TMJ disorder and chronic back and neck pain, but getting braces now could prevent these problems from happening to you in the near future.

Are you ready to get a straighter and more confident smile in the New Year? If so, our Cumberland Park, SA, AU, dentists are here to provide you with the adult braces you need to get that perfect smile. To schedule an orthodontic consultation with us, simply call (08) 8271 6233.

By Cumberland Dental
October 29, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

Avoid the uncomfortable and embarrassing metal braces to straighten your smile by choosing Invisalign in Cumberland Park, South Australia, AU. Dr. Jack Gaffey and his team at Cumberland Dental are ready to renew your smile today.

What is Invisalign?

Straightening your teeth using Invisalign involves using customized, clear aligners that apply gentle pressure to shift your teeth slowly over time. Using a 3D scan of your mouth, Dr. Gaffey ensures the aligners fit securely on your teeth. The aligners are made from a thermoplastic material that's trimmed to match your gum's contours.

How Does the Treatment Work

When you start your treatment with Dr. Gaffey, he will insert a customized set of aligners that you will wear for about two weeks. The doctor will then remove the initial set and insert a new set to get your teeth closer to your desired alignment.

With each new set of aligners, you'll move closer to straighter teeth until your smile is fully renewed. In most cases, you'll receive new aligners every two weeks, and the treatment typically lasts between 12 and 18 months. However, it's not uncommon to start seeing results in a couple of weeks.

You'll need to wear the aligners for most of the day. Fortunately, you can remove the aligners for a few hours each day — which isn't an option for metal braces. Here are some situations where you can take your aligners out without affecting the course of your treatment:

  • Cleaning the aligners
  • Brushing and Flossing
  • Attending meetings or social events
  • Drinking, eating, or a couple of hours of physical activity

Convenient and Comfortable

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign in Cumberland Park, South Australia, AU at Cumberland Dental with Dr. Gaffey is a convenient and comfortable way to permanently straighten your teeth without the inconvenience of traditional metal braces. You don't need to visit the dentist regularly to have wires adjusted or go to the emergency department when the wires break.

Some patients experience light pressure during the first few days of treatment, but it's a minor inconvenience compared to how uncomfortable it is to adjust to metal braces. One final benefit Invisalign offers over metal braces — it cuts the time it takes to straighten your teeth up to 50 percent compared to traditional metal braces.

To learn more about how Invisalign in Cumberland Park, South Australia, AU works and to find out if this popular teeth straightening treatment option is right for you, call Cumberland Dental and Dr. Gaffey at (08) 8271-6233 today.

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