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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
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.

By Cumberland Dental
April 07, 2021
Tags: Smilefast  

Smilefast cosmetic orthodontic treatment from your dentist in Cumberland Park, SA, can give you the spectacular smile you deserve.

Correcting your smile is easier and faster than you think, thanks to the revolutionary cosmetic orthodontic treatment, Smilefast. If you’ve been thinking about a straighter, more attractive smile, then Smilefast is for you. Dr. Jack Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, offers a wide variety of dental services, including Smilefast, to give you the spectacular smile you deserve.

So, what is Smilefast? It’s a revolutionary new way to align your smile quickly and easily. Smilefast combines the best of traditional orthodontic treatment with state-of-the-art 3D technology to provide perfect placement of the brackets and wires, to give you a great outcome.

Smilefast technology also allows you to view what your smile will look like, both before and after your treatment. Smilefast also allows you to view your progress as you go through treatment.

Smilefast has amazing benefits, including:

  • It’s attractive; Smilefast uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, so treatment is much less noticeable to people around you. People will see your beautiful smile and not your braces.
  • Treatment is easy; thanks to advanced technology, the brackets and wires are placed in an optimal way by your general dentist. You don’t have to see an orthodontist.
  • It’s quick; the initial placement of the brackets and wires takes only about 90 minutes, and the average time of completion is 6 to 12 months.
  • It’s affordable; because the treatment completion time is quicker, and it’s performed by your general dentist, not a specialist, treatment is much more affordable than conventional orthodontic alternatives.

Everyone knows a straight smile can boost your confidence, and now you can have your own straight smile quickly thanks to Smilefast.

To find out more about the benefits of Smilefast and the Smilefast process, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, at (08) 8271-6233. Call today and get started on your spectacular smile with Smilefast!

By Cumberland Dental
January 22, 2021
Tags: Braces  

Here’s how to tell whether you or your teen may need braces.

A beautiful smile is one feature that can help to build your confidence and self-esteem, so if you or your child’s smile is crooked or misaligned you may be wondering whether braces are the right option. Our Cumberland Park, SA, dentists Dr. Jack & Angela Gaffey offer braces for patients of all ages to help them create a smile in which they feel completely confident.

You may need braces if,

  • You have teeth that are crowded, twisted, or crooked
  • You have gaps or spaces between teeth
  • You have trouble properly brushing and flossing your teeth because they are crooked or crowded
  • You often bite your tongue or your cheek because of misaligned teeth
  • Your teeth don’t properly close together when at rest or when chewing or biting
  • You develop speech problems due to jaw or dental misalignments
  • You experience clicking or popping noises in your jaw (a sign of misaligned jaws)
  • You experience stressed or aching, tired jaws when chewing or speaking

While it’s certainly easy to tell when something feels off with your smile it may be less obvious with your child. Once your child’s permanent teeth erupt our Cumberland Park SA dental team can get a better idea of whether they may need braces. Some signs that your child may need braces:

  • Permanent teeth that come in crooked or crowded
  • A smile that doesn’t properly fit together when your child bites down
  • Early or late tooth loss (for baby teeth)
  • Your child sucks their thumb, which can cause teeth to protrude
  • Your child is a mouth breather

Should you see a dentist?

It’s a good idea to have your child’s teeth examined by a qualified orthodontist by the age of 7. Early orthodontic interventions can help correct dental issues before they become more serious and lead to further complications. Of course, it’s never too late to get a straight smile. We work with many teens and adults who want to fix everything from gapped or crooked smiles to severely bad bites.

Want a smile that will wow? If you’re interested in getting braces here in Cumberland Park, SA, our dental team can sit down with you to discuss your orthodontic options. Call us at (08) 8271 6233 to schedule a consultation.

By Cumberland Dental
December 23, 2020
Tags: Invisalign  

If a beautiful smile seems impossible to you, think again. At Cumberland Dental, Dr. Jack Gaffey offers discreet Invisalign aligners, the clearly easier way for people just like you to achieve their smile goals. Instead of metal braces, straighten your teeth quickly with Invisalign from your Cumberland Park, SA, dentist.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Most Invisalign patients are teens and adults with mild to moderate smile alignment problems. Poor bite, gaps, overlapping teeth, and more ruin their appearance, self-confidence, and ability to bite and chew properly. And, just like you, they wish to avoid the discomforts and appearance of metal or ceramic braces.

To decide if Invisalign is your best option, see Dr. Jack Gaffey in his Cumberland Dental, SA, office. He'll do a comprehensive oral examination which includes a 3D Invisalign scan. This diagnostic testing determines your candidacy for this innovative orthodontic system and also previews your new smile for you step by step.

Here's how Invisalign treatment works

You'll wear a prescribed sequence of aligner pairs--18 to 30 in all depending on your needs. They are thin, clear, and almost unnoticeable. You wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them to eat, brush and floss or for a special occasion if you wish.

As you advance through your treatment plan, you'll change the aligners to a new pair every two weeks and see Dr. Gaffey at Cumberland Dental every month or so for a progress check. At this visit, you'll receive new aligner pairs.

Along the way, you'll eat healthy foods you always enjoy. Plus, you simply brush, floss, and rinse your aligners and replace them. Oral hygiene is just that easy.

In an average of one year, you'll finish your care plan and have the great-looking, healthy smile you desire. You may wear a retainer to keep that new smile just perfect.

Come see us

At Cumberland Dental, Dr. Jack Gaffey offers Invisalign, today's most successful and discreet orthodontic system. The American Association of Orthodontists says that 20 percent of orthodontic patients are adults. Why not become one of them? Contact our office in Cumberland Park, SA, for more information: (088) 271-6233.



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