Have You Ever Dreamed Of Having Beautiful Straight Teeth?


now is the time! Straight teeth have never been easier, faster or more affordable at star dentistry sydney!

New techniques and material have transformed the field of orthodontics over the past few years. Old style traditional braces are a thing of the past, and Sydney patients can now be treated with self ligating metal orthodontics braces/brackets such as Damon and Speed, Ceramic/Porcelain brackets, and clear aligner therapy such as Invisalign and Clear Correct. These new techniques are making orthodontics faster, more discreet and less painful. If you are a Sydney based patient looking for orthodontic treatment, look no further!

am i too old for braces? 

This is one of the most common questions we get asked, and the answer is no! There is never a bad time to consider teeth straightening, whether using classic orthodontics or Invisalign. Not only will straight teeth look great, they will be easier to clean and therefore your mouth will be healthier. Crooked/crowded teeth put you at risk of gum disease and tooth decay due to increase bacteria build up. At STAR dentistry Sydney, we have patients of all ages in treatment. Some of the most wonderful transformations we have had are on patients in their 60's!

I dont want braces! But I want straight teeth!

Not a problem, we under stand that looking good in Sydney is of the highest importance! Clear aligner orthodontics such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect can correct most malocclusions discreetly and without the need for orthodontic brackets on the teeth. Nearly all of STAR dentistry patients comment that they cannot even notice the aligners after they put them in. If you are looking for a clear aligner dentist in Sydney, give STAR dentistry a call today.

Kids Orthodontics and DentoFacial Orthopaedics

Early interceptive orthodontics

Orthodontics is having a great movement towards looking at the whole face instead of just the teeth. Forward thinking orthodontists and dentists are quickly realising that if we can encourage growth in the jaws at a very young age, that can reduce the need for orthodontic intervention further down the track. These improvements to the childs jaws can also impact their quality of life. By developing the jaws correctly and opening up the airways, we can allowing more oxygen to reach the brain at these crucial years of development reducing issues such as bed wetting, snoring, ADHD and even increasing the IQ of a child in some cases.

When should we bring our child to see you?

The perfect age for us to see your child is 7. This is normally when the adult front teeth and molars have erupted through. This gives us an idea of how much space your childs mouth has, and what skeletal discrepancies there are, before the all important growth spurt begins. We can intercept any growth or development issues to prepare to mouth to fully accept all the teeth, usually preventing the need for teeth extraction. There are certain cases in which tooth extraction may still be necessary.

If my child is younger than 7, what can I do now?

We would still love to see your child, even if they are younger than 7. We can encourage good habits, such as nose breathing and correct tongue posture during swallowing/speech, whilst also helping to break bad habits such as thumb sucking and bottle/pacifiers. Oral myology is a growing field in dentistry and products such as the Myobrace can teach your child good habits from an early age

Book your free consultation today with our team at STAR dentistry Sydney, by calling 02 9518 9803 or clicking the button below to see if this treatment is suitable for you.



Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces. A sequence of almost invisible clear plastic retainers are used to gently, bit by bit, step by step, move your teeth into alignment. Normal treatment usually allows the patient to change their aligners every two weeks for a new set, and the number of aligners is dictated by the severity of your malocclusion. STAR dentistry Sydney are highly experienced invisalign dentists.

Our experienced dentists at STAR dentistry will start the process by taking records of your teeth, and then a digital treatment plan will be created, allowing you to see a video of the movements of your teeth. 

Treatment time varies from case to case, but for minor cases, treatment can take only a few weeks! If you are looking for an Invisalign dentist in Sydney, look no further.

Invisalign is ideal for patients of all ages, so book your free consultation today with our team at STAR dentistry Sydney, by calling 02 9518 9803 or clicking the button below to see if this treatment is suitable for you.


Damon Braces

The Damon System changed the classic orthodontic bracket. In the past, brackets used wings and elastics to keep the metal wire inside, creating friction and limiting movement. Think of driving a car with brakes on! Damon changed the game by creating a metal gate, meaning less friction, and a new way to treat patients. This is called self ligating technology. Arch development (width) is a common benefit of the Damon system and self ligating braces, meaning that smiles are full, wide and healthy. 

Damon works for all patients of all ages. If you are looking for a Damon Braces dentist in Sydney, we are here to help.

Book your free consultation today with our team at STAR dentistry Sydney, by calling 02 9518 9803 or clicking the button below to see if this treatment is suitable for you.


SPEED braces

SPEED Braces, like Damon, are another self ligating technology brace. No elastics = less friction. Instead, SPEED Braces use an energy-storing component called a 'Spring Clip' to straighten teeth. The SPEED Spring Clip works like a computer chip inside your braces and is made of 'Super-Elastic' space age material, that applies  light continuous force to gently move teeth to their correct position. SPEED Braces are the only brackets to contain the 'Super-Elastic' Spring Clip resulting in  greater comfort, fewer appointments and more 'SPEEDy' treatment. At typically 1/3 smaller than traditional braces SPEED braces not only look great, the small footprint results in less food trapping and plaque accumulation, leading to better all round hygiene during your treatment. 

If you are looking for a SPEED braces dentist in Sydney, then give us a call today!

Book your free consultation today with our team at STAR dentistry Sydney, by calling 02 9518 9803 or clicking the button below to see if this treatment is suitable for you.



Fastbraces are a cosmetic alignment system that has a patented triangular design. The design allows for less friction, leading to quicker treatment time, less discomfort and great results. If youa re looking for a Fastbraces dentist is Sydney, then look no further!

Fastbraces ideology is to move the root and crown from day one using a rectangular wire, meaning reduced treatment times for patients. New Fastbraces Clear, a porcelain bracket, leads to a nearly invisible way to create the perfect smile.

Book your free consultation today with our team at STAR dentistry Sydney, by calling 02 9518 9803 or clicking the button below to see if this treatment is suitable for you.

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Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable active aligner appliance to correct minor misaligments in the front 4 teeth, quickly and predictably. The Inman aligner cannot move teeth behind the canines, but many cases can be treated in 6-12 weeks.

This is a popular treatment for minor issues as it is a very cost effective solution for orthodontic relapse. Or for patients that are time poor, have always wanted to straighten their teeth but really don't want to go ahead with full a course of orthodontic braces or Invisalign.

If you are looking for a Inman Aligner dentist is Sydney, we are your number one location!

Book your free consultation today with our team at STAR dentistry Sydney, by calling 02 9518 9803 or clicking the button below to see if this treatment is suitable for you.


What Can I Eat With My Braces?

Eating with braces can be tricky, as anything hard and crunchy can cause the bracket to de-bond. 

If the bracket de-bonds, an emergency appointment is needed to reattach it to the tooth. The brackets and wires can irritate the cheeks and gums, leading to discomfort and pain.

To prevent this happening, you must not bite into anything hard eg) an apple, as it will push the brackets away from the teeth. Do not eat sticky foods like toffee, hard foods like cookies & raw vegetables, or tough meats like beef jerky.

Soft foods such as rice, pasta and sliced bread are fine. And most knife and fork foods are suitable for patients with braces.

Reduce sugar intake, as the extra build up of plaque around brackets can cause decay, and increase your oral hygiene levels to prevent any gum or teeth issues throughout the treatment.

Regular Hygienist visits, and dental checkups, throughout your treatment will help to ensure that your mouth is healthy.

Further Orthodontic Reading .

Orthodontics & dentofacial orthopaedics is a speciality field of dentistry that diagnoses, prevents and corrects malpositioned jaws & teeth. 

Orthodontics has been linked with dentistry as far back as 2000 years ago. Mummified ancients have been found by archeologists with metal bands wrapped around their teeth. 

Malocclusion is estimated to affect around 30% of the population, with the figure rising the in the western world due to soft diets and lack of maxillary development in children.

Dentofacial orthopaedics is the modification of facial growth, and is ideally performed at the childs peak growth stages, 7-12. Craniofacial abnormalities and severe malocclusions can be managed using early intervention functional appliances with auxilliaries such as headgear/facemasks. Sometimes the issue is too severe and orthognathic surgery is required to fix the skeletal imbalance.

Orthodontic treatment with dentofacial orthopaedics is usually a staged process, with phase 1 during the growth phase of the child (7-12), and phase 2 once all of the adult teeth have erupted in the mouth (14+)

Treatment times vary, but 18-24 months is common for a full course of orthodontic treatment, but newer material and techniques have seen a drop in the time needed to complete treatment in a lot of malocclusions.

Functional appliances

Functional appliances stimulate and redirect the development of the jaw in growing children orthodontically and orthopaedically. These are commonly used between the ages of 7-12. Some names of functional appliance are as follows:

  1. MARA
  2. Twin Block
  3. Herbst
  4. Carriere Motion


Once the growth and development of the jaw has been completed, the teeth can be moved into the ideal position. Braces are the most common way of moving teeth, and still offer the most flexibility in terms of 3-d tooth movement and positioning.

Brackets are placed on the teeth in specific positions to create the desired movements, and a wire is threaded through the slots to produce force to move the tooth. Archwires are usually made from Ni-Ti or stainless steel, with each providing different properties.

Tooth coloured ceramic brackets have allowed for a more aesthetic treatment process, and new self ligating brackets with a gate instead of elastics are said to reduce the treatment time.


Maxillary expanders are used to develop the upper jaw and create enough space for the teeth to erupt, or move into. They can be fixed in placed permanently, or removable. The patients turn a key regularly, in order to activate the screw which generates force to expand the jaw bone. Expansion is most successful in young, growing patients. A common form of expander is the Hyrax.

Invisalign (clear aligners)

The increase in patients wanting aesthetic treatments has led to a huge surge in popularity of invisalign and other clear aligner therapies such as clear correct. Moulds are taken of your mouth and the teeth are digitally moved incrementally until they are straight. A clear plastic retainer/aligner is made for each movement, and usually the change to a new aligner is made every 2 weeks. Over time, the teeth are gently moved into position. It is a great alternative to braces, but not suitable for every case.

Adjunctive therapy

A lot of research is being done into therapies that could speed up orthodontic treatment. Vibrations and bone stimulation surgery are showing positive results

Post treatment

Retention is key, without retainers, teeth will move back to their original position. Fixed retainers are wires positioned behind the teeth permanently, and removable retainers can be clear plastic (essix) or a plate (hawley). Functional appliance retainers are also needed to hold the jaw in the correct position and prevent relapse after phase 1 treatment.