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What is a Health Fund Preferred Provider?

A preferred provider or preferred practitioner in an Orthodontic or Dental practice contractually bound to a Health Fund’s conditions to deliver services at a fixed rate. (Mainly for the increased revenue for shareholders). This rate is then matched by their rebate allowing the health fund to advertise that they have ‘no out of pocket expenses’ or ‘reduced out of pocket expenses’ so long as you see one of their preferred providers. Read more....

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What is the Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?

When you need dental care, it’s crucial to receive treatment from the right professional. Both dentists and orthodontists play a valuable role in keeping your teeth healthy and looking great. It’s important to know the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist and when to seek the services of each. Read more....

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Choosing the Right Orthodontist

Orthodontists help you achieve a healthy, beautiful and functional smile. This involves straightening teeth and moving the jaw into their correct alignment to restore correct biting and chewing function and to improve aesthetics. Read more...

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Early Intervention for Orthodontic Treatment

People often associate orthodontic treatment like braces with teenagers. But there can be huge benefits to having your child examined by an orthodontist to determine whether early intervention (also called phase one treatment) is appropriate for them. Read more....

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Do Braces Hurt?

One of the most common and basic questions that I sincerely get asked by potential patients is “Do braces hurt?” The answer is… No!  Here is what is like to get braces. Read more.....

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Removal Of Teeth

There are many orthodontists out there who are happy to remove teeth. Dr Vaughan however, tries to avoid extractions wherever possible. Read more....

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At What Age Should I Start Orthodontic Treatment?

While most people know that routine dental care should begin during a child’s toddler years, others are unsure when it comes to orthodontic treatment. The ideal age for an orthodontic evaluation is typically between 8 to 10 years. Read more.....