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Dr Chang and his friends from the healthcare industry will enrich your mind and take you on the journey of transforming smiles and the impact this has on lives.

Giving Sydney Great Smiles Smiles & Faces Orthodontics Team

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Dr Chang and his friends from the healthcare industry will enrich your mind and take you on the journey of transforming smiles and the impact this has on lives.

    Nailbiting, thumbsucking and Prolonged Dummy use

    Nailbiting, thumbsucking and Prolonged Dummy use

    Nailbiting or Thumbsucking will affect the shape of teeth, jaws or one's smile. Prolonged dummy use in toddlers is another example. Dr Andrew Chang and Dr Diane Tay discuss and outline for parents of kids and teens simple remedies they can use at home to help break these habits. 

    They also chat about how Nailbiting, Thumbsucking or prolonged dummy use can affect teeth or jaw shape and one's smile.

    • 22 min
    Anterior Open Bites: A dentist podcast conversation between Dr Chang and Dr Tay

    Anterior Open Bites: A dentist podcast conversation between Dr Chang and Dr Tay

    This conversation is for dentists who have child, teen or adult patients with anterior open bites. Questions that are discussed are: Have you wondered how the age of your patients can affect the simpleness or complex-ness of orthodontic treatment methods? Do you wonder if referring them when they are a child, a teen or an adult makes a difference to their smile outcomes, cost and duration of treatment?
    This podcast provides a basis to increase your understanding .
    through identifying:

    • 26 min
    Supernumeries- Identifying them and managing unerupted supernumeraries in the front maxilla

    Supernumeries- Identifying them and managing unerupted supernumeraries in the front maxilla

    How considerations and the management plan differ in children, teenagers and adults. A podcast between orthodontist Dr Andrew Chang and pediatric dentist Dr Diane Tay that covers the issues in detail.  Go to https://greatsydneysmiles.com.au/blog/extra-teeth/ to access the Full Transcript.

    • 29 min
    Identifying and Treating Impacted Canines

    Identifying and Treating Impacted Canines

    Dr Diane Tay and specialist orthodontist Dr Andrew Chang discuss an interesting topic for dentists on impacted canines in children and early teens.

    0:34 There can be a number of implications if impacted canines are not picked up early. Main causes of impacted canines include crowding and genetics.

    2:17 A simple definition of an impacted canine is a canine not sitting in the right position and becoming 'stuck'. Affecting the eruption path. If an OPG is taken and there appears to be overlapping...

    • 26 min
    Stuck "Fang" or Canine Teeth.

    Stuck "Fang" or Canine Teeth.

    In this podcast for parents of children and teenagers, kids dentist Dr Diane Tay and orthodontist Dr Andrew Chang talk about Stuck "Fang" or Canine Teeth. How parents can identify them, Problems they cause and how seeing an Orthodontist from 7-9 years old helps. Highlights are:
    0:53: How to identify if your child has a stuck "fang" tooth, and why it is important to be detected early.
    2:20: Canines erupt normally between 10-12 years old and canines that are delayed erupt later......

    • 14 min
    Ectopic (abnormal) erupting adult 1st molars- why seeing an orthodontist by 7-9 years old is recommended.

    Ectopic (abnormal) erupting adult 1st molars- why seeing an orthodontist by 7-9 years old is recommended.

    If you are a parent of children, an orthodontic assessment for children from the age of 7-9 years can help detect and manage early crowding problems before they become more severe and difficult to treat. The topic of abnormally erupting adult 1st molars is one example of this. Below is a podcast for dentists on this topic. We welcome back kids dentist Dr Diane Tay where orthodontist Dr Andrew Chang and her discuss the topic of abnormally positioned adult 1st molars.

    • 28 min

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