Avenue Dental Caloundra Benefits from New General Dentist with Orthodontic Specialist Training

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Dr. Rachel Glancy recently joined Avenue Dental Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, to offer full orthodontic services as a general dentist.

As a specialist orthodontist in the United States with 17 years of experience, Dr. Glancy engages her patients in their treatment from first visit to last. When patients visit Dr. Glancy, a full orthodontic consultation always starts with a discussion about the patient’s concern but also enlightens them to other issues that can impact oral health and aesthetics.

Straight teeth = straight teeth right?
There are countless orthodontic systems and fast-track options to straighten teeth but some of those options can do more harm than good. Ever thought about the bone and gum tissue those straight teeth have to move within to align? Is there enough healthy gum and bone to support all of that movement? What about a really recessed lower jaw, does straightening teeth alone correct this malocclusion? Could the jaw function and look better if your jaws were more balanced? Thorough treatment that takes into account the teeth and surrounding structures, jaws, and facial aesthetics is best completed by a specialist orthodontist. Only a specialist orthodontist completes a two to three year full time postgraduate training program. Applying this education to thousands of patients and 17yrs of continued education and experience makes Dr Glancy uniquely qualified in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic concerns.

Braces = braces right?
Heard the terms Invisalign, Damon, 6 Months Smiles, Smilefast, lingual, cosmetic and metal brackets? These examples are all different systems, or appliances, used for straightening teeth. What is the difference? There are constant changes and improvements being made in orthodontics but not all systems are created equally. Orthodontic postgraduate education distinguishes an orthodontist as the best person to guide patients in the most appropriate orthodontic systems available to address particular concerns in a timely manner. Although currently working toward the extensive orthodontic registration process in Australia, Dr. Glancy has the training and experience to address orthodontic problems in a comprehensive manner for anyone who strives to benefit from a beautiful smile and healthy bite. She will guide each patient to the best technique and timing for orthodontic corrections for each patient as an individual.

“I believe patient education and involvement is the cornerstone of successful treatment and happy patients. Patients realize their importance in the process when they understand that they are entering into a relationship with a provider that gives them the outline and then engages them in writing their orthodontic story,” Dr. Glancy said.

Just as all orthodontic systems aren’t the same, each person is different and what they’re looking for in orthodontics varies. Dr. Glancy explains the ideal orthodontic treatments and goals, pros and cons but also takes into account individual needs and oral health. For instance, a past patient had, what some would consider, flared front teeth and full lips which could dictate extractions of permanent teeth during braces. However the patient looked like everyone else in their family and didn’t want to change their profile. With no other complicating factors, Dr. Glancy corrected their malocclusion without extractions and the patient was thrilled with their result. Let Dr. Glancy guide you in your personalized, comprehensive orthodontic treatment.

About Us

Dr. Rachel Glancy is a General Dentist in Australia and an Orthodontist and General Dentist in the US. She has 17 years of experience as an US orthodontist and takes extensive continuing professional development courses, most recently attending the American Association of Orthodontists meeting in San Francisco in May, 2015. To schedule your individualized, comprehensive orthodontic consultation, please contact Dr. Rachel Glancy at Avenue Dental Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast on (07) 5491 1111.


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