Smiles & Faces Orthodontics

Sinopsis

This Is a radio show dedicated to engaging, connecting, laughing and uplifting the lives of our customers. Yes, we also create beautiful & healthy smiles through braces and invisible braces/ Invisalign teeth straightening, but it is also about the human connection.

Episodios

  • Good brushing and diet habits start young

    Good brushing and diet habits start young

    16/04/2020 Duración: 23min

    In this podcast for parents of school age children, Dr Diane Tay and Dr Chang outline common myths about certain foods and teeth health, & how to encourage children to drink more water. Examples are outlined of ways parents can make the school lunches a healthier choice for teeth. Tips on brushing effectively and recommendations on toothpaste are also provided. This is an episode all parents will find useful to listen.

  • Infraoccluded Primary Molars: the sunken baby molar tooth

    Infraoccluded Primary Molars: the "sunken" baby molar tooth

    23/02/2020 Duración: 21min

    Sunken Baby Teeth can be a problem in growing children. This is because they can continue to sink, and cause the adjacent teeth to collapse into this area. This can make its removal and future orthodontic treatment more difficult. In this podcast for dentists, Dr Diane Tay and Dr Chang have a conversation about these infraoccluded baby molars, its causes, and when should a dentist intervene as well as outlining some management solutions. Parents whom have a child with this condition would also benefit from listening in to find out more.

  • Nailbiting, thumbsucking and Prolonged Dummy use

    Nailbiting, thumbsucking and Prolonged Dummy use

    14/01/2020 Duración: 22min

    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.

  • 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

    14/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Dr Andrew Chang Orthodontist at Smiles & Faces Orthodontics and Dr Diane Tay of Inner West Pediatric Dentistry return in 2020 to chat about anterior open bites. 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? While every patient is an individual, and managed as such, this podcast outlines the answers to the above questions. It provides a basis to increase your understanding through identifying: Different causes of anterior open bites. Early treatment in children is focused on addressing causes ie: habits and skeletal discrepancies. When to treat: start early or start late? And when to tell if face growth is complete. Treatment methods for anterior ope

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

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

    17/11/2019 Duración: 29min

    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.   Dr.Andrew Chang: 00:04 Diane, welcome, it's nice to have you back on our podcast. Dr. Diane Tay: 00:08 Hi Andrew. Very good to chat to you again. As always. Dr.Andrew Chang: 00:12 Well, what we'd like to talk to our audience of dentists today and if there is any interested parents out there as well, but mainly for dentists. The topic of supernumeraries or what we call,extra teeth types. And we were going to focus on the area of the upper front maxilla, the upper front teeth region. So maybe Diane, if you could provide our audience an outline of the different classifications or types of uninterrupted supernumeraries that we're going to talk about. Dr. Diane Tay: 00:50 Yeah, absolutely Andrew, thank you. And yes, you are right for the benefit of the audiences. We know there's many different types of supernum

  • Identifying and Treating Impacted Canines

    Identifying and Treating Impacted Canines

    09/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    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. 3:00 Clinical signs to consider include, average age (9-10yrs), feeling of canines, OPG results, flaring of canines, crowding, lateral spacing, assymetrical exfoliation, positions of teeth appropriate for age and a primary canine still present. Aim is to normalise path of eruption. 11:52 Depending on severity of case early interceptive is a way to present surgery and lead to spontaneous eruption. Age has a big impact on successful results. 13:40 Best age to intervene is between 7-9 years. Start with an orthodontic asses

  • Stuck Fang or Canine Teeth.

    Stuck "Fang" or Canine Teeth.

    01/10/2019 Duración: 14min

    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. 2:45: Delays in loss of baby canine teeth falling out or signs of overlapping teeth can lead to stuck fang teeth. 3:55: Stuck fang teeth usually do not have any pain but are difficult to brush. Bleeding gums are also common. 5:30: Other signs of a stuck fang tooth are where an adult canine tooth has erupted and the baby canine tooth on the other side is still present for a very long time. 6:00: What are the problems with stuck adult canine teeth? Stuck canine teeth can eat into adjacent teeth and permanently damage them, as well as caus

  • Ectopic (abnormal) erupting adult 1st molars

    Ectopic (abnormal) erupting adult 1st molars

    09/09/2019 Duración: 28min

    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, and where this problem can worsen with time.  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. This can often be seen in 7-9 year old children where an adult molar is taking a very long time to come down. Highlights include: 0.50: How can dentists identify an ectopic permanent 1st molar? 3:00: Is the dentition (developing teeth and their eruption) appropriate for the age? Consider the general timing of eruption patterns and symmetry. 4:26: What are the causes of Ectopic adult 1st molars? Most are mesioangular and usually they are upper teeth.Typical clinical presentation is described and almost

  • Space Maintainers- Part 2

    Space Maintainers- Part 2

    18/08/2019 Duración: 27min

    In this 2nd part series, we talk further about how are space maintainers placed, cements used, chairside techniques to which space maintainers are made, when should they be placed, and why dentists play a very important role in early identification of the need for a space maintainer. We also talk about what severe space loss can do to the underlying adult teeth, ectopically erupting deciduous 2nd molars, space regaining techniques, and troubleshooting the most common space maintainer issues.  Highlights are: 1:15: How are space maintainers placed? 2:20: What cements are used to seat space maintainers and how to incorporate this as a fissure sealant? 4:40: Dr Tay shares thoughts on whether impressions are needed for space maintainer. 5:20: Dr Chang shares 2 different methods by which space maintainers are made. 7:45: How soon should a space maintainer be placed after a baby tooth is removed? Why it should be soon after otherwise space regaining techniques would be needed over just regular space maintenance. 10

  • Space Maintainers- Part 1

    Space Maintainers- Part 1

    15/06/2019 Duración: 23min

    In this 1st part podcast, pediatric dentist Dr Diane Tay and orthodontist Dr Andrew Chang talk about space maintainers in children. When are space maintainers placed? Types of Space maintainers? Highlights are: 1:30- Are space maintainers always required when a baby tooth is removed? 2:50- Why the age of the child is important when determining the space maintainer management plan. 3:40- Distal shoe space maintainers. Dr Tay and Dr Chang share their thoughts on this and discuss alternate options to manage this. 7:00- Dr Tay shares what considerations to look out for when placing a space maintainer. 9:38: Dr Chang shares his thoughts on when to place a space maintainer and his preferred design. 12:00- Does a space maintainer need to be placed when a 1st primary molar has been removed? 14:55- What types of space maintainers to place if the 1st permanent molar is partly erupted and the 2nd primary molar has been lost? 17:00- Dr Chang shares his thoughts on other indications of space maintainers and timing for pla

  • My child has lost a baby tooth early. Is this a problem?

    My child has lost a baby tooth early. Is this a problem?

    26/05/2019 Duración: 16min

    Some highlights are: 1:00: What are some causes of a baby tooth to be lost early? 3:47: What are signs parents can look out for that suggest a baby tooth has been lost early?  4:50: Other causes of losing a baby tooth early 6:45: What are the side effects when a baby tooth is lost early. 7:10: How future orthodontic treatment can be made more complex from a baby tooth lost early, with increased risk of cost, surgery and prolonged treatment times. 10:50: Why spacers (space maintainers) can help. 11:20: Spacers are comfortable, with minimal effects on speech and easy to keep clean. 13:50: How long does a spacer stay in for?

  • Early signs of crowded teeth in a child

    Early signs of crowded teeth in a child

    05/05/2019 Duración: 15min

    Excerpts from this PODCAST between orthodontist Dr Andrew Chang and pediatric dentist Dr Diane Tay are: 2:00- Well positioned baby teeth or crowded baby teeth are a concern. 3:00- Adult front teeth erupting behind baby teeth are a sign of crowded adult teeth. 3:50- Baby teeth nice and straight in a 4-6 year old are a sign of crowded adult teeth in future. There should be gaps between the baby front teeth. 4:50- Does removing baby teeth when baby teeth are crowded help to allow adult front teeth to erupt? 5:40- Crowded baby teeth in a 6 yr old is managed differently from a 10 yr old. 7:20- Does removing baby teeth early or late affect how the adult tooth comes through? 8:00- For front teeth, some improvement can be expected but it would not come into alignment. 8:40- In a 10-12 yr old, when you see double rows of baby and  adult teeth, removing back baby teeth would help with the adult teeth erupting. 9:40- For front teeth, removing a baby front tooth early often "robs Peter to pay Paul" later. 10:40- For shar

  • Crowded teeth in middle aged adults- Causes, Treatment and Options

    Crowded teeth in middle aged adults- Causes, Treatment and Options

    17/03/2019 Duración: 15min

    Dr Chang, orthodontist at Smiles & Faces Orthodontics Blacktown  does a deep dive with Dr Tang, periodontist at Blacktown Specialist Dental into causes, treatment and options for middle aged adults with crooked teeth. Some highlights are: 1:24: What is gum disease? 2:11: What untreated gum disease can lead to and why gum treatment before starting orthodontics is important. 3:56: Does gum disease affect 1 tooth, a few teeth or most teeth? 5:01: Why gum disease is best treated early? 5:31: Dr Chang shares a personal story on why teeth are important during the middle aged years. 6:56: Can brushing teeth well prevent gum disease? 7:26: Why severe gum disease is best treated with your periodontist or general dentist. 9:31: If I have gum disease and crooked teeth, how soon can I have my teeth straightened?  11:01: Role of smoking in gum treatment and response to gum treatment. 12:26: What are the teeth straightening options for adults with crooked teeth and a past history of gum problems? 13:26: Why periodontis

  • Kids with Special needs Needing Dental Treatment or Orthodontics

    Kids with Special needs Needing Dental Treatment or Orthodontics

    17/02/2019 Duración: 18min

    Kids with Special needs Needing Dental Treatment or Orthodontics Notable excerpts from this podcast are at: 3:02- What pediatric or kids dentists do first when seeing kids with special needs? 4:22- What options are available for anxious kids requiring dental treatment? 8:02- What orthodontists can do for children with special needs and whom can benefit from orthodontic treatment? 9:42- The 3 goals that guide our orthodontic treatment planning and decisions. 10:12- Why the best treatment solution is often in collaboration with parents. 10:32- Orthodontic treatment options for children with special needs. 14:17- Best solutions arise from helping parents to make a guided informed decision in collaboration with the parent, doctor and the child. For links to other podcasts, check out our iTunes channel and leave us a review there.

  • Overbites- when is the right time to see an orthodontist?

    Overbites- when is the right time to see an orthodontist?

    08/02/2019 Duración: 18min

    This episode was recorded in early January 2019 but due to commitments, released in early Feb 2019. The aim is to bring awareness to parents of overbites and what may happen if overbites remain uncorrected. See below for contents to scroll to the podcast section topic that may interest you. 1:00: How can a parent know their child has a large overbite? 2:20: What are the problems that an overbite can cause? 3:00: What habits can cause an overbite? 4:45: Why overbites rarely self-correct? 5:25: When is the right time to correct an overbite? 5:55-8:10: What strategies can parents do to address habits that cause an overbite to worsen? 8:20: Positive reinforcement works better when addressing finger and thumbsucking habits. 9:25: Teeth injuries can be one of the greatest long term problems caused by an overbite. 11:25: Orthodontic treatment options to manage an overbite. 13:00: Orthodontic treatment success depends on cause of the overbite. 13:40: Treatment complexity may increase with age, so timing of treatment

  • Soft and Weak Enamel Teeth in children- what can be done about it?

    Soft and Weak Enamel Teeth in children- what can be done about it?

    16/12/2018 Duración: 16min

    We would like to welcome back kids dentist, Dr Diane Tay, where I chat with her about soft or weak enamel in children. In some children, as the adult teeth come through the gums, they have visible white and or brown spots on the teeth. These teeth can be sensitive and can break down very quickly over a course of 6 months. Highlights of our talk are as follows: 3:15: Which teeth are usually affected? 4:00: What is the problem with soft/ weak enamel teeth? 4:25: Why early identifying these teeth soon is important, and why the back molars are much more badly affected. 7:25: Problems trying to fix these soft/ weak enamel teeth. 8:55: Why they usually affect the 1st molars much more than the other molars. 9:30: Why involving an orthodontist is beneficial to allow optimum planning to keep as many sound and healthy teeth. 11:40: Good brushing and avoiding sweet sticky foods and fizzy drinks would help maintain the health of these teeth. 13:50: What causes this? can this be prevented? Why early detection and seeing a

  • Wisdom Teeth- An interview with an oral surgeon, Dr Sami Haddad

    Wisdom Teeth- An interview with an oral surgeon, Dr Sami Haddad

    02/12/2018 Duración: 18min

    Other topics covered are: Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed? Is it better removing wisdom teeth sooner or later?  Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?  For those of you considering orthodontic treatment, I also cover should wisdom teeth be removed before, during or after braces. What is the difference between seeing a dentist or an oral surgeon to remove wisdom teeth.  For more information about orthodontic treatment, braces, Invisalign or hidden braces, visit Smiles & Faces Orthodontics here.  

  • What is the right age to start Orthodontic Treatment Or To see a Kids Dentist?

    What is the right age to start Orthodontic Treatment Or To see a Kids Dentist?

    27/10/2018 Duración: 32min

    In this episode, topics covered are: What is an orthodontist? What is a kids or pediatric dentist? What is the right age to see an orthodontist? What is the right age to see a kids dentist. Dr Chang chats about some of the teeth and bites that parents see which can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Some myths about orthodontics are discussed, as well as what can happen if teeth and bite issues are seen late. Dr Chang is an orthodontist who practices in private practice in Blacktown, in western Sydney. For more information, visit www.greatsydneysmiles.com.au They also chat about what happens if a baby tooth has been lost a while and the adult tooth has not come through yet. Should a parent be worried about this? Dr Diane Tay is a specialist pediatric dentist who practices in private practice in Parramatta and St Peters in Sydney. For more information, visit www.drdianetay.com.au In this episode, she also chats about some common teeth issues she sees in kids including chalky teeth and teeth decay.  

  • Meeting With Dr Teck Tang Part 2

    Meeting With Dr Teck Tang Part 2

    22/03/2017 Duración: 13min

    Dr Andrew Chang interviews Dr Teck Tang, of the Specialist Dental Centre, Sydney. He is a well regarded specialist gum dentist, an expert in the field of maintaining healthy gums. In this Part 2, what's covered are: Waterpiks, a high speed water irrigator, a useful accessory for teeth cleaning. How our diet can play a positive role. Snacking, juice and soft drinks are discussed. How a simple modification about how we consume soft drinks / fruit juice can minimize harmful effects on teeth. Why one should not brush their teeth immediately after drinking soft drinks. What are some signs of unhealthy gums? What do bleeding gums in orthodontic treatment mean? Why focusing on cleaning the lower front teeth is so important when wearing braces? Why regularly seeing your dentist during orthodontic treatment is so important in maintaining healthy gums. Puffy or inflamed gums can make treatment time longer. To discover how to achieve your beautiful smile, visit us at Smiles & Faces Orthodontics. We also offer comp

  • Meeting with Dr Teck Tang Part 1

    Meeting with Dr Teck Tang Part 1

    22/03/2017 Duración: 11min

    Dr Andrew Chang interviews Dr Teck Tang, of the Specialist Dental Centre, Sydney. He is a well regarded specialist gum dentist, an expert in the field of maintaining healthy gums. What's covered in Part 1 are: Which is better? A manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush during orthodontic and Invisalign treatment? What type of electric toothbrush should I consider getting? Why a soft bristled toothbrush and small toothbrush head size is important. How often should a toothbrush be changed? Does the tooth paste type make a difference? Whitening, Fluoride, Charcoal toothpastes and toothpastes for sensitive teeth are covered. Why herbal toothpastes are not suitable. Why other brushes should be used in addition to your toothbrush like piksters and superfloss, when you are having braces.  To discover how to achieve your beautiful smile, visit us at Smiles & Faces Orthodontics. We also offer complimentary orthodontic and Invisalign consultations and are based in Sydney, Australia. Call us at 02-8814 9941

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