Associate Professor (Dr) Peter Vaughan is a Newcastle Specialist Orthodontist who has been straightening teeth in the Hunter Valley community for the past 30 years.

A Specialist Orthodontist is someone who has completed a Master’s degree in Orthodontics, and then practices exclusively in orthodontics – attaining a level of experience and expertise that vastly exceeds a general practitioner. A comparison could be the skills of a specialist surgeon, compared to your family GP. They are trained  in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities, to help correctly align teeth, bites and jaws, including straightening teeth.

Associate Professor Peter Vaughan has over 30 years’ experience in his speciality field, and is one of an extremely small group of orthodontists who have earned this title. He also teaches at James Cook University in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Clear aligners are similar to braces in that they move teeth, they can be an alternative to braces however, you do not get the same result.  They are more aesthetic, more comfortable, and can be removed to eat or brush your teeth – all great advantages! You can also take them out for special occasions, and most people do not notice when you’re wearing them. They can be used to treat minor crowding or aligning problems in as little as 9 months however, typically it takes 12-18 months.

Aligners are a popular treatment among adults.  The virtually invisible aligners mean your treatment won’t impact on a your appearance, leaving you with renewed self-confidence that your  aligner appliance isn’t noticeable to others . Aligners are an ideal teeth straightening method for adult patients in client facing employment.    The removable aligners also come with the added benefit that they could be removed for important business presentations or public speaking.

Clear aligners are not suitable for all teeth or, for all crowding problems. The more severe the case, typically the less suitable clear aligners are for solving the problem.  An assessment appointment will determine your eligibility.

Are they expensive?

Here at Live Life Smiling, Associate Professor (Dr) Peter Vaughan is highly vocal about the benefits a straight smile brings – increased confidence and happiness, and healthier teeth. He does not think that straight teeth should be limited to only those who can afford it.

Woman Holding Clear Aligners in Newcastle

Because of this, our fees at Live Life Smiling to have specialist orthodontic treatment is often cheaper than our general dentist counterparts. We know the benefits that treatment can bring, and we want to share these with our Newcastle community. We also offer payment plans , so we can tailor a solution that fits your needs.

Clear aligners are easy to wear, comfortable and result in a natural look.  To find out about our specialist orthodontic services and cosmetic dentistry, you can easily contact us to book an appointment. Our dentists along with our team of dedicated staff  are committed to providing you with quality and personal dental care.   For appointments please call us on (02) 4950 9221.

Please give us a call today on (02) 4950 9221 for a consultation with Associate Professor (Dr) Peter Vaughan to find out whether clear aligners can be suitable for you.