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Controlled Arch Orthodontic Treatment

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The ControlledArch® Treatment System is the most predictable and rapid form of Orthodontic treatment available without needing to remove any of your natural teeth.

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Our highly qualified dental team has a wealth of experience and knowledge in general, cosmetic, orthodontic, endodontic, surgical and implant dentistry, skilled professionals who are committed to providing the utmost standard of care. You have a choice of six experienced dentists who will look after you at your disposal.

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Our dental service includes a complete dental examination and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between. We promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

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We understand the importance of your teeth both functionally and aesthetically and aim to create beautiful, healthy natural smiles that will last for your life.

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What is Controlled Arch Treatment System?

ControlledArch® Treatment System offers Orthodontic solutions for patients of all ages and all aspirations. From purely cosmetic outcomes to comprehensive Orthodontics, ControlledArch has it covered. ControlledArch Treatment options are designed to work with and not against nature, by simply assisting or reminding the body of the natural genetic intention of your facial development.

This is approached through an understanding that as we go through childhood and become adults, we can often be confronted with environmental and behavioural circumstances that can conspire against the natural and intended growth and development of our face.

Traditional Orthodontics can sometimes require unnecessarily invasive procedures for adolescents and young adults designed to simply deliver the patient straight teeth. This is often done with little or no regard for the impact this methodology can and does have on the overall appearance of the face.

The underlying philosophy of all the ControlledArch techniques is to not just deliver straight teeth but also balanced faces and beautiful smiles.


To all intents and purposes from the outside, our orthodontic treatments look like traditional braces however it is what you can’t see behind the teeth that make all the difference and makes this system so effective and unique.

  • ​​Predictability of tooth movement that stands our system aside from all other techniques.
  • It can work for both adults and children.
  • It usually offers faster treatment times (~30%).
  • It can help in the protection of your jaw joints (TMJ).
  • It develops the jaw first and then moves the teeth to fit the jaw, as opposed to other systems in which the teeth are moved to fit the confines of the arch.
  • We routinely follow the principle not to extract a good tooth.
  • When it is implemented during childhood can prevent a future gummy smile.
  • This system can improve airway function and in some cases, it can be the treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.​
  • In many cases, we can treat jaw asymmetries and rotations.
  • Finally, many conditions that previously required Ortho-Surgery can now be treated using this conservative technique.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best age for orthodontic treatment?

It is usually said that children need to go under orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7, but this question does not have the same answer for every individual. Some conditions, like anterior cross bite, need to be treated regardless of age. For some conditions, it is better to wait until the age of 13. Also, some habits like mouth breathing and tongue thrust need early intervention.

The best age for treatments that affect the jaw growth, is 7 years old until the end of the growth which is between 11 to 13 in girls, and for boys it is between 13 to 15.

Can orthodontic treatment be successful after the age of 18?

Nowadays, age limitations for orthodontic treatments only exist in few cases. Fixed treatments and jaw growth is possible in any age. However, the treatment duration takes longer than usual.

What is serial tooth extraction?

This method was done in the past and is not very popular nowadays; the least harm is that the child would lose 2 of his/her permanent teeth.

Is tooth extraction necessary for orthodontic treatments?

Not only this is not necessary, but also in most cases it harms the chewing system in irreversible ways. Nowadays, we can make room for other teeth by widening the jaw arch.

Can an orthodontic treatment be a substitution for a corrective jaw surgery?

With the latest methods in orthodontics, there is a less need for jaw surgeries. Although in some severe cases, patients may be referred to a maxillofacial surgeon.

What is a gummy smile?

A condition that causes the patient’s gum to be seen while smiling, about two millimeters or more. The main reason is that the upper jaw has grown downward and the upper lip is too short.

Can an orthodontic treatment cause a gummy smile?

In case of a mismanagement, yes, it is possible.

Can a gummy smile be treated without surgery?

In mild cases, a gum surgery or small treatments are sufficient. For more severe cases, orthodontics treatments are necessary, and for even worse cases, a jaw surgery is needed. The important point is that if the problem is diagnosed early, it can be prevented.

Can an orthodontic treatment cause harm to jaw joints?

Although any kind of treatment can affect the joints, mistreatments, especially with tooth extractions, can harm the joints, permanently or temporarily.

One of the biggest advantages of our system is that it concentrates on joint health from the beginning.

Can orthodontic treatments treat jaw joint disorders?

In most cases, yes. However, considering complications in joint disorders and the impact of our neuromuscular system on joint health, not all patients respond the same to treatment.

Can orthodontic treatments cause tooth decay or gum diseases?

Although lack of hygiene during the treatment period can damage the teeth and gums, with proper hygiene this can be prevented.

Can oral habits in childhood cause tooth disorders? Are these habits treatable?

Yes. Especially mouth breathing and placing the tongue between teeth when swallowing.

There are tools and special methods for breaking these habits.

Can the growth of wisdom teeth cause disorders in the anterior teeth?

No. Wisdom teeth can cause problems for other teeth, but it has been proven that they cannot affect the anterior teeth.

An important point is that sometimes, when wisdom teeth are growing, we observe disorders in lower anterior teeth or upper ones. This is a result of jaw growth and is not related to wisdom teeth.

Lower jaw growth continues until age 15 for women and age 22 for men.

How long is the orthodontic treatment?

Although this question has different answers for different patients, most of our treatments take about 1 year to 2 years.

Can an orthodontic treatment treat bruxism and clenching?

In most cases, yes. But because these problems are unknown and complicated, not all patients respond well to the treatments.

What is invisible orthodontics? What are its advantages and disadvantages?

Invisible orthodontics consists of three types of treatments:

1. Invisible aligners like Invisalign:

In patients who have mild orthodontic problems, Invisalign comes in handy. This system consists of some removable aligners that has to be placed on teeth respectively – each for about two weeks, at least 20 hours each day – and they fix the teeth during this period.

2. Ceramic or transparent brackets

The main advantage of this method is that these brackets are transparent and cannot be seen. Their disadvantage is that they are fragile and bigger than metal brackets and they are harder to brush. These brackets are usually only used for upper anterior teeth in adults. But there are no differences in functionality between these and metal brackets.

3. Lingual brackets

Unlike normal brackets, these brackets are placed behind the teeth.

These brackets have 2 important weaknesses: patient’s tongue would not feel comfortable and treatment duration is longer.

After introducing systems like Invisalign, these brackets are less popular.

Is a small upper jaw treatable?

Until recently, the only method for treating a small upper jaw in adults was surgery, bur Dr. Steve Galella invented a method that had a huge impact on orthodontics, and now we are able to guide the upper jaw to its natural growth without any age limit.

What is unique in Controlled Arch System

Using this method, we now are able to:

Forget about the struggle of choosing between pulling out a tooth for orthodontics or not, because we no longer pull out a healthy tooth using this system.

Prevent gummy smile in your children and teenagers, or treat it in adults.

Treat or soothe most headaches and joint pains.

Treat many people with breathing or snoring disorders during sleep.

Treat or correct most jaw rotations without any surgery.

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Why Uplus Dental?

  • Highly qualified and friendly dental team
  • All treatment provided by experienced dentists
  • Ethical, patient-centred care
  • Strict infection control protocols
  • Child Dental Benefit Scheme
  • Accepts government vouchers (including dentures)
  • Affordable treatment without compromising quality
  • Instant HICAPS health rebate claiming
  • All major health funds accepted
  • Easy access from Strathfield Station or parking at the plaza
  • No weekend or public holiday surcharges
  • All emergencies are given Priority
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