Kilmore’s ONLY registered specialist Orthodontist
Dr. Gopal Kataria is pleased to offer specialist orthodontic treatment at Kilmore Dental & Specialist Centre. He is an AHPRA registered orthodontist meaning that he has undertaken postgraduate university specialist training on top of his general dental degree. He is the only specialist orthodontist that you will find practising in Kilmore! He has been with us since the establishment of the practice in 2009 and during that time he has created many wonderful smiles for our community. Specialist orthodontists limit their practice to only orthodontic treatment so that is all he does all day, every day. Only an orthodontist has been specifically trained and is the most qualified and experienced person to treat issues to do with the alignment of teeth and jaws to ensure you, or your child, ends up with a healthy and confident smile.
Your Free Consultation
We are proud to offer a free consultation to see our specialist orthodontist Dr. Kataria. We want you to get the chance to meet with Gopal on a personal level and discuss what you would like to achieve with your smile. Prior to this visit the practice will organise the radiographs that are required to make a thorough orthodontic assessment. These are bulk billed and claimed on Medicare. During this visit Dr Kataria will conduct a thorough examination of the facial structure, the bite, alignment of the teeth, health of the soft tissues, and jaw function. Dr Kataria will also take a series of measurements, and discuss the potential need for orthodontic treatment. Digital photographs of your smile and bite will also be taken. With these records, Dr Kataria will be able to provide a detailed and accurate assessment, as well as a personalised treatment plan.
At a subsequent visit, Dr Kataria will discuss the ideal treatment plan, as well as any alternative options which are available. With the aid of computer software and the records taken at your last visit, Dr Kataria will thoroughly explain your bite problems and the treatment required to correct them. If it is too early for a child to start treatment, we will place them in our continuing care program. Your child will then be reviewed periodically, at no cost, until they are ready to commence treatment.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment
We all know orthodontic treatment leads to a straighter, more beautiful smile, but did you know the health and function of the teeth are also improved? Properly positioned teeth are much easier to clean, thereby making them less susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Correction of the bite can also improve chewing and speech, reduce the risk of trauma to the teeth and gums, and also plays an important role in minimising excessive and uneven wear of the teeth. There are also the positive impacts on confidence and self-esteem that flow through from orthodontic treatment.