Practice Proper Oral Hygiene for Optimal Orthodontic Results

As your orthodontist in Melbourne, there’s nothing we enjoy more than helping our patients achieve the beautiful smile they deserve. While getting your braces on means that you’re one step closer to achieving your straight smile, it also means that you’ll need to pay extra attention to your oral hygiene during your treatment.

Practicing proper oral hygiene throughout your orthodontic treatment is vital to achieving optimal results. While the areas of your teeth underneath the braces are protected, the exposed parts of your teeth are prone to risk. It is important to take extra special care of the area between your braces and your gums in order to reduce the risk of decalcification. Decalcification is the beginning stages of a cavity, which we should avoid at all costs.

At Reddick Orthodontics we look forward to improving your smile through orthodontic treatment. Please contact the staff at your orthodontist in Melbourne today with any questions you have regarding your current or future treatment.


We are now welcoming patients and parents into our waiting rooms.  There is no need to call us when you arrive.  We are, however, asking that everyone wear face coverings upon entering, regardless of vaccination status.  We continue to take precautions for prevention of spreading COVID-19.  We remain vigilant with our sterilization and disinfection protocols and we will continue taking additional precautionary measures as well.  We still ask that you reschedule your appointments if the patient has been symptomatic in the last ten days or has been recently exposed to someone known to be infected with COVID-19.

 We will continue utilizing only half of our operatories to maintain significant distance between patients.  We ask that all of our patients thoroughly brush their teeth prior to their appointments to limit the use of our toothbrushing area.  As always, we will continue to be committed to giving each of our patients the best possible experience!

Thank you for your understanding!

Dr. Reddick and the Reddick Orthodontics Team