Specialist Orthodontics in Townsville at 1300SMILES North Shore!

Improving your smile is a big decision, but also one that will boost your confidence, ensure the proper teeth function, and promote good oral health. At 1300SMILES Dentists North Shore, your local Townsville Orthodontics Specialist Dr Julia Dando is the go to for all your orthodontic treatments.

Whether it’s straightening teeth in secret with Invisalign®, getting help with your new retainers, or you’re exploring braces for your kids, Dr Julia is your expert! Whatever your treatment is, Orthodontics is a big process, that’s why your friendly team at 1300SMILES Dentists North Shore puts you first – so you can expect smooth treatment every step of the way.

Discover your dream smile with Townsville Orthodontics Specialist Dr Julia Dando today!

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Why see us for your orthodontic treatment in Townsville?

Tailored Orthodontic Treatment Plans Expert Treatment By Qualified Orthodontist
To ensure you have the experience you deserve, we will provide you with a personalised treatment plan to best suit your needs. Dr Julia Dando takes the time to understand your needs and is fully committed to providing you with premium care throughout your treatment.
Personal Care From Your Clinical Team Flexible Payment Options for Orthodontic Care
From the initial consultation through to deciding on treatment, your team will discuss your options and answer any questions to ensure you feel comfortable. At 1300SMILES, we also offer a variety of payment options; including Afterpay, ZIP and Humm, and accept all health funds, so you don’t have to stress!

What is Orthodontics?

Kid's Dental X-ray | Specialist Orthodontics at 1300SMILES Dentists North ShoreOrthodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Patients have a wide range of options to help them straighten teeth, fix bad bites and align jaw, typically using fixed or aligner type braces. Dr Julia tailors her treatments plans for you and your needs, so you can rest assured knowing you’re receiving the best orthodontic treatment from an expert Orthodontist in Townsville.

Townsville Orthodontics Care  – Downloads

Explore our comprehensive orthodontic care resources at 1300SMILES Dentists North Shore. Download guides on taking care of braces, brushing with braces, Invisalign, and more to ensure the best orthodontic treatment in Townsville.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

An Orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes postgraduate specialist training in a university to become an expert in “correctly aligning teeth, bites, and jaws”, according to Healthdirect Australia.1 So, if you have an issue like crowded teeth, talk to us about how Dr Julia might be able to straighten your smile! If you’re interested in this type of treatment, reach out to us today about orthodontics for Townsville families and our neighbouring communities.

Do I need a referral to see your Townsville Orthodontist?

No referral needed! You can arrange an orthodontics consultation with Dr Julia whenever it’s convenient for you.

What types of orthodontic treatments are available at 1300SMILES Dentists North Shore?

Townsville Orthodontic Treatments | Invisalign & Braces at 1300SMILES Dentists North ShoreAt 1300SMILES, your suitability will be assessed for a number of different orthodontic treatments when you come in for your appointment. Dr Julia team will answer any questions you have and outline all your treatment options, which might include:

  • braces
  • expanders
  • clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign)
  • growth modification treatments in children.

Does 1300SMILES Dentists North Shore offer orthodontic work for patients of all ages?

Children’s mouths, jaws and teeth continue to develop as they mature. As such, their suitability for specific treatments may differ from what is available for adults.

Children’s first orthodontic evaluations can be as soon as age six or seven. Early Orthodontic Treatment is sometimes recommended between the ages of seven and eleven as it allows the growth of children’s jawbones to be guided while they are still developing.

Orthodontics Australia recommends that all children between the ages of 8 and 10 visit a registered specialist orthodontist for assessment. They also state you should consider a consultation if your child exhibits any of these behaviours:2

  • Early loss of baby teeth (before 5 years old)
  • Your child’s teeth do not meet properly when biting
  • Mouth breathing and/or snoring
  • Crowded front teeth (generally hard to see until they’re about 7 or 8 years old)
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Biting or chewing difficulties
  • Speech impediment
  • If your child’s jaw shifts when they open or close their mouth
  • If your child is older than five years and still sucks a thumb or finger.

Whilst adults may be past their growth phase, there are plenty of adult orthodontic options to help you get your dream smile. Clear aligners like Invisalign are often popular choices for adults, allowing you to straighten your teeth with virtually invisible and removable aligners.

Explore Your Orthodontic Options With Us

If you live in Townsville, Orthodontics has never been more of an option: Dr Julia would be excited to meet with you or your family and chat about treatment options. You can call us directly on (07) 4774 2254, or you can book an appointment online in no time at all through the button below.

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Meet Your Orthodontic Specialist in Townsville: Dr Julia Dando

BDS(Wales), FDSRCS(Edin), MMedSci, MOrthRCS(Eng), MRACDS

Townsville Orthodontics Specialist Dr Julia Dando - Townsville Orthodontist at 1300SMILES Dentists North ShoreMeet Dr Julia Dando, your expert orthodontic specialist at 1300SMILES Dentists North Shore in Townsville. With extensive experience and qualifications, Dr Julia provides top-notch orthodontic care, including Invisalign and braces, to patients of all ages in Townsville.

Dr Julia is originally from the UK and studied dentistry in Cardiff. She initially worked as a General Dentist in Private Practice in Swansea and later as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery within several hospitals in Wales. These jobs gave her wide-ranging dental experience before her postgraduate specialist training in Orthodontics through the University of Sheffield and the Royal College of Surgeons in England.

After moving to Sydney in 2000, Dr Julia started work as an Orthodontist at Westmead Hospital; in this role, she gained a lot of experience working with children and young adults with more complex needs due to medical or behavioural considerations. After a few years, Dr Julia transferred to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, where she became the lead Orthodontist on the cleft lip and palate and craniofacial team.

In addition to her hospital roles, Dr Julia has worked part-time in a private orthodontic practice in Western Sydney since 2005, where she was involved in adopting and applying new digital technologies in orthodontics.

Dr Julia has been an active member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, serving as State Secretary in NSW for several years and is a full member of the Australian Dental Association, Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association and World Federation of Orthodontists.

After visiting regularly since 2018, Dr Julia decided to make the move permanently and is now enjoying the North Queensland lifestyle as a Townsville Orthodontic Specialist at 1300SMILES Dentists North Shore.

She has recently started sailing as part of a regular crew and likes to explore the area in her 4WD and camping. She has a cute mini labradoodle called Bommie, and he loves to walk along the Strand with her every day. She loves watching the Cowboys and supports them wholeheartedly (unless they are playing South Sydney Rabbitohs)!

Dr Julia loves her job and takes great pleasure in watching confidence grow in all her patients as they progress through their treatment. This Townsville orthodontist looks forward to meeting you soon!

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  1. Healthdirect (2023), The role of an orthodontist
  2. Orthodontics Australia (2022), Benefits of Early Treatment
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