Straight Smiles is a specialist orthodontic clinic in Melbourne with two convenient locations around the city – Dandenong and Pakenham. The team at Straight Smiles Australia is dedicated to helping patients achieve straight teeth through a range of different treatment options, all delivered with the highest level of specialist orthodontic care.
Treatment options at Straight Smiles Australia include Invisalign aligners and braces. All treatment is delivered in a personal and professional manner and tailored to a patient’s specific orthodontic needs. A free consultation at the start of treatment helps to determine the most appropriate orthodontic appliance for each patient, whether they be a child, teen or adult.
Straight Smiles Australia has a downloadable treatment cost guide on its website which provides patients with information on orthodontic treatment procedures and costs. The guide also outlines the treatment process and what is expected from both the orthodontist and patient during treatment. Also on the practice website is a gallery of patient smiles, showing the difference treatment can make.
Dr Ed Karim
Dr Karim is practicing at Straight Smiles in Pakenham and Dandenong. He has been practicing Dentistry for 12 years and in 2011 was appointed as orthodontic registrar at the Adelaide Dental Hospital and began his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at the University of Adelaide, which he completed in Dec 2013. He excelled in all areas of this extensive, full time training which involved different aspects of contemporary orthodontics including straight wire, tip-edge and self-ligating orthodontics, aesthetic orthodontics (Invisalign, lingual and ceramic brackets), orthognathic and early intervention orthodontics. During his final year of training, he was a Clinical Tutor involved in the teaching and mentoring of dental students. Prior to that, he obtained his Bachelor in health sciences with Honours from the University of Adelaide, in conjunction with clinical tutoring. He lived in Dubai for 4 years where he practiced and taught Dentistry at the Dental School in Sharjah University. In 2006 he obtained his membership for The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
At Straight Smiles, Dr. Karim will design each patient’s smile according to their most aesthetic facial outcome giving each smile its fair share of time and effort. Dr. Karim’s exceptional combination of clinical and academic experience allows him to lead every patient through the guided journey from diagnosis to treatment planning and implementing the essential clinical skills finishing with the most beautiful smile. Coming from his strong belief in professional development, Dr. Karim is eager to attend local and international conferences to keep up with the latest orthodontic techniques with the view to delivering to his patients, the best orthodontic treatment available.