Why attend a seminar?

Our Seminars are offered as an alternative to an Initial Consultation. This is a popular and pressure free option – the outcome is exactly the same to that of a Consult!

At the Information Seminar Dr John Flutter looks at each child and provides an indication of:

  • Treatment options
  • Treatment duration
  • Costs involved

This forecast of options is specific to your child’s needs and will help you determine if you would like to proceed, without having outlayed any expense!  The Seminar also acts as an induction to our Practice and treatment methods as well as giving the opportunity for questions with Dr Flutter.  You will receive X-Ray referrals in preparation for the next step.

Before your child can start treatment, they will need to complete the three-step consultation process.

Download our straight teeth don’t grow by accident document to read more.


What can I expect?

This video was made by a Brisbane parent who was exploring the orthodontic options for their child.  We love it and think it shows the process very clearly.

Can't make it to a info seminar?

Can’t make it to a Seminar?  Our friendly staff now offer FREE private consultations!

This is a 30 minute private consult conducted by one of our team members who will run through a presentation about Myobrace Therapy, what causes crooked teeth and the four patterns for straight teeth. One of our Dentists will briefly assess your child’s dental pattern and discuss the treatment options available.

Consults cannot be booked during the school holidays, however we hold our free information seminars regularly throughout.

Is your child a mouth breather or a nose breather?

If your child breathes mostly through the mouth, the tongue will not be resting in the roof of the mouth. This will lead to a small upper jaw set back in the skull. Every time!

Often the mouth breather will have an anterior open bite.

That is: When the back teeth are together and they can push the tongue out between the upper front teeth. This is because the tongue pushes or thrusts forwards on every swallow.

Are the lips together at rest?

If the lips are apart at rest then the tongue is unlikely to rest or function in the palate. You will see a narrow upper jaw and crooked upper front teeth.

Are the muscles in your child’s chin being used in order to bring the lips together?

  • Ask your child to bring the lips together.
  • Place your finger gently on the chin.
  • If you feel the chin hard under your finger the chin muscles are being used.
  • These muscles only work when your child thinks about it.
  • If these muscles are being used your child will have the lips apart all the time.

Muscles in the chin being used to bring the lips lightly together.

Do the lips move when your child swallows when not eating or drinking?

There should be no movement of the lips when your child is swallowing, when not eating or drinking.

  • Light forces are needed to move teeth.
  • The muscles of the lip and tongue apply forces of up to 500 grams.
  • All movement of the lips while swallowing will push the teeth out of a straight line.

Small forces move teeth, lips and tongue push hard!

Does the lower lip rest on or behind the upper front teeth?

If the lower lip rests behind the upper front teeth, then it will be sucked into the mouth to make contact with the tongue on swallowing. Everybody swallows about 2000 times a day.

The more the lower lip is sucked in behind the upper front teeth, the more the top front teeth will be in front of the bottom front teeth. This is the cause of “buck teeth”

The lower lip always sits behind the top front teeth, producing “buck teeth”

  • No two children will have the same muscle patterns.
  • No two children have the same crooked teeth.
  • By looking closely at these patterns it is possible to accurately predict which teeth will be crooked and by how much.