- How much experience does Dr Gullotta have?
Dr Gullotta has owned Gullotta Orthodontics for 30 years and has barely missed a day of work! So rest assured that your smile is in good hands. Dr G is also a Platinum Elite Invisalign Provider, which means he’s an expert in Invisalign treatment.
- Where are you located?
Our practice is located in the Seabank Building on the corner of Short St and Marine Pde in Southport, but our official address is 12-14 Marine Pde, Southport 4214. You’ll see Zippy Café and Coffee on Short out the front of the building.
- How much does treatment cost?
Dr Gullotta likes to offer really reasonable prices for both braces and Invisalign treatment. For braces, you will be looking at $6500-$7500 and for Invisalign $7000-$8500. All prices are case dependent, as everybody’s teeth are different.
- Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We offer payment plans through an interest free company called Denticare. Payment plans are usually 24 months, so it makes paying for treatment a breeze. Give our friendly reception staff a call on 5532 3433 to find out more about Denticare.
- Does treatment hurt?
We won’t beat around the bush. Braces and Invisalign treatment can be uncomfortable at times, especially if you have a wire change or are moving to your next aligner. However, any discomfort is definitely manageable with Panadol or Nurofen and often only lasts a day or so. Plus, it’s all worth it for that dazzling smile at the end!
- Is there any patient parking?
There is an unmetered 2P section out the very front of the building, however there are limited spaces. All other parking is 2P metered. If you don’t want to pay for parking, we suggest leaving early, parking at Australia Fair and walking to the practice.
- How long will my treatment take?
Due to everybody’s mouth being different, it’s near impossible for us to tell you a timeframe unless Dr Gullotta has examined your mouth. The average is usually 18-24 months, so book your initial consultation now on 5532 3433 to find out your estimated treatment time.
- Can I have colours on my braces?
We don’t offer colours for your braces straight away due to the type of brackets that we use. The colours that you see on braces are usually little rubber bands holding the wires in place so they don’t fall out. Dr Gullotta uses advanced technology, with brackets that hold the wire in place themselves, making treatment time shorter.
- What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners (they look like clear retainers) that you wear for 22 hours a day, 7 days a week. To make your teeth move, we put tiny ceramic attachments on the teeth which are much more discreet than bulky braces. One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that you can take your aligners out to eat and brush your teeth. This results in a super comfortable experience. Click here to check out the Invisalign website.
- What are your opening hours?
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 7:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:00am – 1pm
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: Closed.