Aesthetic & functional orthodontic treatments.

Wollongong’s Specialist in Orthodontics

Welcome to Contemporary Smiles Orthodontics department, where under the expert care of Dr. Michael Kozman, we can now offer what we believe to be the most exceptional orthodontic treatments in Wollongong and The Illawarra.

With a deep passion for orthodontics and extensive expertise in this field of expertise, Dr. Kozman and his dedicated team are committed to transforming smiles and enhancing oral health for patients of all ages. Using the latest orthodontic technologies, combined with a patient-centric approach, we can provide you with the ultimate in personalised treatment options, including traditional braces and clear aligners, to achieve outstanding results. Trust Contemporary Smiles and Dr. Michael Kozman to guide you towards a beautifully aligned and confident smile.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialised field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. It involves the correction of misaligned teeth, improper bites, and jaw alignment issues, helping patients achieve optimal dental health, functionality, and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Orthodontic treatments may involve the use of various techniques, such as braces, clear aligners, retainers, and other appliances, which work by applying gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. Beyond the cosmetic benefits, orthodontics also plays a crucial role in improving overall oral health by facilitating proper oral hygiene practices, reducing the risk of dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw disorders.

At Contemporary Smiles, we understand the importance of orthodontics in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile, and this is why we are dedicated to providing the most exceptional orthodontic care in The Illawarra, tailored to the unique needs of each of our patients.

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“Michael began his journey as a pharmacist in 2012, after which he began his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Carins, Queensland. Since graduating in 2017, he has had a deep passion in orthodontic treatment, and has broadened his scope with the aid of a postgraduate diploma in digital orthodontics, as well as in the field of early intervention in younger children. Today, he has become more focused on perfecting his techniques, and keeping up with the latest publications regarding the best time for early interceptive orthodontic treatment for children, as well as on the best ways to treat adult patients. He is well experienced in using clear aligners, such as Invisalign and Spark, as well as in traditional fixed braces, such as Damon.”
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Orthodontics Consultation

The first stage of the Contemporary Smiles treatment process is the Consultation with Dr. Kozman, where we prioritise understanding your unique orthodontic needs and goals.

Orthodontics Consultation

Contemporary Smiles is committed to supporting you throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the completion of your orthodontic treatment, leaving you with a radiant smile that enhances your confidence and oral health.

Orthodontics: The Treatment Process

1: Consultation with Dr Michael Kozman:

The first stage of the Contemporary Smiles treatment process is a consultation with Dr. Kozman, where we prioritise understanding your unique orthodontic needs and goals. During this consultation, Dr. Kozman will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, jaw, and facial structure, and discuss your concerns and desires for your smile. Through open and transparent communication, Dr. Kozman will explain the best orthodontic treatment options available to you, including the benefits and potential timeline for each of these.

2: Treatment Planning:

Based on the outcomes of your initial consultations, Dr. Kozman will carefully analyse the information gathered and will develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific orthodontic needs.

3: Your Treatment

This stage marks the exciting phase where your personalised plan comes to life. Under our expert guidance, we will begin with your treatment plan. Throughout this stage, we will ensure that you are comfortable and well-informed about your treatment process, providing ongoing support and addressing any questions or concerns that may arise.

With precision and care, we will make the necessary adjustments, gradually moving your teeth into their ideal positions. Our goal is to ensure that your orthodontic treatment progresses smoothly and efficiently, resulting in a beautifully aligned and confident smile that exceeds your expectations.

4: Your teeth

As your orthodontic treatment nears its completion, Dr. Kozman and his team will carefully evaluate the progress made and ensure that your teeth have achieved the desired alignment and bite. At this stage, we will discuss the next steps, which may include transitioning to a retainer to maintain the newly achieved results. Our priority is to ensure the longevity of your beautiful smile, and we will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your teeth and maintain the optimal alignment achieved through treatment. Contemporary Smiles is committed to supporting you throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the completion of your orthodontic treatment, leaving you with a radiant smile that enhances your confidence and oral health.


If you would like to find out more about Contemporary Smiles’ orthodontic treatments, please get in touch or book an appointment below.

Orthodontics Patient - Contemporary Smiles

Our orthodontic treatments are designed to benefit patients of all ages, from children to adults. Whether you’re a young child with developing teeth or an adult seeking to enhance your smile, our comprehensive orthodontic solutions cater to your unique needs.

Advantages of Orthodontics

Improved Oral Health
Orthodontics helps align teeth and correct bite issues, promoting better oral hygiene and reducing the risk of dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Enhanced Aesthetics
Orthodontic treatment straightens teeth, resulting in a more attractive smile and improved facial harmony.

Better Chewing and Speech
Properly aligned teeth and jaws improve chewing efficiency and speech clarity, enhancing overall functionality.

Increased Self-Confidence
Orthodontic treatment can boost self-esteem by providing a confident smile and improving overall appearance.

Long-Term Dental Stability
By aligning teeth and correcting bite problems, orthodontics contributes to long-term dental stability, reducing the likelihood of future dental issues.

Preventive Measure
Early orthodontic intervention can prevent more extensive and costly treatments later in life by addressing developing orthodontic problems at an earlier stage.


Frequently Asked Questions

Our patients ask lots of questions. We’re glad you do as it means we can make your visit to the dentist a pleasant an enjoyable time. Here are some of the questions we frequently get asked:

How long does orthodontic treatment typically take?

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on individual needs and treatment complexity. On average, treatment can range from several months to a few years. Dr. Kozman will provide a personalised treatment plan and timeline during your consultation.

Are there age restrictions for orthodontic treatment?

No, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial for patients of all ages. It’s never too late to achieve a straighter smile. We offer orthodontic solutions for children, teenagers, and adults, tailoring the treatment to meet individual needs.

Will orthodontic treatment be painful?

It is normal to experience some discomfort or pressure initially when adjusting to orthodontic appliances. However, modern techniques and advancements in orthodontics aim to minimise any discomfort.

Dr. Kozman will provide recommendations for managing any temporary discomfort, if any is suffered.

Can I still play sports or musical instruments with braces?

Yes, you can still participate in sports and play musical instruments while undergoing orthodontic treatment. We offer mouthguards for added protection during physical activities, and braces or aligners can be adjusted to accommodate instrument playing.

How do I maintain proper oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial during orthodontic treatment. Dr. Kozman and our team will provide detailed instructions on brushing, flossing, and using specialized cleaning tools to effectively clean around braces or aligners. Regular check-ups and cleanings are also recommended.

Can I still enjoy my favorite foods during orthodontic treatment?

While some food restrictions may apply, you can still enjoy a wide range of foods during orthodontic treatment. Hard, sticky, or chewy foods should be avoided to prevent damage to braces or aligners. Dr. Kozman will provide a list of foods to avoid and offer alternative options to satisfy your cravings.

Will I need to wear a retainer after completing orthodontic treatment?

Yes, wearing a retainer is typically necessary after orthodontic treatment. Retainers help maintain the new position of your teeth and prevent them from shifting back. Dr. Kozman will recommend the appropriate type of retainer for you and provide instructions on how often and for how long you should wear it.

Can orthodontic treatment help with jaw alignment issues?

Yes, orthodontic treatment can help address jaw alignment issues and alleviate symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Dr. Kozman will evaluate your condition and recommend suitable orthodontic solutions, which may include braces, aligners, or other appliances, to help improve jaw function and reduce discomfort.