About Us

Specialist Orthodontist – Meet Dr. Chang

Dr Chang is one of Australia’s leading orthodontists. With a commitment to education and learning, Dr. Chang received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree with honours from Sydney University in 1999 and had a successful dental practice Canberra for 6 years. Dr. Chang then pursued his orthodontic training in Adelaide, where he received his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from the University of Adelaide, and was granted membership of the Royal Australasian college of Dental Surgeons and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the specialised field of orthodontics in 2008.

Dr. Chang established Smiles & Faces Orthodontics in 2010 with the core intent of creating
beautiful and healthy smiles within a caring, fun and supportive atmosphere. Dr. Chang is
passionate about transforming smiles and giving his patients the confidence of a straight and
healthy smile.

Dr. Chang has exclusive experience in the orthodontic treatment of both children and adults of all
ages. He has actively participated in ongoing, continuing education in all aspects of advanced orthodontics, including the latest techniques and technology of braces, clear aligners and hidden
braces. He also presents regularly to groups of local dentists to promote awareness in varying
areas of orthodontics. Dr. Chang is a member of several professional associations. These include
the Australian Society of Orthodontists, Australian Dental Association and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin languages.

At Smiles and Faces Orthodontics we respect the goals of our patients and aim to ensure we finish your treatment on time and help maintain your straight teeth. Our consultation process first starts with a conversation about you, and yourself. We are not aligned to any product or process so this is focused on you and your needs.
We are about informed choices, and understand the thought of having teeth removed can scare people. Dr Chang has special expertise towards fewer teeth removal techniques. We are transforming smiles, one
person, one smile at a time. This often means:

  1. For kids and early teens a focus on establishing their jaws in the right positions and preventing the late side effects that come from moderate to severely crowded teeth, which can be significant. This can often have better breathing & health benefits.
  2. For teens, considering one’s needs, remaining growth and health status of individual teeth in creating a plan to straighten your teeth using effective methods, and respects the presence or absence of wisdom teeth.
  3. Adults: maintaining teeth while enhancing or maintaining your face balance is our priority, using discreet braces or clear aligners solutions (ie: Invisalign® etc) and new technologies to help treatment finish on time or earlier.

Being an experienced practitioner and avid educator, Dr. Chang is a regular speaker in the dental community, improving awareness of what to look out for in kids and teens, importance and relevance of orthodontic treatment timing on outcomes and teaching dentists about clear aligners and other areas of orthodontics. He is a member of several professional organisations, including the Australian Society of Orthodontists, European Aligner Society, American Association of Orthodontists and the Australian Dental Association. Dr. Chang is a fluent speaker in both English and Mandarin. He enjoys networking with orthodontists around Australia and the world at
conferences and meetings, to bring the most effective techniques of teeth straightening with the above priorities of his practice in mind He also priorities the professional development of his team at Smiles and Faces Orthodontics and encourages education opportunities, networking events and ongoing training.

Outside of work and professional development, he is a family person, either at family events or at his children’s soccer, basketball and netball games.

As a parent of three children, he also understands the importance of teeth and gum health on one’s confidence, eating and speaking. Good teeth brushing and diet habits start young. To improve awareness among the general community, he created the Smiles & Faces Orthodontics podcast, giving great smiles with so much information available to learn.

Since the beginning he has been involved in several community projects including improving dental awareness in our local schools, Santa Visits at Mt Druitt Hospital, “Orthodontics From the Heart” and supporting disadvantaged youth in obtaining their new smiles.

Our community involvement

Since our beginnings, we have been involved in several community projects including improving dental awareness in our local schools, Santa Visits at Mt Druitt Hospital, “Orthodontics From the Heart” and supporting disadvantaged youth in obtaining their new smiles.