The Western Ortho story…

Western Ortho are your Inner West orthodontic specialists. Straightening teeth is what we do, and we do it well.


Our philosophy is to listen to you and create an orthodontic plan tailored specifically to you. Our attention to detail is unparalleled and means that you will finish treatment with the highest quality result, and most importantly, the smile that you’ve always wanted.

Brief History

Western Ortho was established by Dr Richard Gillies over 30 years ago and has developed a reputation as a small and family-friendly practice with the experience and knowledge to manage all your orthodontic concerns. Here at Western Ortho you will see your specialist orthodontist at every visit so you can be confident your treatment is being closely monitored every step of the way.

Our Commitment

We are committed to staying abreast of all the last technological developments in our field and offer Invisalign as well as traditional braces to give you even more ways to achieve your best smile.

Industry Memberships/Associations

Why choose Western Ortho?


Personalised Care

We are a small orthodontic practice and unlike some of the larger clinics where a dental hygienist carries out much of the work, here you will see Dr Coburn at every appointment. That means she puts the braces on, and monitors your every step of the way, right down to removing them and fitting your retainers.


Calm and Friendly Environment

We know many people are nervous about attending for dental care and the thought of wearing braces or Invisalign can be daunting! We provide a welcoming environment to discuss your concerns and treatment options. Dr Coburn has first-hand knowledge of what life is like with braces as she had treatment quite recently as an adult!


No Hidden Costs

We take full records at your first visit (if required) and can refer you for x-rays that are bulk-billed by Medicare. If we need to see you a second time for further discussion about your teeth, there are no additional fees. If treatment is recommended, we will provide you with a written quote that includes the total fees for all your appliances and appointments.


We offer interest free payment plans

We appreciate that orthodontic care is a big financial investment and we aim to make it as affordable as possible and be transparent about the costs involved.

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