Dr Stephen Papas

Steve started Imagine Orthodontics in 2006, having previously worked as a dentist since 1996. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 2000 and in 2001 was accepted into the Master of Dental Science, MDSc, orthodontic program at UQ in 2001. This is the three year specialist training degree to become an orthodontist.

Dr Stephen Papas

After graduation Steve worked with an orthodontic group practice in the Brisbane area in 2004-2005. He left this practice to start Imagine Orthodontics in 2006 with a view to providing the premiere orthodontic service in Brisbane.

Throughout his dental and orthodontic careers, Dr Stephen Papas has completed all requirements to be fully qualified and Imagine Orthodontics is the only orthodontic surgery that provides the full range of orthodontic treatments. It's also one of the few that actually provides consultations with the orthodontist only - at many other practices you only see the orthodontist for a short time and the rest is taken care of by other staff.

Here's a list of Steve's impressive qualifications:

  • Australian Dental Association (Member)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists (Member)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Registered with the Dental Board of Queensland as a Dental Specialist, Orthodontist
  • Member of Give a Smile  www.giveasmile.org.au
  • Ad hoc reviewer for the Australian Orthodontic Journal
  • Past President of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (Queensland Branch)
  • Platinum Elite Invisalign Provider - one of only 3 in Brisbane
  • Registered with Incognito lingual appliance

Dr Stephen Papas is also collaborating with the University of New South Wales to develop new orthodontic technologies (watch this space - coming soon!)


Invisalign is an exciting technology that presents a great means of straightening teeth without wearing braces. It is a system that can be used for almost anyone wanting an aesthetic alternative to braces.
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Clear braces, or cosmetic braces are made out of a variety of materials that are either transparent or mimic tooth colour. With new tooth-coloured wires, clear braces aren't very noticeable and are a great option.  Read more


Lingual braces placed on the back of the teeth means your teeth will get straightened without anyone seeing your braces. Dr Stephen Papas uses the Incognito system for lingual braces.  Read more