At your first appointment with us, we’ll start by reviewing your general medical, dental and orthodontic history so that we understand why you have come to see us or why your dentist referred you for an orthodontic assessment. We then carry out a 40 point orthodontic examination, checking your teeth, jaw joints, smile aesthetics, facial proportions and symmetry, as well as speech, habits or function.
This allows us to create a tentative treatment plan which we explain to you.
At that stage you may decide to proceed with measurements, where we take facial and mouth photographs, as well as a 3D scan of your teeth (no messy, uncomfortable moulds). X-rays will also be ordered if necessary. These records, along with the clinical examination, allow us to complete the diagnosis.
At your next appointment, we present you with a detailed, customised treatment plan containing information on the types of treatment available to you, (braces, invisalign or other), whether any extractions or dental treatment will be required, the costs and the optimal timing of your treatment. We consider how your work, social or family life will be affected during your treatment. This will be discussed with you in detail to determine the best course of treatment for you.