What to expect
Our appointment schedule is carefully managed to allow us to provide you with orthodontic treatment in an efficient and relaxed environment.
We find out what your expectations are and what you wish to achieve through orthodontic treatment.Our initial consultation includes a clinical examination -your facial structure, bite, alignment of your teeth, health of the soft tissues and jaw function, brief discussion about your clinical presentation, options of treatment available, ball park fee, payment options and answer all other questions you may have. Consultation fee-$75 for ages 0-18 years and $150 for adults.
We encourage you to ask questions as well such as:
● Do I have a condition that orthodontics can address?
● Can orthodontics enhance my teeth, jaw and facial profile?
● Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until further growth and/or tooth eruption have occurred?
● What treatment procedures will be used in my circumstances?
● Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
● How long will treatment take?
● What investment is required?
● What are my payment options?
Prior to your first visit, we require you to fill out a health history form.
You can also assist us by bringing along any panoramic x-rays taken by your dentist within the past six months to your first visit.
If you decide to proceed with our office, a second appointment - RECORDS appointment is booked.
Diagnostic records are collected at a second appointment. These comprise of digital x- rays such as a Panoramic x- ray, Lateral Cephalogram or a 3D CBCT if required ; photographs of the face and teeth, and 3D scan with Trios 3D scanner or dental impressions to construct 3D Digital study models or plaster study models of the teeth. These records are to assess, diagnose and provide a detailed and accurate assessment, as well as a personalised treatment plan. This will include a description of the appliances to be used in treatment, a discussion about the risks and limitations of orthodontic treatment as part of the informed consent process, length of treatment and the costs/payment options available.