It is natural to feel a little worried on your first visit, which is why we do our best to make you feel welcome. John will introduce himself, examine your teeth, mouth, smile and profile. By the end of your first visit you will have a good understanding of your orthodontic issues and broad options for further treatment.
The next step is a records appointment, where digital photographs and x-rays are taken as well as moulds of your teeth. This information is used to formulate an individualised treatment plan. John will discuss the treatment plan and all other treatment options that may be available for you to consider.
You will receive a comprehensive report detailing the identified orthodontic issues, the treatment options discussed and the recommended treatment plan. The report will include an estimate of the overall treatment duration along with costs and payment options.
When the decision is made to have the braces or appliances fitted your treatment will begin. After they are fitted you will need adjustment appointments which are 15 minutes long and take place every 4-6 weeks. During these appointments, John will examine your teeth to ensure they are moving into the correct positions.
When the braces are removed thin retaining wires are placed on the inside of the upper and lower front teeth to ensure these teeth stay in their finished positions. More moulds and photographs will be taken to record the final result. This mould will be used to create thin, clear removable retainers.