During your initial consultation, your specialist orthodontist will have a chat/discussion with you about any concerns you have about the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. She will also ask you whether you are aware of any functional problems in relation to how your jaws and teeth fit together. Your medical and dental history will also be discussed, as this can provide relevant information to aid your treatment.
Your specialist orthodontist will then carry out a detailed orthodontic examination of your jaws and teeth, and also check the dental health of your teeth and gums. She will take any necessary x rays of your teeth and clinical photographs of your teeth and face. After gathering this information, she will then provide you with an orthodontic diagnosis, and explain why your teeth look and fit together the way they do. She will also inform you of the current status of your dental health, and suggest positive ways to improve this.
She will then advise on what can be achieved with orthodontic treatment and whether you would benefit from any orthodontic treatment. If so, she will explain what the various treatment options are, and provide you with the facts and fees to help you make an informed decision on what you feel is best for you.
You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and express any prioritises and anxieties you may have about having orthodontic treatment. Your specialist orthodontist will also discuss the benefits and limitations of the different types of braces currently available, which would be suitable for you. A bespoke orthodontic treatment plan can then be created around your personal preferences to reach the goals you both would like to achieve.
Your specialist orthodontist will work closely with your dentist and hygienist to ensure that you maintain optimum dental health during any orthodontic treatment. If it is felt that you would benefit from some cosmetic work at the end of your orthodontic treatment, your specialist orthodontist will discuss this with you and will happily co-ordinate this treatment with your dentist nearer the time.
If you are interested in considering implants, to restore any missing teeth, then your specialist orthodontist will also be happy to refer your to a specialist implantologist for an opinion.Back to treatments