What happens at my first visit?
will carry out a thorough examination of the face, the jaws and the teeth.
This is usually followed by radiographs (X-ray examination) and
impressions (moulds) of the teeth. These records will help your
orthodontist diagnose the underlying problems with your bite correctly,
and formulate a suitable treatment plan which aims to straighten your
teeth perfectly, improve your bite and give you an attractive smile.
You may be having the consultation with a view to having orthodontic
treatment, or for a second opinion, or just to see what options are
available for improving your smile. A primary purpose of your consultation
appointment is to listen to your views and concerns about your bite and
dental/facial appearance, and assess what result you hope for from any
At your first visit, there will be a preliminary chat to get to know you,
and to talk about your orthodontic problems and possible treatment.
In some cases, your orthodontist will need an opportunity for a careful
and meticulous study of the records he has taken in order to arrive at a
considered decision regarding your treatment plan. You may therefore be
invited to make another appointment in which we could discuss your
orthodontic problems and customised treatment plan in detail. You will
also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have at this