Aesthetics & health
When you come to our practice for your initial consultation, we first want to know about your individual concerns and what you expect and want from orthodontic treatment. Then we examine your teeth and the positioning of your teeth and jaw. After that, we can give you an initial estimation of the extent of treatment you would need, the options available and the likely cost.
We need to collect diagnostic records to make an evidence-based assessment of the extent of the malocclusion and confirm the diagnosis made at the initial consultation. The material we collect for diagnosis includes photographs, models of the jaw and x-rays. To minimize radiation exposure, our practice uses only the most modern digital radiography techniques.
After assessing the diagnostic material, we have all the information we need to draw up a personalized treatment plan. We will then discuss the plan with you in detail – along with possible alternative treatment options. Any decisions will be based on careful assessment of the benefit of treatment versus the time and cost involved.
We usually choose invisible or virtually invisible aligners to treat adults. The duration of treatment depends mainly on the extent of the repositioning you will need. After treatment, we usually attach fixed retainers (thin wires bonded to the back surface of your front teeth) to stabilize the results of treatment and keep your teeth in their new position.