Before you come to see the dentist you may have some questions you would like answered about this first visit.
Your dentist would like some advice about the position of your teeth. We will advise whether you would benefit from a type of orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment usually involves the wearing of braces (removable or fixed) often the extraction of teeth, and very occasionally jaw surgery. The latest techniques involve non-extraction of teeth using the latest dental braces.
There are 3 main reasons for having orthodontic treatment:
It is likely the private dentist will have a look at your mouth and teeth using a small mirror and a ruler. X-rays, photographs and moulds (impressions) may also be taken. All of these measurements and records will help the private dentist decide which is the best treatment for you.
There are likely to be four possible outcomes, each of which will be explained to you in plain and simple language by the dentist. These include:
We will explain:
At this point you will be given the chance to ask any questions. If you would like to go ahead with the treatment, the dentist may ask for written consent forms to be signed.
This will depend on:
Your dentist will explain the exact timing of the treatment for you.
The dentist often carries out the treatment personally, although in some cases another member of staff may treat you. On occasions your own dentist will be asked to treat you under the guidance of our dentist. Your dentist will usually carry out any extractions that are necessary as part of the treatment.
If you have any further questions that you feel you would like to ask, then please write them down and bring them with you to your next appointment. It is important that you fully understand what is involved in having orthodontic treatment before you decide to go ahead. Please call us today for more information or to book your free consultation!