• patients

  • Your First Visit

    We will complete a comprehensive examination (including X-ray if required). We will work with you to create a customised treatment plan.

This will include:

  • Treatment Options

  • Type of braces or appliances

  • Duration of treatment

  • How much the treatment will cost + the interest free payment plans that we offer.

  • Reasons why treatment may not be advisable or delayed

  • Outline all the financial information including Tax Relief.

  • Address any expectations or concerns you may have.

  • Records & Bond Up

    Once you have decided you’re ready for a life with straight teeth, treatment will begin.

This will include:

  • We will arrange your bond-up appointment to fit the brace

  • We take patient records; X-Ray and photos

  • We provide you with everything you need to take care of your new brace.

  • If you decide on Invisalign treatment we will first take a digital scan of your teeth, which is used to plan your treatment, and fit your first set of clear aligners as soon as they are ready.

  • Routine Appointments

    Routine appointments are generally carried out every 6-8 weeks throughout the course of your treatment with more regular app nearing the end of your treatment as the finer details of your smile is perfected. Over the course of your treatment, small fixes and repairs may be needed. Don’t worry, we will do our best for you to walk away with a smile.

    What happens:
    -We assess your progress
    -Make adjustments needed to the brace.
    -Take a digital scan of teeth if additional aligners are required for Invisalign patients

  • Broken Brackets: These are usually painless, and you can wait a few days before having them repaired in the clinic.

  • Excess wire: Sometimes wire may stick out of the ends of the brackets, these can be trimmed at home using a nail clipper (these should be cleaned with hot water/ alcohol). Orthodontic wax may be applied to the ends of the wires to smooth them out. These wires can also be trimmed at the clinic at any time.

  • Lost/Broken Retainers: You should contact the clinic to have broken or lost retainers repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Teeth can move out of place very quickly if not.

  • De-bonding

    Once your teeth are in their final position
  • For Fixed Brace Patients: We remove the fixed appliance to reveal your new and improved smile!

  • For Invisalign Patients: Attachements are removed.

  • Impressions: Impressions are taken to make your removable retainers.

  • About Retainers

    Following the removal of the braces, there are two types of retainers available which work to hold your teeth in their new position. 
  • Removable Retainers: Are usually worn overnight and are made of clear plastic.
  • Fixed Retainers: Consist of a small metal wire that is glued onto the back of your teeth and is not visible at the front of your mouth.

You will be provided with retainers at the end of your treatment for which there is no extra charge (unless you need replacement retainers in which case we may need to charge a small fee to cover the cost of lab fees).
  • Aftercare

    Following the removal of the braces, there are two types of retainers available which work to hold your teeth in their new position. 
  • Check-up Appointments: You will recieve 3 review/check-up appointments in the year after your treatment has ended.
  • FAQ

Q: Is an Orthodontist the same as a dentist?

A: No, an orthodontist is a dentist who has completed three extra years of specialist training in university. Some dentists perform basic orthodontic procedures, but more complex orthodontic cases require a specialist. You may be referred to our clinic by your general dentist but we do not require a referral for a consultation.

Q: Is orthodontic treatment just for children / teenagers?

A: No, about 50% of our patients are adults. If you find your teeth have shifted over the years or you just want great new smile, call in and let us help.

Q: Why should I get orthodontic treatment?

A: Whilst it is great to have a strong confident smile it can be hard to care for misaligned teeth. Crowded teeth are often difficult to protect from cavities. Plaque may buildup as it’s very difficult to properly care for misaligned teeth. Spaces may allow food to be trapped.

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