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:
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 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.
-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-bondingOnce 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.
Following the removal of the braces, you will receive one set of retainers which work to hold your teeth in their new position.
- Removable Retainers: Are usually worn overnight and are made of clear plastic.
AftercareFollowing the removal of the braces you will be due follow up Virtual Check-ups.
- Check-up Appointments: You will recieve 3 review/check-up appointments in the year after your treatment has ended.