At the first appointment we will collect more information about you. This will include recording impressions of your teeth, taking up to date X-rays if necessary and Photos of your teeth and face.
We 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. For those who need bands at molar teeth their sizes will be checked.
These records will help the 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. In many cases, the 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 initial appointment.Once you have been seen for an initial appointment and you decide to go ahead with treatment you will be booked for placing the separators or fitting an orthodontic appliance. Sometimes small blue elastic rings called ‘separators’ are fitted between your back teeth a few days before your brace is fitted. This is to enable the fitting of ‘bands’ around the molar teeth. Bands are like rings that fit around the back teeth.
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