What Happens During an Initial Orthodontics Canberra Clinic Appointment?

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If you’re looking to set an appointment with an orthodontist, it is important to prepare yourself so you’re fully informed of what to expect if you decide to go ahead with your treatment.


Here is what you can expect during your initial treatment. 



  • Initial Assessment and Interview


A Canberra orthodontist will ask you questions that are relevant to your condition. Once your dental history is reviewed and assessed, he or she will explain the different treatment options available for you.



  • Diagnosis and Treatment


Once all solutions have been explained, the orthodontist will provide an overview for each treatment as well as their respective pros and cons. Your specialist will also assess the level of commitment on your part for the treatment to be both effective and successful. Lastly, he or she will set the date when the treatment begins and ends. 

Once you’ve decided on the treatment, you will be asked for written consent to proceed. 



  • When should orthodontic treatment begin?


 The commencement of treatment will depend on the following:

 The number of adult teeth that have come through. Most treatment can only commence after all adult teeth have successfully replaced the first set of teeth. 

  1. Existing problems such as tooth decay needs to be treated before orthodontic treatment. 
  2. If there is a waiting list for a particular treatment, you may need to wait for weeks or months for treatment to begin. 
  3. The urgency of your case is a crucial determinant on the commencement of treatment. For instance, certain types of bite issues are best treated during an individual’s rapid growth stage. Some treatments may need to be delayed until facial growth has fully stopped. 


The timing of treatment will be determined by your orthodontist. 


If you have other questions regarding orthodontic treatments or if you wish to schedule your first appointment, give us a call on 1300 767 553 today.


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