Many patients are referred to us by their dentist, hygienist or dental therapist. You don't need a referral to come and visit us though, anyone who has concerns about their teeth or their child’s teeth can make an appointment simply by requesting an appointment online or giving our friendly team a call.
We will send you a questionnaire to complete with your personal and health details. When completed, this form can be returned to us by email, post or to reception ahead of your appointment.
New patient appointments are usually scheduled from Monday to Thursday at 12.00pm, 2.00pm or 4:15pm. If these appointment times don't suit you please get in touch with our friendly team.
The first appointment
At your first visit, we will assess your orthodontic requirements. This appointment will usually take around 45-60 minutes. After we discuss your requirements, orthodontic records will be obtained. These normally include photographs of the face and teeth and clinical radiographs. Impressions of your teeth are sometimes taken so that plaster models can be made, but this step is often deferred for a future appointment.
A detailed examination of your's or your child’s face, teeth and bite will then be made. Following this, the findings will be explained to you and we will discuss recommendations for orthodontic treatment if treatment is required. If orthodontic treatment is recommended, we will discuss the estimated treatment time and cost. We will then schedule your future appointments. If your child is not ready for treatment, he or she will be placed on a regular recall list so that continuing dental and facial development can be monitored.
The cost for your first visit usually varies between $400 and $450 for adults and $240 for children depending on the nature of the problem, the records required for diagnosis and treatment planning, and the complexity of the assessment required. Please note that payment is required on completion of your appointment.
We want to make your visit a positive experience. If you have any questions ahead of your appointment please don't hesitate to give us a call.
Checking in for your appointment
When you arrive at our practice please check-in at the front desk. Your details may be checked and the clinic will be informed of your arrival.
Emails and text reminders
To make your visits with us even easier we will send appointment reminders to you via email or text. If any of these details change, please let us know so we are still able to get in contact with you.
Making an appointment
If you would like to make an appointment, please request an appointment online or give us a call.