While many of our patients are referred by their dentist, you are also welcome to call us directly for an initial consultation. At this consultation, photographic and radiographic diagnostic processes will be used and an examination made to enable us and you to obtain a clear understanding of the situation and to discuss possible treatment options, if treatment is indicated. We place a high value on communication and are happy to answer all your questions about orthodontic treatment – how long it takes, when treatment should begin, how the process will be undertaken and what the costs involved should be. We develop a partnership with our patients from the outset, so that we can work together to bring about the desired changes.
How are those changes made? Put quite simply, we use our professional skills in the design, application and control of corrective appliances (usually braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and balance. We manage tooth movement and guide facial development. We may also recommend attention by your dentist or other specialists, if necessary.