Initial Consultation

In a relaxed, professional atmosphere, we will carefully listen to your needs and concerns, diagnose your orthodontic problem and provide you with a carefully researched treatment plan which will give you, not only a beautiful smile, but predictable long term health and comfort.

Before a clinical examination is undertaken, we will take a careful history and discuss with you what final result you would like to achieve and what undesirable symptoms you may be experiencing. We will carefully examine your teeth, jaws and jaw joints to see if there are any connected problems that we need to resolve with up to date orthodontic treatment.

At this point we will discuss your preferred method of treatment and all options open to you will be explained.

Often a cosmetic problem has a functional basis and we are dedicated not only to providing you with a beautiful smile but at the same time healthy and pain free gums and teeth and freedom from painful jaw joints and chronic headaches.

We usually are able to give the patient a broad picture of what in necessary to restore the mouth to maximum health, comfort, function and beauty.

After a full and unhurried consultation you will be given an estimate of treatment costs. Usually you will be invited to return for a full scientific investigation from which we will be able to draw up a detailed treatment plan and a written estimate of costs.

Many patients, especially those from out of town or abroad, will ask for the investigation to be carried out at the same visit as the consultation. This can be done if it suits your needs, but if you do not have an urgent time constraint we prefer you to develop a familiarity and confidence in the treatment by allowing you all the time you need to think about every aspect of treatment and have all your questions answered before proceeding to the next stage.