INITIAL ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION
The initial consultation takes approximately 45 minutes. When you leave this surgery I would have hoped to have answered your basic queries specific to your case. Once you understand the basic orthodontic problem, it will be easy to decide if you wish to proceed to a full orthodontic assessment and treatment .
At the initial consultation a general discussion takes place to consider the various options available to the patient, for example not having any treatment, treatment in the future, a possible compromise treatment if suitable, or having a comprehensive optimum solution.
FULL ORTHODONTIC ASSESSMENT
The next step would be to do a comprehensive assessment which requires taking full records. This could include taking X-ray films, photographs of the face and teeth and making study models.
All this information is required to fully assess the case so that the final treatment plan can be formulated.
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT PLAN DISCUSSION
At the second visit James would show you the models, X-ray films and clinical photographs and together discuss with you what the best treatment option would be, to optimise the outcome for the patient.
Once this has been done you will be given a written report that includes the diagnosis, the treatment plan and the appropriate fee.
James would also discuss informed consent.
A breakdown of the fees, based on the severity of the case and the anticipated treatment time is included in the report.
Patients are provided with several payment options including a mutually agreed upon monthly payment plan.