The First Visit

This is a very simple and easy appointment where you will meet Dr Anna Meyer and her team, and we will find out a little more about how we can help you. Detailed notes will then be made about your facial features, smile, teeth and bite.

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Discussion Appointment

Following the first appointment, your records will be carefully analysed to formulate an individualised treatment plan. This will then be presented at a discussion appointment, which is scheduled approximately two weeks after the initial appointment.

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Crowding

This is when there is not enough space in the mouth for all the teeth to fit in alignment. Crowded teeth can be unaesthetic, more difficult to clean and can cause uneven wear.

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Spacing

This is when there is too much space between the teeth. This can arise when there is a disharmony of tooth size and jaw size.

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Increased Overjet

This is more commonly called ‘buck teeth’ – when the top front teeth are positioned further forward compared to the bottom front teeth. This leaves the top teeth vulnerable to trauma.

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Underbite

This is when the top front teeth are positioned behind the bottom front teeth. This can cause uneven wear of the teeth and functional issues with chewing.

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Deep Bite

A deep bite is when the top front teeth bite further down than they should, covering more of the bottom front teeth than is functionally ideal.

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Open Bite

An open bite is when the top front teeth do not contact the bottom front teeth. This type of bite can cause difficulties with function and speech.

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Habits

A thumb or finger sucking habit is common in children. If this habit is prolonged, it can cause severe disruptions in the natural development of the teeth and jaws.

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