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.
Sometimes, there may be a couple of treatment options depending on the patient’s and family’s treatment goals. There are also times where the best course of action is not to treat if there are no major long-term functional or aesthetic issues.
We always take the patient’s and family’s wishes into consideration when developing the treatment plan, and will honestly discuss the benefits of treatment and whether there is a real functional issue to be dealt with or whether the main outcome of treatment would be improved aesthetics.
At this appointment, you will be given a detailed report outlining the diagnosis, treatment plan and fees. Fees are based on the severity of the case and the anticipated treatment time.
We take great pride presenting each case to our patients, and are often complimented on our clear explanation of what treatment options are available. It is very important to us that the patient and their family understand the reasons for treatment and what to expect during treatment. It is then up to the patient and their family whether they wish to proceed with treatment. If they wish to do so, follow-up appointments are made according to the type of treatment that has been recommended.