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.

By the end of this appointment, we will help you to understand whether any orthodontic treatment is necessary and if so, what that treatment would likely be. The optimal timing to commence treatment will also be discussed. If we believe it would be of value to further investigate whether orthodontic treatment should be considered at the time, the following records will be taken:

  • Digital photographs of the face, teeth and bite
  • Digital x-rays
  • Digital 3D scans of the mouth – this is the modern replacement of the traditional moulds that have been used in the past to make models

These records are taken so that each case can be measured and analysed to form a diagnosis for treatment planning.

Alternatively, we may determine that it isn’t quite the right time in a patient’s growth and dental maturity to start orthodontic treatment. If this is the case, the patient will be placed on a review schedule (which may be 3, 6, 9 or 12 months). These review appointments, no matter how frequent, do not incur a fee. These appointments are so that we can carefully monitor the right time to start treatment, should it be necessary.