Embarking on orthodontic treatment can be a daunting prospect for some, at what ever age you are! I hope that some of the information below will help you understand the process and stages involved.
Once you have booked an appointment, you will receive a letter confirming your appointment and a registration form to complete. If you prefer you can click HERE to fill in the form. Information about how to find us will be included. You will also find useful information on this website.
On arrival you will be greeted by the reception staff who will show you to the waiting room. If you have not already done so, you will be asked to fill in our new patient registration form.
Your consultation will last approximately half an hour. At this consultation, Dr Manara will ask what your main areas of concern are, and what you would wish to have improved. He will examine your teeth, and where they are in-relation to your face when you smile and at rest. Dr Manara will outline how he would be able to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. The fees for this appointment are £150 for adults and £125 for young children.
Most people associate orthodontics with metal braces. Nowadays, there are several other appliances which are less visible. These include clear aligners such as Invisalign® and lingual braces (behind the teeth) such as Incognito®, Win®, and Harmony® which are designed specifically for your own teeth. These appliances will be discussed and examples shown. An outline of the treatment possibilities will be given.
If you wish to start the treatment process, orthodontic records will needed which consist of photographs of your smile and teeth, 3D optical scan of your teeth, and radiographs (X-Ray pictures). The 3D optical scans replace the gooey impressions of the past. The information from these records will be studied, and discussed with you at a treatment planning appointment a couple of weeks later. Dr Manara will recommend the best treatment plan, including any treatment alternatives that may be available, and will discuss these in detail. This visit ensures mutual understanding about the proposed treatment and the desired result.
Before you start treatment, the treatment plan decided upon will be confirmed in writing, as well as the fees and payment methods available.