Many of us are on the quest to obtain our perfect smile, however are you aware of the many teeth straightening options available to help you to achieve this? If you are looking for a way to better align your teeth, you will be pleased to know that many dental practices offer ways to straighten your teeth. So if you are looking at ways to improve your smile, you may want to consider orthodontics Weybridge.
I’m not sure which orthodontic treatment is best for me
If you are looking for teeth straightening services, there are dental practices who specialise in providing orthodontics for both adults and children. If it is your first time attending the dental practice for orthodontic treatment, however, it is recommended that you have a consultation with a dental professional in order to determine the right orthodontic treatment for your dental needs.
What to expect at your consultation for orthodontics
As with any other medical procedure, certain dental treatments can come with risks, which is why it is important for your dental practice to know as much valuable information about you as possible before commencing the orthodontic treatment.
This is why if you have not visited a dental practice before, you will be required to attend a first appointment/consultation with either an orthodontist or an orthodontic therapist. An appointment which usually lasts for 45 minutes, this will allow the dental professionals to obtain important information about you, including your full medical and dental history, as well as conducting a clinical assessment of your teeth, gums and mouth.
Once invited to the dental practice’s treatment centre, the orthodontist will begin to carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, face and jaws. X rays, photographs and also a digital scan of your teeth will be taken by the orthodontist, in order to assist them in identifying your dental needs and also to help them create the most suitable treatment plan to correct any dental issue you may have, such as teeth that are either crooked or crowded, or problems with your bite. It is also encouraged that throughout this consultation you ask as many questions as possible, and also express the concerns you may have about your teeth and smile, so that you are well aware of what to expect from the orthodontic treatment.
Following the clinical session with the orthodontist, you may be introduced to a ‘treatment coordinator’ whose role is to ensure you are fully informed on the various brace systems which have been recommended to correct your dental issues, whilst also discussing other important factors of the treatments such as financial plans and NHS funding. This will all be provided in a definitive treatment plan which will be provided to you once the consultation is complete.
If you are particularly nervous about visiting a dental practice or have had a bad experience which has discouraged you from visiting the dentist, you can rest assured that orthodontists will provide a gentle and sympathetic approach and environment, allowing you to be comfortable to raise any concerns you may have and they will try their best to accommodate you.