Your 1st orthodontic visit

Your 1st orthodontic visit

At Smile Solutions, we believe that your first visit with us is also the most important one! This is our chance to get to know one another, and for you to learn about all the treatments and services we offer.

One of our orthodontic treatment coordinators will then take some digital photographs of your teeth, plus x-rays if required. We need these images in order to visualise your teeth, jaws, and facial soft tissue. Besides getting to know you, one of the most important parts of this initial evaluation is determining what type of treatment is necessary to correct any problems we find, and when the best time to begin would be. These photographs and xrays allow us to see what’s happening beneath the surface of the gums, such as the position and growth of the bones and joints. This will also show us any teeth that are still below the gum line. Our orthodontist will then begin their clinical assessment of you. They may ask you some questions, such as if your jaws make any noise when your mouth opens or closes, or if you’ve been having any problems chewing or swallowing.

We will then go into our private consultation room to discuss any specific areas of concern and a possible treatment plan. Our orthodontist and and our Treatment Coordinator will walk you through the process, going over everything from scheduling adjustment appointments to when you can expect treatment to finish, and just about everything in between!

  • How orthodontic treatment will benefit you
  • What treatment options are available to help correct your specific problem
  • Whether treatment is indicated now, or if you should hold off for a while
  • How much treatment is likely to cost
  • Available payment plans
  • How long we expect your treatment to take

We will then be able to book your next appointment and get your treatment started!