At this appointment, we will take measurements and information before finalising a treatment plan. You should expect to have digital photographs taken of your face and teeth. In order to take clear photographs of your teeth, we will use retractors (‘cheek spoons’) to gently pull your lips and cheeks away from the area we are looking at.
Impressions of your upper and lower teeth will be taken, and X-ray films may also be ordered. Once all the information has been collected, the orthodontist will formulate a treatment plan.
Once all the necessary information has been collected, another appointment will be made to discuss your treatment plan. At this appointment we will discuss treatment options with you, along with all the intended benefits and potential risks.
You will be able to ask any questions and will then need to complete a consent form, or have a parent or legal guardian complete it if you are under 16 years old.
Retractors being used to take photos of the teeth
Empty impression trays
Alginate impression of patient's teeth
Patient having alginate impression of upper teeth
Patient having intra oral photography